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Don't Believe the Propaganda - The Sectarian Myth of Iraq

Don't Believe the Propaganda - The Sectarian Myth of Iraq


June 18, 2014 "ICH"
- "The
Guardian
" - -

Tony Blair has been widely derided for his

attempted justification of the 2003 Iraq
invasion
, and his claim last weekend that
he's blameless over the current turmoil.
Unfortunately, though, many of his critics have
also bought into a central plank of his
argument: that Iraqi society is no more than a
motley collection of religions and ethnicities
which have been waiting for decades, if not
centuries, to slaughter each other and plunge
the place into a bloodbath.


The main
difference between the two sides seems to be
that Blair believes western intervention is the
answer; some of his critics say Iraq needed a
dictator like Saddam to hold the nation
together. Neither side, though, has yet produced

U.S. Again Gunning For 'Regime Change' In Iraq

U.S. Again Gunning For 'Regime Change' In Iraq

By Moon
Of Alabama



June
19, 2014 "ICH"

Three days ago
we

said:


The U.S.
has conditioned any involvement on the Iraqi
government side on a change in its structure
towards some "unity government" that would
include representatives of the rebellious Sunni
strains. Prime Minister Maliki, who received
good results in the recent elections, will see
no reason to go for that.As expected
Maliki

declined to follow orders out of Washington DC
and he is right to do so. Isn't Iraq supposed to be
a sovereign state?


No says
Washington. It is us

who are choosing a new Iraqi prime minister:

The ISIS Fiasco: It’s Really an Attack on Iran

The ISIS Fiasco: It’s Really an Attack on Iran





The ISIS
Fiasco: It’s Really an Attack on Iran

By Mike Whitney
June 19, 2014 "ICH"
- "Counterpunch"
- - There’s
something that doesn’t ring-true about the
coverage of crisis in Iraq. Maybe it’s the way
the media reiterates the same, tedious storyline
over and over again with only the slightest
changes in the narrative. For example, I was
reading an article in the Financial Times by
Council on Foreign Relations president, Richard
Haass, where he says that Maliki’s military
forces in Mosul “melted away”. Interestingly,
the Haass op-ed was followed by a piece by David
Gardener who used almost the very same language.
He said the “army melts away.” So, I decided to
thumb through the news a bit and see how many
other journalists were stung by the “melted
away” bug. And,…