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Defying Turkey, US airdrops arms to Kobane Kurds

Defying Turkey, US airdrops arms to Kobane Kurds

By Juan Cole In a step that over-ruled America’s Turkish NATO ally, US jets dropped food, first aid and weaponry into the besieged Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane on Monday morning. Turkey’s…

Is this Iranian the most powerful man in Iraq?

Is this Iranian the most powerful man in Iraq?

BBC “Gabriel Gatehouse reports for BBC Newsnight on the secretive Iranian General described as the most powerful man in Iraq.” BBC Newsnight: “Is this Iranian the most powerful man in Iraq? –…