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Ebola deaths in West Africa 'pass 3,000' - WHO
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014

Ebola deaths in West Africa 'pass 3,000' - WHO

Cuba sends 300 more doctors to fight Ebola
Cuban government's pledge comes as European health experts urge their governments to ramp up relief efforts in region.

Squaring the Circle of ISIS
The US-Saudi axis is key to understanding the rise of ISIS. Despite its public reticence, Riyadh supported the war in Iraq in 2003. Saddam's invasion of Kuwait was still fresh in Saudi memory, so letting Bush finish his dad's job was fine by the House of Saud. They had another reason to be appreciative. A recent Wikileaks document reveals how cuddly King Abdullah feels about Iran: "[The US should] cut off the head of the snake." The invasion, it was hoped, would lock Iraq into the Saudi orbit and build a firewall to keep the heretic Shias at bay. Alas, the neocon dream turned into a Saudi nightmare, as Bush's fiasco pushed Iraq right into the arms of Iran and raised the specter of a Tehran-Baghdad-Damascus axis. The Saudis freaked out and launched Operation "Down with the Shias."

Russian suspicions of U.S. motives in Syria make cooperation unlikely

ISIS threat 'a more immediate concern' than Assad, Obama says

The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria
As the Obama Administration prepared to bomb Syria without congressional or U.N. authorization, it faced two problems. The first was the difficulty of sustaining public support for a new years-long war against ISIS, a group that clearly posed no imminent threat to the "homeland." A second was the lack of legal justification for launching a new bombing campaign with no viable claim of self-defense or U.N. approval.

They're Making Up Stuff
"Khorasan" the nonexistent "new enemy"

Legal Basis for U.S. War in Iraq and Syria Is Thin

By mistake? US-led jets bomb grain silos in Syria, 'civilians killed'

US-led air strikes target oil refineries in Syria

Syrian Minister: Iran, Russia Could Join US-led Coalition

Obama adviser: Trained Syrian rebels could fight Assad

Barack Obama says Syria is 'ground zero for jihadists around the world'
President: US underestimated Isis, overestimated Iraqi army. Remarks may be seized upon by Republican critics

Isis reconciles with al-Qaida group as Syria air strikes continue
Jabhat al-Nusra denounces US-led attacks as 'war on Islam', and leaders of group holding meetings with Islamic State

Syrian rebels angry that strikes hit al Qaida ally but not Assad

CIA-vetted Syrian rebels battling Islamic State say airstrikes haven't helped
REYHANLI, Turkey In the skies over Syria, U.S. and Arab combat aircraft have bombed Islamic State targets 20 times since Tuesday. But on the ground, commanders for rebel groups that are part of a CIA-run program say they've pleaded in vain for arms, ammunition and even field rations so they can fight the same extremists.

Pentagon expects ISIS to 'change and adapt'

Why Don't We Negotiate With Isis
Why don't we do it and save some lives?

Australian cabinet to sign off on military action in Iraq within days, Julie Bishop says
Foreign minister also says Australia would be prepared to consider a separate request for military engagement in Syria

How John McCain Wound Up Canoodling With Terrorists
Rand Paul was righter than he realized when he accused McCain of consorting with anti-American radical Islamists

The Threat of War and the Russian Response
U.S. actions in Ukraine should be classified not only as hostile with regard to Russia, but also as targeting global destabilization. The U.S. is essentially provoking an international conflict to salvage its geopolitical, financial, and economic authority.

Hungary suspends gas supplies to Ukraine
Hungary's gas pipeline operator, FGSZ, says it has suspended delivery of gas to neighbouring Ukraine "indefinitely".

US official talks up potential for cooperation with Iran
As P5+1 discussions wrap up, White House adviser indicates Washington could improve relations with Tehran, but needs deal that 'cuts off all the possible paths' to nuke

88 Senators Urge Kerry to Shield Israel from Any Accountability at the UN

US condemns Abbas's UN speech as 'provocative'
The United States on Friday condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's speech at the United Nations, in which he accused Israel of planning another "Nakba" and committing acts of genocide in Gaza during Israel's Operation Protective Edge.

Fatah-Hamas agreement gives unity government control over Gaza

Text of Fatah-Hamas agreement

Airstrikes, Battles, and Bombings Leave 294 Dead Across Iraq

As 'Advisers' Role Expands, US 'Boots on the Ground' Already in Iraq
Poll: 72% of Americans Don't Believe Obama's Promise of No Ground War

Poll: 70% of troops say no more boots on the ground in Iraq
As the tide of war rises again in the Middle East, the military's rank and file are mostly opposed to expanding the new mission in Iraq and Syria to include sending a large number of U.S. ground troops into combat, according to a Military Times survey of active-duty members.

Militants kill 20 in two separate Yemen attacks - sources

Pittsburgh cops Tased man while he was praying for his dead son in ER: lawsuit

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