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June 16th 2014 at 11:08 am
US lawmakers warn of 'next 9/11' threat in Iraq (via AFP) US President Barack Obama came under fire Sunday from Republican lawmakers and others who warned that a debacle in Iraq will give Islamist extremists a staging area for "the next 9/11." Senator Lindsey Graham, a proponent of US air strikes, also called…  
June 16th 2014 at 10:46 am
Morning Reads: A Bloodbath in Iraq; GOP’s Plan to Block New EPA Regs (via Moyers & Company) Good morning — and a happy 75th birthday to Joyce Carol Oates. It’s also national Fresh Veggie Day, so eat some fresh veggies if you’re so inclined. Seems like the appropriate ship –> Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the carrier USS George…  
June 16th 2014 at 5:54 am
US condemns 'horrifying' Iraq massacre by ISIL militants (via AFP) The United States on Sunday condemned a "horrifying" massacre by Islamic militants said to have killed hundreds of Iraqi soldiers as they advanced on the capital after seizing vast swathes of northern Iraq. Iraq said it had "regained the initiative"…  
June 16th 2014 at 5:52 am
Iraqi Kurd PM 'in Iran for talks' (via AFP) The prime minister of Iraq's Kurdistan region is in Tehran for talks with Iranian officials, media reported on Monday, amid efforts to thwart a Sunni insurgent offensive north of Baghdad. The unannounced visit by Kurdistan premier Nechirvan Barzani…  
June 14th 2014 at 6:08 am
Iraq forces regain ground north of Baghdad (via AFP) Iraqi security forces retook a town north of Baghdad from militants Saturday as they readied a fightback after the premier announced the cabinet granted him "unlimited powers." Troops and tribal militia found the burned bodies of 12 policemen as they…  
June 13th 2014 at 12:37 pm
Iran promises Iraq PM its full support against 'terrorism' (via AFP) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised Iraq's beleaguered Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki his government's full support against "terrorism" on Friday as Sunni Arab militants advanced towards Baghdad. Shiite Iran is a key ally of co-religionist Maliki…  

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