The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein

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The fallout from the regime change in Iraq

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Origins of The "Strategic Asset" AKA ISIS

Ever wondered where ISIS came from?

Wonder no more, courtesy of Zerohedge:
"Two weeks ago, courtesy of the investigative work of Nafeez Ahmed whose deep dig through a recently declassified and formertly Pentagon documents released earlier by Judicial Watch FOIA, we learned that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad. In his words: "According to the newly declassified US document, the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the ‘Islamic State’ as a direct consequence of the strategy, but described this outcome as a strategic opportunity to “isolate the Syrian regime.

Now, in a follow up piece to his stunning original investigative report titled "Secret Pentagon report reveals West saw ISIS as strategic asset Anti-ISIS coalition knowingly sponsored violent extremists to ‘isolate’ Assad, rollback ‘Shia expansion", Nafeez Ahmed reveals that according to leading American and British intelligence experts, the previously declassified Pentagon report confirms that the West accelerated support to extremist rebels in Syria, despite knowing full well the strategy would pave the way for the emergence of the ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS)."
Now we know!

Monday, May 18, 2015

What Was The Point of Regime Change?


Given that Iraq's city of Ramadi appears to have fallen to IS, can someone please explain why the enforced regime change of Iraq was such a good idea for the people of the region?

Apparently the response to the capture of Ramadi is the use of Iranian backed militias.

Mission accomplished!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

ISIS Iraq Connection

It seems that, according to Zerohedge, almost all the top leaders in the Islamic State are former officers in the Iraqi army.

Enforced regime change has kicked in a hornet's nest of problems, that people seem unable to resolve.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

US Troops To Be Deployed In Iraq Again

President Obama is to ask Congress permission to put troops back on the ground in Iraq in order to wage war on the Islamic State (a country/state that doesn't technically exist).

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Chilcot Delay - Irony

Monday, September 29, 2014

Back To The Future - Whither Victory?

Now that we are bombing Iraq again, this time at the invitation of its government, has anyone in authority yet come up with a definition of "victory"?

In other news, it seems that Islamic State militants are six miles from Baghdad.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Partition Coming?

Whilst the appointment of Haidar al-Abadi as replacement Prime Minister to Nuri al-Maliki (if the appointment actually sticks) may placate the Americans, it remains to be seen if the man is able to bring back Iraq from the brink of partition.

History is not on his side.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mission Accomplished - Not!

The US is continuing with air and drone strikes against ISIS in Iraq, and Obama has warned that this will take some time.

Thus we have come full circle, having knocked over a regime and destabilised a country without any plan for post conflict stabilisation, the only other option that can be applied is an ongoing military operation in the futile hope that something will "come along" and fix this mess.

Mission accomplished!

Friday, August 08, 2014

Back To The Future

The US appears to be bombing artillery it paid for after it was abandoned to the enemy by troops the US paid to train.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Over 5,000 Civilians Killed This Year


Lest the world be distracted by Ukraine and Gaza, it should also be remembered that Iraq is falling apart.

Reuters reports that the UN has stated that at least 5,576 Iraqi civilians have been killed this year in violence.

Additionally, at least 11,665 have been wounded since January.