Dying in Vain at Home is No Different Than Abroad

May 26, 2015

Dying in vain in the future is no better than having died in vain in the past, says Larry Beck. With each breathless news report of the fall of Ramadi in Iraq to the deviant Islamic State (IS) super warriors, the US right-wing ramps up the “Obama lost Iraq” war chant. Meanwhile, the...

Iraq: Sectarianism, Oil and the War in Syria (Part 1/2)

March 17, 2014

Maliki treats the breakdown of order in Iraq as a challenge to his rule. Iraq has certainly experienced a turbulent decade. The US-led invasion in 2003 which culminated in the ouster of long-time ruler Saddam Hussein was a game-changer in Iraq's history. Subsequent efforts by the Coalition...

Iraq: The Struggle for Truth in Fallujah

March 08, 2014

Maliki's war cry over fighting al-Qaeda is a clear subversion of the truth. As violence in Fallujah escalates to near-unprecedented levels, the entire narrative of the fighting seems to evade a number of key points. Namely, this fighting was not precipitated by the capture of Sunni strongholds by...