The Iraqi parliament suspended the corrupt 2014 agreement with the Obama administration which invited the US to lead a fake counterterrorism operation directed against the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh), made up of mercenaries who are funded, trained and recruited by US-NATO, with the support of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Iraq is in the eye of the storm. Washington's "maximum pressure" campaign on Iran and Tehran's response put heavy pressure on the Iraqi government, a partner for both. The US expects Baghdad to resist Iran, and Iran expects Baghdad to resist the US. An almost impossible position.
As Iraq/ Iran economic ties continue to strengthen, with Iraq recently signing on for billions of cubic meters of Iranian natural gas, the shift towards Russian influence was certified as Iraq sent a delegation to Moscow to negotiate the purchase of the S-400 anti-aircraft system.
US-NATO have continued a 17 year campaign of destruction in the Middle East with bases and troops on the ground geraed towards destruction, regime change, mass killing and the displacement of millions of people.
Iraqi Forces Deployed in Altun Kupri and North of Kurdish Capital Irbil By Nermeen Al-Mufti, October 30, 2017
US Attempt to Fuel Iraq-Iran Rift Backfires By Melkulangara Bhadrakumar, October 30, 2017
Assessing the US-Backed Iraqi-Saudi Rapprochement By Andrew Korybko, October 29, 2017
Washington’s “Kurdistan” Policy Not Adding Up By Ulson Gunnar, October 29, 2017
ISIS Jihadists Surrendering in Iraq and Syria By Sophie Mangal, October 28, 2017
Britain Drops 3,400 Bombs in Syria and Iraq – and Says No Civilians Killed By Jamie Merrill, October 27, 2017
The Islamic State as “Place-Setter” for the American Empire. ISIS is the Product of the US Military-Intelligence Complex By Mark Taliano, October 26, 2017
US-UK Dirty War: ‘Latin American-style’ Death Squads in Iraq Revealed Through Chilcot By Patrick Henningsen, October 25, 2017
George W. Bush Receives a Character Award at West Point: Duty, Honor, Atrocity By Erik Edstrom, October 24, 2017
In a Dramatic Pivot, Shia Militia Leader Tells US: “Get Ready to Leave Iraq” By Zero Hedge, October 24, 2017
Netanyahu Very Upset with Iraqi Forces Capturing Kirkuk, Takes Action to Reclaim Oil By Andrew Illingworth, October 24, 2017
US Mercenaries, Iraqi Highways and the Mystery of the Never-Ending ISIS Hordes By Ulson Gunnar, October 23, 2017
Shifting Narratives and War Crimes: NATO Terrorists Used Chemical Weapons against Syrian Civilians By Mark Taliano, October 21, 2017
Kirkuk, a Counterfeit Prize By Barbara Nimri Aziz, October 20, 2017
Will the Kirkuk Campaign Lead to Regime Change in Kurdistan? By Andrew Korybko, October 18, 2017
Iraqi Seizure of Oil-rich Kirkuk from Kurds Risks Broader War By Jordan Shilton, October 18, 2017
War in Iraqi Kurdistan By Stephen Lendman, October 18, 2017
Video: Iraqi Army Pushes to Retake Kirkuk from Kurdistan Peshmerga By South Front, October 16, 2017
War Crimes and the Rights of Children in Syria and Iraq: On the Importance of Media Literacy in Times of Universal Deceit By Mark Taliano, October 14, 2017
Separatist Kurdish Factions: Human Rights Violations and Racism By Sarah Abed, October 14, 2017
After Ten Years, Time to Ground Britain’s Reaper Drones By Chris Cole, October 13, 2017
“Clash of Civilisations” 2.0 By Thierry Meyssan, October 13, 2017
The Referendum Dimensions in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq By Brian H. Hayden, October 09, 2017
Tel Aviv Is Only Interested in Weakening Iraq: The Kurdish Referendum By Edu Montesanti, October 06, 2017
Political Suicide: Masoud Barzani’s Miscalculation Will Push Kurdistan into the Abyss By Martin Jay, October 05, 2017
Vote by Iraqi Kurds Adds to Tensions By Joe Lauria, October 04, 2017
The Rebuilding of Mosul By Rabee a-Hafidh, October 02, 2017
The Destruction of Mosul, U.S. Crimes against Humanity in the Name of “Counterterrorism” By Dirk Adriaensens, October 02, 2017
The Insidious ISIS-US Relationship. The West is Terrorizing and Destroying Countries By Mark Taliano, October 01, 2017
Iraqi Army Discovers US-Made Missiles in ISIS’s Military Base in Mosul By rajaninair, October 01, 2017
By the Grace of Israel – The Barzani Clan and Kurdish “Independence” By Moon of Alabama, September 30, 2017
Turkish Choppers Airdrop Elite Soldiers over Northern Iraq, Big Battle Looming By Chris Tomson, September 29, 2017
Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum By Stephen Lendman, September 29, 2017
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Kurdistan and the Break up of Iraq? Whenever the US Attempts or Effects “Regime Change”, Disaster Follows By Michael Jansen, September 29, 2017
Iraqi Parliament Introduces Drastic Measures in Response to the Kurdistan Referendum By Samer Hussein, September 28, 2017
