Attacks in Iraq killed at least 26 people on Tuesday, including 18 civilians who died when seven car bombs exploded in the capital
Near the northern city of Mosul, gunmen ambushed a vehicle carrying unarmed policemen and raked them with machine guns, six policemen were killed in the attack and two were seriously wounded.
The bottom line is that Iraqis will use the opportunity of a Pentagon strike on Syria to retaliate against the US in sympathy and solidarity with Syrians. Moreover, some of these militias, including the one controlled by Moqtada Sadr, fought as resistance movements against the US and UK forces occupying Iraq. This has cultivated a sense of commitment to any regional project that opposes and resists the US and its allies. This has fixed these Iraqi groups to the Resistance Bloc that includes Syria.
An attack on Syria will not be contained within Syrian borders. It will escalate regionally in the Middle East and even develop into a global conflict outside of the Middle East’s borders.
The Department of Defense has identified 2,255 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the death of the following American recently:
THOMAS, Robert E. Jr., 24, Staff Sgt., Army; Fontana, Calif.; First Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, First Brigade Combat Team.
The popcorn will continue to pop
A mother holds her child as Mount Sinabung spews ash and hot lava during an eruption in Perteguhan village in Karo district, in Indonesia's north Sumatra province, on Sept. 17, 2013
Mount Sinabung's last eruption in August 2010 killed two people and forced some 30,000 people to flee. It caught many scientists off guard because they had failed to monitor the volcano, which had remained quiet for four centuries, this was foretold in Oh So Close
And the curse will be magnified & compounded
With severe drought conditions at San Angelo State Park, more and more of the empty lake bed is used for hiking and biking trails.