US, Iran, And Russia Fly Over Iraq As Kurdistan Independence Referendum Is Planned

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 6:45 am

‘As President Obama alerts Congress that he is sending more US combat troops into Iraq, other countries are flying in. The US has been joined by Iran and Russia in the skies over Iraq as the Maliki government in Baghdad tries to hold on to power. Though the US has confirmed flying drones, the other nations are using more traditional combat aircraft.

 

Kurds Of Iraq Ready For ‘Self-Determination’

By: Tuesday June 24, 2014 6:45 am

One of the unintended beneficiaries of the current crisis in Iraq has been the Kurds of Northern Iraq. With the Shiite dominated government focused on Sunni fighters, the Kurds have already been able to retake historic and oil rich territory such as Kirkuk. And now Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani has said “The time is here for the Kurdistan people to determine their future and the decision of the people is what we are going to uphold.”

U.S.: Deus ex Machina or Sorcerer’s Apprentice?

By: Sunday January 12, 2014 9:00 am

In May of 2012, President Obama addressed graduates at the U.S. Air Force Academy in these terms:

“I see an American century because no other nation seeks the role that we play in global affairs, and no other nation can play the role that we play in global affairs.”

Less than two years later, not only has the president’s claim of American exceptionalism been widely derided, the country is in disarray on the world stage.

Turkey: Kurds’ Turn to Protest Government Violence

By: Sunday June 30, 2013 8:15 am

The problem currently facing Turkey that has been the most harmful and has the longest background has been the conflicts with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party). A major attempt at a solution had been the “Peace Process” that gave hope to millions across the country. Although the government had taken steps in negotiating a peace process with PKK, mobilizing the wise people across the country and promising peace for future, in the meantime more police “fortresses,” under the name of border outposts (far away from any borderline) have been constructed.

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