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International Politics


– Gareth Porter: “Top Secret List Shows McChrystal Halting Night Raids After Controversy

– Turkey foresaw things differently in Libya before the country slipped into turmoil and are now paying the price

– The Pentagon admits its air strikes against the Islamic State may have caused the deaths of civilians

– The European Union said it was wrong for Israel to suspend tax revenue payments to the Palestinian Authority.

Middle East

– Even with the Palestinian Authority’s decision to join the International Criminal Court, it will be difficult for them to move forward

– In a separate note, a Fatah official said the PA will never be disbanded even with outside Palestinian pressure

– Now the Islamic State is burning books it deems blasphemous when they are found within their territory

– Kurdish forces, meanwhile, killed 24 ISIS members in Kobane, Syria.

– The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons accused Syria of using chlorine gas against villages in the previous year

– An Iraqi official said the nation’s army would be remodeled in order to eliminate any weaknesses

– Donors from the U.S. contribute at least 90 percent of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign budget; Interesting

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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.