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What ISIS Really Wants
World  (tags: ISIS, Daesh, ISIL, religion, beliefs, Dabiq, caliphate, Sharia, Baghdadi, jihadists, Muslims, Islam, Australia, London, apocalypse, Musa Cerantonio, takfir, psychopaths, Iraq, Syria )

- 329 days ago -
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. A long read but will give you a better understanding and how to stop it.
Iraq's Greatest Danger Yet: Collapse of 'World's Most Dangerous Dam'
World  (tags: world, politics, iraq )

- 232 days ago -
a new threat looms that could kill a million people or more, and destroy Baghdad and a string of other cities along the Tigris river. The porous rocks beneath the Mosul dam are dissolving away and the entire edifice could collapse at any momen
Insist Paris Tragedy Not Be Exploited For More War - Petition
World  (tags: France, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, political leaders, exploit tragic events )

- 347 days ago -
Humanity is indivisible. We reject any attempt by political leaders to exploit tragic events to promote more war.
Use War Powers to Pull U.S. Troops From Iraq - Petition
World  (tags: Iraq, President Obama, Congress, US Troops, Iraqi military, airstrikes, US War Powers )

- 122 days ago -
Obama notified Congress that he was sending U.S. troops to Iraq to serve as advisers to the Iraqi military. Press reports have indicated that these troops could be used for offensive military action, including calling in airstrikes. Step by step to war
Media Drumbeat for War and Despicable Anti-Muslim Scapegoating
World  (tags: media drumbeat, anti-muslim, Submissive, scapegoating, Glenn Greenwald, Paris, ISIL, ISIS, Daesh, Iraq, Syria, Edward Snowden )

- 339 days ago -
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, media coverage has seen familiar patterns: uncritically repeat government claims, defend expansive state power, and blame the Muslim community for the acts of a few.
The Plan   video
World  (tags: The Plan, General Wesley Clark, USA, Bush Administration, war, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia )

- 145 days ago -
Explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran. USA is still on a war footing. It is with this lack of concern on the blood of our children and others is sickening.
The Dalai Lama Speaks the Uncomfortable Truth About Immigration
World  (tags: world, war, violence, UnitedNations, society, politics, humans, humanrights, government, freedoms, ethics, corruption, conflict, Dalai Lama, Immigration, refugee, crisis, exodus, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, fascism, racism, patriotism )

- 126 days ago -
When a refugee crisis of such magnitude as the mass exodus from Syria occurs, it tends to draw out both the best and worst qualities of people.
Phyllis Bennis on Taking On ISIS   video
World  (tags: Phyllis Bennis, Institute For Policy Studies, ISIS, Daesh, Iraq, Syria, Middle East, Iran, Russia, foreign affairs, drone attacks )

- 108 days ago -
Analysis from progressive policy experts on issues of global concern eliminating the threat of ISIS will require the US to shift from drone attacks and airstrikes to addressing the conditions that drive people to align with ISIS as the lesser of two evils
Long Road To Hell   video
World  (tags: documentary, Fareed Zakaria, CNN, hell, Iraq, war, choices and consequences )

- 292 days ago -
A look back on the choices made before, during and after the war in Iraq, and the consequences of those choices.
WWIII The New Axis Of Evil
World  (tags: WWIII, humanity, middle east, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Syria, United States, UK, Lebanon, Qatar, Russia, Germany, France, Iraq, Saudi Arabia )

- 273 days ago -
The concept that humanity is teetering on the edge of third world war is no longer the domain of the lunatic fringe. Those of you who have been paying attention know that in reality, the war is already underway. Watch it or read article both are the same
The Phony War in Syria
World  (tags: Eric Margolis, Iraq, ISIS, Mideast, Syria, Turkey )

- 187 days ago -
For a variety of reasons, the much ballyhooed "final offensive" against ISIS is moving with all the speed of a medieval army of drunken foot soldiers and all the audacity of a lady's garden party.
Iranian-Backed Shiite Militia Vows to Attack U.S. Forces in Iraq
World  (tags: Iran, Iraq, Iran-backed Militia, threat to attack U.S. forces )

- 219 days ago -
America*s ill-thought out strategy to *contain* Iran*s nuclear program releasing billions of dollars to the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, has not brought the Islamic Republic into the *community of nations* but instead emboldened them.
ISIS Suicide Bomber Kills 41 at Soccer Game in Iraq
World  (tags: violence, terrorism, Iraq, Iskanderiyah, soccer match, ISIS, Da'esh, ISIL, suicide bomber )

- 215 days ago -
Analysts and members of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition believe attacks of this type may proliferate, both inside Iraq and abroad, as the militant group continues to lose ground to Iraqi forces in the country's North and West.
AP Analysis: Echoes of 1991 Gulf War Linger on in Mideast
World  (tags: violence, world, middle-east, iraq, conflict, death )

P. L.
- 235 days ago -
"25 years after the first U.S. Marines swept across the Iraq border into Kuwait, the United States finds itself in a quandary it hoped to avoid back in 1991."

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