Posts by: jabbin

Why America Needs War

Wars are a terrible waste of lives and resources, and for that reason most people are in principle opposed to wars. The American President, on the other hand, seems to love war. Why? Many commentators have sought the answer in psychological factors. Some opined that George W.

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Möten – från Marcus Birros blogg

Att gå sin egen väg. Att följa sitt hjärta. Att försöka vara trogen sitt förflutna och samtidigt ta konsekvenserna av vad man varit med om i livet. Att våga skriva sådant som riskerar ens anseende och position, att vara uppriktig, ärlig och modig.

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U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS

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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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