From al-Zarqawi to Mosul: Who the hell is ISIS?

Listen up, haters!  The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is a bad-ass organization of super terrorists who will totally ruin your weekend - if they could afford the plane ticket and could somehow get on a plane too.   And they just captured Iraq's second largest city.  Ruh-roh, Raggy!  Perhaps it's time to break … Continue reading From al-Zarqawi to Mosul: Who the hell is ISIS?

Iraq Slides Back to Its Natural State

Disclaimer:  Iraq's natural state is not a violent, psychopathic Madmax-esque land of broken dreams and slaughtered sects. It's natural state is actually a divided one. First, let's take a run-down of Iraqi history and geography to understand how it got to where it is today. Ancient Iraq was not called Iraq; also, it was independent … Continue reading Iraq Slides Back to Its Natural State