Iraq’s Shi’ite Militias Head to Syria to Fight Sunnis Yesterday’s announcement of a merger between Jabhat al-Nusra, one of the key Syrian rebel forces, and al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) was discussed today by the Nusra leadership, which insists that they have always pledged allegiance to the al-Qaeda parent group. The
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The engine of American foreign policy has been fueled not by a devotion to any kind of morality, but rather by the necessity to serve other imperatives, which can be summarized as follows: * making the world safe for American corporations; * enhancing the financial statements of defense contractors at
Iraq is projected to become an oil giant of as much geopolitical influence as Saudi Arabia. And the U.S. government and its corporations are at the center of that trend. Ben Van Heuvelen has a piece at Foreign Policy describing Iraq’s burgeoning “extractive industry” and how they’re on track to
Says Obama Criticism Proves ‘Disdain for Military’ With Newt Gingrich the first candidate to claim Palestinians are a myth and Rick Santorum the first candidate to promise a more or less instant war on Iran if elected, the ways in which other candidates might single themselves out as uniquely jingoist