Why Are We Sending Green Berets into Northern Iraq?

If you were worried about us being gradually entangled in Iraq, stop worrying. There is nothing gradual about what is happening. We are practically rushing in. The latest is that we are sending Green Berets north into Kurdish territory. Jason Ditz writes for AntiWar.com, Though the majority of US ground troops in Iraq remain in and around Baghdad, a group of special forces has been sent northward into Kurdistan to set up a second “Joint Operations Center” in Irbil. Ditz points out two things Read more […]

Now John Kerry Thinks He is the Ruler of Kurdistan

Now that Iraq is becoming a failed state—a fate that became inevitable the moment we invaded—the Kurds have a chance at something the great powers have denied them for a long time. They might gain an independent state. Naturally, John Kerry has flown over to Kurdistan to dictate policy to them. According to Reuters: “We are facing a new reality and a new Iraq,” Kurdish President Massoud Barzani said at the start of his meeting with Kerry. Earlier, he blamed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s Read more […]