Category: War

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CIA Ending Its Rein of Terror Inside Syria

According to reports out of Washington, senior members of the Trump Administration, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, have announced their decision to cut off funding to Syrian rebels fighting against the Government of Bashar al-Assad. Many are now suggesting that the move may be the deciding step ultimately resulting in the end of the Syrian Civil War as we have known it.

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Turkey Invests 2.5 Billion In Missile Defense Systems from Russia

Turkey celebrates the one year anniversary of the failed military coup of 2016 by announcing the purchase of billions of dollars worth of anti-missile defense systems from NATO rival Russia. The deal marks the first military transaction between the two countries since the fall of the Soviet Union in the 90’s, further complicating the relationship with NATO allies in the region.

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UK Courts Uphold Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

Whether it be Yemen or Syria, neither of these Civil Wars could have ever been fought to begin with or continue on to this day without the direct funding of the United States and United Kingdom, whom have each literally made billions of dollars selling bombs, weapons and vehicles for people to kill one another in these countries. Despite lawsuits and objections to this behavior however, Government courts continue to defend their countries War machine.

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How The United States Has Laid The Ground Work for The Middle East’s Next War

In September of 2017, the Kurdish people will hold a referendum vote to separate from Iraq and form their own country. However, the leaders of Iraq and Turkey both say they will refuse to recognize a Kurdish nation state, never-mind seceded territory to them. By continuing to arm, fund and support the Kurds, why is the US continuing to turn its back on a strategic NATO ally and coalition partner, and what does this mean for the future of the Middle East?

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United Nations To Formally Investigate Democratic Republic of Congo for Various Human Rights Violations

Since August of 2016, more than 3,300 innocent civilians have been killed, 1.3 million people have become displaced and over 600 schools have been destroyed. As a result, the United Nations Council on Human Rights has sent in an international envoy to investigate these crimes and determine if Congolese Army leaders should be brought in front of the International Criminal Court.

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US Led Coalition Forces Are Using White Phosphorous in Iraq and Syria

US led coalition forces are using White Phosphorus munition against the Islamic State in both Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria. The use of these weapons is strictly forbidden in certain circumstances under international law, most notably as an “offensive weapon.” The US maintains they are using it as a “smokescreen” to shield fleeing escaping civilians from IS snipers. Despite this however, there are already reports circulating of civilian causalities, something which is not uncommon whenever these weapons are used.