This Crazy Badass Mercedes-Benz Belonged To The King Of Iraq

[This is the one-off 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster built by Erdmann and Rossi for the King of Iraq at this years' Classic Days at Schloss Dyck. It has a 5-liter supercharged inline-8 producing 160+ horsepower. 5,180 pounds of art deco magnificence. Photo credit: Markus Jordan/Philipp Deppe via MB.] » 8/14/14 10:39am 8/14/14 10:39am

Heroic Iraqi Helo Crew Saves Stranded Yazidis From Hell On Mt. Sinjar

In what continues to be a very desperate situation atop a mountain in NW Iraq, where close to 50k Yazidis are under siege by ISIS fighters, Iraq's small fleet of Mi-8 "Hips" has been at work trying to make an impact. A CNN crew flew along to see the crisis for themselves, and that they did, with the chopper saving… » 8/12/14 6:18am 8/12/14 6:18am

White House Approves Airstrikes And Airdrops For Iraq

The White House's scale has tipped in favor of direct action against ISIS and support for their victims. Yesterday, airdrops of much needed food, water and medical supplies commenced over northern Iraq, where ISIS has ran thousands of Iraq's Yazidi minority into the mountains. Meanwhile, ISIS is threatening the… » 8/08/14 9:19am 8/08/14 9:19am

US Soldier's Dated Rant To Iraqi Police More Relevant Than Ever?

This video seems to be shot around 2008 and it depicts a US Soldier verbally unloading on an Iraqi Police Force unit. Many of the same issues he brings up have only been magnified since the US military left Iraq. What do you think, is this guy giving the Iraqi Police too hard a time or prophesying the future? » 6/26/14 6:37pm 6/26/14 6:37pm

Watch Iraqi Mi-35 Hind Attack Choppers Take The Fight To The ISIS

This video depicts Iraqi Mi-35M "Hind-E" advanced helicopter gunships, of which the Iraqi armed forces only have a handful in inventory, taking the fight to the ISIS in Northern Iraq. A much larger analysis on the events currently unfolding in Iraq will be posted soon. In the meantime, check out this amazing footage… » 6/15/14 7:35pm 6/15/14 7:35pm

Insurgents Have Turned This Iraqi City Into An Automotive Wasteland

In case you've forgotten about Iraq, it is still A Country That Exists with 36 million people living in it. And the biggest northern city of Mosul was just completely overrun by extremist insurgents, whose first order of business seems to have been to burn anything that has wheels attached. » 6/11/14 8:06pm 6/11/14 8:06pm

Your Local Cops Are Probably Out Buying Ex-Iraq Death Trucks Right Now

This is an MRAP, a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle. It didn't exist until well into the Iraq War, when we went to war with the Army we had, and that Army's Humvees didn't survive very well. We bought a lot of MRAPs. The Iraq War is over. Now, how many of these MRAPs can we put your police down for? » 11/25/13 3:20pm 11/25/13 3:20pm

Iraqi Taxi Crushed By Tank, Will Never Park In A Handicap Spot Again

Though we're not sure why this M1 Abrams tank had to crush this lowly Iraqi cab twice, we do know that it's a lot of fun to watch (and we suspect that may have had something to do with it). And before anyone gets upset about us losing the hearts and minds of Iraqi cab drivers, we'd point out that the little cab… » 8/06/08 11:15am 8/06/08 11:15am

Seriously Cool Stash Of Saddam-Era Cars Found In Baghdad Underground…

After Uday's Lamborghini got blown up, you might think that all the interesting cars were gone from Baghdad by now, with just Ford Probes remaining to hold the gearhead banner over the ancient city. Not so! Turbo Driver (aka The Wolf) has some sort of secret-type gig in Iraq and snapped these shots of an underground… » 7/18/08 5:45pm 7/18/08 5:45pm

Uday Is Gone, But Baghdad Car Freaks Still Have It Rough

Saddam Hussein's son Uday used to confiscate any cool car that caught his eye on the streets of Baghdad, so in those days it was best to drive the Kadett and leave the BMW stashed away. Those days are gone, but new dangers lurk for the brave Iraqi who wants to customize his ride. The LA Times has a story on three… » 7/04/08 3:00pm 7/04/08 3:00pm