Militant Islamist groups in both Libya and Egypt have now pledged loyalty to ISIS and recognized the Islamic State. Despite efforts by governments in Iraq, Syria, neighboring states, and the US it appears ISIS has been able to continue to spread throughout the region.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 11, 2014 7:00 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday October 29, 2014 6:56 am|
Sharyl Attkisson, a former reporter with CBS News, claims in a new book that the US government hacked into her computer as well as her phone lines. Attkisson was one of the reporters responsible for the infamous Benghazi story that became the subject of numerous congressional hearings concerning how an American diplomat was killed in Libya at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi.
|By: CTuttle Friday October 17, 2014 6:40 pm|
Putin, Erdogan, Saudi Arabia: The Balance Of Power Is Shifting
|By: DSWright Tuesday October 7, 2014 11:30 am|
Though Goldman Sachs has already admitted in court documents that it bribed officials working for Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, the claim brought by Libya concerning fraud remains contested. Libya’s sovereign wealth fund known as the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has accused Goldman Sachs of putting the fund in over $1 billion worth of high risk losing trades so Goldman could pocket $350 million in fees.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 6, 2014 1:40 pm|
The fact is that we have a really poor track record when it comes to bombing countries into stable democracies. That doesn’t seem to get enough attention.Syria, Washington Post, Libya, Tripoli
|By: DSWright Monday September 22, 2014 7:10 am|
In court documents Too Big To Fail bank Goldman Sachs has admitted to paying bribes to the government of Muammar Gaddafi in order to gain access to Libya’s sovereign wealth fund. The information came to light from a lawsuit filed in London against Goldman Sachs by the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA).
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday September 17, 2014 8:02 am|
Obama said a week ago he did not have a strategy to combat ISIS, and that now he does. He was right the first time.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 16, 2014 8:55 am|
The more we learn about President Obama’s strategy for Syria the more it sounds almost exactly like his previous war plan in Libya. The basic idea is to use a combination of heavy airstrikes, limited assets on the ground, training/arming/aiding “moderate” rebels with the help of other countries in the Middle East, and working against the current dictator.
|By: DSWright Friday September 12, 2014 6:44 am|
Though President Obama made a number of absurd and unsupported claims in his address on ISIS, the one that already launched a thousands tweets is his assertion that he had the authority to bomb Syria without seeking congressional approval. In Obama’s distorted view of the constitution he can launch a military campaign against any country in the world with the justification that Al Qaeda – or some group he tries to tie to Al Qaeda like ISIS – operates within it. It is such an expansive view of the imperial presidency that not even George W. Bush and supporters were willing to claim it (at least publicly).
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 11, 2014 11:11 am|
President Obama didn’t actually make much news during his prime time speech last night. Most of the policies were reported well in advance of Obama taking the stage. When it comes to such a big decision where so many individuals are consulted, Washington D.C. leaks like a sieve.
As a result most of the news from the speech was about what will be our new rhetoric.