Category: Iraq

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Juan Cole: Pompeo Slashed Security Funding, Took no Preventive Steps in wake of US Airstrikes

An Iranian spokesperson made fun of Trump, saying it was rich for the US to blame Iran for an Iraqi reaction to being attacked by the US.

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Juan Cole: Iraqi PM ‘Categorically Rejects’ Trump Admin. Strikes

My guess is that the Iraqi parliament will at some point in the coming year kick US troops out of Iraq as a result of these strikes on a component of that parliament

Valentina Tamborra: Young Iraqis are hungry for a revolution, at all costs

The average age of the demonstrators is between 15 and 25, but even younger children have made their voices heard in the squares of Nassiriya

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Patrick Cockburn: Resignation will not automatically stop mass uprising

The departure of Adel Abdul-Mahdi as prime minister is unlikely to defuse the protests, because the Iraqi state is probably incapable of reforming itself

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Norman Solomon: The Official Secrets Movie vs. Joe Biden’s Lies About the Iraq War

As he pursues the presidency, Joe Biden is persisting with dismal innovations to falsify his record on the Iraq war. In the process, he’s operating completely at odds with what the Official Secrets film and Katharine Gun are all about

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Juan Cole: Iraqi Crowds Erupt in Celebration as PM Offers to Resign

The demonstrators have been demanding an end to corruption and the provision of services

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Patrick Cockburn: UK failure in Iraq and Afghanistan highlighted by war crime claims

If true, claims would be in keeping with UK’s completely dismal record in both theatres of conflict

James Risen, Tim Arango, Farnaz Fassihi, Murtaza Hussain, Ronen Bergman: A Spy Complex Revealed

Leaked Iranian Intelligence Reports Expose Tehran’s Vast Web of Influence in Iraq

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Jeremy Scahill: The Changing of the Overlords

From the Rubble of the U.S. War in Iraq, Iran Built a New Order

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Patrick Cockburn: How Tehran-backed forces are taking over in Iraq

Protests represent the biggest threat to the Iraqi political establishment since Isis was advancing on Baghdad

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