The Roundup

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Good morning.

International Politics


– The lust of the U.S. for violence against the Islamic State will only fuel their growth, rather than stop it. A ground war is something ISIL wants; and if the West is not careful, it may end like that.

– John Pilger: “Breaking the Last Taboo: Gaza and the Threat of World War

– While some Arab countries pledged to help in the coalition against the ISIL, Iran expressed skepticism

Middle East

– Rania Khalek: “Israeli officer admits ordering lethal strike on own soldier during Gaza massacre

– After 13 years, the appearance of the Islamic State represents a failed war carried out by the Bush administration and continued by the Obama administration

– In Iraq, car bombs throughout the country killed at least 17 people

– A member of Hamas stated the group is ready to talk with Israel over a deal

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