Was the Iraq War started by the Bush family’s personal vendetta against Saddam?

By |2017-10-11T08:21:48+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: analysis, latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“Was Washington’s decision really dictated by the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Saddam Hussein’s arsenal? Or, perhaps, is there a hidden truth justifying that choice?”

(By Nino Orto)Fourteen years ago, the United States’ military campaign ousted Saddam Hussein as president of Iraq however, Iraq is still a deeply divided country on the brink […]

The Secret Book of Islamic State

By |2017-08-21T16:03:03+00:00August 19th, 2017|Categories: jihad watch, latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“What is happening today could be the systematic application of what is written in the 2006 book “Management of Savagery”

(By Nino Orto)From the repression of Abdel Nasser of Egypt, through to the Russian wars in the Hindu Kush and Chechnya, up to Syria and the plains of Mesopotamia in Iraq, jihadism continues to have historical […]

When friends become enemies: Will Qatar become Saddam Hussein’s Iraq?

By |2017-07-24T17:46:00+00:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: latest, news|Tags: , , , , , |

What is happening today with Qatar is a parabola already seen. Al-Thani is not Saddam Hussein and Qatar is not Iraq. But the modus operandi of Saudi Arabia remain the same.”

(By Nino Orto) Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have suspended recently all diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar. Qatariots denounce […]

The Islamic State conflict: Why the Caliphate will survive in Iraq

By |2017-04-02T10:50:21+00:00April 2nd, 2017|Categories: latest, news|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Without long-term political resolutions, it inevitably becomes difficult to crush IS’s insurgency because of the pragmatic politics of IS which combined traditional tribal power and puritanical jihādist ideology with military strategy of the former regime of Saddam

(By Nino Orto) The advance of Iraqi Security Forces and the Kurdish peshmerga towards Mosul to recapture the […]