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In an interview with former CIA officer Phillip Giraldi, FBI translator turned whistleblower Sibel Edmonds named Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, and Richard Perle as having been wiretapped and ...
by The Anomaly
Comment Count 825 comments on Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 11:19 AM PDT with 827 Recommends
[UPDATE: Just received reports from the NGO coordinating committee and some of our partners in Erbil that the US has begun airstrikes against IS forces between Mosul and Erbil. WP reports that US ...
by ivorybill
Comment Count 251 comments on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 11:11 AM PDT with 314 Recommends
This is me, LondonYank, with Massoud Barzani in 2003. (I'm the one with the bow.) I was in Erbil, Kurdistan, northern Iraq. We were ...
by LondonYank
Comment Count 155 comments on Thu Jan 11, 2007 at 01:56 PM PST with 314 Recommends
We were all kinda busy last October trying to retake the House and Senate so maybe it's not surprising that some things slipped past us. One such measure was a new Pentagon media war unit :
by LondonYank
Comment Count 259 comments on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 10:04 AM PST with 308 Recommends
The weirdest thing about the Iraq War is how it always turns out that, underneath the surface, we are at war with ourselves, or one of our closest allies. For example, we could, if we wanted, refer ...
by bink
Comment Count 228 comments on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 07:56 AM PDT with 256 Recommends
None other than Bob "Novakula" Novak has a stunner of a column out for Monday's papers, detailing a ...
by quaoar
Comment Count 319 comments on Sun Jul 29, 2007 at 09:13 PM PDT with 245 Recommends
Joseph Ralston : the former Nato Supreme Commander and Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was supposed to prevent a Turkish invasion of Iraq. As I noted in my preceding ...
by kidneystones
Comment Count 147 comments on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 03:33 AM PDT with 233 Recommends
Don Rumsfeld was charged with war-crimes today. Bushco's connection to Mid-East terrorism and pork may be the next story to blow.
by kidneystones
Comment Count 81 comments on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 04:23 AM PDT with 182 Recommends
A little over four months ago, Daesh assaulted the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane in northern Syria, on the border to Turkey. They threw thousands of their best fighters against Kobane, including ...
by Lawrence
Comment Count 177 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 06:57 AM PST with 170 Recommends
The story we are getting from corporate MSM does not match up with ISIS defeats in Iraq. ISIS got slaughtered in a major battle at Samarra that was reported widely abroad. But U.S. media dropped the ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 183 comments on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 09:14 AM PDT with 149 Recommends
Baghdad Sunnis celebrated the birth of the New Year much the same as we did here in the states. Fireworks, street celebrations, and tons of young people dancing and snapping pictures of ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 55 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2008 at 04:53 AM PST with 117 Recommends
by ivorybill
Comment Count 47 comments on Sat Feb 11, 2006 at 04:54 AM PST with 116 Recommends
At what point do we declare victory? When ISIS have dispersed back into the general population? What do we say when the Kurds demand independence. What if the Kurds want to include Kurdish areas ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 586 comments on Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 04:54 AM PDT with 106 Recommends
Kurd PKK terrorists killed nine Turkish soldiers today, all but ensuring a ...
by kidneystones
Comment Count 204 comments on Sun Oct 21, 2007 at 04:54 AM PDT with 89 Recommends
by BentLiberal
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Sep 16, 2006 at 01:43 PM PDT with 82 Recommends
What is Kurdistan? You might remember it being that part of Iraq that wasn't rocked by civil war during our occupation. After the ISIS jihadists stormed Mosul, and the Iraqi soldiers threw ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 72 comments on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM PDT with 77 Recommends
In a surprisingly positive development, a spokesman for Turkey's ruling party said that Kurds in Iraq have the right to self-determination . This reverses decades of Turkish opposition to an ...
by Eric Stetson
Comment Count 114 comments on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 04:40 PM PDT with 69 Recommends
This is getting to be like Lucy Van Pelt pulling away the football when Charlie Brown goes to kick it. For the second time in a month, the Iraqi presidency council ...
by dday
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 10:03 PM PST with 55 Recommends
Since this is a subject which requires quite a a lot of background information, and as a result the text is very long, I published it in three parts. The first two parts are background information.
by InAntalya
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 07:02 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
It is a repeat of the Mount Sinjar situation , except a different minority group threatening to be wiped out by ISIS. The United Nations has called for a concerted effort to end the siege of ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM PDT with 51 Recommends