From daily The Guardian in Britain today:
These headlines, and this article, don’t mention some sides of this issue.
However, this Guardian article omits who did most to practically save Yazidi refugees’ lives: the Leftist Kurdish Workers Party PKK from Turkey, and their Syrian Kurdish allies. Maybe there is such a silence in mainstream media on the PKK’s role, because, at the request of the Turkish government, the PKK is on NATO countries’ lists of terrorists (like Nelson Mandela used to be until 2008)? Not this Guardian article, but another Guardian article, breaks the silence on this.
So, British and United States soldiers will not rescue Yazidis, already rescued by ‘terrorist’ Kurds, contrary to expectations. Then, why will these soldiers stay in Iraq, as Mr Cameron says? Because of the oil wells near Erbil, not so far from Mount Sinjar?
See also here.
The Obama administration Thursday backed off from a “humanitarian” intervention that had already seen the deployment of some 130 US Special Operations troops, claiming that a supposedly desperate crisis threatening tens of thousands of Yazidi refugees with imminent death no longer existed: here.
The U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq are all about oil: here.
The Obama administration has dropped the humanitarian pretence as it expands the US air war in Iraq against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militias. Initially justified as necessary to protect threatened Iraqi minorities and American personnel in Iraq, the air strikes over the weekend were in support of a military offensive by Iraqi and Kurdish forces to recapture the Mosul dam: here.
Iraq airstrikes are strategic, not humanitarian: here.
German army intervenes in Iraq: here.
Iraqi author writes of U.S. destructive role in her country: here.
Yazidi activist claims President Obama’s statement that a military evacuation of Mount Sinjar was no longer necessary encouraged Isis militants: here.
‘Open for business’ American-style: The military-industrial complex in Iraq (Psst… Wanna buy an M1 tank?): here.