Iraq

Curious Alliances Taking Place Amid Mosul Operation

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As it always happens, a major military offensive in a country where multiple interests collide and converge, alliances take place. Some new are formed and some old suffer a set-back. Iraqi army’s operation in Mosul, the erstwhile…

The Fall of the Saudis, the Battle After ISIS

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Iraq is going to invade and destroy Saudi Arabia. They would have done it back in 1990 except for waffling by George H.W. Bush who had initially authorized the move and then rescinded approval, according to statements made by former…

The re-taking of Mosul: What’s the long the and short of it?

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To any neutral observer of the events happening in the Middle East, the battle for re-taking the city of Mosul by the Iraqi forces, aided by the US military “advisers”, from the Islamic State does appear to be the departing US…

Mosul Offensive Reveals Larger Geopolitical Game Plan

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by US-led airstrikes and British and French special forces, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from…

The Disastrous Affair: Thirteen Years Later

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Indeed, there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed. A report was released on June 06, 2016 about Great Britain’s involvement in the March, 2003 military campaign launched by the U.S. against Iraq, based on the supposition…

The Conflict in Iraq Takes a New Shape

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On May 23, the Iraqi government army and militias supported by the Iraqi Air Force and the aviation of the US-led coalition began an operation to liberate the city of Fallujah (50 km to the West of BaghdadDahJTkfw in the Anbar Province…

Hope fading for the reconstruction of the Iraqi state

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The new Iraqi state established in 2003-05 with the help of the US administration has now split into three enclaves (Shia Arabs, Sunni Arabs and KurdsDahJTkfw, and failed to resist the invasion of radical Islamist groups in the western and north-western…

The Kurds, the Turkmen and the Great Middle Eastern unravelling

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As Iraq struggles against Daesh, ethno-sectarian tensions in northern Iraq threatens to throw off the country’s tentative national alliance against radicalism. Eaten away by religious bias, and deep-seated ethnic rancour Iraq stands now to lose…

Will Tony Blair Be Ever Brought to Justice?

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Once the international tribunal delivered its verdict for the former President of Republika Srpska, Radovan Karadzic, Western political and media circles have been ecstatic. The verdict was greeted with particular enthusiasm by UK Prime Minister…

Will Obama Murder One Million Iraqis Simply to Steal their Oil?

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Has the Obama Administration found the perfect crime that it thinks will allow it to finally grab the vast Iraqi oil riches while no one realizes what’s going on? If what I feel is building up in recent weeks over…

Is ISIS a Scam?

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Recent revelations inside Iraq have exposed ISIS. They don’t exist, simple as that, not across Iraq, not in Mosul, not in control of any oil regions, not in any way remotely resembling what the world has been told. The real “ISIS,” more recently…

Erbil: Western Propaganda and Two Parallel Realities

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I thought about writing this essay when I was working in Iraqi Kurdistan, not far from the city of Mosul, one of the areas overrun by ISIS. Since my last visit at the end of 2014, the entire…


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