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ISIS joins forces with Saddam
loyalists in bid to take Baghdad

Fox News, by Benjamin Hall

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 6/23/2014 4:48:01 PM

For 10 years, members of Saddam Hussein´s Baathist party -- including many of the dead dictator´s top generals -- have hidden in the shadows of Iraq, persecuted by government in Baghdad and plotting, praying and preparing for the chance to reclaim their country. Now they are back, paired in a bloodthirsty alliance with the brutal jihadis of the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria/Levant. These vicious Islamic radicals fighting alongside top officials from Hussein´s dictatorship, are working to seize control of the battle-scarred nation. For now, their objectives converge. "[We are] unified by the same goal, which is getting rid of this

      


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ISIS joins forces with Saddam
loyalists in bid to take Baghdad
Fox News, by Benjamin Hall    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/23/2014 4:48:01 PM     Post Reply
For 10 years, members of Saddam Hussein´s Baathist party -- including many of the dead dictator´s top generals -- have hidden in the shadows of Iraq, persecuted by government in Baghdad and plotting, praying and preparing for the chance to reclaim their country. Now they are back, paired in a bloodthirsty alliance with the brutal jihadis of the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria/Levant. These vicious Islamic radicals fighting alongside top officials from Hussein´s dictatorship, are working to seize control of the battle-scarred nation. For now, their objectives converge. "[We are] unified by the same goal, which is getting rid of this

   

 

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Memo justifying drone killing of
American Al Qaeda leader is released
Los Angeles Times, by David Lauter    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/23/2014 3:09:31 PM     Post Reply
A previously secret Justice Department memo, released by a federal appeals court on Monday, justified the targeted killing of Anwar Awlaki, an American citizen who was killed by a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, on the grounds that as a leader of an Al Qaeda affiliate, he was actively “engaged in hostilities against the United States.” The 2010 memo was written by David Barron, the acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel at the time, and concluded that neither the Constitution nor several federal statutes would prevent the president from ordering the killing of someone in

Kane cites ´crucial missteps´ and
delays in Sandusky investigation
Philadelphia Inquirer, by Angela Couloumbis & Craig R. McCoy    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/23/2014 3:04:49 PM     Post Reply
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said Monday that the state´s three-year investigation into pedophile Jerry Sandusky took too long because of "crucial missteps" and "inexplicable delays" by her predecessors. "The facts show an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial child predator," Kane said in a statement, noting that the investigation only picked up in the last of the three years it took to investigate, and ultimately charge, the former assistant football coach at Pennsylvania State University. During a news conference Monday to make public the much-anticipated report on the investigation, Kane also dropped

World War I: The War
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Wall Street Journal, by Margaret MacMillan    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/22/2014 4:58:46 PM     Post Reply
A hundred years ago next week, in the small Balkan city of Sarajevo, Serbian nationalists murdered the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary and his wife. People were shocked but not particularly worried. Sadly, there had been many political assassinations in previous years—the king of Italy, two Spanish prime ministers, the Russian czar, President William McKinley. None had led to a major crisis. Yet just as a pebble can start a landslide, this killing set off a series of events that, in five weeks, led Europe into a general war.The U.S. under President Woodrow Wilson intended to stay out of

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Posted By: earlybird- 6/21/2014 10:31:06 AM     Post Reply
A high-level Shiite cleric in Iraq issued a warning to American military advisers bound for Iraq Friday, hours before Sunni militants captured a crossing on Iraq´s border with Syria and Shiite militia members paraded in Baghdad and other cities. Sky News reports that Nassir al-Saedi, a cleric loyal to the firebrand Muqtada al-Sadr, referred to America as "the occupier" in a sermon during Friday prayers and added "We will be ready for you if you are back." On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would send 300 military advisers to provide intelligence and training to the Iraqi army in its

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Posted By: earlybird- 6/20/2014 3:43:54 PM     Post Reply
Many observers gazing upon the current bloodshed in the Middle East have wondered aloud if we are seeing the disintegration of the nation-state boundaries established in the region nearly a century ago. But the crises in Iraq and Syria have simply laid bare a phenomenon that has been under way for quite some time. What´s more, this process is now almost certainly irreversible, and will lead to a radically different Middle Eastern map than we have known. In the heady early days of the Arab Spring, many people imagined that the Arab world might finally be entering a period of greater democratization,

   

 

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Clinton navigates foreign
policy balancing act as
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Posted By: earlybird- 6/19/2014 8:15:43 PM     Post Reply
It is a near-perfect storm that has come together as Hillary Rodham Clinton tours the country promoting her new book and preparing for a possible presidential campaign in 2016. At a time when she is drawing attention to her record as secretary of state, the Middle East has become dangerously chaotic and President Obama’s approval ratings are sliding. That has left Clinton in a difficult position of trying to claim success when she was in office while shielding herself, carefully, from real or perceived weaknesses in the administration’s handling of crises in Syria, Iraq, Libya and other trouble spots. Clinton has two

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Rogers Part Of The Problem?
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With the curtain soon to go up on select committee hearings on Benghazi, a key question remains unanswered: what on earth were we doing there? What policies were being pursued in that violent outpost of the Libyan revolution? The White House would rather not say. (SnipLast month, Daily Beast national security correspondent Eli Lake reported that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers had “warned his colleagues about the upcoming select committee to investigate Benghazi.” In interviews Rogers “downplayed” the testimony CIA contractors gave in closed session, Lake noted, and has said he did not believe the CIA had stonewalled his

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Senators criticized Dr. Mehmet Oz during a hearing on false diet-product ads on Tuesday –- but does the nation’s most telegenic doctor have any control over the “Dr. Oz Effect” lawmakers say contributes to a whole market of sometimes questionable health products? According to other physicians who monitor the Dr. Oz brand, the sales pattern is now well worn. On air, Oz talks up certain foods, drinks, supplements or other products –- often with little science to support them.Soon, online entrepreneurs are pitching –- apparently without the doctor’s approval –- Oz’s quotations as out-right endorsements, hawking alleged cures to anyone

Obama to Congress: I don´t
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CNN, by Barbara Starr*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/18/2014 7:42:58 PM     Post Reply
Washington -- I´ll let you know what´s going on, but I don´t need new congressional authority to act, President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Wednesday about his upcoming decision on possible military intervention in Iraq. The White House meeting sounded more like a listening session for the top Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate about options for helping Iraq´s embattled Shiite government halt the lightning advance of Sunni Islamist fighters toward Baghdad that Obama is considering. According to a White House statement, Obama went over U.S. efforts to "strengthen the capacity of Iraq´s security forces to confront the threat" from

   

 



 
New and Improved?
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/18/2014 7:32:57 PM     Post Reply
A participant in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll provides this amusing quote, which appears in today´s Journal story about the results: "Anita Windley, 30, who voted for [Barack] Obama in 2008 and again in 2012, doesn´t think he´s doing enough to help people in her New York City neighborhood. She complains that jobs are still hard to find and the local schools are subpar. ´It´s time for somebody new,´ she said, ´like Hillary.´ "That would be Hillary Clinton, who if she wins the presidential nomination in 2016 will be the oldest Democrat ever to do so. Lewis Cass,



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