ISIS Has Enough Weapons for Up to Two Years

By: Thursday November 20, 2014 1:43 pm

A new report prepared for the United Nations Security Council warns ISIS possesses sufficient reserves of small arms, ammunition and vehicles to wage its war in Syria and Iraq for up to two years. And that is assuming they do not capture more weapons, including heavy weapons, from the Iraqi Army, their accidental, primary supplier to date.

The UN report has even more bad news to share: the size and breadth of the ISIS arsenal provides the group with durable mobility, range and even a limited defense against low-flying aircraft (ISIS has already shot down Iraqi helicopters).

 

Gorbachev Warns of US ‘Triumphalism’ and ‘New Cold War’ at 25th Anniversary of Fall of Soviet Union

By: Monday November 10, 2014 11:35 am

The former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, used the occasion of commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to warn that the world was on the brink of a new Cold War.

Russia Recognizes Separatist Elections In East Ukraine

By: Monday November 3, 2014 11:26 am

Russia has recognized controversial elections that occurred in the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and called on the government in Kiev to stop military action in order to negotiate with those who won the elections. Vote results from the elections showed that separatist candidates had prevailed by wide margins meaning that the political leadership in those areas would continue to be seeking independence from Ukraine.

US Only Country to Vote No on UN Resolution Against Killing Civilians in Gaza

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 6:52 am

American exceptionalism strikes again. This time it manifested itself as the US being the only country on the United Nations Human Rights Council to vote against investigating the killing of civilians in Operation Protective Edge. The call to respect international legal restrictions on warfare and investigate whether any violations have taken place received a yea or abstention from every other country on the council. The resolution was presented by Ibrahim Khraishi, the ambassador of the Palestinian observer mission to the UN in Geneva.

Reviving the Cold War… Dr. Strangelove Over Ukraine

By: Friday February 28, 2014 6:50 pm

In short, there are no good guys in this and there will be no winners either. But plenty of victims.

Ukraine’s Future Could Be Civil War

By: Monday February 24, 2014 8:05 am

The question remains, what are the Russians going to do now that forces backed by the United States and European Union have overthrown the government they were backing?

Iran And UN Strike Deal For Increased Monitoring Of Nuclear Sites

By: Tuesday November 12, 2013 6:40 am

Yesterday the Iranian government and the UN based IAEA reached an agreement to increase monitoring of Iran’s nuclear sites. The deal comes amidst talks between Iran, the United States and other nations concerning a possible agreement that would help rollback sanctions placed on the country for allegedly pursuing nuclear weapons.

If You Haven’t Panicked Yet About Syria, a Few of the Many Reasons You Should

By: Saturday September 7, 2013 4:00 pm

An American strike on Syria could very conceivably be the shot that is heard around the world. It could lead to a Third World War involving the most important players and economies on the world stage.

Chemical Attacks In Syria – Cui Bono?

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 7:12 pm

As Col. Lang wrote… “Think about it! A UN chemical weapons use investigating team is in Damascus. They were invited into the country by the Syrian government.”

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