Tag: Iraq

Russia sends fighter jets to help Iraq

Sunday, 29 June 2014 The first ten Russian Sukhoi fighter jets arrived in Iraq on Saturday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is hoping the jets will make a key difference in the fight against ISIS. “The fighter jets landed today in the morning […]

ISIL claims it will wage jihad on Turkey

Friday, 20 June 2014 Recent operations carried out by the organization named Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), revealed schemes on preparing a jihad on Turkey. The police operation against the organization began in January in the city of Van and spread to other bigger cities […]

University for all was a complete nonsense

  WHEN historians come to ponder quite what a shambles the last Labour government made of absolutely everything they will dwell on the headline stuff: Iraq, Afghanistan, destroying the pension system and so on. But there’s a less high-profile mess-up that is continuing to cause terrible problems: the […]

Israeli army placed on high alert

Photo: Flickr.com/kudumomo/cc-by In a live interview on Press TV, Voice of Russia regular contributor and the owner of the Stop NATO website Rick Rozoff, citing multiple sources, stated that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have been placed on high alert. 0Mr. Rozoff verified the information to the Voice […]

The Sins Of General David Petraeus

Engineering Evil: Need second confirmation on article data. Petraeus seduced America. We should never have trusted him.   Michael Hastings   BuzzFeed Staff posted  a few minutes ago Posted  Nov 11, 2012  5:43pm EST The fraud that General David Petraeus perpetrated on America started many years before the general […]

Russia Takes Iraq Back

  by James Dunnigan November 2, 2012 While Russia may be having problems with several of its major weapons customers (China and India), it has landed a new big spender. Iraq recently agreed to buy over $4 billion worth of Russian arms. All details were not released but […]

Why Our Best Officers Are Leaving

Why are so many of the most talented officers now abandoning military life for the private sector? An exclusive survey of West Point graduates shows that it’s not just money. Increasingly, the military is creating a command structure that rewards conformism and ignores merit. As a result, it’s […]

Are America’s war vets ageing prematurely? Alarming study reveals how a young traumatized U.S. soldier can suffer same brain deterioration as a 70-year-old

Consortium in  Boston is studying PTSD in young veterans and those exposed to traumatic brain  injury In veterans  no older than 30, brain imaging sometimes looks like that of a  70-year-old Current  diagnosis includes self-reporting, but scientists hope to create concrete  biological factors for measuring disorder By Beth […]

The case of Brandon Raub: Can the government detain you over Facebook posts? “Without a warrant or recitation of his Miranda rights, Raub was handcuffed and taken into custody” (U.S)

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2012 — Brandon J. Raub, a 26-year-old  pro-liberty activist, former U.S. Marine, and Virginia resident, was arrested  after authorities deemed his Facebook posts threatening. Citing an obscure statute allowing the involuntary detainment of a  citizen for psychiatric evaluation, the FBI, Secret Service, and local  authorities […]