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Iraq’s Next PM? Ahmed Chalabi, Chief Peddler of False WMDs, Meets U.S. Officials as Maliki Falters

The New York Times revealed the U.S. ambassador in Iraq, Robert Beecroft, and the State Department’s top official in Iraq, Brett McGurk, recently met with the controversial Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi, who has been described as a potential candidate to replace al-Maliki. Chalabi is the former head of the Iraqi National Congress, a CIA-funded Iraqi exile group that strongly pushed for the 2003 U.S. invasion. The INC helped drum up pre-war claims that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction and had links to al-Qaeda. The group provided bogus intelligence to the Bush administration, U.S. lawmakers and journalists.

They Belong in Prison, Not on TV

Never mind the fact that the perpetrators of this enormous fraud, this smash-and-grab robbery, this looting of the Treasury, this act of first-degree murder on a massive scale, all walked away scot-free to pursue new careers and live lives of comfort. Amazingly enough, that's not the worst part.

The worst part is that they're all on my television again, trying to blame President Obama for the circumstances created by their own feckless, murderous decisions.

Splitting up Iraq - It’s all for Israel

The US gains nothing from the blueprint the Obama administration is following. It’s all for Israel.

France says no military intervention in Iraq without UN backing

France will not consider military option to stop insurgents offensive in Iraq until it receives the United Nations greenlight, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.

Maliki refuses to resign in exchange for U.S. air support

The spokesman of the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki indicated that the latter rejected the condition set by the United States which requires his resignation in exchange for launching air strikes on the terrorist elements of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant by the U.S Air Force.

"I told you so" says Galloway as Cameron warns of UK terror threat

British politician George Galloway has condemned Prime Minister David Cameron after the PM said Britain was facing a terrorist threat following the explosion of violence in Syria, Iraq and Iran. He said he had warned the PM of this and said it was an accident waiting to happen.

Militants in Iraq, Syria 'plan to attack Britain': PM

Prime Minister David Cameron warned Wednesday that militants making advances in Iraq and fighting in Syria were also planning to attack Britain.

US troops heading back to Iraq as ISIS expands control

American troops are going back to Iraq. The US is sending up to 275 personnel to protect its citizens and property there.

US troops heading back to Iraq as ISIS expands control

Is ISIL really ‘Sunni’? Not at all

Is ISIL really Sunni? Many experts say “no.” Some question whether ISIL has a right to call itself an Islamic group at all.

Yeah, Whatever: State Dept's Jen Psaki mixes Iraq with Iran, gas with oil during briefing

Long-suffering State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki endured another torrid press briefing, as she was forced to earnestly defend some distinctly unsavory language from Ukrainian politicians, and struggled with the difference between Iraq and Iran.

Yeah, Whatever: State Dept's Jen Psaki mixes Iraq with Iran, gas with oil during briefing

Iraq crisis: Sunni caliphate has been bankrolled by Saudi Arabia

From Aleppo in northern Syria almost to the Iraqi-Iranian border, the jihadists of Isis and sundry other groupuscules paid by the Saudi Wahhabis – and by Kuwaiti oligarchs – now rule thousands of square miles.

Cindy Sheehan - Intended Consequences: The Imperial Meat Wagon Rolls On

Bottom-line, we should stop stoking the flames of Empire with the fuel of our own flesh and blood.


Robert Fisk: Now we see how Blair's doctrine turns enemies into ‘allies’

How do they get away with these lies? Now Tony Blair tells us that Western “inaction” in Syria has produced the Iraq crisis. But since bombing Syria would have brought to power in Damascus the very Islamists who are now threatening Baghdad, it must therefore be a mercy that Barack Obama does not listen to the likes of Blair.

US, UK create joint team to prepare for air strikes in Iraq

Over a decade after the US and UK invaded Iraq in 2003, the military allies have created a joint 'counter-terrorist' team to send to the country. British officers are already on their way “to prepare for possible air strikes,”.

Photos said to show jihadists executing Iraq troops

Militants from jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have executed dozens of captured Iraqi security forces members, according to photos posted online.


Dear Tony Blair, thanks for everything, hope you enjoy the oil, Love - Iraq

You haven’t been in touch lately so we thought we’d sit down and write you a letter about how life’s treating us.

America's Covert Re-Invasion of Iraq

Heavily armed, well funded, and organized as a professional, standing army, the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept southward into Iraq from Turkey and northeastern Syria, taking the cities of Mosul and Tikrit, and now threaten the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad itself. The United States was sure to prop up two unfounded narratives - the first being that US intelligence agencies, despite assets in Iraq and above it in the form of surveillance drones, failed to give warning of the invasion, and that ISIS is some sort of self-sustaining terror organization carving out a "state" by "robbing banks" and collecting "donations" on Twitter.

Iraqi army wages tit-for-tat battles with militants in Diyala

Iraqi security forces battled insurgents' attempts to advance toward cities in the country's eastern province of Diyala on Friday, a provincial police source said.


Iraqi Militant Group Says It's Imposing Extreme Islamic Law

The militant group that has taken control of some key cities in Iraq says it will start implementing its strict version of Islamic law in Mosul and other areas it now controls. It says women should stay in their homes for reasons of modesty, and that thieves will have their hands cut off. And it's telling Sunni members of the military and police to abandon their posts and "repent" -- or else "face only death."


Kurdish minister survives blasts in Iraq city Kirkuk

The Kurdish Regional Government's defense minister survived two bomb blasts in northern Iraqi city Kirkuk on Thursday, a Kurdish security source said.


Russia accused of sending tanks to support rebels in East Ukraine when all eyes were on Iraq

Russia was accused of sending tanks into Ukraine today as the West's attention was diverted on the chaos in Iraq.

Sunni militants close in on largest oil refinery in Iraq

Sunni insurgents from an Al-Qaeda splinter group closed in on Iraq’s biggest oil refinery today after seizing the northern city of Mosul in a devastating show of strength against the Shia-led government.


Questions raised after US trained Iraqi police flee for lives in Mosul

ISIL militants taken control of the entire province of Ninveh, dealing a fresh blow to the country's struggle against insurgency. Earlier the group also seized Iraq's second largest city, Mosul; forcing police and the military stationed there to flee. For more on this RT is joined by Afshin Rattansi.

Questions rise after US trained Iraqi police flee for lives in Mosul

Iraqi Army Suffers Heavy Casualties from ISIS Attacks in Mosul

Dozens of Iraqi soldiers were killed on Saturday morning as fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) surround the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq and cut off the city from the rest of the country.


More than 100 people dead in Iraq in single day of violence

Iraq saw one of the bloodiest days Saturday with a string of car bombings killing an estimated total of 60 in Baghdad, while a further 59 died in the country’s north. Several fatalities were also reported after militants took students hostage in Ramadi.

At least 52 dead after bombings in Baghdad; militants storm university

A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.


40 killed in spate of attacks across Iraq

A total of 40 people were killed and 92 others wounded in separate bombings and shootings across Iraq on Monday, while up to 17 civilians died in a deadly accident of a river tour in southern part of the country, security and medical sources said.


May deadliest month in 2014 for Iraq

Almost 800 people have been killed in violence across Iraq in May, the United Nations has said, making it the deadliest month for the country this year.


Blair should ask Chilcot to publish full Iraq letters to Bush - John Major

Tony Blair should ask the Chilcot inquiry to publish his correspondence with George Bush about the Iraq war, as releasing only the "gist and quotes" will allow suspicions to fester, Sir John Major has said.

32 killed in separate violent attacks across Iraq

A total of 32 people were killed and ten others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Thursday, security and medical sources said.


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