Middle East

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 …

Exclusive — Secretary Pompeo: ‘America First Will Have a Lasting Legacy’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview in his office at the State Department in Foggy Bottom in Washington, DC, that he believes, no matter who is president next year, President Donald Trump’s “America First” vision for the country and the world will have a “lasting legacy” far beyond this past four years.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a news briefing on the latest development of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. at the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 20, 2020 in Washington, …

They’re No.14! Iran Claims Dramatic Rise in World Military Power Index

After a giddy 12 months that heralded a rise in domestic speedboat production, the enhanced ability to attack mock wooden aircraft carriers and a failed missile test that resulted in the surprise “martyrdom” of 12 of its own sailors, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani claimed Thursday the country has raced up global defense power rankings from number 23 to 14.

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