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The Obama Administration wants $70,000,000 more for the 'moderate' Syrian opposition.
If Congress approves it this will bring the publicly announced amount provided to the 'moderate' Syrian opposition by the US to almost $400,000,000. But on the other hand that's only about $40 per ...
InAntalya 03/14/2015 18 16 1 -
So what's changed regarding Syria, Iraq, and IS(whatever) over the past seven or so months ...
I've been pretty much away from DK for the past seven or so months, but I did try to at least read as many posts and comments as I could during that time. But I have noticed that: - It seems to ...
InAntalya 03/14/2015 11 22 - -
New Kids on the Farm: two small words with great importance - NOT GUILTY
The past seven or so months have been interesting, and when I say interesting I mean difficult, and when I say difficult I mean extremely emotionally, psychologically, physically, and financially ...
InAntalya 03/12/2015 44 109 - -
A funny thing happened ..... I'm in Casablanca, you know in Morocco .....
Through a series of completely unexpected events I've eneded up in Casablanca, and probably Marrakesh, for a few days. You know the Casablanca of Rick, Ilsa, and Victor Laszlo, and "Of all the gin ...
InAntalya 02/17/2015 17 14 - -
Compare US and Italian reactions to ISIS
While the US administration and congress are discussing a domestic self-authorization to use military force against IS(whatever), Italy, which is under a more immediate possible threat from IS(...
InAntalya 02/14/2015 45 17 - -
Hey Sam, it was really nice of you to ...
... turn on your sprinklers while my house was burning down. Putting out those embers that blew your way really made all the difference. And by the way, maybe you could ask your gardeners to stop ...
InAntalya 02/12/2015 4 7 - -
How about Saint R2D2 or Pope C3PO ... ?!?!
Some pastor in Florida is reportedly concerned about artificial intelligences becoming Christians. He seems to be all for it. Florida pastor plans to convert robots to Christianity ... Reverend ...
InAntalya 02/10/2015 14 10 - -
Will US forces be on the ground in the upcoming ground offensive in Iraq against ISIS?
There is news that a major ground offensive against IS(whatever) will begin in Iraq soon. The point I have heard being asked/discussed quite a bit in the region today is whether or not US troops ...
InAntalya 02/09/2015 47 17 1 -
New Kids on the Farm: The goats wish you a Happy New Year!, no ifs, ands, or butts ...
Happy New Year! No ifs, ands, or butts. May your pastures be green,
InAntalya 01/02/2015 48 136 - -
For French Jihadist in Syria Giving Up Cigarettes Was Just Too Much
Flavien Moreau, a Frenchman who traveled to Syria and joined an Islamist militant group there, apparently had no qualms about killing and bombing in the name of religion but just couldn't give up ...
InAntalya 11/14/2014 46 35 1 -
New Kids on the Farm: so which bouncy baby goat will be named 'Philae'?
In the reporting about the landing of the Rosetta mission's Philae lander on the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet, this was mentioned: A French Space Agency (CNES) official has just said that he ...
InAntalya 11/13/2014 17 31 - -
John Oliver Has Some Fun with Turkish President Erdoğan's New 1,000 Room Palace
The new 1,000 room palace built by Turkish President Erdoğan has been attracting a lot of attention in Turkey these days and John Oliver has done a segment on it too. I can't work out how to embed ...
InAntalya 11/12/2014 16 14 - -
New Kids on the Farm: and then there were 95!
It's been a while since I've written about the farm and our goats. There are several reasons for this but I am hoping to write more often now. The big news on the farm is that my son is now married ...
InAntalya 11/12/2014 20 34 - -
Has it really been that long?!?
Hi, To those who may be interested. I'm OK. I haven't been on the internet at all - and as a result not at DK - for about 10 weeks. The developments in Syria and Iraq and the extreme amount of ...
InAntalya 11/05/2014 25 50 - -
A very quick poll: Who is the Prime Minister of Iraq?
According to what you have read and seen in the media recently, ...
InAntalya 08/22/2014 17 12 - -
Palestinians reportedly accept eight point ceasefire, Israeli response not yet clear
Turkish media are reporting that the Palestinians at the Egyptian ceasefire talks have reportedly accepted an eight point ceasefire plan. The plan includes: - a lifting of the blockade, - the ...
