Month: May 2015

Forget 2003: U.S. presence in Iraq today is more like it was in 1996

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It has been asked of various candidates for next years U.S. presidential elections whether or not they would have invaded Iraq in 2003 knowing what we know now about that war and its outcome. It’s worrying to see so much retrospective would’ve, could’ve, should’ve kind of arguments being formulated, even at this very early stage. …

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Conspiracy theories which help Daesh

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Alleged evidence can breathe life and give credence to the most incredible conspiracy theories in the often volatile Middle East region. And there are quite a few in Iraq relating to the wicked phenomena that is Daesh (ISIS). Many of these theories, unsurprisingly, ascribe a lot of the blame to the United States and accuse …

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What’s Next for Anbar?

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Last year Israeli journalist and filmmaker Itai Anghel traveled to both Syria and Iraq. There he showed us the Kurds of Iraq and Syria who are fighting the notorious Islamic State group (Daesh) and also some of the members of Daesh they had succeeded in taking prisoner. Anghel filmed these prisoners recounting the grotesque atrocities …

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From Palmyra to Ramadi

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On two separate fronts against the infamous Islamic State (Daesh) we are faced with a depressing and imminent prospect. That this groups morale will be sufficiently boosted and they will be further empowered and emboldened when it comes to carrying out their terrorist exploits and forwarding their criminal enterprise. In Syria, as you know, Daesh …

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“The youngest was a baby, maybe two months old.” -Eda Said

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Terrible Update: “The youngest was a baby, maybe two months old.” -Eda Said When I ask this beautiful Yazidi girl about the thousands of girls she saw around when she was kidnaped. Those couple of past days where the worse days I have seen so far, because just by hearing the stories of those brave …

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Friday Night Dinarland Chatter

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TNT: Maninc56:  Spoke with a fellow Dinarian this morning. He visited a Wealth Manager at Chase Bank yesterday. 1st he called and generally spoke of Currency and the WM was very casual.My friend finally let him know he say over a xxx xxxxxxxx and the conversation changed. ”Come on in” He said he ”would be happy to help with the exchange when it happens”My friend went in for meet and greet and pushed him for a little info about if the numbers where on the back screens and all h […]

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4 Wealthiest Families Who Lost It All

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4 Of The Wealthiest Families Who Lost It All MAY 15, 2015 | BY LYNETTE GILFrom these tales of loss, we can learn a lot and not repeat their mistakes. The Great Gatsby, that venerable summer reading favorite, poses a very good question: Is wealth the product of adversity or just a continuation of a legacy? Some might argue that it is a product of both, that its continuation will depend on factors internal (such as how the family handles the fortune or the business) a […]

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U.S. stocks remain relatively flat, following soft economic data

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Investing.com – Investing.com — U.S. stocks remained relatively flat on Friday one session after the major indices surged into record […]

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US Dollar “Pain Trade” Likely to force Further Losses in Week Ahead

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US Dollar “Pain Trade” Likely to force Further Losses in Week Ahead

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The US Dollar fell against all major FX counterparts and the DJ FXCM Dollar Index (ticker: USDOLLAR) matched its worst weekly losing streak in over five years despite a relative lack of major news.

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EUR/USD continues climb toward 1.15, as U.S. consumer sentiment fades

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Investing.com – Investing.com — The euro continued its steady climb against the dollar on Friday extending its winning streak to […]

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