Categories: 04 Inter-State Conflict
,05 Civil War
,07 Other Atrocities
,08 Wild Cards
,10 Transnational Crime
,IO Deeds of War
CRS on Islamic State and US Policy
Phi Beta Iota: The CRS report is superb on the facts in relation to the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) if one assumes they are an autonomous entity. It falls severely short in failing to inform Congress on the culpability of elements of the US Government (CIA, State, Pentagon), Saudi Arabia, and Turkey as well as Israel, Qatar, and Iraq, in creating ISIS, nurturing ISIS, and protecting ISIS.
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Hitting Saudi Arabia Where It Hurts
Exclusive: Though faced with a global terrorism crisis, Official Washington can’t get beyond its neocon-led “tough-guy-gal” rhetoric. But another option – financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia – might help finally shut down the covert supply of money and arms to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, writes Robert Parry.
The Saudi Connection to Terror
Exclusive: While Official Washington devotes much sound and fury to demands for a wider war in Syria and the need to turn away Syrian refugees, Democrats and Republicans dodge the tougher question: how to confront Saudi Arabia about its covert funding for Islamic State and Al Qaeda terrorists, writes Daniel Lazare.
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