US Announces Three New Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal

US Announces Three New Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal By Alan Macleod Less than a week after millions of Iraqis took to the streets demanding the U.S. military leave for good, the United States announced that is planning to build three new military bases in Iraq, according to military news service Breaking Defense. The three sites chosen – Erbin, Sulimania and Halabja – are all extremely close to Iran, with Halabja (the site of the 1988 chemical weapons attack) just eight miles from the border. The news…

Read More

Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis Protest Against US Occupation

Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis Protest Against US Occupation By John Vibes Iraq’s parliament voted last month to expel the U.S. troops who have been occupying the country for nearly twenty years. However, the United States government has refused to comply with the order and has threatened harsh sanctions if they are forced to leave. The presence of the United States military is unwelcome in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East, but they have shown no signs of slowing down the so-called “war on terror.” On Friday, massive…

Read More

Iraqi Prime Minister Backs Off Expelling US Troops

Iraqi Prime Minister Backs Off Expelling US Troops By Jason Ditz After repeated threats from President Trump to sanction Iraq, to seize its primary bank account, and cut all military aid, Iraqi PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi has backed away from calls to expel US troops from Iraq. Iraq’s parliament voted 170-0 earlier this month on the ouster, though US officials have said they don’t intend to leave, and have denied actually being asked. Following the threats, Abdul-Mahdi now says he wants to leave the question up to the next government. That could…

Read More

WW3 UPDATE: Two U.S. Bases Attacked By Iran With Barrage Of Missile Fire, Civilian Ukraine Jet Crashes, Iran Hit By Earthquake At Nuclear Power Plant

WW3 UPDATE: Two U.S. Bases Attacked By Iran With Barrage Of Missile Fire, Civilian Ukraine Jet Crashes, Iran Hit By Earthquake At Nuclear Power Plant By Aaron Kesel Iran has unleashed a barrage of missile fire on military base Al-Asad and Erbil in Iraq, leading many to speculate there is a greater response to come; and if the events in the past few days wasn’t a sign of war, this certainly is. Amid the attack, there was also a report of a civilian airliner crashing in Tehran that was heading…

Read More

Washington Post runs pro-war Stephen Hadley column without disclosing Raytheon board seat yet again

Washington Post runs pro-war Stephen Hadley column without disclosing Raytheon board seat yet again In 2013 the Washington Post published a pro-war column by Hadley without reporting his Raytheon board seat. Seven years later nothing has changed. Read More → Eyes on the Ties

Read More

Live Daily Wrap Up: Iran Attacks US in Iraq, Soleimani’s Diplomatic Mission & Trump Had Marines “Kill Protesters”

Live Daily Wrap Up: Iran Attacks US in Iraq, Soleimani’s Diplomatic Mission & Trump Had Marines “Kill Protesters” By The Last American Vagabond Join Ryan Cristián — The Last American Vagabond — for his Daily Wrap Up of the latest escalation in the conflict with Iran. The Daily Wrap Up is a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours.  Visit TheLastAmericanVagabond.com. Subscribe to TLAV’s independent news broadcast on YouTube or iTunes. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and…

Read More

Assault Ship With 2,000 Marines Heading Toward Iraq as Pentagon Confirms US Army NOT Leaving

Assault Ship With 2,000 Marines Heading Toward Iraq as Pentagon Confirms US Army NOT Leaving By Tyler Durden UPDATE 4:37pm EST: US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says the memo is NOT ACCURATE and that “there has been no decision to leave Iraq. Period.” BREAKING: @EsperDoD says memo on withdrawal is not accurate “there’s been no decision whatsoever to leave Iraq.” pic.twitter.com/52DDhSIIQ2 — Tara Copp (@TaraCopp) January 6, 2020 MORE BREAKING: @thejointstaff Gen. Milley came back to brief us again after looking at the letter. “It was a mistake,” he…

Read More

Refuting Lies: Iran, War and the Constitution

Refuting Lies: Iran, War and the Constitution By Michael Boldin With the general public so wildly uninformed about the Constitution as ratified, coupled with a massive propaganda machine in support of the status quo, there are a lot of falsehoods floating around about what’s not only going on in Iraq and Iran – but what’s legal and Constitutional too. Michael Boldin goes through and refutes some of the most important. SHOW LINKS: JOIN TAC Show Archives Subscribe and Review on iTunes Under the Constitution: Limited Strikes Qualify as War How…

Read More

Iraq Votes to Expel All US Troops and Submits Complaint to UN for Violation of Sovereignty

Iraq Votes to Expel All US Troops and Submits Complaint to UN for Violation of Sovereignty By Jake Johnson Update: Iraq’s parliament voted in an extraordinary session Sunday to expel all American troops from the country and file a United Nations complaint against the U.S. for violating Iraq’s sovereignty with its assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad. Ahead of the vote, chants of “No, no, America” rang out inside the hall. “Iraq called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn the bombing and assassinations,” Iraq’s foreign ministry said in a statement following…

Read More

Anti-War Protests Flood U.S. Streets As American Iraq Airbase Attacked And Numerous Other Locations

Anti-War Protests Flood U.S. Streets As American Iraq Airbase Attacked And Numerous Other Locations By Aaron Kesel Thousands of people took to the streets across the U.S. today to protest against what has become known as “Trump’s War” on social media, more commonly referred to as potentially the start of World War Three. This is amid claims that Northern Baghdad, Balad Airbase, has been struck by missile fire after explosions were also heard in Iraq’s Green Zone and that an Iranian base was also hit by shelling, suggesting the two…

Read More