CommunityFDL Main Blog

Late Night: The Roundup

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”350″ height=”197″ align=”right” !}

It’s Friday today folks. How are you tonight? On Sunday, FDL Book Salon will host Juan Cole so join us if you can!

International Politics


A new report found in a nation’s internal conflict half of agreements where the rebels and the government are to work together fail

– Noam Chomsky: “Owl of Minerva’s View: ISIS and Our Times

– President Barack Obama said the West can defeat the Islamic State just like they did against al-Qaeda; Then I’m sure some other Western-backed group will appear and we’ll hear the same thing again

– Natasha Lennard: “Deradicalization Programs Are the Wrong Response to the Islamic State

Middle East

– The rhetoric by some reactionaries when it comes to the deaths in Gaza is alarming considering it’s given space in mainstream outlets

– The U.S. says there are currently no plans to work with Iran against IS

– In Iraq, bombings in the country left 17 dead and a mass grave was found in the north containing 35 bodies

– An anonymous source from the UN claimed Iran and Saudi Arabia were close to an agreement on a new Iraqi government

– While Iran is continually harassed by the West over its alleged nuclear weapons program, they continue to co-operate with an Israel that actually does have nuclear weapons.


– In northeastern Nigeria, civilians flee from their towns to avoid Boko Haram

– The leader of Al-Shabaab was killed in a U.S. drone strike according to the Pentagon

– It seems IS is extending their influence to Egypt by teaching a terrorist group there

Previous post

Cartoon Friday Watercooler: Blackford Manor

Next post

Late Late Night FDL: When Harry Met Sally

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.