InAntalya 08/19/2014 30 10 - -
New Kids on the Farm: Sad happiness, the Syrian family returns to Syria
The Syrian Kurdish family who have been staying with us on our farm since May are on their way back home. Their home is near Ayn al-Arab/Kobane and news from there has been good recently. It seems ...
InAntalya 08/17/2014 5 31 - -
Iraqi military advancing against IS(ISIS), reportedly retakes Ramadi
While most of the media's attention has been focused on northern Iraq and IS(ISIS) advances there against Iraqi Peshmerga forces, the Iraqi military has been attacking IS positions in central Iraq.
InAntalya 08/16/2014 105 63 2 -
IDF Calls Palestinian Student in Turkey, Tells Him to Leave His Home, Bombs Coming
I've been meaning to write about this for a while. About three weeks ago the IDF called a Palestinain student who lives in Turkey and goes to university here. They told him to leave his home ...
InAntalya 08/15/2014 39 36 - -
Most of the Yazidis Reportedly Evacuated from Mount Shingal/Sinjar - with heartbreaking video
According to the media I have been checking most of the Yazidis have been evacuated from Mount Shingal to Syrian Kurdish controlled areas in Syria. Many have then travelled on to northern Iraq but ...
InAntalya 08/11/2014 69 91 - -
UPDATED: A Coup in Iraq?!? What?!?
I just woke up and sat down with my coffee to see a DK diary about a coup in Iraq. So I take a quick look at several regional media and - nothing. So where's the coup? The Iraqi PM and the Iraqi ...
InAntalya 08/10/2014 252 125 1 -
The Legendary Peshmerga
Note: The Peshmerga is the name given to the military of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In the past 10 or so days the Peshmerga have suffered a long series of major defeats. This has been a shock ...
InAntalya 08/10/2014 14 22 1 -
UPDATED X3: Syrian Kurdish Forces Continue Mt. Shingal Evacuation, Deliver Supplies by Truck w/video
Update 3 - 8:00am Tuesday local time in Turkey: The semi-official Turkish news agency Anadolu Agency has publish a series of photographs of the evacuation of Yazidis yesterday from Mount Shingal/...
InAntalya 08/09/2014 87 192 3 -
And by the way, my son got married yesterday
I just thought I'd let anyone interested know. I've been trying to get information about northern Iraq out to those interested and writing something about his marriage just got lost in all of it.
InAntalya 08/08/2014 22 41 - -
Video of an Iraqi Kurdish helicopter delivering supplies to Mount Shingal today
Rudaw has a video of a helicopter delivering supplies provided by an Iraqi Kurdish charity to Mount Shingal today. I don't think it can be embedded but the video is available here. http://rudaw.net/
InAntalya 08/08/2014 8 27 - -
Between 10,000 and 25,000 Yazidis Rescued from Mount Shingal Today
I have just checked some regional media and they report that between 10,000 and 25,000 Yazidis have been rescued from Mount Shingal today. The Syrian Kurds and the Peshmerga opened routes from the ...
InAntalya 08/08/2014 267 222 1 -
Bush Bombs Iraq Again!
That is what I have been hearing quite a bit of today in the region after USAF aircraft from the carrier USS George HW Bush bombed two locations in northern Iraq because the ISIS was approaching ...
InAntalya 08/08/2014 160 8 - -
Northern Iraq: Some notes
According to Turkish media and the Turkish government food and water have been/are being dropped on the mountain which the Yazidis fled to - supplied by Turkey and some aid agencies and delivered by ...
InAntalya 08/07/2014 44 14 - -
Four countries and two militias are battling ISIS(IS) right now, guess who isn't
Right now four countries - Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Iran - and at least two militias - Syrian Kurds and Iraqi Kurds - are battling ISIS(IS). Guess who isn't? The US. The US has offered ...
InAntalya 08/06/2014 97 42 - -
I call upon the Israeli people to find true Jews to represent them
Moderate men and women of faith, whether that faith is in God or man, must shift their criticism from the Palestinians of Gaza – whose terrible choice is to oppose Israeli oppression and risk ...
