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Coalition says it struck area in west Mosul where officials say scores of civilians were killed by aerial bombardment. Source: Coalition says it hit Mosul site where civilians died | News | Al Jazeera
Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul said up to 30 civilians were killed in an air strike on a district held by Islamic State this week. Source: Air raid targeting IS militant kills up to 30 civilians in Iraq’s … Continue reading
“They are afraid of a lot of things now. They are afraid of the bombing, they are afraid of the attack that’s coming and they are also really afraid of the foreign spies who are among them”. This was Rashid’s … Continue reading
TeleSur | – – The United Nations said it was “deeply concerned” about reports the groups are using children on … Source: ‘Unacceptable’ UN says US-Backed Iraqi Militias Recruiting Children
Iraq and the Rupert Murdoch connection: The media mogul’s network of pro-war campaigners | Press | News | The Independent
The screaming headline on the front of today’s edition of The Sun added to the shredding of Tony Blair’s reputation. “Weapons of Mass Deception,” it blared. That was bit rich, considering the role of The Sun and the rest of … Continue reading
Tony Blair’s spin unspun: how his claims compare with the Chilcot report | UK Politics | News | The Independent
A haggard-looking Tony Blair spent two hours struggling to rescue his reputation from the ruins of Iraq. In his protracted press conference, the former Prime Minister expressed sorrow for the British soldiers killed or maimed after the invasion of March … Continue reading
They ran secular and militarised Arabic states not in Israel’s interest and had control of their own oil resources not in US interest
Islamic State PR gloss masks Iraqi forces’ gains – BBC News.
George W. Bush’s CIA Briefer: Bush and Cheney Falsely Presented WMD Intelligence to Public John Howard and Tony Blair did as well
George W. Bush’s CIA Briefer: Bush and Cheney Falsely Presented WMD Intelligence to Public | Mother Jones.
The bitter rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran can be seen played out across the Middle East, from the rise of Islamic State to the assault against the Houthis in Yemen. Amin Saikal writes about what this means for the … Continue reading
Revealed: The CIA report used as pretext for Iraq invasion — RT USA.
Interactive: Countries countering ISIL – Al Jazeera English. Australia’s assistance in Iraq doesn’t seem to be as high as Abbott would like us to believe. It explains the silence and media blackout
Interactive: Countries countering ISIL – Al Jazeera English.
Kurds on verge of ‘taking full control’ of Kobane : Yet we give them no recognition. The coalition doesn’t walk with Kurds
Kurds on verge of ‘taking full control’ of Kobane – Al Jazeera English.
Australian special forces expected to take on greater role in Iraq: Given There has been no role to date any declaration of a role can be seen as greater. Sounds like an Abbott’s new press office release. It’s been rumoured we are to train Iraq’s most brutal brigade one that already has an effective history of dealing in the indiscriminant death of civilians in the same manner as Daesh, beheading included..
http://www.news.com.au/video/id-FreWRycjohJHZ55tZVjfxnfgYlSc3usm/More-Australian-military-involvement-in-Iraq Australian special forces expected to take on greater role in Iraq More Australian military involvement in Iraq Copy the text AUSTRALIAN special forces soldiers are reportedly in line to step up in the fight against Islamic State militants … Continue reading
Middle East Iraq’s Sunnis may seek Iran help against ISIL Desperate for arms and military training to fight ISIL, Sunni tribes were considering Iranian assistance as an option.
Iraq’s Sunnis want a bigger role in the battle against ISIL [Al Jazeera] Iraqi Sunni tribal sheikhs threatened to resort to the United States’ rival in the region, the Islamic Republic of Iran, to get the needed military support in … Continue reading
Fighters from the Shi’ite Kata’ib Imam Ali (Imam Ali Brigades) militia search a house after taking control of a village from Islamist State militants, on the outskirts of Dhuluiya, north of Baghdad December 29, 2014. (Reuters) – Behind black gates … Continue reading
Saudi blogger to be publicly flogged on charges he insulted Islam: Abbott’s Allies no interference here. Will bloggers be put to 1000 lashes here?
