While the US defense industry gains billions selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, thousands of innocent civilians in Yemen lose their lives.
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Wait for it… the US has now entered another war in the Middle East—this time in Yemen.
The fighting in Syria continues. The US and Russia continue to work on cessation of hostilities. Al Qaeda calls for unity jihad and an emirate in Syria.
Next Cold War Roundup 4/26/16 Rebels and al Qaeda continue to use “hell bombs” on the government-held part of Aleppo where anger and frustration is building. Syrian coalition seems prepared for a major offensive on Aleppo but it has not begun yet. More US ground troop “advisors” will be sent
Next Cold War Roundup 4/11/16 B-52 long range bombers have arrived in Qatar, first time since 1991 Gulf War since these long-range bombers have been based in the Middle East. Syrian peace talks set to resume in Geneva. US and Russia’s interests are converging. Neither wants to be blamed for
The literal DC turf war in Syria continues to rage between the CIA and the Department of Defense.
The Obama Admin. continues facing criticism for supporting Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen and refusing to pull that support as evidence of war crimes emerges.
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
Next Cold War Roundup 2/24/16 Javelin Missiles Show Up on Battlefield in Syria _ Just as a cessation of hostilities agreement is being implemented, Javelin anti-tank guided missiles are showing up on the battlefield in Syria, in the hands of YPG Kurds in Shaddadi, in the Hasakah region. Many US-backed