InAntalya 08/06/2014 107 14 - -
Gaza Commentary: What a lovely bunch they are.
Have you noticed how many Israeli/pro-Israeli commentators don't hesitate to take a big dump on the US, the supposed greatest ally of Israel? If you read and watch news and commentary about Gaza ...
InAntalya 08/05/2014 95 60 - -
Gaza: 72-hour ceasefire reportedly to begin tomorrow at 8:00am local time
From the BBC: Israel and Palestinian groups including Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza, officials and Egyptian mediators say. The ceasefire will start at 08:00 local time (...
InAntalya 08/04/2014 31 18 - -
New Kids on the Farm: Early morning yesterday in Urfa
These photographs were taken early yesterday morning in Urfa (Şanlıurfa), which is one of my favorite places in the world. Urfa is an ancient city (possibly since ~9,500 BC) between the Euphrates ...
InAntalya 08/04/2014 12 30 - -
Hey President Obama, how does all that Netanyahu egg on your face feel?
After Netanyahu played you like a cheap fiddle you said: “We have and I have unequivocally condemned Hamas and the Palestinian factions that were responsible for killing two Israeli soldiers and ...
InAntalya 08/02/2014 312 163 1 -
Gaza: One word speaks volumes about Israeli 'strength'
... and that word is 'emergency'. I noticed this as I was catching up on the news this evening and it caught my eye. 5:30 A.M. The U.S. Congress approved $225 million in emergency funding for ...
InAntalya 08/02/2014 63 20 - -
Gaza: A Tale of Two Missing Soldiers
It couldn't be a A Tale of Two Cold Calculated Political Expediencies , could it? After all, politicians never lie, and there is never any propaganda in war. - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - *
InAntalya 08/02/2014 23 28 - -
The 72-Hour Unconditional Humanitarian Ceasefire That Isn't/Wasn't
The 72-hour ceasefire/pause may be on again, but there is one important point I'd like to mention. New York, 31 July 2014 - Joint Statement by the Secretary-General and US Secretary of State John ...
InAntalya 08/01/2014 204 71 1 -
Gaza: Haaretz Hearts the Real Victims of the War
... the pets in Israel. The poor things seem to be suffering from PTSD, according to a Haaretz tweet: Haaretz.com ‏@haaretzcom Photoset: Dogs of war: Animals get PTSD too Could your pets be ...
InAntalya 07/31/2014 38 29 - -
Gaza: Humanitarian Pauses and Humanitarian Ceasefires
A humanitarian ceasefire is simply the ceasing of fire, for a set period of time, by all opposing sides in a conflict, and for the duration of the humanitarian ceasefire the opposing sides all allow ...
InAntalya 07/30/2014 30 27 - -
Gaza: Just another day & just another IDF bombing of just another UNRWA school/UN emergency shelter
UNRWA STRONGLY CONDEMNS ISRAELI SHELLING OF ITS SCHOOL IN GAZA AS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 30 July 2014 STATEMENT BY UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL PIERRE KRÄHENBÜHL Jerusalem Last ...
InAntalya 07/30/2014 68 40 - -
Gaza: IDF Report Claims There Were No Casualties at Bombed UNRWA School Last Week
Last week, on Thursday, there were reports that the UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun had been bombed, with a number of civilians killed and wounded in the bombing. International scrutiny of Israel's ...
InAntalya 07/27/2014 275 120 1 -
Gaza: UPDATED New Ceasefire Possible - After ceasefire & limited military activity fighting resumes
From 8:00am to 8:00pm yesterday there was a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Towards the end of that ceasefire the UN requested that the parties involved extend it for 24 hours. After the ceasefire ...
InAntalya 07/27/2014 56 37 - -
Gaza: A new 24-hour UN requested humanitarian ceasefire may be beginning
It is possible that a new 24-hour humanitarian ceasefire which was requested by the UN may be taking shape. The ceasefire could be from midnight tonight (about 25 minutes ago) to midnight tomorrow ...
