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On Recent Events in Mosul and Other Cities in Iraq
Mosul and other cities in Iraq are experiencing dramatic, dangerous, and fateful changes. The media, especially that which is allied with the Iraqi government and western states, has been focusing on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant/Syria (ISIS) and its control over several Iraqi cities,...
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Absolutely Nothing
Amidst the saber-rattling on Iraq, a fine, furious, gut-wrenching rant from a former Naval intelligence officer who knows whereof he speaks on the mindless claim by a draft-dodging Mitt Romney and all the other "simpering capering madmen" and "cowardly connected wealthy weasels" that "tragically,...
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Iraq: Bombs Explode in Baghdad as Photos of War Atrocities Surface
Iraq violence continues with no end in sight
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Bilal Fawzi/Associated Press Sunnis protesting against the government in Falluja in 2013. At the core of grievances are United States-imposed laws. (Photo: AP) Views
Iraq: The Real Battle is to Persuade Sunnis They Can Be Truly Equal Citizens
A non-sectarian Iraq is possible, even now – in spite of what Isis wants Iraqis to believe
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Bush Silent, But Blair says West Should Attack Iraq Again
Former prime minister tells world that it wasn't his fault and that 2003 invasion has nothing to do with current crisis
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Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters deploy with their weapons while chanting slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), to help the military, which defends the capital in Baghdad's Sadr City, Iraq, Friday, June 13, 2014. The tribal leaders met in Sadr city on Friday and declared their readiness along with their tribesmen to take up arms against the al-Qaida inspired group that had in Iraq’s made advance Sunni heartland. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim) Views
The Western-Imposed Partition of the Middle East Is Dead
“Sykes-Picot is dead,” Walid Jumblatt roared at me last night – and he may well be right. The Lebanese Druze leader – who fought in a 15-year civil war that redrew the map of Lebanon – believes that the new battles for Sunni Muslim jihadi control of northern and eastern Syria and western Iraq have...
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More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000 kids—tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering reactors now suffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily nodules and cysts. Views
Fukushima’s Children are Dying
Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima , thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty times (40x) normal. More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000 kids—tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smoldering...
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Obama Bashes Climate Change Deniers
As Obama delivers new and powerful rhetoric on climate change, a closer look at his own policies asks harder questions
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What unites marginalized Sunnis in Iraq and the hardcore ideologues within ISIS is their desperation to be rid of Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, who has left them with no choice but to operate outside of the political system in order to better their lives. (Photo: EPA) Views
Unthinkable Thoughts in the Debate About ISIS in Iraq
This week Iraq emerged from the recesses of American memory and became a hot topic of conversation. Alarming headlines about ISIS’s “takeover” of Mosul and their march towards Baghdad have elicited a number of reactions: The most conservative call for direct US military action against ISIS to...
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In Developing World, Pollution Kills More Than Disease
UXBRIDGE, Canada - Pollution, not disease, is the biggest killer in the developing world, taking the lives of more than 8.4 million people each year, a new analysis shows. That’s almost three times the deaths caused by malaria and fourteen times those caused by HIV/AIDs. However, pollution receives...
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