Rise of ISIS and America’s ‘Oppressive’ Lack of Control

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Where is Saddam Hussein when you need him? Granted, his illegal acts were of serious concern to the West. But compared to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), they lack the most blatant cruelty and sadistic brutality which ISIS militants have openly displayed. Such social ills and injustices are sometimes caused less by the consequences of oppressive control than of oppressive lack of control. Undeniably, the most recent exhibition of America's Read more [...]

Obama Asks Allies For Campaign Against ISIS

The United States has called on several countries to join a widened assault on ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Heleme Cooper and Mark Landler The New York Times reports. Administration officials told the Times that the White House has begun enlisting "allies and neighbors in the region to increase their support for Syria’s moderate opposition and, in some cases, to provide support for possible American military operations. The countries likely to be enlisted include Australia, Britain, Jordan, Read more [...]

Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

Tehran and Washington form fragile alliance to aid Nouri al-maliki as jihadist group threatens to take Baghdad Iraqi security forces and volunteers on the outskirts of Diyala province. Photograph: Reuters Iran has sent 2,000 advance troops to Iraq in the past 48 hours to help tackle a jihadist insurgency, a senior Iraqi official has told the Guardian. The confirmation comes as the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, said Iran was ready to support Iraq from the mortal threat fast spreading through Read more [...]