Libya shows Hillary Clinton learned nothing from the Iraq War. If she gets into office, expect more regime change posing as humanitarian intervention.
The US built its first base in northern Iraq since 2014, and in the process united ISIS and Iranian-backed Shiite militias in a common cause.
Next Cold War Roundup 3/16/16 Geneva talks are on. Russia does a surprise semi-withdrawal from Syria, leaving a well equipped Syrian coalition but increasing pressure on Assad to compromise. The US brings to the table a weakened position on the ground but a threat of a Turkish invasion and the
Using Clinton’s record on the Iraq War and Libya, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked why she was such a strong supporter of regime change.
Transferring captives to the Iraqi government instead of Guantánamo does not satisfy human rights concerns. It may be even worse.
Next Cold War Roundup 2/26/16 The Cessation of Hostilities in Syria is scheduled to begin today at 5pm Eastern (Feb 27 00:00 Damascus time). There was a significant contrast between the words and tones of Pres. Obama and Pres. Putin in their delivered messages to their respective countries on the ceasefire
Next Cold War Roundup 2-15-16 The Munich Security Conference, which turned into a summit for negotiations and discussions on the broadening and escalating Syrian war, concluded with an agreement to work on cessation of hostilities and humanitarian aid for beseiged areas — an agreement that few have confidence will change
Next Cold War Roundup 2/12/16. The Syrian war continues to become more complicated and escalates. The International Syria Support Group in Munich agreed to form a task force with dual goals of cessation of hostilities and humanitarian aid to besieged towns. At the same time NATO defense ministers are meeting
Under pressure from the ACLU & the courts, the Pentagon released 200 carefully selected torture photos, but the new photos obscure more than they reveal.
Next Cold War Roundup 1/29 Turkey Threatens to Enter War on Syrian Border. _ The Times in UK claims that Russia is working on a deal to create a Kurdish “enclave” and the Times frames this as a Russia provoking Turkey: “Kremlin provokes Akara with deal to secure Kurd enclave“: