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Let Sunnis Defeat Iraq’s Militants Monday, 28 July 2014 21:08

The New York Times By RAFE AL-ESSAWI and ATHEEL al-NUJAIFI  ERBIL, Iraq  -   THE situation in Iraq today is perilous, particularly for Sunni Muslim Arabs. Their prospects for inclusion in Iraq’s government and fair treatment from it have been declining since 2010, when Iraqiyya, the nonsectarian coalition to which we belonged, drew more votes than any other parliamentary bloc but was denied a chance to form a government. We might not have succeeded, but letting us try would have built public trust in…
Col. Wesley Martin Commanding American service personnel during multiple tours of duty in Iraq was one of the greatest honors of my life. Developing an unbreakable bond with the fellow warriors while serving the cause of democracy is an honor. Unfortunately, over the past few years, the results of our risks and sacrifices have been completely undermined. Back in 2005, Ibrahim al-Jafari became the first prime minister of a new, independent and democratic Iraq. He was soon forced out of…
The world may be focused on the terrorist group ISIS, but inside Iraq the group is only one part of a larger revolt that has been years in the making.ISIS is only one small part of a larger Sunni revolt in Iraq that sectarian groups have been preparing for years, according to Iraq’s exiled Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi. And defeating ISIS won’t stop the greater battle.“We shouldn’t look at this development of ISIS as apart from the uprising of the…
The European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) warns of more attacks on Camp Liberty by the terrorist Quds Force and the teetering regime of Nouri al-Maliki. It calls on the US government, United Nations and the European Union actively to intervene to protect the Camp’s defenceless residents and to transfer them immediately to places of safety in the United States and Europe. For the past two weeks, the Iranian regime’s propaganda machine has been preparing the grounds for a bloodbath at…
 By Ali KhederyAli Khedery is chairman and chief executive of the Dubai-based Dragoman Partners. From 2003 to 2009, he was the longest continuously serving American official in Iraq, acting as a special assistant to five U.S. ambassadors and as a senior adviser to three heads of U.S. Central Command. In 2011, as an executive with Exxon Mobil, he negotiated the company’s entry into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.To understand why Iraq is imploding, you must understand Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki…
By Colonel Wes Martin During my tenure as the senior Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer for all Coalition Forces in Iraq, I had identified six basic threat groups against us: national terrorists, international terrorists (Al Qaeda and others), former regime elements (Saddamists), religious extremists, criminals, and tribes. It was recognized that some individuals and organizations would fall under more than one threat group. How each was operating determined its threat group classification. The tactics and objectives of each group differ from varying…
On 24 June, Bashar Assad’s army jet fighters bombed the Iraqi city of Qaem (near the Syrian border), the city of Rutba (150 km from Syrian border) and the western areas of Mosul, which had fallen out of Maliki’s forces’ control in recent days. As a result many civilians were brutally murdered in public places such as the bazaar and gas station. While during the past two years, Bashar Assad has never bombed ISIS bases in Syria and his aerial…
By STRUAN STEVENSON, MEP Removal of Maliki from office, ending Iranian meddling and the establishment of a temporary nationalist, democratic and non-sectarian government, is the sole solution to the crisis in Iraq that is endorsed by significant sections of Iraqi society. The popular uprising in Iraq and the liberation of its cities one after the other, together with the collapse of Maliki’s forces and their mass desertion and retreat in face of the tribes, is continuing on a rapid basis. A…

The true reality of Iraq Tuesday, 24 June 2014 02:13

Alejo Vidal-Quadras(Translation from Spanish) Many Western media these days are presenting the civil war and tremendous violence that has surged in Iraq as a confrontation between the forces of the Government of Nuri-al-Maliki, the Shiite prime minister, and the Sunni terrorist group called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant or ISIS. This description of the conflict is overly simplistic and ignores several essential elements for a proper understanding of the situation. First, it must be remembered that the Maliki government…
By Struan Stevenson MEP, is President of European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq BRUSSELS, June 14 (UPI) --The popular uprising continues unabated in Iraq, with the successive liberation of its cities and the collapse of Maliki's forces as they retreat and desert en mass in the face of coordinated tribal opposition. Following the shock of dramatic changes that have taken place with lightening speed, a question keeps surfacing: Is what we are witnessing in Iraq an uprising by Iraqis…

Iraq's Revolution Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

By Struan Stevenson  The current uprising in Iraq has come as no surprise to those of us who have watched the deteriorating situation over the past 18 months. Residents of six Sunni provinces of Iraq staged sit-ins in December 2012 to protest against widespread repression and executions by the government of Nouri-al-Maliki. The Shiite Prime Minister completely reneged on all of his commitments and agreements after assuming the US-brokered Premiership in 2010, thus fuelling sectarian strife by purging and marginalizing…

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Exclusive: Biography and record of Hadi Farhan Abdullah al-Ameri

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Iraq: We must stop meddling by Iran and its criminal militias

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Brussels, European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) press release - The continui...