Category Archives: Iraq

The recreation of the Ottoman Empire in the making?

Turkey’s actions in neighboring Syria is a source for constant consternation, by now it is rather apparent that Ankara has few hesitations in supporting less than savory radical groups as long as it serves the geopolitical interests of Turkey. The … Continue reading

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Palmeutredningen blev ett antiklimax

Många minns nog tydligt ännu i denna dag vad de gjorde 28/29 februari 1986 när nyheterna kom att Olof Palme, Sveriges statsminister, hade mördats på öppen gata på Sveavägen i Stockholm. Undertecknads mor jobbade då natt inom hemtjänsten och kom … Continue reading

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The beginning of a new Shiite insurrection in Iraq?

On March 11th Camp Taji outside Baghdad came under rocket fire that killed three coalition members, two Americans and one British. The US responded with airstrikes on targets belonging to the Shiite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), part of the Iraqi … Continue reading

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Synbart har “humaniteten” blivit totalitär

Den uppseglande nya migrationskrisen har knappast kunnat undgå någon vid detta lag, allra minst Jimmie Åkessons politiska utspel vid den grekisk-turkiska gränsen där denne delat ut flygblad med informationen att “Sweden is full!” undertecknade Sverigedemokraterna och det svenska folket. Indignationen … Continue reading

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In 1956 Anthony Eden made a grave political miscalculation

At about the same hour during the night as the United States assassinated Major General Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Iranian Quds Force, five days earlier, the Iranian retaliatory strike with ballistic missiles came on two US bases in Iraq, … Continue reading

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The death of Soleimani – the shots of Sarajevo of our time?

It seems that the recent storming of the US embassy in Iraq, allegedly orchestrated by Kataib Hezbollah, part of the Shiite PMU militia, was a red line for the US. President Donald Trump gave the order to attack Major General … Continue reading

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Saladin och Rikard Lejonhjärta hyste en ömsesidig respekt

Den kurdiske sultaten Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf, i väst mera känd som Saladin, grundade Ayyubiddynastin som härskade över bl.a. Egypten, Syrien och Jemen under 1100- och 1200-talen. Saladin kom att bli de kristna korsfararstaternas främste motståndare och han erövrade också stora … Continue reading

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Crazykomedin “Ett utländskt statsråds alter ego är sjukskrivet i Sverige” eller “Vi har varit naiva”

Den alternativa mediesajten Nyheter Idag, av SVT:s Erik Fichtelius hänvisad till som högerextrem och främlingsfientlig, avslöjade häromdagen att Iraks försvarsminister Najah al-Shammari är folkbokförd i Sverige på en adress i Stockholm och att det sedan 2015 förelegat nio polisanmälningar mot … Continue reading

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Operation Peace Spring is launched, what now?

The long anticipated Turkish offensive against north-eastern Syria, code named Operation Peace Spring, is now under way. Ankara has reportedly informed Damascus beforehand. However the latter isn’t thrilled about the Turkish endeavor on Syrian soil, nor about the intended target, … Continue reading

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President Trump fires National Security Adviser John Bolton

Somewhat surprising one of the Trump administration’s most hawkish members, National Security John Bolton, was fired yesterday by President Donald Trump referring to significant differences. This is a wise move by the President as tensions in the Persian Gulf have … Continue reading

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