Empire’s Deal

Remembering a Trampled Armistice When NATO launched Operation Allied Force in March 1999, everyone involved in the operation thought it would be a short, victorious war. How could a tiny country, devoid of allies, besieged from without and divided from within, possibly hope to resist the world’s greatest – nay, only – military alliance? Yet … Continue reading “Empire’s Deal”

Monday: 5 Iraqis Killed, 50 Wounded

Updated at 5:35 p.m. EDT, Aug. 31, 2009 At least five Iraqis were killed and 50 more were wounded as a Turkish diplomat moderated discussions between Syria and Iraq over the violence in Iraq. Meanwhile, a group of Iraqi MiG fighters were found in Serbia, and al-Hakim’s son formally took over leadership of the SIIC party.