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15 Years Later, the World Is Still Reeling From the Decision to Invade Iraq

    15 Years Later, the World Is Still Reeling From the Decision to Invade Iraq

Robert Jackson, the Chief United States Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals, once denounced aggressive war as “the greatest menace of our time.” With much of Europe laying in smoldering ruin, he said in 1945 that “to initiate a war of aggression … is not only an international crime: it is the supreme international crime differing…

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15 Years On, the Staggering Death Toll in Iraq Keeps Climbing

    15 Years On, the Staggering Death Toll in Iraq Keeps Climbing

March 19 marks 15 years since the U.S.-UK invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the American people have no idea of the enormity of the calamity the invasion unleashed. The U.S. military has refused to keep a tally of Iraqi deaths. General Tommy Franks, the man in charge of the initial invasion, bluntly told reporters,…

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The Illusion of War Without Casualties

    The Illusion of War Without Casualties

Last Sunday’s Oscar Awards were interrupted by an incongruous propaganda exercise featuring a Native American actor and Vietnam vet, featuring a montage of clips from Hollywood war movies. The actor, Wes Studi, said that he “fought for freedom” in Vietnam. But anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of that war, including for instance the millions of viewers who watched…

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America Loves Terrorists Abroad: ISIS as Proxy US Mercenaries

    America Loves Terrorists Abroad: ISIS as Proxy US Mercenaries

By all accounts, wherever the Islamic State has gained and held territory, its residents suffer terrible oppression and deprivation. Unless you are on their wavelength, you most likely agree that ISIS rule has been calamitous for its subjects. Both Obama and Trump have pointed out their badass nature on numerous occasions, not so much in…

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America, the Kurds, and History: Only a Pawn in Their Game

  America, the Kurds, and History: Only a Pawn in Their Game

The only thing that has ever been faithful to the Kurds is history: it has faithfully, without fail, betrayed them. The Kurds have been cast in the role of the pawn in powerful countries’ games of chess. They do much of the hard work only to be sacrificed when checkmate is in sight. Most recently,…

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Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and Iraqi president discussed the prospects of cooperation

  Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and Iraqi president discussed the prospects of cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin and Iraqi President Fuad Masum discussed the development of bilateral relations between the countries. Rogozin mentioned the prospects

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Is it possible for Lybia to ask for Russian help to fight against ISIS?

  Is it possible for Lybia to ask for Russian help to fight against ISIS?

By Anastasia Promskaya The foreign minister of the Tripoli government Ali Abu Zaakuka announced that Lybia could need help of

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Vitaly Churkin: the actions of Turkey in Iraq was a surprise for the United States

  Vitaly Churkin: the actions of Turkey in Iraq was a surprise for the United States

Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said the entry of Turkish troops into Iraq was a surprise for the United States.

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Firebrand senators want boots in Syria to dislodge Russia

  Firebrand senators want boots in Syria to dislodge Russia

By Scott Bennett The US Republican senators who seek troop deployment in Syria are in pursuit of driving Russia out

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Trump: World would be ‘100%’ better with Husein, Gaddafi in power

  Trump: World would be ‘100%’ better with Husein, Gaddafi in power

Look at this hipocrisy! The challenger Donald Trump said that believes the world would be much better off if Saddam Husein

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