U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets Near Baghdad

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Comment on Turkey’s Caution on ISIL War: “It’s far away for them but very close to us” by Ramin Safizadeh

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If it was just a matter of geography why have they been so directly involved against Assad–Syria is a neighboring country. This is bs.

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Comment on Turkey’s Caution on ISIL War: “It’s far away for them but very close to us” by F Michael Addams

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Thanks for this article, JC…and thanks for the insight of Ali Murat Yel…

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Obama vows to strike Syrian regime if US jets attacking IS are targeted – Christian Science Monitor

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Christian Science Monitor
Obama vows to strike Syrian regime if US jets attacking IS are targeted
Christian Science Monitor
The Obama administration said it would destroy Syria's air defenses if they fire on US planes attacking Islamic State militants inside Syria. The White House says it won't coordinate airstrikes with Damascus.
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Comment on Employers’ theft from Worker Wages 3 times more than all other Theft in US by timbers

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Meanwhile, Obama thinks only of who to bomb bomb bomb next….

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FP’s Situation Report: How Kerry isn’t coordinating with Syria; What’s Turkey got to do with it?; The war against Ebola already has a name; Remembering Michael Arnold; and a bit more.

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Cartoon History of the Middle East

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Turkey – “The sick man of Europe”, by John Leech, Punch, September 17, 1853

For a fascinating collection of cartoons, many from Punch, since 1853, check out the website “A Cartoon History of the Middle East,” compiled by Peter Casillas.

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NKorean main focus of attention at Asian Games

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North Korean players listen to the national anthems before the start of their first round soccer match against China at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The formidable North Korean women's football team has more reasons than usual to kick off its Asian Games campaign with a stirring win over Vietnam.

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North Korea ratchets up ‘hostage diplomacy’ with US

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US citizen Matthew Miller (C), who was sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile" acts against Pyongyang, pictured on September 14, 2014 at the North Korean Supreme Court in PyongyangSeoul (AFP) – North Korea's use of captured or detained Americans to score propaganda points and extract political concessions from Washington has a long history stretching back to the Cold War, but analysts say the tactic may be wearing thin.

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Six police killed in Egypt bombing

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Six Egyptian policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula, the interior ministry says.
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