Resentment festers in Mosul: just ask Saddam
Resentment festers in Mosul: just ask Saddam HusseinDaily MailMOSUL, Iraq, April 20 (Reuters) - If you want to hear the resentment people of Mosul feel now that Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State out of most of the city, you should talk to Saddam Hussein. Not the dictator, but the Mosul schoolteacher, who ...and more »
Posted on 20 April 2017 | 11:39 am
The myth of the moderate California Democrat
OCRegisterThe myth of the moderate California DemocratOCRegisterIn 1995 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was re-elected to a seven year term with 99.96 percent of the vote. In 2002, Saddam's “popularity” spiked even higher and 11,445,638 Iraqis cast their ballots for the mustached dictator, equaling 100 percent of ...and more »
Posted on 20 April 2017 | 8:26 am
Must reads: Daesh, Saddam Hussein, race,
GlobalComment.comMust reads: Daesh, Saddam Hussein, race, Margaret Atwood, resistanceGlobalComment.comThis week, we're delving into some fascinating longreads on subjects as wide ranging as hiking while Black, guarding Saddam Hussein, and resisting Trump's border wall. Read on for more! If you haven't already, subscribe to the Global Comment podcast on ...
Posted on 17 April 2017 | 8:43 am
The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein - The
The National Interest OnlineThe Interrogation of Saddam HusseinThe National Interest OnlineSaddam Hussein, dictator turned fugitive, was finally captured. Like so much else about the U.S. expedition in Iraq beyond the initial invasion and overthrow of Saddam's regime, there was little preparation or planning for how to handle the former ...
Posted on 14 April 2017 | 5:59 pm
The Public Pulse: Did Assad have Saddam
Omaha World-HeraldThe Public Pulse: Did Assad have Saddam Hussein's missing weapons of mass destruction?Omaha World-HeraldFILE ** In this image cleared by the U.S. military, Saddam Hussein appears in a courtroom at Camp Victory, at a former Saddam palace on the outskirts of Baghdad, in this July 1, 2004 file photo. The first anniversary of Saddam Hussein's capture is ...
Posted on 13 April 2017 | 11:07 pm
Saddam Hussein's Tomb Ruined As Iraqi
The once lavish tomb of Iraq's executed leader, Saddam Hussein, has been turned into a pile of rubble as Iraqi security forces try to retake Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, still partially controlled by the Islamic State, in a bid to drive the radical Sunnis out of the country.
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 2:15 am
Islamist hackers seize control of
Group calling itself Moroccan Islamic Union-Mail posts picture of Saddam Hussein and criticises Britain for its role in invasion of Iraq Islamist hackers seized control of the government’s official air quality website to post a message criticising Britain for its role in the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Visitors on Tuesday morning to the UK-Air website, part of the Department of Food, the ...
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 1:26 am
What do recent gains in Syria mean for the
Watch Video HARI SREENIVASAN: Iran, of course, is working alongside the United States in the fight against ISIS. Despite being ousted recently from Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, the extremist group made important new gains this weekend in Syria, taking control of an area near Damascus. Part of what is driving ISIS’ success is the growing role of former officials from Saddam Hussein’s ...
Posted on 5 April 2015 | 4:03 pm
The hidden hand behind the Islamic State
© Reuters File photo of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein chairs a joint meeting of the Revolutionary Command Council and the regional command of the ruling Baath Party.
Posted on 4 April 2015 | 8:05 pm
Nostalgia for Iraq’s Saddam Hussein
On a recent Saturday evening, Ahmed al-Shabibi relaxed at a hookah café in England with other Iraqi friends – both Shiite and Sunni Muslims – when the conversation turned to… Click to Continue »
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 11:56 am
ISIS Is Probably Using Chemical Weapons.
The Guardian points out that ISIS controls large areas of Iraq that could contain remnants of Saddam Hussein’s old chemical weapons program, but those stockpiles would likely be significantly degraded by now. ISIS affiliates in Libya may also have ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:21 am
Bernie Sanders Is Not a 'Socialist.' That
Like his vote against the Iraq War (where he predicted the dire consequences of removing Saddam Hussein and America engaging in the largest counterinsurgency war since Vietnam), Sanders foreshadowed an economic breakdown because he was able to see the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:35 am
Donald Trump on George W. Bush's 'best
Passing a bill that dedicated billions of dollars for AIDS research. Or the capture of the leader of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. But for Donald Trump, it was something else altogether. "Do you remember when the Iraqi threw the shoe at George W. Bush?"
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:05 am
A Woman In Arabia
And while there were times when Iraq seemed on the cusp of becoming a model Arab state, Iraq descended into turmoil, dictatorship, war and isolation after Saddam Hussein, the Baathist Party apparachik, assumed control of the country in the late 1970s ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 11:58 pm
Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers Bombing
Jeffries added that ironically the Air Force personnel killed were there as part of a mission to protect Iraq’s Shi’ite population from the deprivations of dictator Saddam Hussein, but Iran still wanted the U.S. out of the region. The former diplomat ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 11:17 pm
10-year anniversary of Baghdad fall to US
Ten years ago, a statue fell in Baghdad's Firdous Square. Joyful Iraqis helped by an American tank retriever pulled down their longtime dictator, cast as 16 feet of bronze. The scene broadcast live worldwide became an icon of the war, a symbol of fina
Posted on 9 April 2013 | 11:57 am
Australia's Iraq war leader criticizes
John Howard, the Australian prime minister who sent troops to support U.S. and British forces in the Iraq invasion a decade ago, has criticized U.S. handling of the bloody aftermath of dictator Saddam Hussein's overthrow.
Posted on 9 April 2013 | 1:49 am
Saddam-linked legal adviser jailed for fraud
A flamboyant but unqualified lawyer whose clients included deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in jail for fraud.
Posted on 28 March 2013 | 6:48 am
Kerry warns Iraq on Iran flights to Syria
Just days after the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confronted Baghdad for continuing to grant Iran access to its airspace and said Iraq's behavior was raising questions about its reliability as a part
Posted on 23 March 2013 | 2:56 am
Saddam's specter lives on in Iraqi landmarks
The soaring half domes of the Martyr Monument stand out against the drabness of eastern Baghdad, not far from where Saddam Hussein's feared eldest son was said to torture underperforming athletes.
Posted on 17 March 2013 | 11:45 pm