Archive for the ‘Iraq’ Category

US Establishment Recycling “WMD” Iraq War Propaganda For Iran

As the United States seems to be nearing re-entry into the Iran Nuclear Deal, the corporate media are whipping out every piece of war propaganda in order to drive a wedge between the Biden Administration and the Iranian government. This Monday, in a piece so outrageous that it verges on the comical, Fox News published […]

US deploys weapon system at key base in Iraq after rocket attack

Posted on April 25, 2021 by martyrashrakat April 24, 2021 Source The US military has reportedly deployed a C-RAM weapon system at a key base near Baghdad International Airport, hours after a number of rockets targeted the facility. Iraq’s Nas news agency reported on Friday that a C-RAM system — which is used to intercept […]

Arab governments ban pornography. Here’s how it’s working out

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At Least 27 Dead in Fire at Baghdad Hospital for COVID Patients: Medical Sources

BAGHDAD, Iraq—At least 27 people were killed and 46 injured in a fire on Saturday at a hospital in southeastern Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, medical sources at three nearby hospitals said. The fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi capital occurred after an […]

أمريكا في اللحظة السوفيتية America in the Soviet Moment

** Please scroll down for the ADJUSTED English Machine translation ** فاضل الربيعي القليلونَ فقط -من المحلّلينَ والمتابعينَ- مَنْ يتذكّر اليوم، ما حدثَ في الماضي القريب، عندما شَهِدَ العالمُ ما يمكنُ تسميتهُ بـ(اللّحظةِ السّوفيتيّةِ عام 1989-1990) آنذاك كانَ الرئيسُ السّوفياتيّ بوريس يلتسين يترنّحُ من السّكرِ في اللّقاءاتِ الرسميّة، ومعه كانَ الاتّحادُ السّوفياتيّ يترنّحُ دونَ سكرٍ،و كان يلتسن […]

Iraq: Things are not Entirely Peaceful in Baghdad

Last month, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi convened a conference that he said would give people hope in the “turbulent” political system that emerged following the 2003 US invasion and overthrow of former President Saddam Hussein. “We call on all political forces and parties to defend the interests of the country, avoid discussions of violence, and […]

US Government Report On Iraq Hypocritically Slams Human Rights Abuses

Last Week the United States State Department released its annual report on Human Rights practices in Iraq, completely ignoring US violations and how the US created the current circumstances leading to the violations they criticize. As with most reports of their kind, the 59 page report leaves out US involvement and context which may incriminate […]

Iraqi Resistance Against US Forces to Persist Until Full Withdrawal – Asaib Leader

By Staff, Agencies Leader of Iraq’s anti-terror movement Asaib Ahl al-Haq Sheikh Qais Khazali said the armed resistance against American forces occupying Iraq will continue until they are fully removed from the Arab country. “As resistance groups, we have taken up and will continue to take up arms to destroy any US or US military […]

While Biden Plots To Divide Iraq, Resistance To US Occupation Is Growing Stronger

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. March 29, 2021 Last year, after the United States so brutally and openly assassinated the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi al -Muhandis, the Iraqi Parliament voted for the United States to cease its occupation of the country. The United […]

Saudi Crown Prince Discusses Green Initiative with Arab Leaders

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks during the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) 41st Summit in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia January 5, 2021. Photo: Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the leaders of Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, and Sudan to discuss a massive regional tree-planting project, […]

Iraq requests new round of talks with U.S. over troop presence

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The Pope Visited Iraqi Christians, Victims of U.S. Foreign Policy “ذا ناشونال انترست”: البابا زار المسيحيين العراقيين ضحايا السياسة الأميركية

Reckless decisions to invade and nation build in other countries leads to more harm than good. March 8, 2021  by Bonnie Kristian Pope Francis just wrapped up a trip to Iraq this week for the first-ever papal visit to the country, a trip the Vatican has described as “an act of love for this land, for its people and for […]

What Is in Store for Iraq and the Broader Middle East?

What Is in Store for Iraq and the Broader Middle East? Amro Allan, Global Research 14 Mar 2021 It is still early to be certain what strategy the new US administration will adopt in the Levant. Yet the recent actions of the US and its allies can give a good indication of what is in store […]

Our lives between the covers of the Raging Twenties

March 11, 2021 By Pepe Escobar – posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times I have a new book out, Raging Twenties: Great Power Politics Meets Techno-Feudalism. For those who don’t use Amazon, here is a mini-guide on how to order and buy the book. The Triumph of Death, fresco by an unknown artist, housed in a […]

U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER DEPLOYS IN MEDITERRANEAN AS DAMASCUS PREPARES TO PUSH ON THE NORTHWEST

South Front [embedded content] The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier and its Carrier Strike Group have entered the Mediterranean Sea. This makes it, currently, the closest aircraft carrier to the Middle East. It has been quite a while since the US hasn’t had one of its super warships deployed in or near the Persian […]

