US weapons will not help the Iraqi government improve the country’s security situation. Instead, Iraq needs to gain the trust of the people by ending violence against them, Kurdish novelist Haifa Zangana told RT.
Mistakes in the United States’ strategy in and outside of Afghanistan in 2002 led to a resurgence of the Taliban there, as well as many more civilian and NATO deaths than necessary, the US special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan said.
Iraq has just experienced its deadliest month in five years with over 1,000 killed amid spiraling violence, a topic that will rank high in talks between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday.
Violence swept through Iraq on Wednesday, with fresh attacks bringing the country’s death toll to 35 people in two days. The assaults followed suicide bombings Tuesday night which killed 19 people, including 14 security force members.
Ten car bombs ripped through the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 42 and wounding dozens more, officials said. Further attacks, including a separate blast targeting soldiers in the northern city of Mosul, killed dozens more across Iraq.
It’s definitely not good news nowadays for any country to be classified a ‘Rogue State’ by the US-led hegemonic Western Powers, for it will not only cost you billions in cash and economic hardship, but millions of lives as well.
Four former guards of the notorious private security firm Blackwater face new manslaughter charges from the US DoJ over a 2007 shooting in Baghdad. The original charges were dropped in 2009, a month before a scheduled trial.
A new study says the US-led war in Iraq killed over 400,000 people, with conflict-driven migration claiming 55,000 more lives. Amy Hagopian, one of the authors of the report, tells RT why the actual death toll is likely much higher than the estimate.