Zumurrud khatun

I share with you today pictures taken by me for the Abbasid mosque of Zumurrud Khatun the mother of Abbasid khalik Al-Nasir and wife of Al-Mustadi The mosque was built in 1202 A.D, it's minaret is considered the oldest standing minaret in the city of Baghdad. The minaret design is from the Seljuq dynasty era … Continue reading Zumurrud khatun


Reflecting on the Iraqi Elections 2018

Elections season is always a hot season in Iraq, contenders old and new race for gaining the voters affection all in the name of bright future and change, usually without a clear plan on how to do so, how ever, there was always a sense of maybe, maybe this time it will be better... This … Continue reading Reflecting on the Iraqi Elections 2018

Tel Aviv aimed at a Hezbollah moving target but was hit by a new “Rule of Engagement”: get ready for war

Elijah J. Magnier

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By Elijah J. Magnier – @ejmalrai

20 October 2017

A few days ago, Israeli jets violated the Lebanese airspace (not the usual “routine recognition flight” as claimed by Israel’s official spokesperson), with the aim of bombing a Hezbollah convoy (as usual, trucks loaded with weapons) heading from Syria towards Lebanon, according to a well-informed source. The Syrian Army fired a ground to air missile, an old SA-5 (S-200) against the Israeli jets over the sky of Lebanon, to divert attention from the moving target. This Syrian act represented a direct threat – felt by the Israeli command – to the Israeli jets who managed to shoot the missile down. The Israeli Air Force ordered the jets to return to base for evaluation. One hour later, Tel Aviv ordered Israeli jets to fly over the occupied Golan Heights and target the static…

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لماذا يستميت بعض العراقيين في الدفاع عن اتجاهه السياسي

في العراق، عندما تناقش موضوع سياسي ما، في الاغلب انك ستصل الى جدار مسدود يتمسك كل طرف فيه برأيه وغير بعيد ان تسمع عبارة مثل "تاج راسك" او "يسواك ويسوه عشيرتك" وغيرها من العبارات التي قد تجدها مسيئة مما سيدفعك الى ضغط خيار "البلوك" ان كنت تستخدم فيسبوك ولا مزاج لك للدخول في شجار طويل … Continue reading لماذا يستميت بعض العراقيين في الدفاع عن اتجاهه السياسي