ما الذي يُعَدّ للعراق؟

Posted on March 9, 2021 by Amro Allan عمرو علان كاتب فلسطيني الأخبار عمرو علان الثلاثاء 9 آذار 2021 يعكف عادةً ساكن البيت الأبيض الجديد في المئة يوم الأولى بعد تنصيبه على رسم الخطوط العريضة التي ستحكم سياسات إدارته خلال فترته الرئاسية، لكن يبدو أنه بات من الممكن تلمّس معالم استراتيجيات جو بايدن تجاه منطقة […]

Pope Francis Meets Iraq’s Top Shi’ite Cleric, Visits Birthplace of Prophet Abraham

Pope Francis attends an inter-religious prayer at the ancient archeological site of Ur, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Abraham, in Ur near Nassiriya, Iraq March 6, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani Pope Francis entered a narrow alleyway in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf to hold a historic meeting with the county’s top Shi’ite cleric […]

Ahead of visit to Iraq, Pope Francies says he will go as a ‘pilgrim of peace’

VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP) — On the eve of his historic trip to Iraq, Pope Francis paid tribute Thursday to those who have suffered from years of violence, saying he came as a “pilgrim of peace.” In a video message, the 84-year-old offered his hand to “brothers and sisters of other religions,” but also […]

U.S. warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base

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Vanessa Beeley Interview – Syria Under Attack Anew & BBC’s Intimidation Game

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Email | RSS Joining me today is Vanessa Beeley, here to discuss the alarming increase of illegal military action in Syria by the US and Israeli governments, all being overshadowed – intentionally so – by the “greatest pandemic in a century”, as […]

Biden’s Plan To ‘Carve Up’ Iraq Into Three Statelets Has Proven Disastrous

Above photo: jlhervàs / CC BY 2.0  US President Joe Biden recently launched airstrikes in Syria, claiming that they were in response to attacks on US-led occupation forces within Iraq. In a detailed interview, Iraqi sociologist Sami Ramadani explains that if the current trajectory of US policy doesn’t change, Iraq will face more destruction and destabilisation. Editor’s […]

One More US Logistics Convoy Reportedly Hit By Roadside Bomb In Iraq

Above photo: Safin Hamed/AFP. NOTE: Reuters reports another attack today on a base where US troops are staying in Baghdad. No doubt, this is a strong message that the US needs to get its troops out of Iraq. The blast is the latest in a series of explosions that have targeted US-led coalition logistical convoys […]

Civilian dies of heart attack in rocket assault on Iraq base hosting US troops

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) — At least 10 rockets slammed into a military base in western Iraq hosting US-led coalition troops on Wednesday, security sources said, leaving one civilian contractor dead. The attack on the sprawling Ain al-Asad base in Iraq’s western desert comes after several weeks of escalating US-Iran tensions on Iraqi soil. It also […]

Pope Francis to meet Iraqi ayatollah in move laden with geopolitical undertones

BAGHDAD (AP) — In Iraq’s holiest city, a pontiff will meet a revered ayatollah and make history with a message of coexistence in a place plagued by bitter divisions. One is the chief pastor of the world-wide Catholic Church, the other a preeminent figure in Shiite Islam whose opinion holds powerful sway on the Iraqi […]

At least a dozen rockets hit Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq hosting American troops

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On Contact: Realities Of War

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the realities of war, its appeal for young men and its destruction of them, with Salar Abdoh, novelist and essayist. Abdoh’s new novel, ‘Out of Mesopotamia’, considered one of a handful of great modern war novels, tells the story of Saleh, a jaded, middle-aged Iranian reporter who […]

In oil-rich Iraq, these female petrochemical engineers are bucking norms and taking rig site jobs

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Biden’s Pentagon: Syria Bombing Legal Under U.N. Law

WASHINGTON, DC — The Pentagon on Friday said it had domestic and multinational legal authorities under the U.S. Constitution and United Nations international law, respectively, to conduct lethal airstrikes in Syria against Iran-backed militia groups accused of targeting American troops and their allies in neighboring Iraq. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, commented on the […]

Israel Reportedly Points Finger at Iran After Cargo Ship Explosion in Gulf of Oman

A video grab shows a fire and smoke billowing from a ship in the Gulf of Oman (photo by Gulf Today). Source 15:03 GMT 27.02.2021 An explosion that ripped through an Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday could be the work of Iran, The Times of Israel reports, citing unnamed Israeli officials as […]

Iran ‘Can’t Act With Impunity,’ Biden Says After US Air Strikes

US President Joe Biden arrives at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas, US, February 26, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst President Joe Biden said Iran cannot act with impunity and warned Iran to “be careful” when asked what message he was sending the country with the US air strikes in Syria. “You can’t act […]

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