Tag: Iraq

Iraqi Architect of U.S. Invasion Is Dead [VIDEO]

Veteran Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi, most remembered for his role in convincing the United States to invade his country and topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Baghdad, Iraqi state television reported. He was 71. The secular Shiite was seen as a major proponent behind the U.S invasion and had…

U.S. Sending Special Ops to Syria [VIDEO]

The Obama admin. is expected to announce Friday that it is sending a number of special-operations forces to Syria. NBC News reports the troops will be based in northern Syria, but that the new developments will be described as a “shift” but not a “change” in policy. The forces will be working alongside some groups…

Raid That Killed American on VIDEO

Footage emerged of what is allegedly the anti-ISIS raid in which Delta Force commando Joshua Wheeler was killed. He is the first American to die in combat against the extremist group. The video was purportedly taken on helmet cameras at a prison near Hawija, Iraq. Kurdish and U.S. commandos stormed the prison after learning that…

U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraq [VIDEO]

U.S. soldier was killed in Iraq on Thursday during a rescue mission that freed 70 Kurds from ISIS captivity. The circumstances of the soldier’s death have not yet been disclosed. The New York Times reported earlier that a special-operations raid was launched near Hawija, Iraq, with Kurdish troops to liberate the ISIS prison. Several ISIS…

Obama To Keep Troops In Afghanistan Beyond 2016 [VIDEO]

Officials say President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017. Obama had originally planned to pull out all but a small, embassy-based U.S. military presence by the end of next year, a timeline coinciding with the final weeks of his presidency. But military leaders argued for months…

Jeb calls overthrowing Saddam Hussein ‘a pretty good deal’

Jeb Bush blames Clinton, Obama for rise of ISIS and says overthrowing Saddam Hussein ‘a pretty good deal’. Jeb Bush’s comment was disgraceful and callous. Saddam Hussein was an evil person, but he provided a degree of stability to the region. Without a strongman in control we see what has happened. The Sunni vs Shia…

ISIS Used Chemical Weapons Against Kurds in Iraq

ISIS Used Chemical Weapons Against Kurds in Iraq, supposedly mustard gas according to officials from the US, Germany and the Kurds themselves. 60 Peshmerga fighters had suffered breathing difficulties after an attack in the north of the country on Wednesday. Dozens of mortar shells containing poison gas had been fired during the raid near the…

ISIS Attacks Suruc Turkey for the First Time – WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO

A mortal explosion killed at least 20 people in the Turkish border town of Suruc on Monday. The bomb ripped through an encampment of youth workers who were planning to travel to Kobane, an ISIS-besieged city on the Iraqi side of the border. A Turkish official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters: “Our initial…

Iraq Declares Official Holiday Due to Heat [VIDEO]

Iraq’s government declared Thursday an official holiday due to a scorching heatwave causing temperatures to exceed 122 degrees in some provinces. The heatwave comes as Muslims are practicing dawn-to-dusk fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

Iraq Plane ‘Accidentally’ Bombs Baghdad [VIDEO

At least seven people are dead after an Iraqi warplane accidentally released a bomb due to a “technical problem.” The incident happened near the Rasheed air base during the Sukhoi Su-25 aircraft’s return from a bombing run, and the blast injured at least 11 others. “One of the bombs became stuck because of a technical…

Donald Rumsfeld: George W. Bush Was Wrong About Iraq

In an interview with British newspaper The Times Rumsfeld said President George W. Bush was wrong to try to build democracy in Iraq, the former Defence Secretary said in a recent interview, marking a striking admission from a key player behind the 2003 U.S. invasion. Rumsfeld said that efforts to oust Saddam Hussein and replace…

Jon Stewart: ISIS Is the New IRAQ

ISIS takes over the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter offers the country less-than-supportive words. Jon Stewarts’ take on the hopeless situation in Iraq and the Iraqi army’s inability to stand up to ISIS, the vacuum will be filled, but don’t worry, Joe Biden made a phone call.

[Graphic VIDEO] Former Top Deputy to Saddam, “King of Clubs” Killed

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a key figure in Sunni extremist groups battling the Iraqi government, has been killed in a military operation. Al-Douri was the highest-ranking member of Hussein’s regime to evade capture known as the “King of Clubs” in a deck of playing cards used by American troops to identify the most-wanted Saddam Hussein regime…

Jon Stewart Presents, The Case of the Iranian Agent [VIDEO]

Former Vice President Dick Cheney reappears to make a rather ironic assertion about the legacy and burden of President Obama’s administration in “Jon Stewart Mysteries Presents, The Case of the Iranian Agent” when in fact, it was Cheney and his administration that started the mess in the middle east giving Iran more power in the…

Islamic State Bulldoze Ancient Iraq Site [VIDEO]

Archaeologists and officials have expressed outrage about the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by Islamic State militants in Iraq. The head of the UN’s cultural agency condemned the “systematic” destruction in Iraq as a “war crime”.

Jon Stewart Mocks Brian Williams Fake Iraq War Story [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart led a tongue-in-cheek cheer on Monday for the media attention surrounding NBC News anchor Brian Williams’ discredited story about being targeted by enemy fire in a military helicopter. “Finally, someone is being held to account for misleading America about the Iraq war,” Stewart said. “It might not necessarily be the first person you’d…

Airstrike Kills ISIS Governor of Mosul [VIDEO]

A coalition airstrike killed the ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul on Thursday, Iraqi police said. Hassan Hassan Saeed al-Jabouri, known as Abu Taluut, was killed in Qayyara about 18 miles south of Mosul, according to Maj. Gen Watheq Al-Hamdani, a senior regional Iraqi police commander leading a government campaign to retake Mosul. Jabouri, who had been…

Islamic State kill 16 Iraqi soldiers on Syria border – officials

Islamic State fighters killed 16 Iraqi soldiers in an attack on a western border crossing with Syria on Monday, the head of the provincial council Faleh al-Issawi said. He said four other Iraqi soldiers were wounded in the attack on the Al-Waleed border crossing and were taken across the border for treatment in Syria. A…

BOOM! Stewart Rips Obama Admin on Troops in Iraq [VIDEO]

[Video start below] Jon Stewart again tried to mine some comedy from ISIS Monday night, and spent half the segment ripping President Obama and the White House for all sorts of “bullshit” spin on the U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq. Stewart laughed at the idea that the 3000-plus forces in Iraq are mostly…

ISIS leader Wounded or Killed But US Cannot Confirm

Iraqi officials and state television say Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike. U.S. officials say they have no immediate information on such a strike or al-Baghdadi being wounded. Photo: This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on…

US air strikes destroy Leaders Isis Convoy

US air strikes destroyed a moving, 10-vehicle Islamic State convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, officials said, but it was unclear whether the group’s top commander, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was present at the time. Earlier, the al-Hadath station, which is part of Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television, reported that US-led strikes had targeted a…

Iraqi Kurds Battle ISIS in Kobani

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against ISIS militants in Kobani, in a bid to prevent the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. Heavy clashes erupted in Kobani between the peshmerga fighters and ISIS jihadists, with both sides suffering heavy casualties, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A top official…

U.S. Leads New ISIS Bombardment

ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria were battered by airstrikes on Sunday and Monday. The United States and partner countries hit 11 targets—four in Syria, and seven in Iraq. According to the U.S. Central Command, the strikes destroyed a number of vehicles, ISIS-occupied buildings, and a small unit of Islamic State fighters.