Highlighting Failed Policy in Syria, US-Armed Militia Falls to Al-Qaeda Affiliate

By: Monday March 2, 2015 6:00 pm

Harakat al-Hazm, armed with American anti-tank missiles, announces dissolution by Sarah Lazare A U.S.-backed militia in Syria, touted by the Obama administration as a trusted “moderate” group and armed with American anti-tank missiles, is reportedly dissolving following a series of defeats by al-Qaeda aligned Jabhat al-Nusra—leaving the U.S.-led war on ISIS in further disarray. The [...]

 

Munich Security Conference: Merkel Vs US Warhawks

By: Sunday February 8, 2015 7:00 pm

Merkel, speaking at the Munich security conference Saturday, said she wanted peace in Europe with Russia.

The Guardian reports:

Germany has opposed aiding Ukrainian troops for fear of worsening the conflict, which has already cost more than 5,000 lives, but the idea has many supporters in Washington.

I cannot imagine any situation in which improved equipment for the Ukrainian army leads to President Putin being so impressed that he believes he will lose militarily,” Merkel said. “I have to put it that bluntly.”

MENA Mashup: The I/P, Egypt, ISIL, Iraq, and Turkey

By: Friday November 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Columbia Prof. Rashid Khalidi is dead-on with his assertion that we’re the biggest enablers to Israel’s illegal occupation…!

Late Night: MENA Mashup: Kobane, ISIS, and Our MIC

By: Saturday October 11, 2014 8:00 pm

Now, it’s interesting how the actual Kurds on the ground, are portraying it too.

MENA Mashup: Bibi, the ‘Khorasan Hustle’ and Turkey

By: Friday October 3, 2014 7:10 pm

So after Monday’s blatant bigotry from the UN podium, (where’s Hugo Chávez when ya need him?) the devil Bibi met with Obama in the Oval Office…

Anonymous US Officials Talk to WaPo About the CIA Torture Report

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 3:30 pm

And yes, Washington Post, let’s not call it ‘the Senate Interrogation Report’, please: it’s about torture.

The report apparently chronicles investigations into the experiences of dozens of detainees in the web of black sites, and describes the internal struggles over torture methods themselves, but also its efficacy, including testimony of insiders saying that virtually no actionable intelligence was procured by the methods. In some cases, insiders made cases for the fact that the torture was ordered despite the fact that there was general agreement that prisoner X or Y had already told everything he knew.

Stop “the Great Betrayal”: Kabuki Update

By: Saturday October 5, 2013 7:52 am

It now looks like the big media and leaders in both parties are no longer focusing on the Government Shutdown crisis, but are now moving on to the notion that the shutdown is melding with the upcoming probable breaching of the debt limit to create a combined mother of all fiscal crises. Along with this, the media and many politicians, encouraged by the President’s standing “strong, strong, strong,” are now directing attention away from whether ObamaCare will be delayed or compromised, to other types of ransom the Administration might pay in return for both re-opening the Government and also providing an increase of an undetermined amount in the debt limit.

MENA Mashup: Blind Arrogance, Genocide and Zbig

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 7:25 pm

Now, is it truly Buyer’s Remorse, from the Grand Chess Master of a ‘few stirred-up moslems’?

Morning Headlines: End of the World Edition

By: Monday November 21, 2011 6:15 am

Today’s headlines feature the imploding Euro system, the misreading of the Super Committee’s failure to make the US economy worse, leadership changes in Spain, a mind numbing GOP discussion of religion and more.

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