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01 Sep

America’s Shameful Record on Syrian Refugees

America’s Shameful Record on Syrian Refugees By Juan Cole The O’Leary: America will have new “shameful records” with Clinton. The US government played a role in the collapse of Syria. It continually placed sanctions on this little country, including the 2003 Syrian Accountability act. By 2013 the CIA was apparently passing medium weaponry through Saudi […]

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07 Aug

Democrats Are Still Divided on Israel, But Clinton Runs Way to the Right

Democrats Are Still Divided on Israel, But Clinton Runs Way to the Right By Naomi Dann | Foreign Policy in Focus | (Originally published in Lobelog) Some see Democratic VP pick Tim Kaine as a promising counterbalance to Clinton’s hawkishness. Following Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s exit as chair of the Democratic Party after the release of emails […]

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30 Jul

Hillary Clinton and Her Hawks

Hillary Clinton and Her Hawks By Gareth Porter, Consortium News The O’Leary: Here we go.  Again. As Hillary Clinton begins her final charge for the White House, her advisers are already recommending air strikes and other new military measures against the Assad regime in Syria. The clear signals of Clinton’s readiness to go to war […]

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30 Jul

Israel and U.S. are close to a deal on the biggest military aid package ever

Israel and U.S. are close to a deal on the biggest military aid package ever The O’Leary: Classic Obama Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on July 24. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters) By Carol Morello and Ruth Eglash A senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final […]

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