Blackwater Threatened to Kill State Dept. Official in Iraq
“I took Mr. Carroll’s threat seriously. We were in a combat zone where things can happen quite unexpectedly…”
by Mikael Thalen
Blackwater Manager Reportedly Threatened to Kill State Department Investigator
In Baghdad “..contractors, instead of Department officials, are in command and control.”
by Fox News

"The Battle For Baghdad" - A Backgrounder On ISIS' Grand Plan
The war in Iraq and the war in Syria have the potential to engulf the region.
by Zero Hedge
Most Americans Want U.S. to do Less Overseas - Survey
Six in ten said the United States should focus more on home and less overseas..
by Voice of Russia

Iran Sending Drones, Weapons to Iraq: Report
“Small fleet” of Ababil drones deployed to airfield near Baghdad.
by AFP
ISIL Massacred 1000 Across Iraq in June: UN
UN spokesman Rupert Colville says civilians make up the majority of the toll.
by Press TV

Tony Blair Admits Taking Out Saddam Partly to Blame for Crisis in Iraq
Admission comes days after he claimed invasion was not to blame for civil war.
by Tom McTague
Putin Orders Military On Combat Alert
Combat drill to involve 5,500 pieces of military equipment.
by Bloomberg


ISIS Jihadists Release Shocking Photos Documenting Slaying Of 1700 Iraqi Soldiers
Just what ISIS/ISIL’s Baghdad strategy is remains unclear.
by Zero Hedge
Syrian Government Retakes Border Town in Assad Coastal Heartland
State news agency said government forces had “restored stability and security” to northwestern Syrian town of Kasab.
by Reuters

NATO Says Russia Considers It An Opponent, Prepares Ukraine Aid
NATO Secretary General: “We must adapt to the fact that Russia now considers us its adversary.”
by Reuters
On to Baghdad
W know who the losers will be in this latest regional slugfest, the Iraqi people.
by Mike Whitney

Another War in Iraq! Just What US Needs!
Kinetic support: a euphemism for the President’s pre-authorized war.
by William Boardman
America's Covert Re-Invasion of Iraq
West declaring ISIS villainous in attempt to intervene directly in northern Iraq and eastern Syria.
by Tony Cartalucci

Will Obama seek approval for Iraq strike?
The White House dodged questions Thursday on whether President Obama would seek congressional approval to launch airstrikes against Iraq in response to a surge of sectarian violence.
by Justin Sink
NATO's Terror Hordes in Iraq a Pretext for Syria Invasion
All roads lead to Baghdad and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is following them all, north from Syria and Turkey to south.
by Tony Cartalucci