Former congressman Ron Paul told RT on Tuesday that the United States should look to the history books for advice on how to handle the escalating crisis in Iraq and pull the American military out of the country immediately.
Osama bin Laden was not quite comfortable with the then rising new Islamic extremist group warning its extreme brutality could damage al-Qaeda’s reputation, The Daily Mail claimed quoting a 21-page letter found at bin Laden’s compound after his killing.
The "commitment-phobic" British government is "terrified" of intervening militarily in Iraq before next year’s general election, former general Sir Richard Shirreff says. He joins a growing list of politicians calling for UK military intervention in Iraq.
Maliki is willing to sacrifice everything to stay in power, and this is the beginning of a new problem, which is going to create mayhem in Iraq, Sabah Al-Mukhtar, who heads the Arab Lawyers Association, told RT.
Britain is sending RAF Tornado jets in preparation for a surveillance mission scanning northern Iraq where military aid flights are dropping supplies to thousands of refugees fleeing Islamist fighters.
The US is conducting air strikes and supplies weapons to help outgunned Iraqi Kurds fight off the offensive of Islamist militants. The Kurds are battling against extremists armed with American arms and nurtured thanks to America’s policies.
Atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq did not generate a US response, but the desire to protect Kurdish oil-rich fields from the Islamic Group prompted Washington to carry out military strikes, anti-war activist Brian Becker told RT.
The US has warned outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against attempts to stay in power after the country’s president officially named a replacement for the politician. Maliki recently lost the trust of both his Western and domestic allies.
An American accused of conspiring to aid the militant group Islamic State was ordered by a New York judge to be held without bail after he was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this month, according to the New York Daily News.
Hillary Clinton criticized her former boss President Barack Obama in a new interview, citing the “failure” of his administration to contain the spread of Islamic jihadists in Syria who are now marching through Iraq.
Islamic State militants have directly threatened Turkey with violence as they swore to “liberate” Istanbul in order to reopen a dam on the Euphrates River. Water flow to parts of Syria and Iraq is at a record low.