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The Roundup for January 26

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Mornin’!

International Politics

Overall

– Journalist Max Blumenthal explains to The Real News why Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu is talking in front of U.S. Congress and what he represents; Phyllis Bennis also speaks about this, which can be found here.

– Netanyahu admits this is all for show for the elections, wait I mean, he said this about the negotiations with Iran. Yeah, there we go. No hidden agenda here. Move along.

– A video was released showing the death of one of the Japanese hostages captured by the Islamic State

Middle East

– Israeli officials were able to track down the Iranian commander and kill him, along with Hezbollah fighters, because the commander’s cell phone was on; So it was all intentional. Regardless of what one says, this is state terrorism and it is something familiar to Israel.

– Will the change in government in Yemen mean a change in U.S. drone strikes? No.

– Actress and director Angelina Jolie said, after the past few times visiting Iraq, she saw the worst in terms of suffering on her latest visit.

– Meanwhile, the Iraqi government restarted its program to air drop food supplies to towns under the control of the Islamic State

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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.