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Jan 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Telegraph: THE FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it. Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca ...

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Jan 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Via Free Beacon: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) said it was time for President Obama to recognize the United States’ “vital national interest in Iraq” and re-engage there, in order to not let the progress made in Iraq be in vain. “A status of forces agreement with Iraq should have been agreed to, ...

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Jan 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

(CNN) -- From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda now controls territory that stretches more than 400 miles across the heart of the Middle East, according to English and Arab language news accounts as well as accounts on jihadist websites. Indeed, al Qaeda appears to control more ...

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Jan 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Iraq’s ambassador to Washington says the Obama administration doesn’t fully grasp the consequences of failing to more aggressively combat a surging al Qaeda threat inside his country, pointedly suggesting that President Obama has been less engaged with Baghdad than his predecessor. “The administration has to have a better understanding of any adverse ...

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Jan 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Opposition to winning a war for any reason, especially political, is treason. Excerpted from The Washington Post: In a new memoir, former defense secretary Robert Gates unleashes harsh judgments about President Obama’s leadership and his commitment to the Afghanistan war, writing that by early 2010 he had concluded the president “doesn’t believe in his own strategy, ...

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Jan 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Armed tribesmen in Ramadi, January 4 BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces battling an al Qaeda offensive near the Syrian border launched an air strike on Ramadi city on Sunday killing 25 Islamist militants, according to local officials. Government officials in western Anbar province met tribal leaders to urge them to help repel al Qaeda-linked militants who ...

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Jan 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Associated Press: In Tehran, the deputy chief of staff of Iran's armed forces for logistics and industrial research, Brigadier-General Mohammad Hejazi, was reported as saying on Sunday that Iran was ready to provide Iraq with "military equipment or consultation" to help the Iraqi army in Anbar if it were asked to do so. The ...

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Jan 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Fox News: In his first remarks since Islamic militants with Al Qaeda ties overran the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised support for Iraq's government, but emphatically rejected any possibility that the U.S. would send troops back into the country, saying of the Baghdad government "this ...

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Jan 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Jan 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Fallujah (Iraq) (AFP) - Many residents have fled the Iraqi city of Fallujah after it was seized by jihadists, while others are preparing to stay through what all fear will be a major battle as security forces push to retake it. Fallujah's streets are all but empty except for cars navigating alleys in an attempt to ...

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Jan 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi troops trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes battled al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi on Saturday after shelling the western region's other main city, Falluja, overnight, tribal leaders and officials said. At least eight people were killed and 30 were wounded in Falluja, and residents ...

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Jan 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Al Qaeda gunmen chant slogans during the funeral of a man killed when clashes erupted between al-Qaida gunmen and Iraqi army soldiers on Friday Excerpted from Global Affairs: Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for reports that the Iraqi city of Fallujah had fallen to al Qaeda forces. McCain ...

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Jan 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Related - WATCH - Krauthammer: ‘Iraq War Was Already Won When Barack Came Into Office”; Obama ‘Liquidated’ Our Gains Obama abandoned all our bases in Iraq because that's what Iran wanted. He covered his ass on this by lying and saying he just wasn't able to negotiate a deal to keep them there. Obama has ...

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Jan 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Dec 29, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The Independent: The Government is working to declassify more than 100 secret documents detailing discussions that took place between Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and George Bush in the run-up to the Iraq war. The Independent understands that, in an unprecedented move, a cache of notes from Mr Blair to Mr Bush, records of ...

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Dec 28, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Arutz Sheva: Iraq's rising violence and concerns of an all-out sectarian war appears set to flare up even further, as Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki recently ordered Muslim prayers to be directed to the Shi'ite holy city Karbala, instead of Mecca. Karabala is where Imam Al-Hussein, a Shi'ite "martyr" who refused to surrender the Islamic ...

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Dec 26, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

WASHINGTON — The United States is quietly rushing dozens of Hellfire missiles and low-tech surveillance drones to Iraq to help government forces combat an explosion of violence by a Qaeda-backed insurgency that is gaining territory in both western Iraq and neighboring Syria. The move follows an appeal for help in battling the extremist group ...

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Dec 25, 2013 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said Wednesday. In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said. Earlier, two bombs ...

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Dec 13, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from THE TELEGRAPH: Ten years after the capture of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is at risk of becoming a failed state again as al-Qaeda reclaims vast swathes of the country. Friday’s anniversary of the Iraqi dictator’s arrest sees the country still struggling with his legacy, with al-Qaeda launching a fresh campaign of terrorist atrocities from ...

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Nov 29, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

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Nov 27, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Nov 25, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from BIZPAC REVIEW: The founder of the Blackwater USA security firm is setting the record straight on the company’s role in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In his new book, “Civilian Warriors,” Blackwater founder and CEO Erik Prince says all his company did was answer the U.S. government’s call for help. “By 2006 and 2007, a ...

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Nov 22, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Shock and Awe the initial bombing of baghdad..Oldie but a goodie enjoy!

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Nov 2, 2013 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from CBS News: Two years after U.S. troops left Iraq, al Qaeda's presence there is growing, President Obama acknowledged Friday after a White House meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. During the meeting, which Vice President Joe Biden also attended, the leaders discussed a range of issues, including economic, regional and security issues, Mr. ...

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Oct 31, 2013 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pleaded on Thursday for U.S. and international support to combat a revival of al Qaeda that observers fear could plunge the country back into civil war. Maliki spoke at the U.S. Institute of Peace about the gains Iraq has made since the full withdrawal of U.S. ...

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