InAntalya 07/26/2014 9 28 - -
Gaza: UPDATE - Two Hours After the 12-hour UN Requested Humanitarian Ceasefire
I've been at it for 15 hours now and it's time for me to take a break. There was a ceasefire for almost 14 hours, which is two hours longer than expected. Will it continue tonight, or perhaps ...
InAntalya 07/26/2014 37 29 - -
The US Embassy in Libya Has Been Closed, Staff Relocated to Tunisia
While US Secretary of State Kerry was in the meeting in Paris discussing the Gaza ceasefire today the State Departmant announced that the US Embassy in Libya has been closed and that its staff has ...
InAntalya 07/26/2014 22 29 - -
Gaza: The 12-hour UN Requested Humanitarian Pause/Ceasefire Has Begun - ELEVEN HOUR UPDATE
... officially began at 8:00am (5:00 GMT). Hopefully it will go well. Israel and Hamas have said they have accepted a 12-hour humanitarian window in Gaza. The truce is due to begin at 0800 local ...
InAntalya 07/25/2014 103 95 - -
Gaza: There will be a ceasefire soon.
Now, 'Why do you think this?' you may ask. There are several reasons but the clincher for me was the news that SoS Kerry will be leaving the region soon. The Obama Administration doesn't want to ...
InAntalya 07/24/2014 105 45 - -
Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Israel - Some Notes
Iraqi Kurdistan Talk of a referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRoI) has really dropped off, with most of the little that I've seen recently being something like 'We will ...
InAntalya 07/23/2014 21 34 - -
What would happen if the number of IDF deaths were to pass 50? ... 100?
The number of Israeli soldiers killed in the invasion of Gaza is now officially 25. If this number were to pass 50, or 100, what would it mean: - for the current Israeli government? - for Israeli ...
InAntalya 07/21/2014 44 11 - -
Down by the Spring Under the Old Oak Tree
Down by the Spring Under the Old Oak Tree - Chapter One - Every morning and every evening the goats gather down at the spring. As they drink their fill and nibble on the leaves and grass that ...
InAntalya 07/21/2014 7 11 - -
SoS Kerry on Gaza: "It's a hell of a pinpoint operation."
Beginning at 0:25: WATCH: Kerry slams Gaza incursion: 'It's a hell of a pinpoint operation' U.S. secretary of state speaks candidly to his advisers, without noticing open microphone. 17:16 20.07....
InAntalya 07/20/2014 31 27 - -
Intra-Palestinian Reconciliation - Some Background Information 2008 - 2014
For seven years the Gaza Strip and the West Bank have been governed separately - by Hamas in the Gaza Strip and by the Palestinian National Authority in the West Bank. For five and a half years the ...
InAntalya 07/20/2014 5 15 - -
CNN Removes Reporter Covering Gaza
CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering Israel's Gaza offensive, after she tweeted that Israelis who had threatened her before an on-air report and were heard cheering the bombing ...
InAntalya 07/18/2014 94 45 - -
AA has a live stream from Gaza
The Turkish news agency Anadolu Agency (AA) has a live broadcast showing a part of Gaza. http://www.aa.com.tr/live1/gaza-live.html This is also supposed to be live from Gaza, but I don't know for ...
InAntalya 07/17/2014 16 22 - -
The Gaza Ceasefire: What does Hamas want?
Note: I think that until we hear a third party, for example the Egyptian Government or the UN, announce that agreement has been reached on a ceasefire we should be very doubtful of any other ...
InAntalya 07/17/2014 28 17 - -
Syria: The UN Security Council Has Adopted a Really Odd Resolution to Violate Syrian Sovereignty
Several leading Western countries claim that they want more humanitarian aid to be delivered to Syrians in need in Syria. I say 'claim' because their record on donations for humanitarian aid for ...
InAntalya 07/17/2014 10 9 - -
Gaza: UN Requested Five Hour Ceasefire Officially Ends - Two Reported Violations
12:05pm (5:05am EDT): The five-hour humanitarian ceasefire, which was requested by the UN and agreed to by the Israeli government and Hamas yesterday and which began two hours ago at 10:00am local ...
