Category: Iraq

Edward S. Herman: More Nuggets From the Nuthouse

I’ve long been intrigued by the ways in which neo-liberal class warfare is normalized and even made to seem an advance in social welfare.

John Pilger: From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”

ISIS is the progeny of those in Washington, London and Paris who, in conspiring to destroy Iraq, Syria and Libya, committed an epic crime against humanity

Vincent Emanuele: Reflections on Violence and Security: Chicago and Iraq

Until alternative examples can be shown, people will continue to rely upon the existing policing and security structures and institutions

Marwan Jabbar: The Young Iraqis Promoting Darwinism and Rationalism To Save Iraq

One of the more unusual, grass roots groups in Iraq today is Real Sciences. They are young Iraqis who translate scientific articles into Arabic, believing that a little more of this could combat violence. In the midst of the conflicts that Baghdad in particular, and the rest of Iraq in general, has suffered through over Read more…

Vincent Emanuele: Ten Years Later: Reflections on Katrina and Iraq

In the end, there are consequences for our actions and inactions. When events like Hurricane Katrina, or the invasion of Iraq takes place, the eventual fallout is immeasurable

Noam Chomsky: Cold War II: Containing Iran

These are exciting days in Washington, as the government directs its energies to the demanding task of containing Iran in what Washington Post correspondent Robin Wright, joining others, calls “Cold War II. During Cold War I, the task was to contain two awesome forces. The lesser and more moderate force was “an implacable enemy whose Read more…

John Feffer: The Kurdish Elephant

In their latest deal to fight ISIS, Washington and Turkey are treating the Middle East’s largest stateless minority like pawns. That’s a huge mistake

David Swanson: Secret Document Shows CIA Reaction to Finding No WMD in Iraq

The U.S. government invaded Iraq, devastated a society, killed upwards of a million people, wounded, traumatized, and displaced millions more

Patrick Cockburn: Why join Islamic State?

On 16 June, Kurdish militiamen, with the support of US airstrikes, captured the town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria, a major crossing point on the Syrian-Turkish border

Peter Van Buren: Five Things That Won’t Work in Iraq

When at First You Don’t Succeed, Fail, Fail Again

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