Historical

The Daily Star Special Series on Iraq Invasion

he invasion of Iraq by the US led coalition that started 15 years ago this month is a war whose lessons we should never forget. It not only

A war for oil

This month 15 years ago, an unjust and illegal war was unleashed on Iraq by the US-led coalition that has fundamentally changed the world and made it even more risky. This most important event in...

A war for oil #2: Iraq's new deals make case for invasion

Planning for the Iraq invasion started much before the real attack, as soon as Iraq signed oil contracts with Russia, China and

A war for oil-Last Part: The fragmented land

The Iraq War, in its aftermath, has created dreaded forces like the al-Qaeda, the IS, the ISIS, or the ISIL. ...

April 2, 2018
April 2, 2018

A war for oil-Last Part: The fragmented land

The Iraq War, in its aftermath, has created dreaded forces like the al-Qaeda, the IS, the ISIS, or the ISIL. ...

April 1, 2018
April 1, 2018

A war for oil #11: The rise and fall of Blair

Tony Blair's rise to power was meteoric. With his “New Labour, New Britain” slogan he snatched the biggest victory for his party

March 31, 2018
March 31, 2018

A war for oil #10: Massive hunt for WMD yielded nothing

After the Iraqi invasion, thousands of inspectors looked for the WMD all over Iraq. All they found were some obsolete chemical

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

A war for oil #9: Digging a grave for Saddam

Desperate for a regime change in Iraq, the US was planning all types of unethical and immoral tricks to goad Saddam into a war even

March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018

A war for oil #8: A win for media, in the end

The saga of the BBC-government row over the 45-minute dossier yielded one universal lesson – in any unjust fight between the media

March 28, 2018
March 28, 2018

A war for oil #7: How the dossier doctoring came out

The infamous “45 minutes to doom” dossier that Tony Blair used to take his country to invade Iraq also caused huge tumult in the UK when BBC first found out that the dossier was “sexed up” at the...

March 27, 2018
March 27, 2018

A war for oil #6: Of a taxi driver and Iraq invasion

“45 minutes from doom”, the most significant dossier that Tony Blair produced to convince his country that Saddam Hussein actually possessed WMD and that he could hit British mainland within 45...

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

A war for oil #5: Talking mass murder in cold blood

It could have been just another glorious fall morning in New York City on September 11, 2001.

March 25, 2018
March 25, 2018

A war for oil #4: A war built on falsehood

For months and years, George Bush and Tony Blair built the case with certainty that Iraq is an evil power that possessed Weapons

March 24, 2018
March 24, 2018

A war for oil #3: When the friend turns a foe

Saddam was a great ally of the US and the West as well. His grabbing power was with the help of the CIA. He got all the support during its war with Iran. But then why did he fall apart?