|Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country|
Iraqi onlookers gather on July 16, 2014 around a burnt motorcycle at the scene of an explosion that took place the previous night in Sadr City, one of Baghdad’s northern Shiite-majority districts. (Ali al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images) I first came across the work of Roy Scranton on the “Home Fires” blog on The New York Times website. The blog...
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|Foreign Fighters, Rebel Side, in Syria. 16/Danes|
In 2013, the Danish police is investigating Abu Ahmed, the Quba Mosque from Amagen and charitable organization Hjælp4Syrien1. Location and organization serve as base for recruitment and fundraising to the Syrian jihad. Copenhagen monitors since March the activity of this organization that seems to support al-Nosra. Ahmed is well known to police...
historicoblog3.blogspot.com 4 hours ago
|The Arab World and the Security Crisis in Syria and Iraq|
Clockwise: Karen Elliott House, Bessma Momani, Ayham Kamel, Kamran Bokhari Today the world is witness to increasing instability in the Middle East that is fueled by crumbling security structures and violent sectarianism. In the absence of an effective and compelling American leadership in the Middle East, regional states are use their military...
foreignpolicyblogs.com 4 hours ago
|Nasty Muslims at it again!|
In the midst of the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq, it seems that some Muslims are not content to act as many would like them to: Lebanese TV Station show solidarity with Iraqi Christians - BBC News LBCI launches Mosul solidarity initiative | News , Lebanon News | THE DAILY STAR Quote: Pictures from Mosul, which has fallen under the Islamic...
politics.ie 5 hours ago
|US is no safer after 13 years of war, a top Pentagon official says -...|
The outgoing head of the Defense Intelligence Agency says that new players on the scene are more radical than Al Qaeda, and the core Al Qaeda ideology has lost none of its potency. The nation is no safer after 13 years of war, warns a top US military official who leads one of the nation's largest intelligence organizations. "We have a whole gang of...
prophecyhour.com 7 hours ago
|All of the Countries that the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq,...|
Quantifying the Effects of Regime Change Since 2001, the U.S. has undertaken regime change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. All 3 countries are now in chaos … and extremists are more in control than ever. Iraq In Iraq, hardcore Islamic jihadis known as ISIS have taken over much of the country – shown in red as the new “Islamic State” or...
beforeitsnews.com 11 hours ago
|How US imperialism helped to foster al Qaeda|
How US imperialism helped to foster al Qaeda Despite their recent propaganda it was US governments that helped to create the Frankenstein's monster of right-wing islamism and al Qaeda We here republish a review article from 2004 by Laurence Coates in Socialism Today (journal of the CWI in England and Wales), of two books looking at conservative...
matierevolution.fr 15 hours ago
Mark 12:13-17 Today in History Spanish Armada defeated by British, 1588; artist Vincent van Gogh dies at age...
onthisdayonline.com 17 hours ago
|The Roundup for July 28th, 2014|
To any Muslim reader, enjoy Eid today. For the rest, enjoy the beginning of the week! International Politics Overall - A Ukrainian official stated MH17 crashed as a result of “massive explosive decompression,” which was caused by rocket fire - Juan Cole: “Israel’s Gaza Campaign Endangers US Security: Why Obama & Kerry are Furious“;...
firedoglake.com 19 hours ago
|Kristna nyheter 29 juli 2014|
Ruth Nordström: Samvetsfrihet och den svenska abortlobbyn Det så kallade "barnmorskefallet", där barnmorskan Ellinor Grimmark förlorade tre jobb därför att hon inte ville utföra aborter, har väckt debatt i Sverige. Under Almedalsveckan arrangerades ett flertal seminarier där samvet Humanitære våbenhviler er en nødløsning Hverken...
apg29.nu 19 hours ago
|LBن... LBCI Changes Logo in Solidarity with Iraq's Christians|
After Lebanese networks last week aired a unified newscast in solidarity with Palestinians suffering a bloody war in the Gaza Strip, LBCI television launched on Monday a new campaign to condemn the Islamic State's attacks on Christians in Iraq. LBCI changed its logo to “Lbن,” and took the initiative after Muslim Iraqi journalist Dalia al-Aqidi...
naharnet.com 23 hours ago
|How Iraq’s Civil War Broke Out In Diyala Province Interview With...|
Diyala can be said to be a microcosm of Iraq. It is the home to all three major ethnosectarian groups in the country. It has lush farmlands and mountain ranges. It also remains a battlefield between the security forces, militias and the insurgency today. In 2005 Richard Buchanan worked there as a defense contractor interrogating prisoners where he...
