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Penny for your thoughts - 2020-04-07 - Original post - cached version

Recall the many, many times my readers were informed that Iraq was not part of the "resistance"? Whatever the hell that actually meant?
'Cause it was meaningless to me.
 Empty rhetoric. 

  Canthama aka Disinfothama was a big pusher of this nonsense.  As were others at Saker's....

The Saker - 2020-04-07 - Original post - cached version

U.S. Confirms Deployment Of Patriot Missiles In Iraq. Iran Prepares For Conflict In Straight Of Hormuz On April 5, a series of large explosions rocked the village of al-Kastan in

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-04-06 - Original post - cached version

March 31/20 NYT's

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian air defenses opened fire Tuesday night on missiles launched from Israeli warplanes on the central province of Homs, shooting down some of them, state media said. State TV said the warplanes fired the missiles while...
Dissident Voice - 2020-04-05 - Original post - cached version

With anti-statist paranoia and acts of vandalism now part of the coronavirus crisis in the UK, in one outrageous video sent to me by a friend (I will not produce it, due to the responsibility to prevent the spread of false information) a British man denounced the virus as a hoax. What is most...

The Duran - 2020-04-05 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues to push for war in Iraq against Iran militias, while the world is concentrated on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

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Aletho News - 2020-03-29 - Original post - cached version
By Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge – 03/27/2020

The United States has shown itself willing to both keep up its ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran and its proxies while riding roughshod over Iraqi sovereignty by remaining in the country even as Baghdad leaders and the broader...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-29 - Original post - cached version

Eric S. MARGOLIS

The world is getting sick from the spreading COVID-19 virus. North Americans and Europeans are now as horrified as Chinese by the invisible killer that has put their hospitals under siege.

They are also getting a grim foretaste of what biological warfare would be...

Down With Tyranny - 2020-03-29 - Original post - cached version
U.S. soldiers are increasingly disliked in Iraq. Photo: Reese Erlich

-by Reese Erlich,
Author, The Iran Agenda Today

While the world focuses on the coronavirus pandemic, tensions between the U.S. and Iran are heating up.

The two countries are engaging in tit-for-tat...

Aletho News - 2020-03-20 - Original post - cached version
By Gareth Porter | The Grayzone | March 20, 2020

Though it narrowly averted war with Iran this January, the Trump administration is still pushing for all-out military conflict. The architects of the drive to war, Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu, have relied on a...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Why yes, indeed, it does. As has been stated repeatedly here.
Of course her statements will be highlighted.
TASS

MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. The United States finds annoying the Russian-Turkish agreements on Syria’s Idlib and looks ready to use...
Aletho News - 2020-03-19 - Original post - cached version
South Front | March 18, 2020

Late on March 17, at least three rockets struck the area near the US embassy in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone. This was the fourth such attack in the span of a week. A day earlier, a pair of rockets struck the Besmaya base south of Baghdad...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version

While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a U.S. base near Baghdad on March 11, the...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version

Protester’s sign decries sanctions, “a silent war” (Photo Credit: Campaign for Peace and Democracy, 2013)

U.S. sanctions against Iran, cruelly strengthened in March of 2018, continue a collective punishment of extremely vulnerable people. Presently, the U.S. “maximum pressure” policy...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version

As has been stated and restated here, there are geo political players in the Syrian arena that would benefit from having Turkey and Russia at each other’s throats. In Idlib as well as elsewhere. So far Russia and Turkey have continued to cooperate, but, there looks to be some  more recent...

21 Century Wire - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version


As a result of recent rocket attacks on two its bases near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the US military has announced it is evacuating those facilities.

According to NBC News, Washington’s latest step back came after a recent attack had killed two Americans and one British service...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version

A funny thing happened on the way to remote Central Asia following the events of 9/11.  The militarists who spawned this modern “crusade,” the invasion of Afghanistan, decided to call it “Operation Infinite Justice.”  Unfortunately for the philosophers at the Pentagon and their neo-con-liberal...

Aletho News - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version
Sputnik – March 16, 2020

The US-led coalition against Daesh is departing from several of its smaller bases in Iraq after several recent rocket attacks against them, CNN reported on Monday citing a statement it obtained from the coalition.

“As a result of the...

Land Destroyer - 2020-03-16 - Original post - cached version
March 14, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The US has recently carried out deadly attacks across Iraq - targeting Iraqi state-sponsored militias including Kata'ib Hezbollah who were responsible for the defeat of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

CNN in its article, "US...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-16 - Original post - cached version

CNN in its article, “US conducts airstrikes against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq,” would report:

The US carried out airstrikes on Thursday against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq, according to the US Defense Department.

