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Good Morning.

International Politics

Overall

– Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell warns on The Real News how the situation in Iraq could end up like Vietnam

– Trita Parsi joins The Real News to talk about President Barack Obama’s letter to Ayatollah Khamenei and the threat of the Islamic State in the Middle East

– Libyan men who were detained by the CIA said they were never asked about their time tortured as the U.S. heads to defend itself on torture

Middle East

– Juan Cole: “Ferguson & Israel? Netanyahu Calls for Stripping Palestinian-Israelis of Citizenship

– Fatah and Hamas officials blame each other for bombings targeting Fatah leaders a few days ago

– Iraqi forces captured an essential town from the ISIL Beiji contains a major oil refinery

Asia and Oceania

– An traffic accident involving a bus and a truck killed 58 people  in Pakistan, and others were seriously injured as well

Africa

– Instability continues to plague Libya as three activists were beheaded in the eastern part of the country

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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.