Putin to Visit Erdogan in Turkey as Russia Supports a United Iraq By Adam Garrie, September 28, 2017
Breaking: Iraqi Troops Join Military Drills in Turkey (Live Video) By Adam Garrie, September 27, 2017
The Creation of a “Second Israel”? Kurdistan Will Cause Years of War By Rudaw, September 27, 2017
Kurdistan’s Referendum Gamble By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, September 26, 2017
A Risky Referendum for Kurdistan Underway in Iraq By Barbara Nimri Aziz, September 25, 2017
The Worst Mistake in US History By Jacob G. Hornberger, September 22, 2017
Amidst Universal Opposition to KRG Referendum, Israel Stands by Kurds By Sarah Abed, September 20, 2017
Kurdistan and the Unity of Iraq: A Referendum in a Powder Keg By Nermeen Al-Mufti, September 18, 2017
After Being Turned Down by Iraq’s Parliament Yesterday, the Kurdistan Barazani Regime Now Tries to Make Kurdistan Independent by Force By, September 14, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Declares Official Support to Creation of Kurdish State By South Front, September 13, 2017
Iraq: “US-led Coalition Jets Deliberately Bombed Our Positions to Halt Our Progress Against ISIS” By Al Mayadeen, September 12, 2017
Echoes of Iraq-WMD Fraud in Syria By Robert Parry, September 12, 2017
The New Middle East: Kurds in Iraq and Syria Used as a Trojan Horse. Washington’s Intent is to “Divide the Middle East” By Elijah J. Magnier, September 11, 2017
The Liberation of the Historic Iraqi City of Tal Afar, Occupied by the Islamic State Group By Nermeen Al-Mufti, September 08, 2017
British Air and Drone Strikes in Iraq and Syria. UK Reaper Drone Ops By Chris Cole, September 07, 2017
Did Defense Secretary James Mattis Commit War Crimes in Iraq? By Aaron Glantz, September 04, 2017
Tal Afar Liberation Signals the End of ISIS-Daesh Presence in Northern Iraq By Al Shahid, September 02, 2017
Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Implicated in Murder By Jeremy Scahill, August 30, 2017
Real Fake Helicopter Money – CIA Counterfeiting Currencies to Destroy National Economies By Terje Maloy, August 28, 2017
Video: Repealing and Defeating the Islamic State, The Role of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units By South Front, August 28, 2017
Covering Up the Massacre of Mosul By Nicolas J. S. Davies, August 23, 2017
Moqtada Al-Sadr and Saudi Arabia— The New Allies By Yusur Al-Bahrani, August 23, 2017
It Would Be a Wise Move If Iraq Mediates Between Saudi Arabia and Iran By Andrew Korybko, August 23, 2017
A History of Violence: Towards a US Sponsored Kurdistan in Syria By Sarah Abed, August 21, 2017
Will Blackwater Replace the World’s Most Powerful Military to Win Afghan War? By Sami Karimi, August 19, 2017
Video: Tensions Grow as US-led Coalition Strikes the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in Iraq Border Area By South Front, August 10, 2017
The Road to Understanding Syria Goes Through Iraq By Louis Yako, August 07, 2017
Mosul Massacre Latest in Iraqi Genocide – US Alliance War Crimes By Gideon Polya, August 06, 2017
Staggering Loss of Civilian Life in Raqqa: ‘One Man’s Collateral Damage Is Another Man’s Wife and Children’ By 21st Century Wire, August 06, 2017
Court Throws Out Blackwater Guards’ Sentences for 2007 Baghdad Massacre By Jessica Corbett, August 06, 2017
If Tony Blair Can’t Be Prosecuted for War Crimes Then No One Can By John Wight, August 04, 2017
The Lie of the 21st Century: How Mainstream Media “Fake News” Led to the U.S. Invasion of Iraq By Timothy Alexander Guzman, August 03, 2017
The Tweet that Is Shaking the War Party By David Stockman, August 02, 2017
Mosul’s Bloodbath: ‘We Killed Everyone – Daesh, Men, Women, Children’ By Middle East Eye, July 27, 2017
State Department Lawyers Removing References to ISIS ‘Genocide’ Against Christians, Other Religious Minorities By Susan Crabtree, July 26, 2017
Sanitizing the Killing Fields of Mosul By Stephen Lendman, July 24, 2017
Corporate Media Largely Silent on Trump’s Civilian Death Toll in Iraq By Adam Johnson, July 23, 2017
Empire of Destruction By Tom Engelhardt, July 23, 2017
Iraqi Sources Place Real Death Toll in US-led Siege of Mosul at 40,000 By Bill Van Auken, July 23, 2017
It Took Obama More Than Two Years to Kill This Many Civilians. It Took Trump Less Than Six Months. By Andrea Germanos, July 19, 2017
One Week After Mosul’s “Liberation,” Horror of US Siege Continues to Unfold By Bill Van Auken, July 18, 2017
Who Should be Held Responsible for the Cruel Bloodshed in Syria By Martin Berger, July 17, 2017
US-Installed Iraqi Regime: Torture and Murder By Stephen Lendman, July 17, 2017
The Kurdish Connection: Israel, ISIS and U.S. Efforts to Destabilize Iran By Sarah Abed, July 16, 2017
The Suffering of Children in Mosul Revealed as Daesh Is Snuffed Out By Al Shahid, July 15, 2017