Tag: Iraq

U.S. threatens sanctions on buyers of ISIS oil

Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north.   The attacks showed Islamic State’s continued operating resilience despite air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces aimed […]

ISIS threat: Expect terror group to attack Baghdad next

In the many months since the U.S. military left Iraq, and despite Iraqi security forces’ best efforts, deadly bombings have wracked Baghdad and Iraq’s other major cities. Most recently, as reported by FirstPost.com “A car bomb exploded near a market in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 14 […]

Islamic State crisis: ‘3,000 European jihadists join fight’

The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000, the EU’s anti-terrorism chief has told the BBC.   Gilles de Kerchove also warned that Western air strikes would increase the risk of retaliatory attacks in Europe.   US-led forces have launched more than 200 air strikes against […]

Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United

BAGHDAD — The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of the Islamic State for more than a month. But that appears to have done little to tamp down the conspiracy theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A. […]

ISIL want to assassinate the Pope, says Iraq’s ambassador to Vatican

Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by the Islamic extremists of Isil, the Vatican has been warned, ahead of his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend.   As the 77-year-old pontiff prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit, Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said there […]

Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support

Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants “by all means necessary”. A joint statement by foreign ministers taking part in a major conference in Paris talks said support would include “appropriate military assistance”.   The talks had been called to agree a strategy to combat the group, which controls large […]

‘Christianity as we know it in Iraq is being wiped out’

A member of Congress is calling out Western civilization, President Obama and Congress for their “deafening silence” on the purge by radical Muslims of anything Christian in Iraq, especially Mosul, where Christians had lived for some 2,000 years.   The warning from Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., was blunt. “Christianity as we know it in Iraq […]

Order Out of Chaos

The Middle East peace talks have been suspended. Russia has annexed Crimea. Civil war is boiling in the Ukraine. Iraq is engulfed in a full-fledged conflict between Sunni and Shia Islamists. Fifty thousand children and young people have poured across the southern border of the US so far this year. And did I mention that […]

The Message of The Arab Spring

What is the Arab Spring? By Irvin Baxter Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”   If what President Roosevelt said is true, then what was the plan behind the revolution called the “Arab Spring”, and who planned it?     […]

Islam in the Bible

An amazing discovery! by Irvin Baxter   There are four major belief systems that determine the allegiances and the behaviors of people in our world today. These four belief systems each have official colors by which they are identified. The four colors are white, red, black and green.   Interestingly, these same four colors are […]