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Max Blumenthal: How Israeli Occupation Forces, Bahraini Monarchy Guards Trained U.S. Police For Coordinated Crackdown On “Occupy” Protests
The regime has repeatedly carried out artillery and air attacks on city centers, creating a humanitarian catastrophe—which is all but ignored by the US political-media establishment.
Why Is Washington Risking War With Russia? | The Nation
U.S lawmakers encouraged officials in Riyadh to arm Syrian rebels. Now that strategy may have created a monster in the Middle East.
Clinton, who gave the interview before Obama authorized airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq, said the president’s “failure” to intervene in Syria allowed jihadists to come to power in the region.
Robert Kagan: “I feel comfortable with her on foreign policy,” Kagan told The New York Times. “If she pursues a policy which we think she will pursue,” he added, “it’s something that might have been called neocon, but clearly her supporters are not going to call it that; they are going to call it something else.”
Bush and Blair said Iraq was a war on Islamic fascism. They lost
by Robert Fisk
By David Stockman
“the furies have come. Ironically, the bloodthirsty ISIS is comprised of fighters who were first enabled by the misbegotten Bush maneuver known as the “surge”; then armed and trained by the CIA for the campaign against Assad; and now brandish the best weapons that any ramshackle jihadist group ever had.”