Iraq wants the Americans out. Yet again.

by Rashmee

Posted on December 28, 2018


Here we go again. The Iraqis want Americans troops out. Yet again. Remember 2011? The Iraqis were unwilling to negotiate a new US–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) along the terms the Americans asked – with legal immunity for US troops. The Iraqis were unwilling to accept anything that infringed on their sovereignty and the US withdrew … Continue reading “Iraq wants the Americans out. Yet again.”

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Is Jim Mattis the only senior Trump official who sees the big picture in Iraq?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 22, 2018


US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is batting for Moqtada Al Sadr. Kinda, sorta. Mr Al Sadr, of course, is the cleric who led an Iranian-supported militia and fiercely opposed the American occupation of Iraq. He is also the man who became the surprise winner of this month’s tight elections in Iraq. He has been talking … Continue reading “Is Jim Mattis the only senior Trump official who sees the big picture in Iraq?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK