Elderly Iraqi Man Drops Dead On Live Television While Complaining About Country’s Poor Health Services

An elderly Iraqi man stopped a television news crew at a hospital in Baghdad to complain about the state of the country’s health services and confront a doctor about poor care. Halfway through, the man hobbled and fell to the ground, dying of a heart attack on live TV. As Gulf News reported, the incident […]

New Rocket Attacks Strike U.S. Military Base In Baghdad, ‘Sirens Of Ambulances’ Reportedly Heard After Blasts

Multiple explosions went off at a military base used by U.S. troops in Baghdad, Iraq, early on Sunday morning. The blasts were the result of a rocket attack against the base, which sits near the U.S. embassy in Iraq, according to an American military source who spoke to Reuters. The missile strikes were the 19th […]

Pentagon To Reveal That 100 Soldiers Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury In Iran Attack, Officials Say

For at least the fourth time in just over one month since Iran launched a rocket attack on United States troops stationed over the border in Iraq, the Pentagon will issue a new report increasing the casualty count from the incident. While the U.S. initially claimed zero troops were injured by the multiple missile strikes, […]

After First Claiming No Casualties, Pentagon Now Says 50 Soldiers Suffered Brain Injury In Iran Rocket Attack

For the third time since Donald Trump announced that United States troops suffered no casualties in the January 8 Iranian rocket attacks on bases used by the American military in Iraq, the Pentagon has revised the number of service members who did, in fact, suffer traumatic brain injuries. According to a CNN report, the Defense […]

New Rocket Attack Slams U.S. Embassy In Iraq, Reports Say, Iranian Militia Blamed For Multiple Missile Strikes

Less than three weeks after an Iranian missile attack slammed into two Iraq military bases, injuring 34 United States service members, reports out of the Middle East say that at least three rockets slammed into the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday. According to a report posted on Twitter, Saudi Arabia’s Al Arabiya television […]

Pentagon Now Says 34 U.S. Soldiers Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury In Iran Attack, ‘CNN’ Reports, Up From 11

When Iran fired a barrage of ballistic missiles at United States troops stationed at military bases in Iraq on January 8, initial reports claimed that not a single U.S. soldier had been injured in the assault. In fact, Donald Trump — on that same evening — posted a tweet. “All is Well!” and “So far, […]

Defense Secretary Refuses To Say How Many Americans Suffered Brain Injuries In Iran Attack: ‘I’m Not A Doctor’

In the immediate aftermath of missile attacks by Iran on two military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq on January 8, the Pentagon, as well as Donald Trump, claimed that Americans stationed there suffered no casualties. But eight days later, reports out of the Pentagon put the number of injured U.S. soldiers at 11. The […]

Donald Trump Dismisses Injuries From Iran Attack On U.S. Soldiers: ‘They Had Headaches’

Although no one was killed during the missile attack by Iran on U.S. military bases in the Middle East, the Pentagon revealed last week that at least 11 soldiers were injured in the attack. At least eight of them suffered concussion-like symptoms that were described as traumatic brain injuries. But on Wednesday morning, Donald Trump […]

Donald Trump Now Says He Killed Qassem Soleimani Because He ‘Said Bad Things’

Donald Trump appeared at a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Friday, and during his speech in front of the high-dollar donors, he said that he ordered the strike against Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani because the Quds Force leader was saying “bad things” about the United States. News network CNN obtained audio of the fundraiser, which […]

After Claiming Zero U.S. Casualties In Iran Attack, Pentagon Now Says 11 Suffered ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’

After Iran launched a missile attack on two military bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops on January 8, the Pentagon, as well as Donald Trump, quickly claimed that the strikes had inflicted zero American casualties. In fact, just hours after the missile attacks, Trump took to Twitter to claim “All is well!” and “So far, […]

Longtime Iraq War Advocate Now Has Donald Trump’s Ear On Iran, Says Report

A recent report from The Intercept claims that neoconservative David Wurmser, a longtime Iraq War advocate who served in President George W. Bush’s administration, now has the ear of Donald Trump and his sights set on Iran. The news stems from Bloomberg’s report that reveals Wurmser helped make a case for the assassination of Iranian […]

Donald Trump Says It ‘Doesn’t Really Matter’ If Qassem Soleimani Actually Posed Imminent Threat

A conversation about what evidence the United States had to justify its attack of Iranian military leader Qasssem Soleimani has had people on both sides of the aisle wondering how imminent the threat that Soleimani allegedly posed was. Now, President Donald Trump is arguing that “it doesn’t really matter” if there was an impending threat […]

Donald Trump Administration Plotted Death Of Qassem Soleimani For Past 18 Months, ‘New York Times’ Report Says

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed that last week’s assassination of top Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani was necessary because the top general was planning an “imminent” attack on American interests. But a new report on Saturday said that the Donald Trump administration plotted the attack on Soleimani for 18 months before […]

U.S. Troops Avoided Casualties In Al Asad Airbase Attack Thanks To Hours Of Advance Warning

Members of the U.S. armed forces who were stationed at Al Asad airbase on the night Iran attacked the base with a series of ballistic missiles were fortunate enough to escape harm’s way, as they reportedly had plenty of advance warning from the Iraqi government that the strike was imminent. According to The Hill, no […]

Donald Trump Approval Rating Polls Take A Slight Drop After Assassination Of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

If Donald Trump hoped that he would get a political boost from ordering a drone strike last Thursday that killed Iran’s top military leader, General Qassem Soleimani, new polling results released on Wednesday will likely leave him disappointed. According to the political data site RealClearPolitics, three new polls show a slight downward movement in Trump’s […]

Outraged Republican Senator Calls Trump Administration Iran Briefing ‘Insulting’ And ‘Worst’ He Has Ever Seen

A classified briefing for senators — in which Donald Trump administration officials were supposed to offer evidence to justify the drone attack that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani — left a pair of conservative Republicans outraged, with one saying that the briefing was “insulting.” Utah Republican Mike Lee called the session “the worst briefing” […]

Donald Trump ‘On Drugs, Whether We Want To Face It Or Not’ Says ‘Apprentice’ Staffer After Sniff-Filled Speech

Donald Trump on Wednesday morning delivered a nationally televised address in which he appeared to back away from an armed conflict with Iran, less than 24 hours after an Iranian missile attack on U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. But the speech came under criticism for Trump’s delivery in which he made repeated sniffing sounds and […]

Donald Trump Tweets ‘All Is Well,’ And ‘So Far So Good’ As Iran Claims 30 U.S. Deaths In Attack, Pentagon Zero

Donald Trump posted a message to his Twitter account Tuesday, declaring that “All is well!” after Iran launched a reported 15 ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops. The president also said, “So far so good!” and added he would make a statement about the attack on Wednesday morning. Iranian […]

Donald Trump Decides Not To Address Nation Over Iran Rocket Attacks In Televised Speech On Tuesday Night

After Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases where United States troops are stationed, Donald Trump was reportedly preparing to give a nationally televised address on Tuesday night — even as experts on the Middle East urged caution, saying that a statement by Iran appeared to indicate that they […]

Iranian Official Mocks Donald Trump After Rocket Attacks On U.S. Troops, Tweeting Image Of Country’s Flag

After last Thursday’s United States drone strike that killed Iran’s top military leader General Qassem Soleimani, Donald Trump appeared to celebrate the deadly attack on his Twitter account, posting an image of an American flag, without comment. On Tuesday, after Iran retaliated by firing more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases […]

Iran Launches Dozens Of Missiles In Retaliatory Attack On Two U.S. Bases In Iraq

Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles on Tuesday in an attack on two separate United States military bases in Iraq. According to The New York Times, Iranian news is saying that the strikes are the beginning of retaliation for the killing of military leader Qassem Soleimani. According to Iranian news media, over 30 ballistic […]

Mike Pompeo Changes Reason For Killing Of Qassem Soleimani, No Longer Claims ‘Imminent’ Attack In The Works

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States drone strike that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was necessary because the military leader had an “imminent” attack against Americans in the works. But subsequent reporting cast doubt on Pompeo’s words and showed that evidence for such a move was, at best, […]

Iran Minister Warns U.S. ‘We Will Respond Proportionally’ In Retaliation For Qassem Soleimani Killing

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned that his country would retaliate against the United States for the killing of its top military leader, Qassem Soleimani. Zarif spoke with CNN News about the airstrike that fanned the flames of unrest in the region, calling Donald Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani “state terrorism” and an “act of […]

U.S.-Led Coalition Reportedly Plans To ‘Thin Troops’ In Iraq

After President Donald Trump authorized the killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqi parliament voted for the withdrawal of United States troops from the country. In response, the U.S.-led military coalition in the country is reportedly planning to withdraw troops from the region, Reuters reports. The letter announcing the withdrawal was […]

Pentagon Deploys Special Operations Task Force To The Middle East, Including U.S. Army Rangers

Just days after President Donald Trump authorized a U.S. drone strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, the Pentagon continues to deploy U.S. troops to the region to bolster security. On Sunday, the U.S. announced that a contingent of special operations troops will join the growing American military presence. According to […]

Trump Administration Tried To Kill Iraqi Parliamentary Vote To Expel U.S. Troops From Iraq, Report Says

A new report on Sunday suggested that the Trump administration attempted to derail an Iraqi parliamentary vote to remove United States military troops from the country in the wake of the fallout from the surprise U.S. drone strike in Iraq that resulted in the death of several Iranian military commanders, including Gen. Qassem Soleimani. According […]

As Donald Trump Threatens To Destroy 52 Iranian Cultural Sites, Military Official Says There Is No Such List

In what one United States senator writing on Twitter called “a war crime” and “what terrorists do,” Donald Trump on Saturday threatened that the United States would attack “52 Iranian sites” — many of them “important to Iran & the Iranian culture.” But a senior U.S. military official speaking on condition of anonymity said that […]

Iraqi Parliament Votes For Withdrawal Of All U.S. Troops From The Country After Iran Attack

The Iraqi parliament voted on Sunday to expel all U.S. troops from the country and filed a complaint with the United Nations against the United States for violating the country. This is the latest of the ever-expanding fallout from an attack that killed a top Iranian military leader at the Baghdad airport. As CNBC reported, […]

Colin Kaepernick Faces Backlash After Tweets That Slam The U.S. For Iranian Strike

Colin Kaepernick is no stranger to controversy, and the former NFL quarterback remained true to form after issuing two tweets that sparked immediate backlash after claiming that the United States was acting in an imperialist manner by issuing a missile strike attack in the Middle East. His statements appeared to be in response to President […]

Iranian Hackers Allegedly Broke Into & Defaced A U.S. Government Website In First Retaliation For Drone Strike

A government website operated by the United States was defaced, allegedly by hackers in Iran. The hackers stated the hack was initiated in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s drone strike in Iraq that claimed the life of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, as BNO News tweeted. The defaced page has since been taken offline. The […]

NATO Suspends Training Of Iraqi Forces Amid Fears Of Regional Fallout From Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s Death

On the heels of the aftermath of the killing of Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani’s death by way of U.S. drone strike, NATO announced on Saturday that they would be temporarily halting a training program for Iraqi forces, citing growing safety concerns in the region. According to Reuters, acting NATO spokesman Dylan White said that […]

Donald Trump Ordered Death Of Qassem Soleimani Based On ‘Razor Thin’ Evidence, ‘NYT’ Correspondent Reports

On Friday, a top United States State Department official told reporters that he had seen “very solid intelligence” that top Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani was planning “imminent attacks against American diplomats and our armed forces.” That intelligence, the State Department says, is why Donald Trump ordered the drone strike that killed Soleimani late on […]

Hillary Clinton Warning That Donald Trump Would Start War Due To His ‘Thin Skin’ Resurfaces After Iran Attack

After Donald Trump ordered the drone strike assassination of top Iranian military leader General Qassem Soleimani on Thursday, a clip from 2016 resurfaced online, showing then-candidate Hillary Clinton warning that as president, Trump would be likely to start a war for no reason other than “somebody got under his very thin skin.” Video of Clinton […]

Shortly After Donald Trump Says He Does Not Want Iran War, New Airstrikes Reportedly Hit Iran-Backed Militia

New airstrikes targeted the leader of an Iraqi militia group widely believed to be controlled by Iran, in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to reports out of the region. As of about 6 p.m. ET in the United States, there had been no further confirmation of the attacks, or of who carried them […]

U.S. Military To Deploy Thousands Of Troops From The 82nd Airborne To The Middle East As Tensions Mount

The United States is set to deploy thousands of additional troops to the Middle East, a U.S. defense official told CNN. The news was also recently confirmed by an official in the Pentagon. The move comes hours after President Trump ordered an airstrike that claimed the life of Major General Quassem Soleimani, commander of the […]

Airstrike Stopped ‘Imminent’ Attack, Mike Pompeo Says, But Donald Trump Told Lindsey Graham About It Days Ago

The United States airstrike that killed top Iranian military leader General Qassem Soleimani late Thursday, ordered by President Donald Trump, was carried out to prevent an “imminent attack” by Iran, according to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who added in a Friday interview that the assassination of Soleimani “saved American lives.” But despite what […]

Major U.S. Allies Disavowing Donald Trump’s Attack On Iranian Military Leader

A major Iranian general was killed in a drone airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump on Thursday, flaming the fires of the already volatile relationship with the Middle Eastern country. American allies are now signaling that they won’t support the U.S., should the conflict continue to escalate. According to Business Insider, several important European allies, […]

Donald Trump Makes Baffling Statement Taunting Iran On Twitter After U.S. Airstrike

While the president hasn’t issued an official statement in the wake of the killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani, Donald Trump wrote a tweet taunting the country in what analysts fear could serve to increase tensions in an already volatile situation. According to the Daily Beast, Trump tweeted a small image of an American […]

Iran’s Supreme Leader Vows ‘Severe Revenge’ Against U.S. After Airstrike Kills Qassem Soleimani

Iran’s Supreme Leader said on Friday that the country would seek “severe revenge” against the United States after a U.S. airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump killed one of its top military commanders on Thursday. According to The Washington Post, the country took a bold posture after Qassem Soleimani, a revered military leader of the […]

Top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani Killed In Airstrike In Baghdad, Potentially Escalating Tensions With U.S.

