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[l] at 10/20/19 10:00pm

The US negotiated a five-day ceasefire between Turkey and Kurds in Syria last week which has, for the most part, held up through four days. This is very positive and encouraging news for the people of that region, and for those of us who feel partially responsible for the disaster in Syria. But since both … Continue reading "A Ceasefire Is a Good Thing"

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[l] at 10/19/19 9:18pm

ISIS attacked a group of shepherds in Kirkuk province.

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[l] at 10/18/19 10:00pm

The summer of 2019 saw a series of events in Hong Kong beginning with two massive demonstrations that called for the withdrawal of the Extradition Bill to Macao, Taiwan and Mainland China. The demonstrations were peaceful and the bill was quickly "suspended" and labeled "dead" by the Hong Kong government and then withdrawn by summer’s … Continue reading "Paternalistic Noninterventionism: The Examples of Venezuela and Hong Kong"

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[l] at 10/18/19 10:00pm

This article originally appeared at TruthDig. I hate to say I told you so, but well … as predicted, in the wake of Trump’s commanded military withdrawal from northeast Syria, the once U.S.-backed Kurds cut a deal with the Assad regime. (And Vice President Mike Pence has now brokered a five-day cease-fire.) Admittedly, Trump the … Continue reading "Trump’s Ending of Wars Could Derail the Democrats"

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[l] at 10/18/19 9:45pm

At least six people were killed, and four more were wounded: Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) killed two militants in Hakurk. A bombing in Shareban left one soldier dead and two with injuries. A sniper killed one solider and wounded another in Buhriz. A tribal member was killed in an explosion in Shura. … Continue reading "Iraq Daily Roundup: Six  Killed; Turkish Strikes Target PKK"

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[l] at 10/17/19 10:00pm

The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim “we have abandoned our allies”. They question “how can America be trusted?” They say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a “gift” to Russia, Iran, and Assad…. even ISIS. It is true that the policy of US/NATO interventionism is failing. But that has … Continue reading "Why Withdrawing US Troops From Northern Syria Is GOOD"

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[l] at 10/17/19 10:00pm

The call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for elections in the Occupied Territories is a political ploy. There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas’ leadership. The real question is: why did he make the call in the first place? On September 26, Abbas took on the world’s most important political platform, the … Continue reading "The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Behind Abbas’ Call for Elections"

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[l] at 10/17/19 10:00pm

"Russia Assumes Mantle of Supreme Power Broker in the Middle East," proclaimed Britain’s Telegraph. The article began: "Russia’s status as the undisputed power-broker in the Middle East was cemented as Vladimir Putin continued a triumphant tour of capitals traditionally allied to the US." "Donald Trump Has Handed Putin the Middle East on a Plate" was … Continue reading "Is Putin the New King of the Middle East?"

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[l] at 10/16/19 10:00pm

Sadly, the antiwar and anti-national security state inclinations of American liberals and progressives have weakened since the days of President George W. Bush. Partisan incentives during Barack Obama’s presidency combined with the FBI-CIA-Democratic Party-media plot to falsely accuse President Trump of high treason with the Russians, or at least terribly insufficient patriotism, for the last … Continue reading "To End the Wars, Attack the Right From the Right"

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[l] at 10/16/19 10:00pm

The decades-long struggle by tens of thousands of Israelis against being uprooted from their homes – some for the second or third time – should be proof enough that Israel is not the western-style liberal democracy it claims to be. Last week 36,000 Bedouin – all of them Israeli citizens – discovered that their state … Continue reading "Israel Prepares To Turn Bedouin Citizens Into Refugees in Their Own Country"

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[l] at 10/16/19 10:00pm

Mainstream media are taking occasional breaks from 24/7 impeachment coverage this month to lambaste the Trump Administration for abandoning our Syrian Kurdish allies at the insistence of Turkey’s despotic rulers. Since the original withdrawal announcement, Administration policy has taken on a helter-skelter quality: rushing out sanctions, threatening airstrikes and deploying troops elsewhere in the Middle … Continue reading "What the Media Aren’t Telling You About Turkey and the Kurds"

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[l] at 10/16/19 9:33pm

A Kurdish journalist and his wife, a former anchor, were killed along with their young son.

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[l] at 10/16/19 9:33pm

A Kurdish journalist and his wife, a former anchor, were killed along with their young son.

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[l] at 10/15/19 10:00pm

Writing about his visit to the world’s largest weapons bazaar, held in London in October, journalist Arron Merat describes reading the slogan emblazoned above Raytheon’s stall: "Strike With Creativity." Raytheon manufactures Paveway laser-guided bombs – produced in factories in the United States and the United Kingdom – fragments of which have been found in the … Continue reading "Death, Bloodshed, and Misery in Yemen"

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[l] at 10/15/19 10:00pm

Syria has been turned into the most wretched of neighborhoods on the planet by Washington’s neocons and liberal interventionists. From its pre-2011 population of 23 million, more than 6.7 million have fled to countries such as Lebanon (1 million), Jordan (700,000), Turkey (3.6 million), Europe and elsewhere. At the same time, more than 6.5 million … Continue reading "Wake-Up Call On The Syrian Border: Time To End Washington’s Feckless Regime Change Policy and NATO, Too"

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[l] at 10/15/19 10:00pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in did something very unusual in early October for a leader who once deemed the Korean peace process among the highest priorities of his administration: He promoted the very fighter jets that North Korea says undermine diplomacy. President Moon was on hand to celebrate the first delivery of the Lockheed Martin … Continue reading "Price of the Alliance: The F-35 Undermines Korean Peace, South Korea’s National Security"

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[l] at 10/14/19 10:00pm

To be clear, what follows is not an endorsement of a continued US military presence in Syria. There is, however, a difference between President Donald Trump attempting to fulfill a campaign promise to end American involvement in wars that have cost so much in blood and treasure and giving the green light to what many … Continue reading "‘No Friend But the Mountains’: A History of US Betrayal of the Kurds"

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[l] at 10/14/19 10:00pm

President Donald Trump could have been more deft and diplomatic in how he engineered that immediate pullout from northeastern Syria. Yet that withdrawal was as inevitable as were its consequences. A thousand U.S. troops and their Kurdish allies were not going to dominate indefinitely the entire northeast quadrant of a country the size of Syria … Continue reading "Is the Interventionists’ Era Over for Good?"

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[l] at 10/14/19 10:00pm

When President Trump Tweeted last week that “it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars,” adding that the US would be withdrawing from Syria, Washington went into a panic. Suddenly Republicans, Democrats, the media, the think tanks, and the war industry all discovered and quickly became experts on “the Kurds,” … Continue reading "Washington Is Wrong Once Again – Kurds Join Assad To Defend Syria"

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[l] at 10/14/19 10:00pm

"Farm boys with guns." That’s how then Captain Sjursen described average Taliban fighters while serving in Kandahar province. I was speaking to a Reuters reporter that shadowed me for a few days – since I was a New Yorker – to mark the then 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks way back in 2011. Much … Continue reading "Endless Afghanistan: War Without Justification"

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[l] at 10/14/19 9:13pm

Another ammunition dump was set on fire causing the ammo to explode. This has happened several times in the last two years.

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