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These Women Are Coming to Kill You

True Girl Power: Crack Unit of Heavily-Armed Female Soldiers Hunting ISIS Kidnappers

A crack unit of female soldiers is on the trail of Islamic State… 281 more words

Mediasphere

The new Turkish PM's most important task will be to make the Turkish PM less important

Turkey’s president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a step closer to getting the prime minister he wants—Ahmet Davutoglu, his longtime foreign minister. The nomination demonstrates, if demonstration were needed, that Erdogan still pulls the strings in the ruling Justice and Development Party, known by its Turkish acronym, AKP. 303 more words

Kurdish Peshmerga forces stand guard near the town of Makhmur

Kurdish Peshmerga forces stand guard near the town of Makhmur, south of Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan after Islamic State (IS) insurgents withdrew

Middle East

A Note on the Airstrikes

As everyone knows now, Obama, usually a good friend of the Islamic State, has in the past few weeks began performing concrete action against it. Does this negate my position that Obama is a firm supporter of the Islamic State and all the instability in the Fertile Crescent and Libya today? 241 more words

Commentary

Why Kurdish Independence Is the Only Solution for the World

American air strikes against Islamist militants on the borders of Kurdistan this week saved millions of Kurds from a terrible nightmare. But I hope they didn’t also kill our dream of an independent state. 748 more words

Iraq conflict: Why Irbil matters

8 August 2014 Last updated at 15:06 GMT

 

By Neil Arun BBC News

Irbil, with its famed citadel, has long been one of Iraq’s safest cities… 780 more words

War And Conflicts

[VIDEO] Hubris: Obama Taking Credit for Iraq Troop Withdrawal Over and Over in 2012, Ducking Responsibility for it in 2014

President Obama took credit for Iraq troop withdrawal over and over in 2012 before ducking responsibility for it in 2014. The first 3/4ths of this is predictable grandstanding, electioneering, credit-taking, campaigning, boasting, signature Obama. 12 more words

Politics