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Obama strategically Bombs Iraq, vowing no Troops on Ground

Why is Obama bombing Iraq, Really?

By Juan Cole Al-Zaman reports that a US drone hit mortar emplacements and F-18s struck artillery arrays and armored vehicles deployed by the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) in Kuwair east of Mosul…

Climate Change, Dirty Natural Gas, and the Gaza War

Climate Change, Dirty Natural Gas, and the Gaza War

By Juan Cole Calls by Israeli politicians in mainstream positions for the Palestinians to be ethnically cleansed from Gaza in part reflect frustration over the security issue many Israelis maintain the people…

Gaza and Soweto

Gaza and Soweto

By Juan Cole On June 16, 1976, some 20,000 students rose up to protest in the slum of Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Here is a summary of the June 18…

Gaza:  Why a ‘Cease-Fire’ is Not enough

Gaza: Why a ‘Cease-Fire’ is Not enough

By Juan Cole When ordinary countries fight wars they have war aims. In World War II, the US wanted to defeat Germany militarily, but then to help it return to democracy and…

U.N.: One Child Killed Every Hour in Gaza

U.N.: One Child Killed Every Hour in Gaza

By Juan Cole UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Wednesday that Israel’s military actions are responsible for the death of a child every hour in recent days and…