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Sanctions will not stop, even if we reach a nuclear agreement, there will always be something, the nuclear issue is an excuse
If you want to see how things got so bad, spend 90 minutes tomorrow night with Frontline, see bags and stacks of money being handed over to Sunni warlords, that was the great idea that Gen. David Petraeus had for creating order in Iraq: Putting Sunni warlords on the American payroll -- and letting them do some killing.
In this exclusive clip General David Petraeus explains his controversial "Sons of Iraq" initiative, in which he put Sunni insurgents on the American payroll. A critical part of the "Anbar Awakening," the effort was heralded as a turning point in the war against al-Qaeda.
Israel lost five soldiers on Monday who were killed by Hamas gunmen emerging from a tunnel the IDF had identified, partially demolished, and thought it had secured. Even in those most favorable of conceivable circumstances, the infiltrators fatally surprised the army.
Special forces troops had to abandon their base in southeast Benghazi after coming under sustained attack from a
coalition of groups, Benghazi has suffered months-long battles between militias and forces allied with renegade general, Khalifa Haftar, who launched a campaign aimed at crushing what he calls "terrorists" and "extremists".