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Blow-Back:  How Bush-Cheney Reduced Iraq to Ashes

Blow-Back: How Bush-Cheney Reduced Iraq to Ashes

By Dahr Jamail [This essay is a joint TomDispatch/Truthout report.] For Americans, it was like the news from nowhere.  Years had passed since reporters bothered to head for the country we invaded…

Top 7 Really Disturbing News from Iraq

Top 7 Really Disturbing News from Iraq

1. Last Wednesday Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki angrily lashed out at the Kurds, accusing them of harboring the terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State.’ Since the Kurds have in fact fought the…

Escaping Mosul and ISIS Assassination Campaigns

Escaping Mosul and ISIS Assassination Campaigns

niqash | Special Correspondent | Mosul | Refugees from the Ninawa province, of whihc Mosul is the capital, queue to get into Iraqi Kurdistan. One local journalist explains why streets in the…

5 Most alarming Developments in Iraq

5 Most alarming Developments in Iraq

By Juan Cole 1. Airstrikes killed 7 and wounded 30 in Mosul on Sunday. But it isn’t clear who was flying the planes! The US denies it was Americans, and the spokesman…

How are Iran’s Special Forces intervening in Iraq?

How are Iran’s Special Forces intervening in Iraq?

By Golnaz Esfandiari To help Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government battle militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Iran could potentially offer significant assistance through its powerful…