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Washington stokes Middle East bloodbath

By Bill Van Auken
March 6, 2015
World Socialist Web Site

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chief of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a congressional committee Wednesday that US troops may be sent into Syria to fight alongside so-called rebels who are seeking the overthrow of the Damascus government of President Bashar al-Assad. 1,141 more words

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Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

The New York Times asks a simple question:

“After Saddam fell, American policy was helping the Iraqi people. So why now are they helping the very same enemy that used to kill the American soldiers?

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ISIS bulldozes ancient city compared to 'King Tut's tomb' in second desecration of ancient artifacts in a week

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against ISIS Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly “bulldozed” a famed archaeological site in the area. 800 more words

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Outcry As IS Bulldoze An Ancient Site

Islamic State has Bulldozed an ancient Assyrian City. Officials and Archaeologists have expressed outrage at Islamic State’s Bulldozing of of the Ancient City of Nimrud in Iraq. 263 more words

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Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as ISIS destroys ancient site

BAGHDAD – Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly “bulldozed” a famed archaeological site in the area. 679 more words

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