Monthly Archives: January 2014

U.S. weapons continuing to flow to rebels in Syria.

According to Reuters: ‘Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to “moderate” Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European … Continue reading

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The New York Times on civilian deaths in Afghanistan.

The Afghan government recently released a report documenting what they say shows the deaths of between 12-17 civilians in U.S. airstrikes on January 15th. The New York Times yesterday ran an article on the report, and even though they themselves … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the ‘P’ word.

A story from Reuters, on how ISAF and USAID are anonymously funding radio and T.V. commercials in Afghanistan, which feature supposedly ‘ordinary Afghans’ imploring Hamid Karzai to sign the Bi-lateral Security Agreement – an agreement which is intended to extend … Continue reading

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A tale of two reports: Jonathan Freedland in The Guardian.

Today saw the release of a report, commissioned by the regime in Qatar via the law firm Carter Ruck, alleging the systematic mass killing and torture of detainees by the Assad regime in Syria. Up to 11’000 people, and perhaps … Continue reading

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The Libyan government is bombing its own people.

This from DefenceWeb, Monday 20th January 2014: ‘Libyan war planes attacked targets in the restive south on Saturday after gunmen stormed an air force base and the government ordered in ground troops following days of skirmishes between rival tribesmen and … Continue reading

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Iraqi military tactics in the assault on Fallujah: a strange sense of deja vu.

Fallujah, a town in western Iraq, was recently taken over by what the BBC describes as ‘Sunni militants allied to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as well as armed tribesmen angry with the government’. In response, Iraqi … Continue reading

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