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What’s behind Ukraine’s secret weapons deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

From Global Research, February 25, 2015
By Eric Zuesse

U.S. President Barack Obama apparently is going ahead with his plan for NATO missiles to be placed in Ukraine aimed against Moscow, but found a way to do it that won’t violate the warnings by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin against Washington’s directly supplying those arms to Ukraine (such as is demanded of Obama by congressional Republicans, and even by a few hawkish Democrats — all passionate supporters of Hillary Clinton). 2,276 more words

Shia LaBeouf Is Sporting A New Rat Tail

I used to watch Even Stevens on Disney Channel growing up and I thought he was hilarious and I’ve been big fan since, but I never thought he would turn into the crazy artist type guy, and here we are. 47 more words

Pop Culture

Quetta’s Hazaras: Old wounds, new fears

The Express Tribune: January 22, 2015

There are some days when Jawad Hazara follows his son Ibtihaj’s school van as it ferries the 12-year-old boy from his home in Quetta’s Gulistan Town till the entrance to the cantonment area where Army Public School and College Seven Streams is located. 93 more words


Iraqi Shia and Iran - a Complex Relationship and Challenging Future

By Ahmed Shames (@AhmedUK_IQ)

When Nouri al-Maliki met Hamid Karzai in New York in 2007, most of the discussion was an exchange of niceties, but there was one thing the former Afghan President said which caught the attention of many in the Iraqi delegation. 910 more words


Bloodletting in vain

There was another terror attack in Pakistan. The gods have forgotten to reshuffle our fate; week after week we are brought from a crawl to a standstill. 767 more words


Understanding Islam - Reflection #5

Oppression and the Formation of Shi’a Islamic Identity

This week’s lecture, entitled, “Authority in Post-Prophetic Muslim Societies” dealt with how various seats of power held by Muhammad were passed on to other leaders in the Muslim community. 369 more words


The Mess in Mesopotamia


Introduction: A Failed Region

What do you get when you cluster several failed nation-states together in a single geographical region? You get a failed region, and what we see today in Mesopotamia and the Levant is a failed region catastrophically failing. 3,291 more words

Geopolitics And Geostrategy