Middle East update: August 19-20 2017

IRAQ So I think that the Iraqi government just tried a little misdirection in the fight against ISIS. After saying for several days that it could be weeks before they started a ground offensive to liberate Tal Afar, the Iraqis started that offensive on Saturday. Donald Trump must be so happy that they didn’t telegraph… Continue reading Middle East update: August 19-20 2017

Conflict update: May 3 2017

WELL, AT LEAST HE’S BEING HONEST Rex Tillerson gave a talk at the State Department today and I think he might have said the quiet parts loud: “I think it is really important that all of us understand the difference between policy and values,” the secretary of state, a former oil executive, said as part… Continue reading Conflict update: May 3 2017