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International Politics

Overall

– It is so easy for the words of Islamophobes to be accepted without question on how terrorists are just following Islam. The reality is these terrorist groups originate from the consequences of imperialism.

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have made another mistake by coming to talk to Congress on Iran, but it is very unlikely he will learn from his mistake.

Middle East

– On Saturday, 14 people were killed in Iraq as a result of bombings.

– Journalists in Syria are having a tough time reporting not because of the government, but of the numerous factors wanting to gain support.

– Professor Sabah Alnasseri explains to The Real News the consequences of austerity in Iraq amid problems with the Islamic State and social stability.

– An Iranian commander said Hezbollah’s response to Israel was minimal and Israel should await a “stronger response.”

– The Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said another war with Lebanon would be “inevitable” along with another attack against Gaza.

– Meanwhile, in Lebanon, a bomb went off in a bus killing six and wounding at least 20 people. Extremists tied to al-Qaeda accepted responsibility

– Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former president of Iran, seeks a return to Iranian politics after launching a new website

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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.