ISIS continues its destruction of holy sites, this time bombing what is believed to be the burial site of the prophet Jonah, who Christians believe was swallowed by a whale. Civil defense officials in Mosul, Iraq, told CNN that ISIS operatives planted explosives around the mosque containing the tomb then detonated it remotely on Thursday. A video [...]
No, ISIL isn’t some Republican group, but funny that this Islamic terrorist group sounds like one with this message.
We can’t get out of there fast enough. A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month. At least 13 people killed in the attack [...]
An Army veteran who was wounded during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic and contained in a penned-in area in his backyard. In addition, he has also provided the ducks with a kiddie pools so they can swim. Darin Welker, [...]
The artillery weapons, which cost roughly $500,000 each, include GPS aiming systems.
The two vastly different wings of the Republican party are exemplified by Rick Perry and Rand Paul. Kentucky Senator Paul says Rick Perry’s new glasses haven’t helped him see things more clearly. …apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly. There are obviously [...]
Via Taegan Goddard and Foreign Policy: To many in the West, [Ahmad] Chalabi, 69, is still the political operator who convinced the Bush administration that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, paving the way for the U.S.-led invasion of the country. But inside an Iraq dangerously on the verge of splintering, that [...]
Human Rights Watch said it had documented five massacres of prisoners between June 9 and June 21 and that the Reuters news agency reported on another one happening June 23.
The Iraqi government appealed to the United Nations to step in when word came that terrorists had stolen nuclear material from the University of Mosul. The UN says there is no risk here. International Atomic Energy Agency spokesman Gill Tudor [pictured] was responding to a letter from Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim to Secretary-General [...]
Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used at a university for research, and the Iraqi government is appealing to the United Nations to “stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad.” Nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University [pictured], Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed [...]