Monthly Archives: February 2015

JuanCole: 5 Surprising Ways #Iran is better than #Israel | Informed Comment

I think I’m one of the few Americans who has been to both Iran and Israel. I like both countries and have a lot in common with thinkers in both. I love What I know of Tel Aviv’s cafe culture … Continue reading

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Why did #Israel decide to support #SyrianRebels? – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Not a soul could help but be outraged by the two recent atrocities that the Islamic State (IS) has unleashed upon the world. The first of these was the immolation of Jordanian fighter pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh on Feb. 3, followed … Continue reading

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Sources: Washington mulls ground force coalition with Egypt, Turkey against IS | Egypt Independent

US sources told the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai that Washington is considering an international ground force of 30,000 soldiers to expel the Islamic State from western and northern of Iraq as well as eastern and northern Syria. The sources said the … Continue reading

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Our Condolences: How the #U.S. Paid For Death and Damage in #Afghanistan

An armored vehicle ran over a six-year-old boy’s legs: $11,000. A jingle truck was “blown up by mistake”: $15,000. A controlled detonation broke eight windows in a mosque: $106. A boy drowned in an anti-tank ditch: $1,916. A 10-ton truck … Continue reading

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#Libya is running a budget deficit of $3bn a month, claims Claudia Gazzini – YouTube

Claudia Gazzini – The Libyan crisis: military intervention or political solution? – YouTube.

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