Yemen, libya, syria trio

YEMEN With Libya flaring up on one side, Yemen too is in doldrums on the other side. In fact even before the Libyan conundrum, Yemen had started flaring up. While the spark of rebellion turned into wild-fire across Libya the fire has engulfed Yemen just a few days ago. The demands of rebel protesters to Yemen ruler Ali… Read More »

The Silent War Between Israel And Syria

So what happened on the morning of September 6, 2007 ? Israel has instituted a news blackout beyond saying that Israeli soldiers demonstrated unusual courage in acting against Syria. Syria indicates that Israel violated its airspace and fired missals on ground targets. Iran has been absolutely quiet, very unusual for them. There has been no comment across the… Read More »

Right-Wing Media Think Unemployed Americans Spend Too Little Time Working

Right-Wing Media Think Unemployed Americans Spend Too Little Time Working Conservative media are claiming that unemployed Americans are "lazy" because they supposedly spend too much time "shopping" and not enough time working or looking for work. But the data they cite includes the activities of stay-at-home parents … Read more on Media Matters for America (blog) Right-Wing Media… Read More »

Chlorine Used as Weapon in Syria War, Group Says

Chlorine Used as Weapon in Syria War, Group Says The conclusion, based on months of investigation by a fact-finding team, appeared to indicate that the Syrian government was continuing to use chemical weapons in the country's civil war, despite having agreed to forswear the weapons, surrender its … Read more on New York Times Obama Orders Airstrikes in… Read More »

Obama ISIS strategy includes Syria airstrikes

Obama ISIS strategy includes Syria airstrikes Announcing a broad campaign against the Sunni jihadists who have rampaged from Syria across northern Iraq, Obama announced an escalated U.S. military role as part of a strategy that includes building an international coalition to support Iraqi ground … Read more on WDIV Detroit No time for a half-hearted war Conservatives have… Read More »

Obama Will Pledge 'Relentless Effort' to 'Destroy' ISIS

Obama Will Pledge 'Relentless Effort' to 'Destroy' ISIS President Barack Obama will pledge a “relentless effort” to “destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) “wherever they exist” on Wednesday night, laying the groundwork for the United States to go on offense against the militant group … Read more on TIME A President in Primetime Command… Read More »

Don’t Replicate the Failure of Yemen

In an address Wednesday night to the nation, President Obama held up America’s strategy in Yemen as a model for the counterterrorism strategy he intends to pursue in Iraq and Syria. By doing so, he committed to a strategy of targeting terrorists from the air and supporting local security forces in their counterterrorism fight. The latest from The… Read More »