“Mr. Cheese” Somali President; More Troops & Afghanistan Stalemate; Take Raqqa Quickly; Ukraine Rebel Assassination
Somalia’s new president “Mr. Cheese,” is a Somali-American technocrat. The situation in Afghanistan is at a “stalemate,” generals want more troops. Isolation operation on Raqqa is nearly complete with an imperative to take it quickly. Another rebel commander assassinated in Ukraine. And more in our global war news roundup…
In the wake of the Arab Spring, there has never been a better time for Middle Easterners to indulge in horror as an art form and means of social commentary.
The worsening defeat of “moderate” rebels in Syria may boost prospects for peace talks, but it won’t solve the root causes of conflict in the Middle East.
Next Cold War Roundup 1/27/16 Syrian Peace Talks Delayed. Opposition Groups Still Undecided on Attendance. _ Syrian “opposition” has three main categories: Sunni groups organized by Saudi Arabia into something called the “High Negotiation Committee” (HNC), Syrian Kurds (YPG) and Syrian political groups. The HNC contains some jihadist groups that
After sowing chaos for a decade, the Obama administration is expanding the military’s imperial footprint throughout Africa, Asia & more of the Middle East.
The pressure is on to assemble a large number of ground troops for the US coalition to deploy in Syria and restart large scale Long War in the Middle East.
For the second time this month, U.S.-backed forces bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital after they’d reported their GPS coordinates to the military.
Israelis earn an average per capita income of $34,990, almost 19 times more than Syrians take home each year, yet continues to receive billions in US aid.
A whistleblower within the United States intelligence community provided secret military documents to The Intercept, which reveal key details about worldwide assassination operations, including drone strikes. “The Drone Papers,” published by The Intercept on October 15, showed how the U.S. military has designated unidentified men as “Enemies Killed in Action”
Netanyahu has no strategy for addressing Palestinian grievances short of more force and more blood spilled from Israelis and Palestinians alike.