musingsoniraq.blogspot.com 24 hours ago
|OPINION: The bigotry and hatred that fuels ‘Pro-Palestinian’...|
By Jeremy Havardi- author and journalist Last weekend, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign organised a “National Demonstration for Gaza” in London. Author Jeremy Havardi Thousands of “pro-Palestinian” protesters marched through the capital to hear defiant speeches from such notables as Diane Abbott, Tariq Ali and George Galloway. As with...
jewishnews.co.uk 32 hours ago
|Nearly Every Conflict in The World Since the End of WW II can in Some...|
Whatsupic -- By that I mean any leader of any country which has something they want, has to play ball or else. It's all about money, power & control. It has nothing to do with democracy! And it's always been like this. It's in our nature. No one likes being challenged! Therefore, once a situation is reached where you can't be challenged,...
whatsupic.com 36 hours ago
|Imperialism by liberals: Iraq and Gaza|
The Daily Texan recently published a piece by fellow UT student Dolph Briscoe IV which argued that the U.S. must “avoid becoming trapped in another dangerous war in the Middle East.” This mentality is pervasive in the liberal corporate media, with the New York Times editorial board praising Obama for his cautious “balancing act on Iraq.”...
dailytexanonline.com 37 hours ago
|The Central Bank responded to “the Obelisk|
The CBI’s response to a complaint by a citizen and published “the Obelisk” news site in terms of “citizen journalist”, the custom of … “The Obelisk” adheres to the granting of the right of reply for all departments and institutions,… Read more → The post The Central Bank responded to “the Obelisk appeared first on Iraqi Dinar...
iraqidinarnewstoday.net 38 hours ago
|The Central Bank responded to “the Obelisk|
The CBI’s response to a complaint by a citizen and published “the Obelisk” news site in terms of “citizen journalist”, the custom of … “The Obelisk” adheres to the granting of the right of reply for all departments and institutions, that her complaints by citizens. The reply is. Reference to Muncher on your website on 9/6/2014 under...
iraqidinarnewstoday.net 38 hours ago
|No, ISIS Isn’t Ordering Female Genital Mutilation In Iraq|
by Hayes Brown THINK PROGRESS Shakir Waheib, a senior member of the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), left, next to a burning police vehicle in Iraq’s Anbar Province CREDIT: AP Photo via Militant Website, File Given the brutality seen so far from the militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater...
globalpossibilities.org 42 hours ago
|The Remarkable Story Of A Rising Terrorism Analyst Who Got Too Close...|
Aymenn Al Tamimi's career came apart in public last week. The young terrorism analyst's sudden fall was due, in part, to the same factors that had made him one of the fastest rising stars in his field — his online connections and self-presentation to jihadists he was attempting to mine for information. A recent graduate of Oxford University, the...
businessinsider.com 44 hours ago
|Ask a Senior Analyst — Norvell DeAtkine|
Wikistrat’s Facebook and Twitter followers recently engaged in a 24-hour exclusive Q&A session with one of Wikistrat’s Senior Analysts, Norvell DeAtkine. Questions and Mr. Campbell’s answers are transcribed below. Norvell DeAtkine is a retired U.S. Army Colonel of the field artillery with service in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. He lived and...
|Surprising Ties between Israel and the Kurds/ΠΕΡΙ ΣΧΕΣΕΩΝ...|
by Ofra Bengio Middle East Quarterly Summer 2014 Kurdish Jews arrive in Israel. Following the establishment of the state of Israel, Kurdish feelings toward the Jews were transformed into a certain admiration and the urge to imitate Jewish success in the new state. Relations were characterized by mutual trust that became an important asset for ties...
|[Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News] 07/26 Links: Paris's Kristallnacht;...|
From Ian: Paris's Kristallnacht This was the first time since World War II that an anti-Semitic pogrom took place in France. Almost all French politicians adopt an attitude of appeasement toward the enemies of Israel and Jews. They act as if they did not see that the hate speech that France finances in the Middle East is now spreading throughout...
|Why the US Has Limited Options in Iraq|
When US commanders in Iraq in 2006 were trying to figure out the best way to approach the burgeoning insurgency, two points of view emerged from the debate. One approach, which became policy the following year, took the form of the surge – an increase in the number of troops coupled with a new way of using them. This is associated closely with...
|HRW: Iraq: ISIS Salafi militants are abducting, killing, expelling...|
The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) is killing, kidnapping, and threatening religious and ethnic minorities in and around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Since capturing Mosul on June 10, 2014, the armed Sunni extremist group has seized at least 200 Turkmen, Shabaks, and Yazidis, killed at least 11 of them, and ordered all Christians to...
|US lawmaker asks Indian-origin officials about `your country`|
US lawmaker asks Indian-origin officials about `your country` US lawmaker asks Indian-origin officials about `your country` US lawmaker asks Indian-origin officials about `your country` Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death Thousands of Pro-Palestinians march in London North Korea fires short-range missile into sea: Yonhap Russia criticises...
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