America bombs Iraq and not a peep out of Hezbollah or Tehran
U.S. Army soldiers control a drone from a remote office.
Quiet on the anti-interventionist front
A glance at the reaction – or, rather, lack thereof – from anti-interventionist circles over the past few days suggests that America’s latest killings of jihadists in Iraq generated less resentmen
Source: Now Media Online Blog
US media finally acknowledges Gazans' plight
"For the first time, I've seen the mainstream media actually devote a considerable amount of time describing not just the current fighting but the conditions that the people of Gaza live under."
Source: Al Jazeera Blogs
Iraq Names New Prime Minister
Iraqi president today named Haider al-Abadi as the new prime minister of Iraq, defying Maliki who has been standing his ground despite mounting pressure to step aside.
Source: Uskowi on Iran
HRW: Killing of protesters in Egypt likely a crime against humanity
The New-York based Human Rights Watch has concluded that the dispersal of Brotherhood sit-ins “not only constituted serious violations of international human rights law, but likely amounted to crimes against humanity.”
Source: Mada Masr
- Syrian army, Hezbollah advance in Yabroud
- The Devil We Know – Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower. Robert Baer. Crown Publishers (Random House), New York, 2008.
- U.S. attacks in Syria could include targets outside its original aim
- Things are tense in the Middle East. Iran's reconciliation with old enemies might be the solution