A major leader of Iranian forces in the Middle East has reportedly been killed in an airstrike in Baghdad. Qassem Soleimani, as The Washington Post reports, is a revered military leader, and his death will likely escalate tensions dramatically between Iran and the U.S. Soleimani, who was the Quds Force Supreme Commander, was killed in […]

Donald Trump Is Responsible For Baghdad U.S. Embassy Attack, Says Ex-Obama Official

Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator for the Iran nuclear agreement during the Obama administration, today penned an op-ed for USA Today in which she blamed the attack on the Baghdad, Iraq, U.S. embassy on President Donald Trump. “It is President Donald Trump’s failed policy toward Iran that has brought us to this combustible moment,” […]

Donald Trump’s Reaction To Iraq Attacks Shows ‘Bipolar Foreign Policy,’ Says Fox News Guest

National Journal’s Politics Editor Josh Kraushaar spoke to Fox News Wednesday about Donald Trump‘s ordering of U.S. airstrikes that killed Kataib Hezbollah combatants in Iraq allegedly supported by Iran. The attack came after the president accused the group of conducting a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base. According to Kraushaar, Trump’s response reflects his […]

Tulsi Gabbard Says Impeachment ‘Greatly Increased The Likelihood’ Donald Trump Will Win In 2020

As the holiday recess comes to an end and Congress prepares to return to business as usual on the heels of a successful impeachment vote against President Donald Trump, 2020 presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard believes that Democrats all but secured Trump’s re-election. According to The Hill, Gabbard issued strong remarks in the […]

Iran’s Leader Blasts Donald Trump, ‘Strongly’ Condemns U.S. Airstrikes On Iranian-Backed Militia Sites

Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday expressed his disapproval of a recent series of U.S. airstrikes on various Iranian-backed militia group targets in Iraq that led to the deaths of dozens of their fighters. According to The Hill, it was reported by Iranian state television that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke out against the attacks, which were […]

President Trump Greenlights Rapid Deployment Of 82nd Airborne Troops To Protect Embassy In Baghdad

In the wake of an intensifying situation at and around the United States embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced on Tuesday that a special U.S. military contingent was tasked with immediate deployment to the area to bolster security. According to The Hill, Esper said that the troops will consist of […]

As U.S. Embassy Siege Continues In Iraq, Donald Trump Visits His Own Florida Golf Course For 12th Straight Day

As protesters, reportedly affiliated with Iran-backed militia groups, shouted “Death to America” and stormed the United States embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday, Donald Trump visited his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, for the 12th consecutive day. After reportedly spending just 52 minutes there, Trump headed back to his Mar-a-Lago resort […]

U.S. Embassy In Iraq Under Siege As Protesters Break Past Gates, Set Fires, Donald Trump Blames Iran In Tweet

A mob of protesters stormed the United States embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday morning, breaking past gates into a main reception area and setting fires there, according to a report by the Qatar-based news agency Al-Jazeera. Chanting “Down, Down USA!” the crowd attacked the embassy after U.S. airstrikes against the Iran-linked Kataib Hezbollah militia killed […]

David Pakman Slams ‘Corporate Media’ For Coverage Of Cenk Uygur Amid Congressional Bid

In the wake of Cenk Uygur rejecting all endorsements for his congressional bid, and Bernie Sanders subsequently retracting his backing of the Young Turks founder’s campaign, progressive commentator David Pakman took to Twitter with some choice words for the media outlets covering the story. “The same corporate media that cheered the Iraq war like a […]

Mike Pence And Wife Make Surprise Visit To Iraq, Help Serve 150 Troops Thanksgiving Lunch

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, dropped in for an unannounced visit with U.S. military troops stationed in Iraq for a Thanksgiving meal morale booster and perhaps a bit simultaneous foreign policy maneuvering. According to CNN, Pence’s surprise trip comes in the wake of President Donald Trump pulling U.S. military forces out […]

Mike Pence Reportedly Directed USAID Funds To Christian Groups, Sparking Fears Of Constitutional Violations

The office of Vice President Mike Pence has reportedly spearheaded U.S. efforts to provide USAID funds specifically to Christian minority groups in Iraq in a move some reportedly fear is in violation of the U.S. Constitution, according to a report Wednesday from ProPublica. Per ProPublica, the United States government has directed some $373 million in […]