Category: Iraq

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Florian Zollmann: Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre

As journalist Nermeen Al-Mufti observed in 2004, “Fallujah was once called the city of minarets. It once echoed the Euphrates in its beauty and calm. It had plentiful water and lush greenery. It was a summer resort for Iraqis. People went there for leisure, for a swim at the nearby Habbaniya lake, for a kebab Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: “Islamic State” Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

The entire American nation-building experiment was, in fact, a political swindle engulfed by many horrifying episodes, starting with the dissolving of the country’s army, entire official institutions, and the construction of an alternative political class that was essen- tially sectarian.

The entire American nation-building experiment was, in fact, a political swindle engulfed by many horrifying episodes, starting with the dissolving of the country’s army, entire official institutions, and the construction of an alternative political class that was essentially sectarian.

Edward S. Herman: Double Standards and/or Hypocrisy?

The mainstream media’s treatment of two cases of alleged aggression illustrates perfectly the propaganda role and service of the dominant media

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Vijay Prashad: A new dawn for cooperation?

Davutoglu’s visit was not merely about trade. It was also about the mayhem that besets the region

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Vijay Prashad: Rise of the jehadis

Patrick Cockburn, in his new book The Jihadis Return, traces the origins of the Islamic State to the U.S.-engineered collapse of the Iraqi state and society in the 1990s and the 2000s

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Gilbert Achcar: On revolution reaction and barbarism

Speaking at the Public meeting “Iraq, Syria & Kurdistan between reaction and revolution.”

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Andrew J. Bacevich: Malarkey on the Potomac

Five Bedrock Washington Assumptions That Are Hot Air

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Patrick Cockburn: Isis: Islamic militants have army of 200,000, claims senior Kurdish leader

CIA has hugely underestimated the number of jihadis, who now rule an area the size of Britain

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Vijay Prashad: Those American boots. That Iraqi soil

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told politicians in Washington that US troops might move to the front-line of the fight against the Islamic State group

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Vijay Prashad: Continent of the Islamic State

The tectonic shifts that continue to create the Islamic State are to be found in the harsh repression of ordinary grievances, whether against corruption or for better wages

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