The Kurds – A Force For Moderation And Stability In Syria And Iraq

photo of a Kurdish political rally of thousands waving the flag of Kurdistan.

  by Richard Cameron   Editor’s Note: This is an article I wrote in 2014, on a different outlet, as a brief outline of the role Kurdish fighters were playing in the U.S. led coalition’s war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and their development of a firewall against the further spread of Salafist militants. With Donald Trump’s decision to green light Turkey to commence a military campaign against the Kurds in Northern Syria, it seemed like it might be of value at this point, to repost it…

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Blowback: Trump’s Precipitous (And Traitorous) Immature And Premature Syrian Withdrawal

  by Richard Cameron   Hard to say if Donald Trump had any inkling of the reaction he was going to get from his announcement that he intends to leave the Kurds in Northern Syria twisting in the wind, exposed to a vindictive onslaught from Turkey’s military. Whether he did or not, casting caution and common sense and decency to the wind, he’s getting a reaction and most of it is ferocious, especially of note, by customary milquetoast GOP standards. Before we look at that, we should hear from the…

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Breaking Update: Terror Suspect Named In NYC Vehicle Terror Attack Killing 8 Pedestrians

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by Richard Cameron   NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio and NYC Police Commissioner James O’Neill have announced the identity of the suspect in a vehicle attack that resulted in the deaths of 8 persons and the injury of 12 others. The suspect is named Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov and is reported to be from Tampa, Florida. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayer De Blasio are calling the assault an “act of terror”. This conclusion was based on the suspect, according to witnesses, having screamed the Arabic phrase, “Allahu Akbar” – recognized as…

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