Raif Badawi was sentenced last May to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes His website Free Saudi Liberals is now closed Badawi ‘being used as an example’ in crackdown on reform calls A Saudi blogger who was sentenced last … Continue reading
Max Ehrenfreund points to an interesting tidbit this morning. A pair of researchers have released a working paper that attempts to figure out if watching Fox News makes you more conservative. They do this by exploiting the fact that channel … Continue reading
Tony Abbott hits out at US over Iraq post-war ‘chaos’. 5mill currently displaced people in Iraq are facing winter. Abbott has offered $1 per head in aid from our already cut aid program. We are no wiser on what our SAS have been doing the past 6 months.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has blasted in his strongest terms yet the US management of Iraq following the 2003 invasion, branding it a period of “chaos and confusion”. During a visit to Baghdad on Sunday, Mr Abbott hinted he could … Continue reading
Howard ignored official advice on Iraq’s weapons and chose war by Margaret Swieringa>>> Former prime minister John Howard’s justification on why we went to war against Iraq in 2003 obfuscates some issues. I was the secretary to the federal parliamentary … Continue reading
Middle East Kurdish offensive against ISIL gains momentum Peshmerga forces have regained ground in northwestern Iraq, while Kurdish fighters also battle ISIL in Syria.
http://aje.io/7p6k Middle East Kurdish offensive against ISIL gains momentum Peshmerga forces have regained ground in northwestern Iraq, while Kurdish fighters also battle ISIL in Syria. An offensive by Kurdish Peshmerga forces to retake territory from the Islamic State of Iraq … Continue reading
Photo: There were reports Sydney man Mohammad Ali Baryalei had been killed, but Vice Admiral David Johnston said Defence believed it was less than likely that he was dead. (Facebook) Related Story: Bishop declares it an offence for Australians to … Continue reading
Graft hobbles Iraq’s army in fighting Islamic State. These are the guys we are meant to train. We couldn’t do it over a 10 year period what on earth makes us believe we can do it now in such a … Continue reading
ISIL have seized most of Anbar province which borders Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and the Baghdad governorate. The Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi, capital of the troubled western … Continue reading
Our allies the US- backed Iraqi Military gave them the weapons. What will happen to the weapons after resupply. Is that why we are the to train them not to give away the weapons? Like the Immigration Dept the Defense Department has gone silent
Isis has enough weapons to carry on fighting for two years, UN warns Arsenal is sufficient enough to threaten region ‘even without territory’ Much of Isis’s weapon stocks were stolen from US-backed Iraqi military Report recommends sanctions including seizing Isis … Continue reading
Intel suggested Sunni tribes could be recruited against ISIL. It was reasonable to predict after the Maliki government the opposite was more likely and they have supported ISIL
Iraq, U.S. find some potential Sunni allies have been lost By Ben Hubbard, NEW YORK TIMES November 15, 2014 0 US News BAGHDAD – When the militants of the Islamic State entered the Sunni Arab area of Al Alam, they … Continue reading
The top-ranking officer in the American military said on Thursday that the US is actively considering the direct use of troops in the toughest upcoming fights against the Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq, less than a week after Barack Obama … Continue reading
http://aje.me/1uL1dg4 ISIL can be defeated ISIL is not ISLAM ISIL will be punished ISIL is not the only group using the media as a weapon of war, with one anti-ISIL TV station also gaining ground in Iraq. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from northern Iraq.
