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Shock & Awe In Syria:  It never Works

Shock & Awe In Syria: It never Works

By Juan Cole The London pan-Arab daily "Hayat" [Life] reports this morning on the air strikes conducted on ISIL positions in Raqqah, Syria, by the United States and several Arab allies. The…
5 Ironies of US Reaction to Egypt/UAE Bombing of Libya

5 Ironies of US Reaction to Egypt/UAE Bombing of Libya

The diplomatic angst issuing from Washington around the United Arab Emirates and Egypt bombing of weapons depots belonging to the Qatar-backed fundamentalist militia of Misrata holds many delicious ironies: 1. According to…
Iraq Crisis: It’s the Oil, Stupid!

Iraq Crisis: It’s the Oil, Stupid!

By Michael Schwartz via Tomdispatch Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil.…