These wealthy Gulf nations argue that accepting large numbers of Syrian refugees is a serious threat to the safety of its citizens because terrorists could hide themselves among civilians.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, saying it was a response to unfriendly acts by Washington.
The global political establishment is rolling out its big guns on the issue of Britain leaving the European Union and the migrant crisis today, withbillionaire left-wing donor George Soros, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and now U2 singer Bono chiming in on the two issues.
Analysts – and many American diplomats who have left the administration, some in disgust – say that the mess is a consequence of President Obama's decision to support the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad, but only half-heartedly.
These are not ringing endorsements. So this rush in air travel to this hazardous theater defies what one would levelheadedly expect! And so are many natural phenomenon we think about and then probabilistically analyze. Why are so many different Americans unexpectedly taken to traveling to the Middle East region? It's a perfect abnormality.
Parker told HuffPost this summer that he didn't want the U.S. public to fear supporting the Syrian Kurds because of worries about Rojava's ideology. "They're not a bunch of communists, they're not a bunch of socialists," Parker said. "It's a different type of democracy, a new concept."
President Barack Obama first called on Assad to leave power in the summer of 2011, with "Assad must go" being a consistent rallying cry. Later, American officials allowed that he wouldn't have to resign on "Day One" of a transition. Now, no one can say when Assad might step down
A recent suicide bombing in southern Syria shows the rivalry between Al Qaeda and ISIS is more than just a contest to see who can kill the most infidels — the groups are using classic terror techniques on each other.
He did not threaten "genocide," no matter how slack your definition of genocide. He threatened to kill the rebels in Benghazi; the threat was dismissed by US army intelligence as improbable and poorly sourced.
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