Category: Iraq

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Juan Cole: Rockets slam into US Embassy Compound in Iraq, as Base with US Troops also Comes under Fire

Trump has threatened to destroy the Iraqi economy with severe sanctions if the Iraqi executive follows through on parliament’s decree that US troops must leave

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Noam Chomsky: The U.S. is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It

Act of war? Perhaps we can settle on reckless international terrorism

Nicolas J.S. Davies: The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq to Target Iran

The U.S.’s campaign against Iran has violated the most critical lessons that U.S. and UN officials claimed to have learned from the debacle in Iraq

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Chris Hedges: The Miracle of Kindness

Take a brief journey through the eyes of American, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges to Jerusalem, Gaza, and Iraq, and discover the sacred bonds that make us human

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Juan Cole: Challenge to Trump

Muqtada al-Sadr & Iraqi Shiite leaders Call for a Million-Man March against US Military Occupation

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Juan Cole: Trump Admin. declares US an Occupying Power in Iraq

Puts US Troops in Jeopardy by Refusing to Leave

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Juan Cole: All the Times the US allied with Gen. Soleimani against Common Enemies

The prime minister of Iraq says he invited Soleimani to Baghdad for peace negotiations with Saudi Arabia and then Trump just suddenly blew his guest away. Soleimani came openly on a commercial flight and went through passport control with his diplomatic passport

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Patrick Cockburn: Trump’s Actions in Iraq Could Plunge Country Into Crisis Again

Leaving Iran as Strong as Ever

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Patrick Cockburn: Iraq’s Worst Fears Have Come True: a Proxy War on Its Doorstep

General Soleimani died in the wake of his greatest failure and misjudgement. But the manner of his killing may convince many Shia Iraqis that the threat to Iraqi independence from the US is greater than that from Iran

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Zoltan Grossman: A war on Iran would be different from Iraq, and far, far worse

Trump’s action could set into motion a regional conflagration, the violent break-up of Iran into ethnic enclaves, and a death toll that would make the Iraq War look like a warm-up exercise

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