The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kerry Warns Nations To Stay Out of Iraq

As Syrian warplanes have apparently bombed Sunni militants’ positions inside Iraq, US secretary of state John Kerry has warned that other nations should stay out lest the situation get out of control.

Who says Americans don't do irony?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Iraq Faces Imminent Break Up

As I noted on Monday, Iraq is fracturing. Diplomats and others in positions of authority now admit that Iraq is facing imminent break up.

A Western diplomat has told The Telegraph:
"We have used the word crisis about Iraq before, but this is the real thing.

There is no doubt about the scale of the threat that it poses to Iraq's continued existence as a state, and it is also a threat to the wider region too." 
This is the consequence of enforced regime change without there being a viable post regime plan for stabilisation and rebuilding.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kerry Visits Iraq As Rebels Seize Refinery

As John Kerry visits Iraq, Sunni rebels claim to have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji north of Baghdad.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Iraq Fracturing

It appears, as ISIS seize Iraq's Western border crossings, that Iraq is fracturing.

This should hardly come as a surprise given that the only way it was held together before was by a dictator who used the tools of the state to suppress dissent.

The only real surprise is that those who removed Saddam are surprised by the fracturing of Iraq.