Jim W. Dean – The Kurds are playing with fire with their resolution ploy. The deck is stacked against them as they cannot export their oil through countries around them that deem them a threat.
A man, blindfolded and handcuffed, kneels between two members of the Iraqi security forces after being detained and accused of having links to the Islamic State in November. (Alice Martins/For The Washington Post) – …by Loveday Morris (submitted to VT by WaPo) – RAMADI, Iraq — The Islamic State is nearing defeat on the battlefield, […]
Despite remarks by Defense Secretary James Mattis, US presence in Iraq is aimed at “stealing oil,” an analyst says. Gordon Duff, senior editor at Veterans Today, made the statement while commenting on Monday remarks by Mattis ahead of an unannounced visit to the war-ravaged country. In an apparent attempt to distance himself from recent remarks by […]
Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi forces, also known as the Popular Mobilization Units, have taken control of the main highway connecting the Daesh-held Iraqi city of Mosul and the Takfiris’ de facto capital in Syria. The group’s spokesman, Jaafar al-Husseini, announced on Wednesday that the troops had gained control of the highway linking the northern Iraqi city to Raqqah in […]
Gordon Duff – It is our belief that the current move on Mosul is going to expose what has gone on. If Mosul is cleansed, Turkey, who really is “ISIS” will hang on in Iraq tied to the Erbil Kurds and their Israeli allies, as you see below.
When Militia Turns into Army – Iranian control of Iraq’s Shiite Hashd Militia will lead to annexation
The Iraqi army was so depleted of both manpower and combat power in the wake of IS’s great offensive that captured Mosul and huge swathes of Northern Iraq that Iran had to step in and save the day.
Russia plans to continue arms supplies to the Iraqi military, and these weapons could be used in the liberation of Mosul from terrorists, Russian Ambassador to Iraq, Ilya Morgunov told journalists on Wednesday. “Shipments are underway and they will continue,” the diplomat said. “Russian-made weapons will be used, including light weapons, artillery, and tanks,” the […]
The plight of the Yazidi people, a religious sect that IS consider to be devil worshippers has been going on for over two years; the media have published stories about US airstrikes against the IS forces attacking the Yazidis in northern Iraq but on the ground, there is precious little evidence that anything has been done to help the Yazidis.
On May 30, units of the Iraqi army and the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces entered the city of Fallujah, located 50km from Baghdad.