Americans against Congress beating the Iran war drums
Published January 16th, 2014 - 20:30 GMT
American lawmakers who oppose diplomacy with Iran must contend with mounting opposition from a war-weary public; America secretly backing Assad; Defense Minister Ya’alon doesn't like Kerry; and ISIS leaks show new insights into Al Qaeda strategy.
American Public Pushes back against AIPAC Senators seeking Iran Conflict
A congressional drive for new sanctions on Iran, backed by the lobbying muscle of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, is meeting growing push-back from a public that does not want another war.
Lebanese writer Sami Kleib doesn't see Bashar leaving anytime soon. He should know- Kleib is married to former Al Jazeera anchorwoman Luna Shibl, who now serves as media advisor to President Bashar al-Assad.
New ISIS Leaks Reveal Particulars of al-Qaida Strategy
Though not highly detailed, the (supposed) leaks do present some interesting insights into the structure of al-Qaida in Iraq, including protective strategies used to insulate key leadership figures, as well as al-Qaida’s readiness to embrace thievery and extortion to fund their own operations.