InAntalya 07/17/2014 15 16 - -
Hamas Reportedly to Present Ceasefire Proposal Tomorrow
The semi-official Turkish news agency Anadolu Agency (AA) is reporting that Hamas will present a blueprint for a ceasefire to the Arab League, Egypt, the United Nations and Jordan tomorrow. ...
InAntalya 07/16/2014 78 21 - -
BREAKING: UN requests humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza - Hamas and Israel accept (Updated)
Turkish media are reporting breaking news that the Israeli government has announced that it will agree to a six hour ceasefire after the UN requested one for humanitrarian reasons. When the ...
InAntalya 07/16/2014 160 97 1 -
Is the Egyptian Initiative for Gaza Now Being Replaced by a Turkish-Qatari Initiative?
Hamas has officially told Egypt that it rejects an Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire, a spokesman for the Islamist group has said. "The outcome of discussions within the internal institutions of the ...
InAntalya 07/16/2014 11 17 - -
Gaza & Israel: Before you can go forward you have to stop going backward
There is a military conflict in Gaza, we all know that. During this conflict Gaza, the people of Gaza, Hamas, Israel, the people of Israel, the government of Israel, the West Bank, the people of ...
InAntalya 07/15/2014 380 69 - -
The Egyptian Initiative for a Ceasefire in Gaza: Stuck on Step One
The Egyptian initiative includes three steps; - unconditional agreement to the initiative by both sides, - a ceasefire, and - talks about the consolidation of the ceasefire and the resumption ...
InAntalya 07/15/2014 174 29 - -
Gaza by the numbers: 168, 133, 80%, 26, 9, 36, 26, 18, 6, 3, 1, 16, 1140, 296, 233, 940, 5600, ...
OCHA Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 13 July 2014, 1500 hrs) 168, 133, 80%, 26, 9, 36, 26 According to preliminary data collected by the Protection Cluster, ...
InAntalya 07/14/2014 253 125 - -
New Kids on the Farm: Culture Shock, a Glaring Goat, a Funny Puppy, Peekaboo & Nuzzles
The Syrian refugee family which lives on my farm is from a small village in north central Syria. The area is semi-arid with just enough rain to support some agriculture. Last week my son had to ...
InAntalya 07/14/2014 20 94 - -
Am I hater if I disagree with you?
Ask those who hate. I don't have any interest in hating. I have seen too much of what happens when hate comes into play. Syria being one huge example of a place where dislike, and/or jealousy, and/
InAntalya 07/13/2014 106 35 - -
I am an Israel hater ...
... according to some who are extremely and unquestioningly pro-Isreal and who can't get over my not falling all over myself to lap up their bullshit claims and allegations. But it does seem to be ...
InAntalya 07/13/2014 605 246 3 -
UPDATED: In Gaza at Least 18 Civilians Killed Leaving Mosque a Short Time Ago This Evening
Turkish media have reported breaking news that 15 Palestinian civilians were killed a short time ago this evening when the IDF fired missiles at the home of the Gaza police chief. The missiles ...
InAntalya 07/12/2014 339 119 - -
Hi, I'm David and I'm calling from the IDF Gaza Periodic Maintenance Notification Service ...
... to let you know that we, well not us personally, actually one or more of our bombs, missiles and/or shells, each of which proudly bears the US Government Seal of Approval , will be dropping in ...
InAntalya 07/11/2014 408 169 2 -
No, no, you misunderstand. It's just periodic maintenance in Gaza.
“This sort of maintenance needs to be carried out from time to time, perhaps even more often,” Yoav Galant, a former commander of Israel’s southern district, including the area around Gaza, ...
InAntalya 07/10/2014 191 108 - -
Syria & Iraq: ISIS(IS) Big Mo Goes Slow Mo & Rebels Go No Mo (with update)
Following the dramatic ISIS(IS), et al. offensive in Iraq last month much of the ISIS(IS)'s 'big mo[mentum]' was focused back on Syria. They made major advances in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate and ...
InAntalya 07/09/2014 8 23 - -
Coming soon to a media near you: The latest episode of "Are You F#%king Kidding Me?"
