War

It’s time America explored how to end the multiple wars it has helped cause since 2001, rather than dropping more bombs

Source: Independent Moan about Trump all you like, but his approach to Syria was always much more realistic than Hillary Clinton’s. ‘You are fighting Syria, Syria is fighting Isis, and you have to get rid of Isis,’ he said during his election campaign. ‘Now we’re backing rebels against Syria, and […]

Donald Trump feels he had no choice but to launch air strikes on Syria – but the balance of power on the ground has not changed

Source: Independent President Donald Trump had little option but to order a missile strike against a Syrian airbase after holding Syria responsible for that poison gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun that killed 80 civilians. He had criticised President Obama for being weak, slow and indecisive when facing similar challenges, so he […]

By whatever name, it is death

Mar 29,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Michael Jansen According to the UN, some 300,000 to 400,000 Iraqi civilians remain trapped in the Daesh-held Old City of Mosul. Caught in the crossfire between Daesh defenders and Iraqi government attackers, trapped families lack food, water and medical supplies. Hundreds have been killed and […]

Merkel calls for joint efforts with Russia to battle Islamist terrorism

   Reuters International FEB 18, 2017 –  German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (reuters_tickers) MUNICH (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Europe’s ties with Russia remained challenging, but it was important to […]

What We’re Fighting For

Our acts of moral courage defend America as surely as any act of violence. By PHIL KLAY FEB. 10, 2017  When his convoy was ambushed during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, First Lt. Brian Chontosh ordered his Humvee driver to head straight into the oncoming machine gun fire. They punched through, landing […]