Month: April 2015

What’s At Stake in Iraq

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The scourge of unadulterated fascism has once again ravaged Iraq and ruined the lives of countless numbers of innocents. The fusion of cunning Baathist tyranny and Islamist terror has seen a formidable standing enemy in the way of any chance of Iraq becoming a successful multi-denominational polity. Instead those who wish to subjugate Iraqis under …

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The Real Life Stories of People Living In Iraq Today!

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From time to time we come across a story that shocks us to the core, those videos of people having their heads chopped off. Those videos of people being thrown off of the top of the tallest building in Mosul for the accusation of being Gay. Life was always tough for Iraqi’s especially the last …

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On Baathist-Islamist Collusion

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The German magazine Der Spiegel recently featured a report based on documents which attributes the rise of Islamic State to a former Baathist officer. While one isn’t certain about the absolute authenticity of the story it does make a lot of sense. In essence the story pins a large part of the success of the …

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The poisonous legacy of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri

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To me the face of Baathist-Islamist collusion in post-2003 Iraq was always Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri. Here was the man who was always by Saddam Hussein’s side during his brutal reign and who disappeared seemingly into thin air in the wake of Saddam’s overthrow. He was often rumoured dead, or to be dying, only to briefly …

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Evaluating Iran’s Influence in Iraq

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The controversial Iran-backed Shia militias in Iraq have proven to be one of the most competent and effective fighting forces against the dreaded Islamic State (Daesh) group. The central government in Baghdad was dealt a huge psychological and morale-crushing blow upon the onset of Daesh’s seizure of the Nineveh province and its biggest city, Mosul, …

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Tanzania and Vietnam in 1979, Iraq in 2015

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In the war against the infamously notorious Islamic State (referred to herein by the Arab acronym Daesh) we are seeing what many are concluding is the collapse of the Sykes-Picot order. Daesh’s men now walk over the border which used to separate the polities of Iraq and Syria with complete impunity. It’s going to be …

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