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Hillary Clinton's Formidable Strengths and Fatal Weakness

Source: The Atlantic

CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus Resigns After Affair
In wide-ranging remarks Monday afternoon at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which The Atlantic co-hosts, Hillary Rodham Clinton showed an impressive grasp of issues as varied as health care, Supreme Court jurisprudence, and international diplomacy. One long anecdote concerned high-stakes negotiation with the Chinese government over a dissident who wanted to defect to the United States. She spoke with ease, depth, and sophistication ab ...
Full article at: The Atlantic Jun 30 2014, 6:31pm CDT

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​ISIS in Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op

Source: Russia Today

Al-Douri Audio Tapes Calls For Resistance
ISIS, as in the ancient Egyptian cult of the goddess of fertility and magic. The media picture being presented adds up less and less. Details leaking out suggest that ISIS and the major military ‘surge’ in Iraq - and less so in neighboring Syria - is being shaped and controlled out of Langley, Virginia, and other CIA and Pentagon outposts as the next stage in spreading chaos in the world’s second-largest oil state, Iraq, as well as weakening the recent Syrian stabil ...
Full article at: Russia Today Jun 24 2014, 5:22am CDT

Make Congress vote on war

Source: WND

Barack Obama Meets With Prime Minister Tony Abbott Of Australia
With the Islamic warriors of ISIS having captured all the border posts between Iraq, Syria and Jordan, we may be witnessing the end of Sykes-Picot. That was the secret 1916 treaty by which the British and French carved up the Ottoman Empire, with the Brits taking Transjordan and Iraq, and the French Syria and Lebanon. Sykes-Picot stuck in the craw of Osama bin Laden. Now his most fanatical followers have given him a posthumous triumph. President Obama sai ...
Full article at: WND Jun 23 2014, 3:37pm CDT

Shadowy Iranian general often linked to terrorism may now be the best hope to save Iraq

Source: National Post

Of all the players on the Middle East stage, the presidents, prime ministers and princes, perhaps the most important is a quiet, slim, grey-haired man who operates from the shadows on behalf of Iran, the region’s dominant Shiite power. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force, may hold the answers to solving the crisis gripping Iraq as Sunni militias threaten to tear the country apart. But if he is the solutio ...
Full article at: National Post Jun 20 2014, 5:33pm CDT

Iraq PM under mounting fire as US holds back on strikes

Source: Channel News Asia

Barack Obama Meets With Prime Minister Tony Abbott Of Australia
BAGHDAD: Iraq's leader faced mounting criticism on Friday for his Shiite-led government's failure to do more to woo the Sunni Arab minority as US President Barack Obama promised military advisers but no immediate air strikes.Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki -- once seen as acceptable to both long-time foes Iran and the US -- was criticised by a litany of American officials as well as Iraq's m ...
Full article at: Channel News Asia Jun 20 2014, 8:30am CDT

Is time running out for Iraq’s Maliki?

Source: Asia One

Vice President Biden Hosts Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki At The Naval Observatory
BAGHDAD - Iraqi premier Nuri al-Maliki, accused by domestic opponents and, increasingly, by once firm American allies of "sectarianism" that has fuelled a Sunni insurgent onslaught, is a political survivor whose time may be up.Though lauded early on in the job for pragmatically cracking down on Shiite militias and reaching out to Sunni leaders, the 63-year-old Shiite now faces the toughest test of his leadership.Washington fa ...
Full article at: Asia One Jun 20 2014, 4:57am CDT

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Bombing won't save Iraq

Source: WND

Posters of Syrian President Bashar Assad
WASHINGTON – The panic that engulfed this capital after the fall of Mosul, when it appeared that the Islamist fanatics of ISIS would overrun Baghdad, has passed. And the second thoughts have begun. “U.S. Sees Risk in Iraqi Airstrikes,” ran the June 19 headline in the Washington Post, “Military Warns of Dangerous Complications.” This is welcome news. For if it is an unwritten rule of republics not to commit to wa ...
Full article at: WND Jun 19 2014, 6:11pm CDT

US wants to oust Maliki, while he refuses to resign in exchange for airstrikes

Source: Russia Today

Kurdish Peshmerga Keep Fragile Peace In Kirkuk
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration is certain that Maliki will be unable or unwilling to create a governing body that encompasses Iraq’s Sunni minority. As a result, American officials told the newspaper that a new governing body made up of Sunnis and Shiites would be necessary to bring some kind of peace to the country – one that does not include Maliki. The UK-based Independent went further, stating that the United States isn’t just convinced a new poli ...
Full article at: Russia Today Jun 19 2014, 10:34am CDT

‘Iraq and Syria witness de facto partition on the ground’

Source: Russia Today

RT: Over the last week ISIS has gained a foothold in the country's north and is now advancing on Baghdad. What could have led to the onslaught being so quick and successful? Ivan Eland: I think it has been planned for years. ISIS sort of incubated its combat capabilities in Syria and it sort of avoided fighting the Syrian government and let the other rebel groups in Syria take the brunt of the damage. So they were planning to g ...
Full article at: Russia Today Jun 19 2014, 4:03am CDT