Obama: We Don’t Have A Strategy For Iraq-Syria War Yet

Obama is sending Kerry to assemble a coalition for conflict.

In a speech this afternoon, President Obama talked up the Iraq War in the broadest terms possible, praising the bravery of the pilots launching airstrikes in the country, and again taking credit for saving those “folks on the mountain,” presumably referring to the largely mythical Yazidi calamity that was the initial pretext for the conflict. At

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In Expanding War To Syria, US Could Attack Assad Too

Unwilling to cooperate with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, The US could just bomb everyone.

The Obama Administration has had a private turn-around on the situation in Syria. After years of pushing rebels in general as an alternative to the Assad government, the US is now keen to expand their new Iraq War into Syria to attack the largest of those rebels, ISIS. The US has even taken to sharing intelligence with the Assad government on

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Information Scarce, Warnings Mount As US Expands War In Iraq

Critics warn attacks deepen the humanitarian crisis and contradict other U.S. policies in the region.

The U.S. unleashed fresh onslaughts of air strikes on ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) positions in Iraq on Wednesday and Thursday—the latest in an expanding  war campaign where public information about the details and aims of the operation remain sparse. U.S. Central Command announced that it used that it used drones, fighter jets, and

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The Islamic State Is Quickly Losing Local Support

When IS first made inroads in Iraq, it didn’t enforce its most stringent policies. Now, the group is blowing up sacred shrines, and Sunni residents are re-evaluating their prior support of the extremists.


KIRKUK, Iraq — When the Islamic State and a band of local Sunni militants took the city of Mosul in June, local resident Aiala was happy. Being a devout Muslim, she said it angered her when women would walk in the streets dressed “immodestly.” She hoped Islamic rule would bring “morality” to Mosul. Recently, she changed her mind. “They are

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Video: Why US Airstrikes Won’t Defeat ISIS

Vijay Prashad: Renewed US air strikes will plunge Iraq into further chaos while the US and its allies refuse to seek a regional solution to the conflict.

Mideast Syria Lines in Sand Analysis

In this interview with the Real News Network, Scholar, journalist, and activist Vijay Prashad discusses the folly of the U.S. bid to bomb ISIS and arm its foes for "humanitarian" purposes. "I do hope that in future, people in the United States [who] get so excited about military intervention will think twice about supporting U.S. bombardment to

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