Category: Iraq

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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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Juan Cole: Making America Hated Again

Tens of Thousands of Iraqis Chant “Death to America” at Soleimani Funeral in Baghdad

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Murtaza Hussain: The Trump Administration Just Killed Iran’s Most Famous Military Commander

We’re Not Ready for What’s Next

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Juan Cole: Trump Unites Iran and Iraq . . . against the United States

As is always the way with Western colonialists, Trump administration figures such as secretary of state Mike Pompeo gave it out on Friday that the people of Iran are dying for the United States to invade and occupy them, and are just tickled pick that the US assassinated Gen. Qasem Soleimani

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Reese Erlich: What’s really going on with the US and Iran?

Interview on Trump’s drone attack that killed a popular Iranian general

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