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The unbelievable stupidity of the House Benghazi probe ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 149 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 07:29 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Given the rise of ISIS, the chaos in Iraq, the Renaissance of Iranian power in the Middle East and the spread of Al Qaeda terrorist groups to Yemen, Somalia and Libya, do you really think the world ...
by Jerry Anderson
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 07:37 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
One of the largest humanitarian dramas on the planet is playing out in the waters off the coast of Libya. Thousands upon thousands of desperate refugees are risking their lives trying to cross the ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 111 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 09:50 PM PDT with 119 Recommends
OND Editors OND is a community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with a daily theme, original research or commentary. Editors of OND ...
by side pocket
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:58 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
I really wonder whether the Republican base can ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 68 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 10:42 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
The Guardian reports that nearly all of the 150,000 or so of refugees who are attempting to cross into Europe will be sent back to Africa and only 5,000 or so will be settled in Europe. This is a ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 07:09 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
To the desperate people fleeing war and famine in Africa, the quickest way to a better life is across the Mediterranean to Italy from the chaos of Libya. This typically is done in a flimsy, ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 56 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 11:17 AM PDT with 108 Recommends
Washington is normalizing diplomatic relations with Egypt's military dictatorship, and to prove it President Obama is giving them lots of lethal weapons . President Barack Obama on Tuesday ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 53 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 02:19 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
If the topless body of the African continent had a head, it would have been attached atop Libya – a nation back in the news in the aftermath of the US/NATO scorched earth bombing campaign against ...
by manorborn
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 11:39 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
There were signs of hope that maybe, just maybe, we could be gaining the upper-hand against global terrorism when this week started. Things went all downhill after that.
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 88 comments on Fri Mar 20, 2015 at 05:58 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
March 19th marks the 12th Anniversary of the ground invasion of Iraq . Coincidentally the date also marks the 5th Anniversary of the military intervention in Libya . The two American ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 11:39 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Perhaps Never? Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein Lady Liberty? She knows there's no success like failure And that failure's no ...
by enhydra lutris
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 10:55 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Charlie could have been interviewing Condi just prior to invading Iraq. Everything National Security Advisor Susan Rice said about Iraq and Syria appeared to be either a political sham or a product ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 05:23 AM PST with 19 Recommends
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called to congratulate Kosovo on its "thriving, multiethnic democracy" as it celebrated its independence earlier this week. The Prime Minister of Kosovo had a ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 05:10 PM PST with 62 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] A question of perpetual fascination for sociologists and political scientists is the transformation of Germany in the 1930’s into a foaming, unstable violent ...
by paradox
Comment Count 46 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 07:07 AM PST with 13 Recommends
With the carnage in Syria, the sectarian ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 05:23 PM PST with 11 Recommends
The Obama administration, and its French and British lackeys, heralded the toppling of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 as a humanitarian triumph. However, predictably, the decapitation of ...
by Michael Hughes
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2015 at 08:59 PM PST with 3 Recommends
The war against ISIS has now officially left the Levant (thus making the term ISIL obsolete). Egypt is leading this charge after ISIS militants cut the heads off of 21 Coptic Christians. (AP) —
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 79 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2015 at 02:02 PM PST with 28 Recommends
Egypt responded quickly to the release of video documenting the beheading of 21 men. Egypt says it has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, hours after the militants released video of apparent ...
by annieli
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2015 at 10:25 AM PST with 14 Recommends
The right to be murdered by being thrown from a tall building, apparently, is gay rights for Daesh . The photos below the fold reveal the basic story. More here . ISIS/Daesh is not alone in their ...
by BvueDem
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 10:03 AM PST with 3 Recommends