The Daily Star Special Series on Iraq Invasion

he invasion of Iraq by the US led coalition that started 15 years ago this month is a war whose lessons we should never forget. It not only

A war for oil

This month 15 years ago, an unjust and illegal war was unleashed on Iraq by the US-led coalition that has fundamentally changed the world and made it even more risky. This most important event in modern time has fragmented the whole Arab land, obliterated much of its history and culture and changed lives for tens of millions, probably forever. The Daily Star revisits this war on Iraq from today with a 12-part series.

A war for oil #2: Iraq's new deals make case for invasion

Planning for the Iraq invasion started much before the real attack, as soon as Iraq signed oil contracts with Russia, China and

A war for oil #3: When the friend turns a foe

Saddam was a great ally of the US and the West as well. His grabbing power was with the help of the CIA. He got all the support during its war with Iran. But then why did he fall apart?

A war for oil #4: A war built on falsehood

For months and years, George Bush and Tony Blair built the case with certainty that Iraq is an evil power that possessed Weapons

A war for oil #5: Talking mass murder in cold blood

It could have been just another glorious fall morning in New York City on September 11, 2001.

A war for oil #6: Of a taxi driver and Iraq invasion

“45 minutes from doom”, the most significant dossier that Tony Blair produced to convince his country that Saddam Hussein actually possessed WMD and that he could hit British mainland within 45 minutes of an order, was completely false.

A war for oil #7: How the dossier doctoring came out

The infamous “45 minutes to doom” dossier that Tony Blair used to take his country to invade Iraq also caused huge tumult in the UK when BBC first found out that the dossier was “sexed up” at the directive of Downing Street to make false claims of Saddam having WMD.

A war for oil-Last Part: The fragmented land

The Iraq War, in its aftermath, has created dreaded forces like the al-Qaeda, the IS, the ISIS, or the ISIL. As the various regions of the Middle East today lie in ruins, causing hundreds and thousands to flee as refugees, the Shias and Sunnis battle out their centuries-old rivalries to regain superiority in a land balkanized along ethnic identities.

A war for oil #11: The rise and fall of Blair

Tony Blair's rise to power was meteoric. With his “New Labour, New Britain” slogan he snatched the biggest victory for his party

A war for oil #10: Massive hunt for WMD yielded nothing

After the Iraqi invasion, thousands of inspectors looked for the WMD all over Iraq. All they found were some obsolete chemical

A war for oil #9: Digging a grave for Saddam

Desperate for a regime change in Iraq, the US was planning all types of unethical and immoral tricks to goad Saddam into a war even

A war for oil #8: A win for media, in the end

The saga of the BBC-government row over the 45-minute dossier yielded one universal lesson – in any unjust fight between the media

The Daily Star Special Series on Iraq Invasion

The invasion of Iraq by the US led coalition that started 15 years ago this month is a war whose lessons we should never forget. It not