Did We Just Bomb Iraq?

Press reports that US has conducted airstrikes in Iraq completely false. No such action taken. — Pentagon Press Sec (@PentagonPresSec) August 7, 2014 JUST IN: Pentagon tells CNN’s @JimSciutto that humanitarian air drops have *not* started & no decision has been made to conduct them — Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) August 7, 2014 Kurdish and Iraqi … Continue reading Did We Just Bomb Iraq?

A Genocide Is Being Committed In The Middle East

Some 40,000 Iraqi Yazidis, whose hometown of Sinjar was overwhelmed by ISIS militants on Saturday, are stranded on a mountain with little food or water after fleeing the city and being trapped there by the jihadists below, who consider them heretics: UN groups say at least 40,000 members of the Yazidi sect, many of them women and children, have taken refuge in nine … Continue reading A Genocide Is Being Committed In The Middle East

ISIS Gains Ground In Northern Iraq

The Islamic State has taken over the town of Sinjar in the country’s northwest, near the Syrian border. Sinjar is the homeland of the Yazidis, a religious minority that Joshua Landis warns is now in grave danger of persecution: One of the few remaining non-Abrahamic religions of the Middle-East, the Yazidis are a particularly vulnerable group lacking … Continue reading ISIS Gains Ground In Northern Iraq

“Syria Is Not A Country” Ctd

A reader writes: Wow. You’ve really dug yourself into a deep hole. The country of Syria was given its name by the Greeks before Alexander, and aside from its shifting borders, Syria has remained constant from Greek toRoman to Umayyad to Abbasid to Ottoman to Arab to French to Syrian rule. There as even a Syrian Roman … Continue reading “Syria Is Not A Country” Ctd