Tag Archives: Iraq

NATO Joins Anti-ISIS Campaign, But It’s Russia In The Crosshairs By
MINNEAPOLIS — Last Wednesday, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced that it would formally join the fight against Daesh (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, a move that diplomats have labeled as symbolic. Indeed, the...
Pentagon Admits US Killed 105 Civilians In March Airstrikes On Mosul By
Pentagon officials announced Thursday the completion of an investigation confirming that a U.S. airstrike in Mosul against the Islamic State group killed at least 105 civilians, AFP reported. They maintain, however, that the high civilian toll resulted from a secondary...
UK’s Jeremy Corbyn Links British Wars To Rising Threat Of Terrorism By
Britain’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday said the so-called war on terror was “simply not working” and linked British military action abroad with the rising threat of terrorism at home, as he restarted election campaigning days after a suicide...
Department Of Defense Audit Reveals US Lost Track Of $1 Billion Worth Of Weapons By
The US military lost track of $1 billion worth of arms bound for Iraq and Kuwait, according to a US Department of Defense audit obtained by Amnesty International. The government audit, from September 2016, reveals that the DoD “did not have accurate, up-to-date records...
Condoleezza Rice: Mid-East Wars Not About Bringing Democracy By
Last week, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made some surprising admissions about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, claiming U.S.-led interventions in the Middle East were not about spreading democracy but were instead about addressing security issues. During...
Texas State Fraud Investigator Resigns Following Revelations He Was Moonlighting As Lobbyist By
Texas’ top health care fraud investigator resigned Wednesday night under pressure from the governor, the result of media inquiries that revealed Texas Health and Human Services Inspector General Stuart Bowen was moonlighting for a private firm that provided services to...
ISIS Proliferates in Syria, Iraq Despite U.S. Bombings – Civilians Pay the Price By
MINNEAPOLIS — Today marks the 1,000th day of the U.S.-led coalition’s controversial bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq, a campaign that has become mired in controversy as the U.S. government continues to downplay the resulting civilian death toll. Originally described...
Survivors Describe US Airstrike That Killed Hundreds In Mosul By
Accounts from witnesses and survivors cast doubt on American suggestions that the Islamic State group was to blame for the deaths of more than 100 people taking refuge in a house hit by a U.S. airstrike earlier this year in Mosul, the deadliest single incident of the months-long...
US Dropping Bombs Faster Than They Can Be Replenished By
Massive air wars in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan are just the beginning of the story for the United States military, with regular strikes in places like Somalia and Yemen, and constant risks of the US launching a massive war on North Korea at any moment. That’s a lot...
As Civilian Casualties Grow, The Pentagon’s Under-Count In Iraq, Syria Worsens By
Throughout the ISIS war, Pentagon reports on civilian casualties in their airstrikes have been insultingly low, with their official figure well less than 10% of the count as figured by private organizations. As the civilian deaths grow in the air war, that undercount is...