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Fascinating Perspective - Well Worth Your Time

Andrew Bieszad is able to present core issues in a rational easy to understand yet methodical method. I have included two links but do your own search he is worth it. 41 more words

Middle East

In Japan, Fear and Panic as a Revered Peak Explodes by MARTIN FACKLER


By MARTIN FACKLER

The eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Saturday, which has so far left 47 people dead, took experienced mountaineers and locals by surprise. 12 more words

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ISIS Takes a Kurdish Village in Syria as Car Bombs Kill Dozens in Homs by KARAM SHOUMALI and ANNE BARNARD


By KARAM SHOUMALI and ANNE BARNARD

Islamic State militants swept into a Kurdish village near the Turkish border, while in the western Syrian city of Homs, twin car bombings killed at least 45 people. 11 more words

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Pentagon: Despite 310 Airstrikes, ISIS "Remains a Very Potent Force"

After more than 300 airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said this week that the group “ 102 more words

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Report: renewed military involvement costing US nearly $1 billion

Following President Obama’s authorization of military airstrikes against militant outposts in Iraq and Syria, reports have begun to circulate that the costliness of these operations has reached the $1 billion mark. 169 more words

Airstrikes

Obama Said to Bring Up Settlements in Netanyahu Meeting by MARK LANDLER


By MARK LANDLER

In a meeting at the White House, President Obama told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel that housing plans in East Jerusalem would impede peace efforts, an administration official said. 11 more words

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