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Shock finding from Opinion Research Business poll: Iraqis don’t want us to bomb them.

From a poll of Iraqi public opinion, carried out in July 2015: 56% of Iraqis strongly or somewhat oppose airstrikes being carried out by coalition forces, as compared to 44% who strongly or somewhat support them. http://www.opinion.co.uk/perch/resources/iraqdata.pdf The poll also … Continue reading

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More evidence that the U.S. ultimately sees the overthrow of Assad as the end game in Syria.

From an interview General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recently did with CNN: QUESTION: But in the short term, it doesn’t sound as if getting rid … Continue reading

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The New York Times on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

Conveniently enough, and just at the moment that the U.S. might be preparing to work with the Revolutionary Guards in Iraq (either openly or tacitly), it seems that there has been a sea change in attitudes towards them in Iran … Continue reading

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