Iraq

12.11.2014

Starting Over: A Nun, a Wedding Singer and a Pair of Self-described Nerds Seek Refuge in Northern Iraq

Starting Over: A Nun, a Wedding Singer and a Pair of Self-described Nerds Seek Refuge in Northern Iraq

 Human Wrongs Watch A Syrian singer’s songbook, a Turkmen calligrapher’s ink, a Palestinian Iraqi’s lucky lighter, a Yazidi teenager’s Taylor Swift album. These are a civil war’s survivors and the things they carried.’  By Lauren Bohn*, November 2014 — The profiles below introduce some of the newly… »

26.09.2014

Iraq. Syria. Here we go again

Iraq. Syria. Here we go again

An article of quotes? That would mean all that can be said has already been said How about…? Voltaire “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” George Santayana “Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors are destined to repeat them.” “Fanaticism… »

25.08.2014

Blowback: Vijay Prashad on How Islamic State Grew Out of U.S Invasion of Iraq, Destruction of Nation

Blowback: Vijay Prashad on How Islamic State Grew Out of U.S Invasion of Iraq, Destruction of Nation

Militants from Islamic State stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces. Fighters from Islamic State have seized three Syrian military bases in the area in recent weeks. This comes as the Pentagon considers expanding its airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq to include… »

16.08.2014

Despite danger, Iraqis unite to protest religious persecution by Islamic State

Mariam Elba, August 8, 2014, for Waging Nonviolence Iraqis are taking to the streets and to social media to protest the persecution of Christians by the Islamic State — the fringe extremist group formerly known as ISIS. Since the group seized control… »

14.08.2014

Glenn Greenwald on Iraq: Is U.S. “Humanitarianism” Only Summoned to Control Oil-Rich Areas?

We discuss the situation in Iraq with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald. In a recent article for The Intercept, “U.S. ‘Humanitarian’ Bombing of Iraq: A Redundant Presidential Ritual,” Greenwald reviews news headlines related to U.S. military action in Iraq over the past two decades. He cites a 1991 New York… »

12.08.2014

USA Attacks are Insufficient to Stop Extremists in Iraq

USA Attacks are Insufficient to Stop Extremists in Iraq

Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The United States launched new air strikes against Iraqi insurgents, but without the action of ground troops will be difficult to achieve long-term progress and stop the humanitarian crisis, media said today. The attacks of American aviation try to support local forces fighting the… »

09.08.2014

Yazidi minority under great duress in Iraq

Yazidi minority under great duress in Iraq

Thousands of Yazidis are facing death in the Iraq mountains after the organisation calling itself Islamic State (IS) took over the town of Sinjar, and also, the largest Christian town in the region, which together have fallen to the interlopers, causing the Christian archbishop there to appeal for help. Little… »

23.06.2014

‘Haven’t we have already done enough damage?’ Ron Paul warns against Iraq invasion

‘Haven’t we have already done enough damage?’ Ron Paul warns against Iraq invasion

By Russia Today (RT) Former congressman Ron Paul is refusing to curb his condemnation of the current White House’s foreign policy, blasting United States President Barack Obama further in a new op-ed concerning possible US intervention in Iraq. An editorial… »

15.06.2014

German foreign minister warns Mideast against proxy war in Iraq

German foreign minister warns Mideast against proxy war in Iraq

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned the Mideast not to wage a proxy war on Iraq’s soil. Meanwhile, former UN Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said the Syrian civil war and Iraq conflict are connected. Foreign Minister Steinmeier told the Sunday edition of Die Welt newspaper… »

13.06.2014

Death bell knelling in Iraq

Death bell knelling in Iraq

If the fall of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul is currently just a bitter blow to [Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri] Al-Maliki’s government, tomorrow the entire Iraqi nation will have a taste of that bitterness. The fall of Mosul is a bad omen for the ultimate fall of… »

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