Middle East update: June 16 2017

SYRIA And here we go: A pair of top White House officials is pushing to broaden the war in Syria, viewing it as an opportunity to confront Iran and its proxy forces on the ground there, according to two sources familiar with the debate inside the Donald Trump administration. Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for … Continue reading Middle East update: June 16 2017

Asia/Africa/Australia update: June 14-15 2017

ASIA AFGHANISTAN ISIS has managed to seize Tora Bora, the mountain hideaway in Nangarhar province that Osama bin Laden used to call home, before he moved into the Pakistani army chief of staff's backyard without anybody in Pakistan knowing about it. Boy, nothing symbolic about that. On Thursday they also managed to find time to … Continue reading Asia/Africa/Australia update: June 14-15 2017

Europe/Americas update: June 12 2017

UNITED STATES Many small updates from Trumpland tonight, including one I'm saving for the end of this update. First, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying on Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee as it investigates links between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia. Sessions is going to be questioned about his own contacts with Russian … Continue reading Europe/Americas update: June 12 2017

Middle East update: June 12 2017

QATAR First off, here's me on today's Majority Report today talking about Qatar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN9DyeQbzYo The Qataris have really latched on to Kuwait's efforts to mediate their diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia. This makes sense, in that the Kuwait route must seem like the only way out of this mess that doesn't involve turning Qatar into … Continue reading Middle East update: June 12 2017