A soccer team in Basra fell ill and had to cancel their game thanks to the city’s contaminated water supply.
The Woodward book is supposed to be a blow against the Trump administration for supposedly depicting an administration in “chaos,” but it actually manages to show the foreign policy aspect of Trump’s White House in its best light, albeit unintentionally. Woodward, being the swamp-creature that he is, uncritically cites administration officials who denounce Trump’s Singapore … Continue reading “The War for the President’s Mind”
On learning that he was from Afghanistan, I asked my Afghan taxi driver in New York his opinion about the situation in his country. “Americans don’t get it,” he said. “They are not going to succeed in Afghanistan. My father was a warlord who fought the Russians, and I grew up in Afghanistan, so I … Continue reading “Get Out of the Afghan Morass”
Most Americans would place limitations on U.S. aid to Israel under laws triggered by its nuclear weapons program. When told the CIA believed Israel has nuclear weapons, 54.8% of Americans agreed that Arms Export Control Act limitations to the non-signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) should apply. Question: Arms Export Control … Continue reading “Americans Would Limit Aid to Nuclear Israel”
The Iraqi government announced that troops will be deployed along the international border between Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey to stop incursions by the neighboring country and to document any airspace violations in order to report them to the United Nations. Turkey regularly conducts cross-border operations which target alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) sites. On Friday, … Continue reading “Troops Deployed to Turkish Border; 20 Killed in Iraq”
Another mass grave found in Old Mosul gave up children.
A mass grave gave up 23 bodies in Mosul. A training accident injured 13 soldiers.
On February 12, 2010, US Army Rangers conducted a nighttime raid on a home in the village of Khataba, outside Gardez, Afghanistan. Dozens of men, women and children, including the district prosecutor and local police chief, had gathered at the house to celebrate the naming of a newborn baby just before the raid occurred. The … Continue reading “Why John Bolton Really Hates the International Criminal Court”
Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli "peacemaker" is like the mythical phoenix, continually resurrecting from its ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support of the idea of a confederation between Israel and Palestine. A confederation "could prevent the need to evacuate settlers and allow those interested to live in Palestine … Continue reading “The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords”
In examining the future, we must look to the past. As we watch the media today, we are spoon fed more and more propaganda and fear of the unknown, that we should be afraid of the unknown and have full faith that our government is keeping us safe from the unknown. But by looking at … Continue reading “Demonization of Russia in a New Cold War Era”