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The Senselessness of Joining in a Sunni vs. Shiite War | GARY LEUPP


(Counterpunch, March 30, 2015)   The Strange War in Yemen   What sense does this make? The U.S. is abetting Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan. Morocco and Sudan—all ruled by Sunni Muslims who despise … Continue reading

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Why Obama’s Hopes of Decapitating the Islamic State Won’t Work | ANDREW COCKBURN


(Counterpunch, March 11, 2015) The Mystique of High-Value Targeting   Unveiling “Operation Inherent Resolve” against the Islamic State back in September, President Obama made it clear that his principal strategy would be the same as that pursued in other recent … Continue reading

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