Tag Archives: Iraq

How Kurdish independence underpins Israel’s plan to reshape the Middle East

Israeli and Kurdish flags Jonathan Cook views the Iraqi Kurdish secession referendum in the context of Israel’s Yinon Plan, which envisaged breaking apart the Middle East’s key states by fuelling sectarian and ethnic discord and “Balkanising” the region by creating ethnic statelets. Read more [...]

فَصْلٌ من أجل وصل (Separation in order to connect)

Separation and connection بقلم منذر هنداوي الوصل Read more [...]

Reality and its enemies: The rehabilitation of war criminal George W. Bush

George W. Bush Lawrence Davidson examines attempts in the US to rehabilitate former President George W. Bush against just two of the consequences of his war policies in the Middle East: cancer-causing munition material and drug-resistant bacteria. Read more [...]

Manchester bombing: message still not understood

Bush, Blair and Iraq Stuart Littlewood argues that British foreign policy, from the Balfour Declaration of 1917, to the coup against Iran’s democratically elected prime minister in 1953, to the failed “war on terror”, are inextricably linked to terrorist atrocities in the UK. Read more [...]

Defeating the Islamic State group: A war mired in contradictions

Yemeni army soldiers display flags of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia group, at a position recaptured from the group near the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar James Dorsey says US tolerance of Saudi support for Al-Qaeda in Yemen, Syria and Iraq may allow for short-term gains against the Islamic State group but will only create greater jihadist problems down the road. Read more [...]

Customising the truth: groupthink and US foreign policy follies

Groupthink Lawrence Davidson examines the groupthink, ideological blinkers and the “we know better” attitude that blind US policy makes to the truth even when it hits them in the face, and condemns them to repeat the same follies. Read more [...]

Chilcot, Israel and the Jewish lobby

Israeli and UK flags Gilad Atzmon wonders whether Chilcot’s failure to mention Israel’s role in Tony Blair’s war on Iraq was related to the presence on his team of Martin Gilbert and Lawrence Freedman, both Jewish with Gilbert being an active supporter of Zionism. Read more [...]

Iraq verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

Tony Blair the war criminal Stuart Littlewood argues that apologies for the war on Iraq are not enough and that there will be “mega-trouble if heads don't roll” and Tony Blair and his co-conspirators are not brought to justice. Read more [...]

هل الأخلاق علم، أم دين، أم ماذا؟

Arabic word cloud منذر الهنداوي إلتقيت Read more [...]

The Zionist-neoconservative midwives of Islamic State

Zionist neoconservatives Jamal Kanj reminds us of the responsibility of the Israeli strategists and their US Zionist-neoconservative stooges for the mayhem and fragmentation of the Middle East that is now spilling over on to the streets of Europe. Read more [...]