The snout of the latest slimy creature trying to slither out of the cesspool of Are You Fucking Kidding Me? has begun to appear. This week as I was checking media from the region I noticed a new ...
InAntalya 07/06/2014 19 28 - -
ISIS(IS), Iraqi Kurds, and declarations of independence
One group, Sunni Arabs, which has built up a substantial military force with external assistance and which claims to be addressing long years of subjugation, crosses over the Iraqi-Syrian border, ...
InAntalya 07/05/2014 17 22 - -
Iraqi Kurdistan: Will it go for independence? Part III
Since this is a subject which requires quite a a lot of background information, and as a result the text is very long, I published it in three parts. The first two parts are background information.
InAntalya 07/03/2014 49 53 3 -
Syria, ISIS(IS), & Iraq: Obama Administration is either f#%king clueless or ...
... actually might have a firm grasp on the situation. First let's just fast forward past the events and actions which resulted in ISIS(IS) as it exists today. There have been two WTF developments ...
InAntalya 07/02/2014 26 26 - -
New Kids on the Farm: That's a good boy & A goafie (with photos!!!)
It's July! Antalya's hot. The farm's cooler. The kids, mother, and father are fine. And my son's all back to normal. That's a good boy! Ears, we've got lots of looooooong ears.
InAntalya 07/01/2014 11 26 - -
Regarding the three Israeli teens who have been found dead today
This is very sad news. I had hoped that they would return to their homes and families. I would like to express my sadness and condolences to their families and friends. I would also like those who ...
InAntalya 06/30/2014 49 31 2 -
ISIS Leader Proclaims Himself Caliph, Bad News for the King of Saudi Arabia
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, has reportedly announced the 'restoration of the Caliphate', with himself as Caliph. This is bad news for the King of Saudi Arabia because one of the main ...
InAntalya 06/29/2014 390 163 2 -
Netanyahu ... just being Netanyahu ... again.
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu said today that if there is a peace agreement the IDF would have to stay in the West Bank to maintain security. "Any arrangement will include Palestinian political ...
InAntalya 06/29/2014 87 18 1 -
Iraq: Tikrit Reportedly Retaken by Iraqi Forces
Turkish, Iraqi, and Iranian media are reporting that Tikrıt, a city 140 km north of Baghdad which was overrun by ISIS forces 17 days ago, has been retaken by Iraqi forces today. There are also ...
InAntalya 06/28/2014 20 40 - -
You want to spend $500m on THESE people? US backed Syrian rebel command fired for corruption, again.
The western-backed Syrian opposition has fired the military command of the FSA again and disbanded the Supreme Military Council (SMC) because of corruption. And they did it on the same day ...
InAntalya 06/27/2014 7 16 - -
Regarding "Iraqi Kurdistan: Will it go for independence? Part III"
I had hoped to have Part III up today but I will put it up this weekend. Sometimes I have to take a break from it all and today is one of those days. Parts I and II are here for anyone who is ...
InAntalya 06/27/2014 1 4 1 -
Israel's Stance on Iraqi Kurdistan Independence
Israel seems to be taking a pro-independence stance on Iraqi Kurdistan. Israel tells U.S. Kurdish independence is 'foregone conclusion' Kerry discussed the Iraqi crisis with Israeli Foreign ...
InAntalya 06/26/2014 29 11 1 -
Iraqi Kurdistan: Will it go for independence? Part II
Since this is a subject which requires quite a a lot of background information, and as a result the text is very long, I will publish it in three parts. The first two parts are background ...
InAntalya 06/26/2014 11 22 4 -
Iraqi Kurdistan: Will it go for independence? Part I
Since this is a subject which requires quite a a lot of background information and, as a result the text is very long, I will publish it in three parts. The first two parts, today and probably ...
InAntalya 06/25/2014 17 40 2 -
Chemical Weapons Removal from Syria Completed
The OPCW has announced that a very important step in the program to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons has been completed. The OPCW's program called for the complete elimination of all chemical ...
InAntalya 06/24/2014 11 35 - -
New Kids on the Farm: The eyes have it, so do the smiles.
Someone very, very near and dear to me, and very popular with the children, took this 'selfie' this weekend with three of the children. It's all in the eyes, and the smiles. They aren't refugees ...
