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Posts in category “MIddle East”

Bacevich On The Greater Middle East War

A reader passes on a short, clarifying essay by Andrew Bacevich titled …

Posted July 22nd, 2014

A 9/11 FBI Cover-Up To Protect Saudis?

Looks like it, according to the Miami Herald. Excerpt: Freshly released but …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

The ISIS Monster We And Our Friends Created

The proxies for Our Friends The Gulf Sunnis bring the joy of …

Posted June 25th, 2014

The Case That Obama Lost Iraq

Liberal commentator Peter Beinart makes it: Yes, the Iraq War was a …

Posted June 24th, 2014

Our Friends The Saudis

Who do we have to thank for ISIS? Who do you think? …

Posted June 24th, 2014

Iraq: George W. Bush’s Vietnam

According to the Times, Western military experts have concluded that the Iraqi …

Posted June 23rd, 2014

There Are No Good Guys In Iraq

Or if there are, we have no way to identify them. So …

Posted June 19th, 2014

For The Middle East, ‘A Time Of Festering’

Michael J. Totten says the Middle East is finally going to have …

Posted June 13th, 2014

Iraq: ‘Defending The Indefensible’

Fareed Zakaria says the Bush war plan for Iraq has a lot …

Posted June 12th, 2014

Is Baghdad About To Fall To ISIS?

It appears that the Iraqi army is near total collapse. From the …

Posted June 11th, 2014

My Surprising Sympathy For Erdogan

As a general matter, I am firmly on the side of the …

Posted February 19th, 2014

The Mideast Deluge

Things are going from bad to worse in the Middle East: But …

Posted January 5th, 2014

Prince Charles: Christianity SOS

The Prince Of Wales is a friend to Islam — rather more …

Posted December 18th, 2013

Wait, Syrian Islamists Were Stealing Our Stuff?

Golly, who could have seen this coming? Who?: The United States has …

Posted December 11th, 2013

Ransom A Syrian Christian For $200K

NCR’s John Allen reports on the kidnapping of the Syrian Orthodox nuns …

Posted December 8th, 2013

Islamists Kidnap Nuns

Lord have mercy: Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from …

Posted December 3rd, 2013

The War Of All Against All

The other day, Dan McCarthy recommended this short piece in The Guardian …

Posted November 28th, 2013