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The Pope in Iraq between the minaret and the bells

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Pope Francis arrived yesterday at the Baghdad International Airport to begin a three-day visit, the first of its kind, and the first visit for the Pope abroad since the COVID-19 pandemic began one year ago.  Critics have wondered what difference the compassionate tourist could make, but the Pope has aimed…

Democrat Ro Khanna Hesitant About Biden Middle East Plans

Democrat congressman from California Ro Khanna (D-CA) disagrees with President Biden’s approach to the Middle East. Khanna told Axios the Biden Middle East plans are “conceding defeat of the aspiration” to win a Nobel Peace Prize. “Obama strove for greatness,” Khanna told the news outlet when speaking about the past Obama administration’s foreign policy plan. “He,…

Kurds, stolen oil, and an American domestic terrorist

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator “YPG is a sub-affiliate of the Kurdistan’s Working Party (PKK), which is designated by the United States government as a Foreign Terrorist Organization”, according to the US justice department. Federal law enforcement agents arrested Daniel Baker of Tallahassee, Florida.  He had specifically called for others to join him in…

Anti-Trump PAC: Current GOP ‘No Different’ from ISIS

A recently released video clip from the left-wing MeidasTouch PAC brands Republican Party members as “traitors” unworthy of being called conservatives while describing the GOP as “no different” from the ISIS terror group. The statements came from MeidasTouch co-founder Ben Meiselas on the PAC’s podcast in an over two-minute clip published Friday. In one tweet,…

Fake ‘Trump Administration Accomplishments’

Eric Zuesse Though Britain’s Daily Mail (and others) have noted some of Donald Trump’s lies in his list of “Trump Administration Accomplishments”, the worst lies in that list were ignored, because neither the Democratic Party and Labour Party billionaires nor the Republican Party and Conservative Party billionaires — no billionaires — want the truth to…

Diplomat urges Biden to engage with others to resolve the Syrian crisis

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator  Charles Thépaut is a French diplomat and resident Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute. He recently published a policy analysis concerning the US foreign policy on Syria. While, much of his analysis demonstrates professionalism; he misses a very important point of view: that of the Syrian people living inside Syria,…

Trump’s Troop Drawdowns Win Support from Populist GOPs and Dems, Criticism from Hawks

President Donald Trump this week ordered U.S. troops to draw down to 2,500 in Iraq and Afghanistan, winning applause from populist conservatives and Democrats in Congress,but criticism from hawks and adherents to establishment foreign policy. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) expressed support, arguing that the original U.S. counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan has given way to nation-building —…

Utah Man Pleads Guilty To Posing As ISIS Leader To Help Potential Terrorist

November 12, 2020 8:49 PM ET A Utah man pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to potential ISIS members he believed were planning a terror attack, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Murat Suljovic, 23, admitted to corresponding with a person he thought was a follower of ISIS while living in Salt Lake…

Will Biden fix his mess in Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator US President Donald Trump promised to end America’s wars, and bring the troops home; however, as his four years in office are coming to a close, he was unable to fulfill his 2016 campaign promise, but it remains to be seen if President-elect Joe Biden might do It. The US…

Trump Ad: Under Joe Biden’s Weak Leadership, We Got Endless War, Broken VA, ISIS...

The Trump campaign released a new ad on Monday, contrasting the national security records of former Vice President Joe Biden with President Donald Trump’s. The ad says: We judge leaders by their results. Under Joe Biden, we got endless war, a broken VA, veterans paid with their lives, ISIS grew, slaughtered innocents, that’s what Joe…
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