Trump Regime Escalates War by Other Means on Iran and China. As long as the world community fails to uphold UN Charter principles and other core international law, global war … The Role of Colin Powell in Planning the War on Iraq. Compared to Bush’s war in Iraq, which began in 2003 to ecstatic pundit approval, Trump’s recently threatened war with Iran didn’t find many enthusiasts, even among the most debased and ghoulish of the chattering classes. As of the writing of this article (2015), U.S. troops are still in Iraq combating ISIS. The Iraq War officially ended on December 18, 2011 with the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops. In 2014, the U.S. sent troops back to Iraq to support the Iraqi government. Human Rights Watch, applying these criteria to the Iraq war in its 2004 World Report, concludes, “That was not the case in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in March 2003….
World War 3 could erupt in the Middle East in the aftermath of the United States assassination of Iran’s revered General Qassem Soleimani.
ISIS and a Continuing Battle In the next few years, an Islamic group called ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) gained power in areas of Iraq. 3 For more on the human and environmental costs of the Iraq war, see a series of wide-ranging and provocative essays at http://costsofwar.org/iraq-10-years-after-invasion (accessed 17 June 2014). In retrospect, the Rangwala findings also bring to the forefront the insidious and complicit role of Colin Powell, who organized the Crawford Texas meetings in early April 2002 between Bush and Blair, as confirmed by the recently leaked emails (see below). by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The US under both right wings of its war party represents an unparalleled threat to world peace, stability, democratic values, and the rule of law.