- An Iraqi Sunni town celebrates rout of Islamic State
The man fiddled with a padlock securing a gate outside a convenience store. Once it was open, he gingerly stepped toward the entrance, holding his breath as he walked in.
- Iraqi intelligence reveals Baghdad car bombers’ tricks
Baghdad (AFP) – Trap doors in floorboards and liquor bottles on backseats — Iraq’s intelligence service on Monday detailed how the Islamic State (IS) group’s car bomb cell eluded the police for months.
- Rouhani Rivals Switch Attack as Iran Nuclear Deal Support Grows
(Bloomberg) — Opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are attacking on a second front after reining in their criticism of nuclear negotiations amid broadening support for a pact.
- U.S. Omits Iran and Hezbollah From Terror Threat List
An annual security assessment presented to the U.S. Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, has excluded Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from its list of terror threats to U.S. interests, despite both being consistently included as threats in previous years.
- Syrian, Iraqi Christians plead for international assistance
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian and Iraqi Christians pleaded for more international assistance Tuesday from new homes in Lebanon where they recently arrived after fleeing attack by militants from the Islamic State group.
- Pakistan executes 12 in single day, officials promise more
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials on Tuesday executed 12 people in the country’s single-largest day of executions since a moratorium on the death penalty was lifted in December, officials said.
- U.S. opens up to Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, and Iran
( March 18, 2015, Birzeit – West Bank, Sri Lanka Guardian) The appointment of Robert Malley as White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region is not considered a sufficient indicator that there will be any radical change in U.S. strategy despite the campaign launched against the U.S. by the Zionists due to its openness to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria and Iran.
- Muslim Brotherhood Student Leader in Missouri Demands Ban of “American Sniper”
The Muslim Student Organization is the University of Missouri version of the MSA which is a Brotherhood front. Now one of their former leaders is calling for a ban on American Sniper because it makes her feel “unsafe”. (via Religion of Peace)
- Iraq’s Shiite forces claim victory over IS
In Iraq, there are dozens of militant groups fighting under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Forces, which is loyal to the central government in Baghdad, fighting the Islamic State (IS), which occupies large parts of the country.
- Fox News Uses Vice Interview To Revive Iraq War Falsehoods And Blame Obama For ISIS
Obama To Vice News: Islamic State Is “Direct Outgrowth” Of Iraq Invasion. In an interview with Vice News, Obama asserted that “ISIL is direct outgrowth of al Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion which is an example of unintended consequences which is why we should generally aim before we shoot.” [RealClearPolitics, 3/16/15]