Two Decades After Iraq War Began, China Colonizes Iraq’s Oilfields

Twenty years after the United States invested blood and treasure in liberating Iraq from the rule of Saddam Hussein, China is attempting to lock up control of Iraq’s oilfields. The Western intervention in Iraq was denounced by critics as a “war for oil,” but in the end, the great authoritarian menace of the 21st Century is close to taking control of Iraq’s energy resources.

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2004 file photo, fires flare off the gas from crude oil at Iraq's oldest oil processing plant in the northern Iraqi town of Baba Gurgur, outside of Kirkuk, Iraq's Oil Ministry says Iraq has resumed exports from its oil fields around Kirkuk, one year …

Iran Welcomes Chinese Defense Minister, Seeks Closer Military Cooperation

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and armed forces chief Mohammad Bagheri in Tehran on Wednesday. The Iranians pledged their support for mutual ally Russia despite worldwide condemnation of its attack on Ukraine, and indicated a desire for more extensive military coordination with China.

In this picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry, China's minister of national defense Gen. Wei Fenghe, left, is welcomed by Iran's defense minister Gen. Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, during an official welcoming ceremony, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Exclusive: Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin Accuses Biden of ‘Intentional’ Border Crisis, Making All States ‘Border States’

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), who is running for Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) open Senate seat, accused President Biden of significantly damaging national security by deliberately creating a border crisis to expand the Democrat voter bloc, calling for an investigation into the president over his actions as well as the “lawless activity” of his son Hunter, while blasting his attempts to “force” an unwelcome nuclear deal with Iran that only benefits Russia.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., speaks during a news conference about the “I Am Vanessa Guillén Act,” in honor of the late U.S. Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén, and survivors of military sexual violence, during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sherman Dodges on Taking Iran’s IRGC off Terrorist List

On Friday’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman dodged questions on whether the United States will remove the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the Foreign Terrorist Organization list, stating that it’s

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