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Right On Cue: Pentagon Issue ‘Alert’ as ISIS Vows Revenge Attacks Over Baghdadi Death

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | If their PR office is to be believed, then ISIS has named new leader, warning US against any ‘rejoicing’.

Iraqi Defense Minister Says to US Military: ‘You Have 4 Weeks to Leave’

21WIRE + AP | Will Washington now apply pressure on the Iraqi gov’t to allow US troops to stay, or will their narrative be rescued by the emergence of a new “ISIS threat”?

Washington’s Sum of All Fears: Kurdish Militants Cut a Deal with Damascus

Patrick Henningsen | The US-Kurdish dance in northeastern Syria was always a game of musical chairs, and sooner or later, someone had to leave.

Turkey and ‘The Kurds’ – ‘A Game of Musical Chairs’ in Syria

Patrick Henningsen | With so many different agendas at play in NE Syria, there is a risk of unintended negative consequences.

New Reports of ‘Saudi and Israeli Airstrikes’ on Syria-Iraq Border Only Heighten Concerns of Wider War

21WIRE | Although no actual evidence has been produced by Saudi or US officials to support their theory, it seems the media are still nudging the idea forward of war forward.

REPORTS: Russia Has Blocked Three Israeli Strikes on Syria This Month

21WIRE | Recent reports suggest that Moscow threatened to bring down the Israeli jets using its own fighter jets or the S-400 system.

Israel Directing Policy Through US Treasury: Sanctioning Hezbollah’s Political Allies in Lebanon

Patrick Henningsen | With military options practically off the table, this is the only remaining option for Washington and Tel Aviv to try and undermine Israel’s region challenger.

INTERVIEW: Dilyana Gaytandzhieva reveals US arms trafficking to ISIS

21WIRE | A shocking indictment of Washington’s illegal weapon trade which continues to arm terrorists across the Middle East.

Eighteen Years On: After 9/11, Has Al-Qaeda Won The War On Terror?

Peter Ford | The de facto convergence between the U.S. and al-Qaeda undercuts received western wisdom on the supposed fight against ‘radical Islamic terror.’

Netanyahu Warns Hezbollah, Iranian, Lebanese Leaders: ‘Watch Your Actions’

21WIRE | Following Israel’s recent tear, an embattled leader continues pandering to his country’s hard liners ahead of the coming election run-off.

Israeli State Terrorism Strikes Iraq, Threatening Regional War

Dr. Tim Anderson | Israel has now attacked three of its neighbors in the space of a week.

U.S. Officials Confirm: Israel Have Attacked PMU Bases in Iraq

21WIRE | New reality: another strike by Israel could jeopardize further U.S. military presence in Iraq.

Reports: Israel Used F35 to Strike ‘Iranian Targets’ In Iraq

21WIRE + South Front | Israeli F-35 warplane behind strike against supposed ‘Iranian’ rocket depot.

‘Kushner Blowback’: Protesters storm Bahraini embassy in Baghdad, burn US, Israeli flags

21WIRE | The incident also shows how vulnerable the various Gulf monarchies are to reprisals by both Palestinian supporters and Iran’s allies across the region.

US Army’s Twitter Question Backfires, Reminder of High Human Cost of War

Antiwar.com | The sad reality that veterans and their families face showed itself in the thousands of heart-breaking replies to the question.

Iran: Power Politics Behind America’s March to War

Sheila Coombes | New proposals would effectively sidestep US sanctions on Iranian trade, and effectively sidelining the US dollar.

BREAKING: U.S. Embassy Staff Told to Leave Iraq as War Rhetoric Aimed at Iran Intensifies

21WIRE | US pulling its diplomatic assets out of Baghdad, blaming an unspecified threat from Iran.

The US Couldn’t Wish for a Greater Ally Than Al Baghdadi

Tony Cartalucci | A villain to serve Washington’s interests both in Syria and around the globe.

US Defeat in Syria Leaves Only a Campaign of Spite

Tony Cartalucci | After eight years, all we are left with is a lack of legitimate unified purpose underpinning US policy in Syria.

US Elites Vilifying Assange Are The Same Elites Wikileaks Exposed

21WIRE | Do you see the connection?