Posts by: jabbin

U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS


GAZIANTEP, Turkey—While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “caliphate.”

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Fighting in Iraq Until Hell Freezes Over

Very enlightening article by Peter Van Buren about the wars in Iraq

I wanted to offer a wry chuckle before we headed into the heavy stuff about Iraq, so I tried to start this article with a suitably ironic formulation. You know, a déjà-vu-all-over-again kinda thing. I even thought about telling you how, in 2011, I contacted a noted author to blurb my book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, and he presciently declined, saying sardonically, “So you’re gonna be the one to write the last book on failure in Iraq?”

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New world next week

Denna serie är alltid sevärd. James Corbett som deltar här är en av de bästa analytiker av geopolitik, som jag känner till.

Prenumerera gärna på kanalen.

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