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Taliban and ISIS: Passing the Baton of Women’s Oppression

Taliban and ISIS: Passing the Baton of Women’s Oppression

Taliban militants, although they have called for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) to tone down their extreme views and agenda, are looking to create a  council that could potentially be a mere passing of the baton of women’s oppression in Iraq . Although they have been disbanded and removed from power […]

Iraq: A Rich Past and Uncertain Future

Iraq: A Rich Past and Uncertain Future

Iraq is the cradle of civilization, and its name is derived from Uruk, one of the most important cities in ancient Mesopotamia and the origin of the concept of the city.  Its legendary King Gilgamesh was the hero of an epic story of his quest for immortality, which had profound parallels with the Biblical story […]

Iraq: Christians Must Convert or Die

Iraq: Christians Must Convert or Die

Christians in Iraq have been told that they must convert, or die. Christianity has been a historic religion in Iraq for almost 2,000 years, but now that is changing. Refugees fleeing Iraq say that the Sunni rebels, known as ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, have given Christians in the city of Mosul […]

Iraq Kurdistan History Is Tumultuous

Iraq Kurdistan History Is Tumultuous

Iraqi and Kurdish relations have been tumultuous, at best, throughout their long history. The 1920 Treaty of Sèvres provided the Kurds with their own land which was to become Kurdistan. It was never ratified though, and a new treaty in 1923 stranded the Kurds without a home of their own. As of 2013 there were approximately 25 […]

Baghdad: Iraqi Militants Ambush Apartment Building Killing Over 20 Women

Baghdad: Iraqi Militants Ambush Apartment Building Killing Over 20 Women

Baghdad is now the center target of Iraqi militants, who raided the capital city of Iraq and ambushed an apartment building killing at least 20 women on Saturday. Although those killed were both women and men, the exact number of people murdered has not been verified. Baghdad security officials said no one has come forward […]

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Left to Fend for Themselves

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Left to Fend for Themselves

The Iraq War officially ended for the U.S. in December of 2011, when President Obama sent the last batch of American troops home. However, despite the president’s campaign promises to send the troops home, they are still very much at war in Afghanistan, and each time the issue comes up it seems their trip home […]

Iraq: A Breeding Ground for Separatists Terror and Confusion

Iraq: A Breeding Ground for Separatists Terror and Confusion

Iraq has become a breeding ground for Islamic separatists, terror and confusion with very little or no possibilities of ever reunifying the whole country. Deep-seated conflict and discontent with intergovernmental policies, which has lasted for centuries, are beginning choke the freedom out of the Iraqi people. These statements may sound very harsh, but they are […]

Iraq Plans to Proceed Without US Military Aid

Iraq Plans to Proceed Without US Military Aid

In light of current delays, Iraq plans to proceed against a rapidly growing rebellious force without U.S. military aid. The Iraqis have begun to rely on other governments such as Russia, Syria and Iran to help them against a growing insurgent movement because, according to Baghdad’s top envoy, they are not able to wait any longer for military […]

ISIS Trained by US Government

ISIS Trained by US Government

In a surprising development, it appears that the group known as ISIS (The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq) may have actually been trained by the United States government. According to a report published in Reuters, the Syrian rebel group was trained in Jordan over the last two years by US government officials and military […]

Iraq May Turn the Tide Against ISIS

Iraq May Turn the Tide Against ISIS

Iraq has been plunged into chaos once again with the rapid advance of the brutal and all too ruthless terrorist organization ISIS. The acronym stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, so named for the group’s goal of carving out a new country in Syria and Iraq. The group broke through the border […]

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