Iraq

Debunking Neocon Propaganda Line-by-Line

What follows is a response to a July 26 article published at the Washington Post entitled “Why is the Trump Administration Empowering al-Qaeda in Syria?” penned by columnist Marc Thiessen. The article—while its headline sounds like something many non-interventionists would endorse—is so filled with errors, inaccuracies and omissions that it only seemed appropriate to address…

Read More

The Daily Sheeple’s Will Porter on the Foreign Policy Focus Podcast #72

Daily Sheeple staff writer Will Porter joins host Kyle Anzalone to discuss a recent column running at the Washington Post on the Trump administration’s current policy in Syria. The offending article is so full of misinformation, omissions and inaccuracies that only a paragraph-by-paragraph rebuttal could begin to correct the spin. Show notes: “Debunking Neocon Propaganda Line-by-Line” – The Daily Sheeple Delivered by…

Read More

In Mosul, ISIS Had the Ingredients For a Frightening Weapon

When the Islamic State captured the city of Mosul in its 2014 blitzkrieg, the militant group obtained access to a highly lethal material that would have been useful for a “dirty weapon,” the Washington Post reports. In taking Mosul, the Islamic State controlled a city filled to the brim with with guns, bombs, rockets and…

Read More

Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria Set to Double Under Trump

The number of civilian casualties inflicted in the U.S.-led coalition’s war on the Islamic State is set to double under the Trump administration, according to an investigation conducted by Airwars, a group that monitors noncombatant deaths in Iraq and Syria. Airwars estimates that at least 2,300 civilians were killed in coalition strikes overseen by the…

Read More

Iraqi and Syrian Civilian Deaths Top 4,000 — Yet, US Insists Coalition Has Killed Less Than 500

In a wholly unfamiliar world, excessive bureaucracy would equate meticulous record-keeping, particularly when applied to human life; but — because self-interest apparently precludes the need for accurate assessment in the ongoing War on Terror — the total number of civilians killed in multiple undeclared U.S. wars exceeds official tallies by the thousands. Iraq and Syria,…

Read More

Gen. Townsend: U.S. Has Role In Iraq “Long After ISIS”

The commander of anti-ISIS operations in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, in an interview with the Fayetteville Observer said he hopes American troops have a role in Iraq long after ISIS is driven from that country. Townsend, the head of the CJTF-OIR, or “Operation Inherent Resolve,” said the Islamic State was well on…

Read More

Video Of US Special Forces Member Shows Alleged Rescue Of Iraqi Girl

A short video claims to have captured the daring rescue of a little girl in Mosul Iraq who was caught in the line of fire. During a hail of gunfire, David Eubank, a former US Special Forces operator-turned aid worker, was captured on video making the daring rescue. According to Bizpac Review, the incident took place…

Read More

US-Led Coalition Admits To Using White Phosphorous In Mosul Iraq

There have been allegations that US-led coalition forces in Raqqa, Syria were using white phosphorous in civilian populated areas. Although is was denied, the United States is now admitting to using white phosphorous in Mosul, Iraq. Witnesses claimed to have seen the white phosphorous, which has a distinct look to it. Images and reports from…

Read More

Despite U.S. Resistance, Syrian Forces Reach Iraqi Border

In what the Syrian Army General Command called a “turning point” in the conflict, the Syrian army and allied forces reached the border with Iraq on Friday, where for the last several weeks they have attempted to link up with allied fighters in the neighboring country. “This achievement constitutes a strategic turning point in the…

Read More