#SaveOurYazidi (in Iraq)

By: Friday August 8, 2014 8:36 am

Show of hands: anybody out there who heard much of the Yazidi in Iraq before a day or two ago? Because our president is going to re-engage in combat in Iraq to save them. Airstrikes are now authorized! Save Our Yazidi Once upon a time placing America’s service people in harm’s way, spending America’s money [...]

Terror Alert! Teenager Arrested for Online Jihadi Romance

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 7:16 am

Sleep soundly America, because rough men stand ready on those walls to protect you… against a confused 19 year old girl. The FBI arrested a Colorado teenager on suspicion of attempting to support al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The young woman was busted at the Denver International Airport [...]

Iraq: What They Died For

By: Thursday July 3, 2014 7:27 am

As I see the images of Iraq’s unfolding civil war, sometimes I think I even recognize a place I had been, having spent a year in the midst of America’s Occupation there, 2009-2010. I was a State Department civilian, embedded with an Army brigade of some 3000 men and women, far from the embassy and [...]

Things Fall Apart: Iraq

By: Friday June 27, 2014 6:46 am

The mistakes of U.S. foreign policy are mostly based on the same flawed idea: that the world is a chessboard on which the U.S. makes moves, or manipulates proxies to make moves, that either defeat, counter or occasionally face setbacks from the single opponent across the table. The game held up for a fair amount [...]

Whither Iraq? What’s Happening Had to Happen

By: Friday June 13, 2014 9:10 am

The events unfolding now in Iraq are inevitable. They are the latest iteration of all the good we failed to do from day one of America’s ill-fated invasion in 2003. Some History Iraq before our invasion was three separate pseudo-states held together by a powerful security apparatus under Saddam. If you like historical explanations, this [...]

Reporters Without Borders: Deadliest Year for Journalists

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 12:44 pm

Eighty-eight journalists and forty-seven citizen journalists were killed in 2012, according to a report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The press freedom group noted this was the deadliest year since it began keeping track of journalist deaths in 1995. By the numbers, the rate of journalist deaths went up 33%. Eight hundred and seventy-nine journalists [...]

Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Comes with Pledge from Obama to Seek More Defense Aid for Israel

By: Wednesday November 21, 2012 1:51 pm

(update below) United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr announced ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. There was no signed agreement. The ceasefire is essentially “quiet in exchange for quiet,” as one Israeli diplomatic source put it. In the announcement, Clinton reiterated the US’s position that “all rocket attacks must [...]

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