"I believe in disseminating the truth."
— Eugene Robinson speaks the truth on the situation in Ukraine and Russia in regards to the States’ statements
Jailbreaks in Iraq. A surge in Syria. The terrorist group’s influence is on the rise, says Bruce Riedel.
Huh. I wasn’t aware that Al Qaida disappeared for a bit? They’ve always been there. Al Qaida never left, they’re rather showing a resurgence.
From a personal post on shortformblog:
A Syrian comments on human rights issues as United Nations Security general Ban ki-Moon said that more than 100,000 have been killed in the ongoing Syria conflict today. Will the “100,000” number do anything? Who knows—past numbers haven’t in Syria’s case.
"We reject and condemn the transfer of weapons through our airspace and we will inform the Iranian side of that formally. But we do not have the ability to stop it," he told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat.
Iran is the main ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is fighting mostly Sunni rebels in a civil war in which more the opposition say more than 100,000 people have been killed.
"If you imagine these flights breach United Nations Security Council resolutions banning weapons imports and exports from Iran… I invite you in the name of the government to help us stop these flights across Iraqi airspace," he said.
Iraq is dominated by Shi’ite Muslim parties with close ties to Tehran, but Zebari said his country was committed to neutrality in Syria. Two years of fighting there risks further destabilizing an already fragile Iraq as Shi’ite and Sunni fighters cross the long border between the two states.