Category: Iraq

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Ramzy Baroud: Obama’s Admission On Middle East Violence

Not only does the conventional wisdom in U.S. media blame the bloody exploits of IS on the region itself, as if the U.S. and western interventionism are not, in any way, factors at least worth pondering

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Juan Cole: Washington’s 2 Air Wars: alongside Iran in Iraq, Saudis in Yemen

The United States is now involved in two air wars in the Middle East, not to mention more widespread drone actions

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Vincent Emanuele: A Tragic Anniversary: Reflections on Iraq, Activism and Commitment

I’m not prescribing martyrdom for the movement. I’m simply wondering what sort of sacrifices, discipline and commitment it will take to stop the most powerful military machine in the world?

Mozhgan Savabieasfahani: Iraq’s US-caused Public Health Catastrophe

The Iraqi people, once the envy of the Arab world for their outstanding educational and health-care systems, have been reduced to a nation of refugees, flung across the Middle East

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Paul Street: The IS Shock, the ‘New Cold War,’ and the Unmentionable History of US Empire

The United States’ complicity, along with its satellites and allies, in the rise of ISIS, goes back at least to the late Cold War era

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Zehra Doğan: Êzîdî women’s journey of pain and resistance

While images of Êzîdî women in the media have largely portrayed them as voiceless victims, the stories of the hundreds of women who have escaped or resisted Daesh attacks remain less widely told

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Patrick Cockburn: Looming battle for Mosul will unleash ‘a million refugees’

The savagery of the sectarian and ethnic conflict in Iraq is now such that no community feels safe under the rule of another, preferring to take to the roads in a bid to survive

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David Swanson: U.S. Government Tried to Give Nuclear Plans to Iraq and Nobody Cares

The rest of the world already thinks we’re insane. Imagine it they knew that this is the sort of thing we just accept with our morning coffee before going about our wasteful lives

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Florian Zollmann: Je Suis Fallujah: ‘Their’ and ‘Our’ Terrorism

No investigation in the root causes of “Our terrorism” in Fallujah has been conducted

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Peter Van Buren: America Is Open for Business in Iraq

Even as the Obama administration stumbles and bumbles along in search of a magical political strategy in Iraq that would make sense of everything, American weapons-makers can expect a bountiful future

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