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Monthly Archives: August 2013

From Suez to Iraq, the lessons of our past cast a long shadow over Syria

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/31/syria-suez-casts-long-shadow When it turns its attention to thinking about conflict, politics – and public opinion – is an oddly backwards process. Journalists and other analysts tend to look for guidance on future developments from past events. Egypt is compared to Algeria in the runup to the civil war; Syria to the Balkans. History and experience act as … Continue reading »

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30,000 Syrian Refugees Cross Border in Six Days

“Less than a week after the Kurdistan Regional Government authorities in northern Iraq opened access to the temporary Peshkhabour pontoon bridge north of Sahela, some 30,000 Syrians have streamed into northern Iraq. Refugees said they were fleeing recent bombings, fighting among various factions on the ground, and the collapse of the economy, which has made … Continue reading »

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‘War-weary’ Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response

(CNN) — Declaring himself “war-weary” but determined to hold Syria accountable for using banned chemical weapons, President Barack Obama said Friday he was considering a limited response to what U.S. intelligence assessed with “high confidence” as a Syrian attack that killed more than 1,400 people. Obama told reporters he had yet to make a final decision, … Continue reading »

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Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility for Iraq Bombings

By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press The Iraqi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Friday for bombings earlier this week that killed at least 82 people, mostly in Shiite areas of the capital, calling them retaliation for the execution of Sunni prisoners by the Shiite-led government. Wednesday’s attacks involved car bombs and other explosives that mainly … Continue reading »

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Explosions rock Baghdad area, at least 80 dead

BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bomb blasts and other explosions tore through mainly Shiite districts around Baghdad during morning rush hour Wednesday in a day of violence that killed at least 80, intensifying worries about Iraq’s ability to tame the spiraling mayhem gripping the country. It was the latest set of large-scale sectarian attacks to hit … Continue reading »

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Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

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