Obama Sends More Troops To Iraq

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 5:15 am

Breaking: #SecDef Hagel announces that additional assessment team will be sent to #Iraq — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) August 12, 2014 While repeating ad nauseam that he will not be sending ground forces to Iraq, President Obama has been sending ground forces to Iraq. Typically the Obama Administration labels the forces “advisers.” The latest [...]

Pentagon Says Airstrikes Will Not Stop ISIS

By: Tuesday August 12, 2014 5:32 am

Tracking Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq: http://t.co/C1gTRhiJFV #ISIS pic.twitter.com/4C5jDxXHrQ — Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) August 12, 2014 Though President Obama has said the US will not allow ISIS to takeover Iraq, Army General William Mayville reported yesterday that current US airstrikes will not stop ISIS. According to the general the airstrikes can, at best, [...]

Obama Admits Arming Moderate Syrian Rebels Has ‘Always Been A Fantasy’

By: Monday August 11, 2014 10:01 am

Though many have critiqued President Barack Obama’s strategy of bypassing a terrorism law to give weapons to so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels, few have touched the level of comprehensive disdain the president himself has with his own policy. The weapons the Obama Administration sent to Syria famously ended up in the hands of ISIS and Al [...]

Maliki Locks Down Green Zone Fearing Coup As US Expands Bombing Campaign In Iraq

By: Monday August 11, 2014 5:26 am

In what could be part of a power struggle within the government in Baghdad, forces from the Iraqi National Army flooded the so-called Green Zone. Despite calls for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to fade into the background from President Obama and considerable loses of territory to ISIS, Maliki seems determined to stay in power. [...]

White House Wants New Government In Iraq

By: Friday August 8, 2014 11:49 am

Response in Iraq shows impulse to intervene still stronger in US FP Estblshmnt than impulse to refrain. When u have a hammer. . . — Stephen Walt (@stephenWalt) August 8, 2014 In a press conference today White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House was looking for a new government in Iraq that could [...]

Obama To Bomb Iraq To Protect Advisors He Sent In, Prevent Ethnic Killing, Secure US Oil Contracts

By: Friday August 8, 2014 5:19 am

Is this Iraq War III? President Barack Obama has ordered airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS forces officially entering America into the civil war in Iraq. The bombing is supposed to stop an ethnic cleaning campaign of the Yazidis by ISIS and protect military advisors that Obama sent into the country a few months ago. Also [...]

Kurds Flood Into Iraq From Turkey And Syria To Protect Kurdistan From ISIS Forces

By: Wednesday August 6, 2014 11:01 am

With the government in Baghdad losing more and more control of the country the Kurds in northern Iraq are relying on ethnic solidarity to maintain their control as ISIS continues to expand its power. On Tuesday Kurdish forces fought to retake territory they had lost to ISIS over the weekend as Kurds from neighboring Turkey [...]

Ahmad Chalabi Still Wants To Lead Iraq

By: Friday July 11, 2014 8:22 am

Call in the clowns. If the disgraced so-called “journalists” who peddled Ahmad Chalabi’s lies are still allowed in the debate over the future of Iraq, why not Chalabi himself? This is a question Chalabi seems to be asking as he makes yet another attempt at becoming the leader of Iraq. Ahmad Chalabi is most known [...]

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince To Advise Chinese Firms In Africa

By: Monday July 7, 2014 10:25 am

Former Navy SEAL and Blackwater founder Erik Prince has a new security venture. This time he is helping Chinese firms to “take the drama out of Africa” by consulting on how the businesses should establish themselves and operate throughout the continent. Africa has become a major target for Chinese investment to secure access to the [...]

US, Iran, And Russia Fly Over Iraq As Kurdistan Independence Referendum Is Planned

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 4:54 am

As President Obama alerts Congress that he is sending more US combat troops into Iraq, other countries are flying in. The US has been joined by Iran and Russia in the skies over Iraq as the Maliki government in Baghdad tries to hold on to power. Though the US has confirmed flying drones, the other [...]

Obama Uses War Powers To Send More Troops To Iraq

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 3:29 am

So about that no ground troops pledge. President Obama has now ordered 200 more US military personnel to Iraq. The disclosure came in a letter to Congress as required under the War Powers Resolution. The troops sent are, according to Obama’s letter, “equipped for combat.” Which is good because they are heading into a war [...]

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