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History Senryū 10 Oct 2015

That which began at

The battle of Karbala

Echoes still in blood


Elite Iranian Commander Reportedly Killed in Syria

A prominent Iranian military commander has reportedly been killed in Syria late Thursday, The Guardian reported.

According to The Guardian, Iranian forces confirmed for local media on Friday that Gen.  238 more words

Middle East

Mortar Attacks Kill 27 In Iraq

At least 27 people have been killed, following mortar strikes, fired at a provincial capital, in eastern Iraq. 60 more words


Russia, Syria, Ukraine, and Turkey: And so it begins

I hardly know where to start with this post; so many bits of knowledge are swimming around in my head.

First, I think something really significant is happening in the Middle East right now. 1,347 more words

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American king of torture

In 2013 multiple news agency’s reported on the secretive dealings of the notorious American ‘military strategist’ James Steele.

Steele gained his experience and ‘vision’ during the civil war in El Salvador. 538 more words


Revealed: Turkey's massive global mega-mosque plan

A feature published in The Black Sea and co-written with Zeynep Sentek

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is exporting his nation’s brand of Islam to over 30 multi-million mosque projects across five continents – but he risks creating monuments to a leadership in decline… 2,035 more words


50 killed in Iraqi car bombings, including rare attack in south

BAGHDAD — Three car bombs killed at least 50 people in Iraq Monday, including 35 in a single blast north of Baghdad and 10 in a rare attack in the south, officials said. 73 more words