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I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again.

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:45
I worked on Colin Powell’s speech supporting the invasion of Iraq 15 years ago. The Trump administration is doing the same thing today with Iran.
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Thousands of ISIS Fighters Flee in Syria, Many to Fight Another Day

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 19:28
As some militants go into hiding and others slip into Turkey, the flow risks tarnishing American declarations that the Islamic State has been largely defeated.
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Al-Qaida-linked Group Claims Responsibility for Shooting Down Russian Warplane

Voice of America - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 16:33
A Syrian rebel group linked to al-Qaida is claiming responsibility for shooting down a Russian jet near the rebel-held town of Saraqeb, Syria. Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed the shoot-down on Saturday and said the pilot was killed by rebels after parachuting to the ground. Syrian monitors and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pilot was flying a Russian-made Su-25 jet — a low-flying twin-engine aircraft designed to support ground troops —...
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