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US claims Iraq army units infiltrated by ISIS and Iran-backed militias

June 25, 2014: An Iraqi volunteer force chant slogans against the Al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during training in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Ahmed al-Husseini)

Iraqi army units have been infiltrated by ISIS and Iran-backed militias, and have been determined not safe for . . . → Read More: US claims Iraq army units infiltrated by ISIS and Iran-backed militias

Blackwater manager threatened to kill a State Department investigator

In this Feb. 20, 2004 file photo, signs welcome visitors to the private North Carolina-based security company Blackwater USA’s headquarters near Moyock, N.C. (AP)

It seems Blackwater, the infamous “security contractor” that worked in Iraq for several years, didn’t take criticism very lightly. We all know what their employees did in September of 2007, when . . . → Read More: Blackwater manager threatened to kill a State Department investigator

The Islamic State Organization ready to seize Baghdad Int’l Airport

Credit: The Washington Times

The Islamic State Organization, the new name for the former Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is poised to seize BIAP-Baghdad International Airport.

The al Qaeda-inspired terrorist army in Iraq ultimately wants to capture Baghdad International Airport and begin a campaign to destabilize neighboring Jordan, an important U.S. ally, analysts . . . → Read More: The Islamic State Organization ready to seize Baghdad Int’l Airport

Iran and Russia in Iraq: Iran is sending jets, Russia everything else!

Russian Sukhoi Su-25 planes on the tarmac at Al Muthanna military base in Baghdad last week. (Credit Reuters)

Iran and Russia are now in Iraq: Iran is sending jets, Russia is sending everything else!

Warplanes recently delivered to Baghdad are most likely from Iran, and many are believed to be Iraqi jets flown into . . . → Read More: Iran and Russia in Iraq: Iran is sending jets, Russia everything else!

In Iraq: 50 bodies found near Hilla, south of Baghdad—just like 2006

An image taken from a video that allegedly shows militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executing a group of Iraqi soldiers.

50 bodies of men between the ages of 25 and 40 were found near the town of al Hilla, about 60 miles south of Baghdad.

Fox News reports:

Iraqi . . . → Read More: In Iraq: 50 bodies found near Hilla, south of Baghdad—just like 2006

News Article – “Iraq: US Considers Stepping Back into the Quagmire”

I have posted in its entirety an article by Tawab Malekzad, ”Iraq: US Considers Stepping Back into the Quagmire.”  The piece appeared in Voice of Russia-US on July 3, 2014.  Mr. Malekzad interviewed me for the article.

The Pentagon (Photo: © Commons)

By Tawab Malekzad

WASHINGTON (VR) — The Pentagon’s concerns over the threat of the Islamic . . . → Read More: News Article – “Iraq: US Considers Stepping Back into the Quagmire”

Cost of Iraq War: 4,000 people killed in the first half of 2014!

A member of the Iraqi security forces stands outside a burnt house on May 21, 2014 in the city of Ramadi. (AFP Photo/Azhar Shallal)

Cost of Iraq War: 4,000 people killed in the first half of 2014! 

The death toll from suicide attacks in Iraq keeps climbing.

Fox News reported on May 27 2014:

A suicide bomber . . . → Read More: Cost of Iraq War: 4,000 people killed in the first half of 2014!

Collapse of Iraq: ISIS, Maliki, Baghdad, John Kerry, and a dead judge

Judge Rauf Rashid and Saddam Hussein

The collapse of Iraq is a story of ISIS, soon-to-be ex-Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, the near fall of Baghdad, Statesman-to-the-World John Kerry (second only to Uncle Joe Biden), and the murder of the judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death. In Iraq, what goes around comes around. Let’s start . . . → Read More: Collapse of Iraq: ISIS, Maliki, Baghdad, John Kerry, and a dead judge

Iraqi Freedom 2.0?: Mike O’Brien on RT’s “Crosstalk,” June 23, 2014

I was a panelist on RT’s television’s Crosstalk, with the appropriate title: “Iraqi Freedom 2.0?”  The show air worldwide today, June 23, 2014.

Collapse in Iraq: war vets upset at collapse so soon after our exit

General Martin Dempsey

The collapse in Iraq has US war vets upset because it’s happening so soon after our departure.  Did they think everything would be OK after they left, or after the US completely withdrew?

The swift collapse of Iraq is no surprise.  There has never been stability in that country since we invaded.  If people actually . . . → Read More: Collapse in Iraq: war vets upset at collapse so soon after our exit