Australian troops ‘moving into locations’ in Iraq to assist with fight against Islamic State By political correspondent Emma Griffiths Updated about an hour agoTue 11 Nov 2014, 10:56am Photo: The Government has left open the possibility of sending more troops … Continue reading
Islamic State jihadists execute more than 200 tribespeople who fought them. Why don’t the Iraqi’s want us? They don’t trust us when they read we are the to train them and to give them arms. We just TALK
THE Islamic State group has carried out a fresh wave of mass killings, executing more than 200 members of an Iraqi tribe which took up arms against the jihadists. Women and children were said to be among scores of Albu … Continue reading
Isis: Tony Abbott welcomes extra US troops but says he won’t send more He hasn’t sent any yet they are in UAE
The US president authorises the doubling of troop levels in Iraq to 3,000, but PM says Australia’s plans have not changed. I thought he was under USA command not an independant. Don’t you just get the feeling that after 3 … Continue reading
Islamic State: Militants kill hundreds in massacre in Iraq’s Anbar province. Where were we? They ran out of Ammo
Officials said the victims included dozens of women and children whose bodies were dumped in a well. The systematic killings marked some of the worst bloodshed in Iraq since the Sunni militants swept through the north in June with the … Continue reading
Islamic State militants murder 322 Iraqi tribe members in Anbar province. According to Bolt these are the guys we are fighting NOW not waiting to fight.
Tribe leader Sheikh Naeem al-Ga’oud says he was not provided with any arms by the central government and army. Aren’t we supplying weapons anymore? Islamic State militants have killed 322 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province, including … Continue reading
UN report suggests decline of al-Qaida has yielded an explosion of jihadist enthusiasm for its even mightier successor organisations, chiefly Isis The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on … Continue reading
Assad’s warnings start to ring true in Turkey. Will we declare Turkey a criminal State backing ISIS?
(Reuters) – When Sunni rebels rose up against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad in 2011, Turkey reclassified its protégé as a pariah, expecting him to lose power within months and join the autocrats of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen on the scrap … Continue reading
Aussies go home, Iraqi militias say. Nobody wants you in Iraq Abbott MP’s Shiites or Sunnis why do you ignore them???
Baghdad: Even before a formal announcement, the deal for Australia to help Iraq battle the so-called Islamic State which now controls swaths of Iraq and Syria, drew sharp criticism from forces allied to the Baghdad government. As Foreign Minister Julie … Continue reading
THE Islamic State jihadist group says that it has given Yazidi women and children captured in northern Iraq to its fighters as spoils of war, boasting it has revived slavery. The shocking development comes as researchers revealed thousands of Yazidi … Continue reading
How complicated can this get if Shia don’t want us there? Answer the question Mr Abbott. But you will ignore them wont you
The mind bogles trying to understand the twists and turns in Iraq. Shiia the enemy of ISIL are demonstrating for them while Sunnis the support base for ISIL are fighting them. Neither want US interferance Shia Iraqis protest against US … Continue reading
Contradictory interests bedevil US strategy By Stuart Rollo Updated 1 Sep 2014, 4:29pmMon 1 Sep 2014, 4:29pm Photo: Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq: The US is a treaty ally with Turkey, which has a long history of suppressing Kurdish independence … Continue reading
He was a funded recruiter ????? Where was our alternative recruitment drive Mr Abbott ? ASIO is just a suppository for your intelligence!! Policing with a heavy club is Neanderthall $650 Mill will take rights from all of us. HAS … Continue reading
Pushed or Jumped? Who is this moderate coalition of rebels? Who is the coalition of ME states? If I donate money to our allies will I be arrested?
Responding to Syrian objections over the Administration’s plans to fly combat missions against ISIS in Syrian territory, President Obama told journalists at the White House that as far as he was concerned, Bashar Assad could “Fuck off and die.” In … Continue reading
Iraq’s Shiite militia, Kurds use U.S. air strikes to further own agenda A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter moves into position while firing into Baretle village (background), which is controlled by the Islamic State, in Khazir, on the edge of Mosul September … Continue reading
‘Forgive me if I see Tony Abbott’s trumped up fear and warmongering for what it is — the last ditch attempts of an unpopular prime minister to gain some support in a country that is sick of his … Continue reading
Hallmarks of a Force Lead by Saddam’s Men. ISIS a Sunni Caliphate in a Shia Sea Will They Try to Build?
ISIS has consolidated it’s position across Syria and Iraq even eliminating opposition groups with the same goals such as the FSA in Syria. With the fog of confusion lifted the reality remains whether any rapprochement is possible with Assad and … Continue reading