The...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-16 - Original post - cached version

American ‘news’-media present a very distorted view of America’s international relations. For example, consider this:

We discussed the executive order [banning Iraqis from coming to U.S.], and their displeasure in this executive order, why they feel like they’ve been...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-16 - Original post - cached version

Frankly and in summary: recently The United States of America has crossed several lines, committing atrocities, in many parts of the world. In the past, no country could get away with this; such situations would inevitably lead to war.

Presently, war is “avoided” only because the world is...

The Duran - 2020-03-16 - Original post - cached version


Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture

American ‘news’-media present a very distorted view of America’s international relations. For example, consider this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0KMz_AUBFM

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Aletho News - 2020-03-14 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – March 14, 2020

The Iraqi military has called for an immediate withdrawal of all American and foreign troops from the country in accordance with a parliamentary resolution passed earlier this year, and in light of a string of airstrikes carried out by the...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-14 - Original post - cached version

American ‘news’-media present a very distorted view of America’s international relations. For example, consider this:

Retired Marine’s message about travel ban goes viral

2,306,988 views•Feb 10, 2017

Fox News, Hannity

Marine in Iraq [Steve Gern, Marine Staff Sergeant...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-14 - Original post - cached version

Following up on the previous report :

Breaking: US "Retaliatory" Airstrikes Underway in Iraq- Birth Pangs

For the 1st time since 2012, U.S. has 2 Naval carriers in the Gulf due to recent tit-for-tat attacks

 Recent "tit for tat" attacks?

Iraqi security forces on Friday...
Aletho News - 2020-03-14 - Original post - cached version
RT | March 14, 2020

A military base in Iraq housing US troops has been targeted in a rocket attack that severely injured Iraqi soldiers, the nation’s military confirmed. It also warned that the strike does not warrant a retaliation by foreign powers.

As many as...

MintPress - 2020-03-13 - Original post - cached version

Amid a spreading COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government is continuing to ramp up aggression against Iran in lieu of responding to the true threat of disease. Earlier today, the U.S. military launched a number of strikes against five separate targets in Iraq, all of which it alleges are...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-12 - Original post - cached version

Interesting read from Simon Watkins @  OilPrice.com

"Iran is positioning itself to benefit from the fallout from Saudi Arabia’s latest disastrous handling of the global oil markets. The Kingdom’s ability to metaphorically shoot itself in the foot has been...
Aletho News - 2020-03-08 - Original post - cached version
By James Bovard | Future of Freedom Foundation | March 6, 2020

Turkey is ratcheting up its invasion of Syria and trying to drag NATO into Erdogan’s personal rehabilitation scheme. Threats and counter-threats are flying as thickly as the bombs and bullets. It remains to...

The Duran - 2020-03-08 - Original post - cached version


Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture

The latest are document-dumps and accompanying detailed explanations and translations of the revealed documents, and are from Bonanza Media. That’s a Finland-based website. Their “Bonanza Leaks” on 24...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-07 - Original post - cached version

What party/ies don’t want a cease fire?

Does Turkey want more dead soldiers so the heat is turned up politically on the leadership? To weaken the dollar? Put negative pressure on the economy? Does the Assad government want more dead soldiers which also causes political pressure to build...
Strategic Culture - 2020-03-02 - Original post - cached version

An esteemed Arab League ‘grandee’ recently thundered that it was impossible for the Arab world to accept anything – ‘other’- than 21st century modern secularism: Islamism was forbidden. Egypt’s ‘coup’ (“if you wish to call it such”, against the elected Muslim Brotherhood government) was...

Aletho News - 2020-03-02 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – March 1, 2020

Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Mohammad Tawfiq Allawi has withdrawn his candidacy after the parliament failed to approve his new government.