InAntalya 06/23/2014 10 35 - -
Iraq and ISIS: What SOS Kerry DIDN'T say out loud in the press conference yesterday
Sometimes it gets to be too much, too much death, too much destruction, too many destroyed lives, and too much self-serving dishonest politics. So from time to time I have to do something to ...
InAntalya 06/23/2014 14 19 - -
Indications that ISIS is refocusing on Syria
This week I expect that the situation in Iraq and Syria will most probably be much clearer, but this is how I evaluate things now. As ISIS seems to have begun to focus its activities in Iraq to ...
InAntalya 06/22/2014 37 44 - -
Libyan Gen. Haftar Orders Turkish & Qatari Citizens out of Eastern Libya
Libyan Gen. Haftar who has been battling Islamist militias in Libya for about five weeks has reportedly ordered all Turkish and Qatari citizens in eastern Libya (from the Egyptian border to Sirte in ...
InAntalya 06/22/2014 3 20 - -
A Study in Iraqi War Decision-Making led by Wolfowitz - Are you frigging kidding me?
The Hertog Foundation is going to have an 'Advanced Institute' called The War in Iraq: A Study in Decision-Making . These Advanced Institutes are described as: The Hertog Advanced Institutes offer ...
InAntalya 06/22/2014 11 21 - -
AYFKM? - Israeli Elected Vice-Chair of UN's Special Political and Decolonization Committee
Background Information: The Main Committees of the United Nations General Assembly are: The Disarmament and International Security Committee (First Committee); The Economic and Financial Committee (
InAntalya 06/21/2014 63 16 - -
The only funny thing I can remember about the US f#%k up in Iraq
Way back then when the 'Coalition of the Willing' was being hyped and military preparations were being made, I was in Istanbul. There was a 'very Christian' American teacher there, and one day she ...
InAntalya 06/21/2014 63 104 1 -
ISIS offensive in Iraq: Some Iraqi Sunni Arab Perspectives
There is an interesting article on the Guardian website today called Baghdad's Sunni fighters: we are ready for zero hour . These are three excerpts. In this one a man who is described as a 'Sunni ...
InAntalya 06/20/2014 16 23 - -
New Kids on the Farm: Refugee Registration and Recuperation
I am so sorry that I haven't been able to write about the farm or post any photographs for a while. But it's been pretty busy. At the beginning of the month we were able to finish the first step ...
InAntalya 06/20/2014 6 26 - -
Iraqi MPs calls for Obama to step down & formation of an inclusive administration
Citing the increasingly vociferous political partisanship in the US which is causing paralysis in the governance of the country and is also denying Tea Party participation in the country's ...
InAntalya 06/19/2014 27 33 1 -
ISIS & Iraq: Five Articles You Might Find Interesting
McClatchy Qatari: U.S. intervention in Iraq would be seen as war on Sunni Arabs A former Qatari ambassador to the United States offered up a warning to the Obama administration Monday that any ...
InAntalya 06/18/2014 22 29 - -
ISIS Offensive in Iraq - Things are looking better for President Obama
because things seem to be looking better for the people of Iraq. Alternate Title - The ISIS Offensive in Iraq Begins to Sputter as Opposition to It Grows and Becomes More Organized The ...
InAntalya 06/18/2014 74 47 - -
Hilary Clinton Interview on CBC
Yesterday Peter Mansbridge of the CBC interviewed Hilary Clinton. The interview has been covered by Turkish media but I haven't seen it mentioned here, so I thought I'd do a short post about it ...
InAntalya 06/17/2014 10 4 - -
About ISIS - A quick summary of what I've observed
ISIS (~Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) is an expansion of ISI (Islamic State in Iraq) and operates in both Iraq and Syria. Until last year it was an al-Qaeda affiliate, now it may be an al-Qaeda ...
InAntalya 06/16/2014 191 183 1 -
What did Biden say about splitting up Iraq?
It has been very interesting to observe how many who fervently believe that the US should stay out of Iraq also believe that Iraq should be split up into three countries and sometimes justify this ...
InAntalya 06/15/2014 33 11 - -
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