Allawi asked the Iraqi presidency to excuse him from forming a new government in a speech on...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-02 - Original post - cached version

 Previously it was stated here : " And if they do this problem should be addressed or they, Syria, are stepping into their own grave. For Syria, there is everything to lose. "

See the bolded portion of an earlier response

PennyFebruary 29, 2020 at 12:00...
Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-01 - Original post - cached version

 Geo politics is one of my favourite topics. Much to hubby’s consternation at times. Though he is my number one sounding board for this blog, since I started here in 08. And yah, we’ve been married for much longer then that!   Anyway, while driving in the car today we got to have a really good...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-28 - Original post - cached version

Nearly a thousand of us were gathered in Chicago beneath the alarming edifice of Chicago’s “Trump Tower.” Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani had been brutally murdered the day before in Iraq, with several of his associates; and the welcome surprise of Iran’s relatively measured response was yet a...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-02-28 - Original post - cached version

   Disinfohedge (Zero Hedge) and other "alt media" sites are pushing the insinuation about rebels firing on Russian planes- I'm reminded of Winston Churchill's words >>>

Disnfo Hedge- always a body guard to lies in service of liars/warmongers and regional reshapers.

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Penny for your thoughts - 2020-02-26 - Original post - cached version

You'll notice it is the US pushing this idea. Not Turkey. Turkey pushes very different concepts regarding Idlib. 

Lavrov's words will be highlighted below- Primary Sourced Information
 
Link

 

Moscow views US statements on the...
Aletho News - 2020-02-25 - Original post - cached version
Sputnik – February 25, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that Washington is imposing sanctions on 13 entities in Russia, China, Iraq, and Turkey for “supporting Iran’s missile programme.”

He further added that sanctions against individuals and...

Aletho News - 2020-02-25 - Original post - cached version
By Yves Engler · February 24, 2020

As many parents have warned their children, real friends do not encourage stupid, embarrassing, or life-threatening behaviour.

But because of our “friend” to the south, Justin Trudeau’s government has deepened ties to a...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-02-25 - Original post - cached version
TASS

 Moscow and Ankara are preparing a new series of consultations on the situation in Syria’s Idlib, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference on Monday.

"Another series of consultations is now being prepared and we hope it will help us...

James Bovard - 2020-02-24 - Original post - cached version
U.S. Foreign Policy Perpetual Perfidy

by James Bovard February 24, 2020

The Washington establishment was aghast in October when Donald Trump appeared to approve a Turkish invasion of northern Syria. The United States was seen as abandoning the Kurds,...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-02-22 - Original post - cached version

 If you prefer irrationality, (the quality of being illogical or unreasonable) which is bizarre (strange or unusual), this is not the oped for you.  So much of the information in the oped has been covered here for many years. Including Turkey's cooperation with Syria and Russia to clear Aleppo...

Aletho News - 2020-02-21 - Original post - cached version

RT | February 21, 2020 Baghdad’s ruling class is beyond saving, so it’s time to scrap it in its entirety, believes a neocon pundit who served in the Bush administration. What was the saying about doing the same thing and hoping for different results? Things are really bad in Iraq these days....

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-02-21 - Original post - cached version
 Earlier Today: Russia/Turkey To Talk in Ankara Next Week- Russia did NOT Strike Turkish Troops The latest:  Going further there are now reports that Erdogan and Putin will talk, today, via phone at 15:00 GMT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he will speak by...

Strategic Culture - 2020-02-21 - Original post - cached version

Eric ZUESSE for The Saker Blog

A reliable and exceptionally knowledgeable source, who doesn’t wish to be publicly identified, has confidentially informed me that an agreement has been reached in which U.S. troops will remain permanently in Iraq but under exclusively NATO command, no...

Aletho News - 2020-02-21 - Original post - cached version

‘We weren’t keeping inventory’ By Nebojsa Malic | RT | February 20, 2020 US weapons worth some $715 million dollars were warehoused poorly and soldiers handling them did not keep receipts or records, so it’s impossible to tell how many, if any, ended up in wrong hands, the Pentagon says. Supply...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-02-21 - Original post - cached version

 It's not at all clear if fighting has really intensified, since fighting has been consistent in Idlib for years now. How would the intensity be quantified?  It can't be and that's why the 'chicken little' approach to covering Idlib has been avoided here.
  Much more likely is that media...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-20 - Original post - cached version

They say we’ve been down this road before.  The “last time” creakily hinged upon a hysterically hyped WMD threat from Iraq that overwhelmingly forced the W. Bush regime and its bipartisan cheerleaders to preemptively invade Iraq in order to eliminate the imminent threat that Saddam Hussein’s non...

Aletho News - 2020-02-18 - Original post - cached version

It’s everyone’s fault except the U.S. and Israel By Philip Giraldi • Unz Review • February 18, 2020 The first week in February was memorable for the failed impeachment of President Donald Trump, the “re-elect me” State of the Union address and the marketing of a new line of underwear by Kim...

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