Al Sadr Responds to US Threat to Divide Iraq

Muqtada Al Sadr, the young heir to an important Shia family of clerics and populist political movement in Iraq is coming of age.   No longer the young ‘firebrand’ who was the heart of the Mahdi Army during Operation ‘Enduring Freedom’, he has matured into a leader with clerical credentials of his own, and the ability to respond to political initiatives from the United States before they reach implementation.

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Who is Besieged in Yarmouk?

A factual and logical investigation by Paul Larudee of the situation in Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp that has developed over the years into a largely (but not entirely) Palestinian suburb of Damascus.The situation in Yarmouk is confusing, and the forces at play are very complex, but Paul, who speaks some Arabic, and has spent time in the region forming relationships and talking to local people, does an excellent job of unwinding the twisted thread.

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UN Security Council: Stop the Saudi Attack on Yemen

An Intervew with Zafar Bangash, an expert on Islam and the Middle East: (begins at 9 min, 30 sec)

This is a copy of the petition I put on Roots Action this evening.   Please sign and share.

What do we want?

YemenCondemn the war planned and waged by Saudii Arabia against the people of Yemen on behalf of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi the deposed president of Yemen.   Demand that Saudi Arabia disband their coalition and immediately cease making war on the people of Yemen and end their ‘humanitarian’ bombing campaign which is creating a humanitarian disaster in Yemen.

If Saudi Arabia does not comply, refer Prince Mohammad bin Salman, son of King Salman and current Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia, who initiated this brutal and illegal assault on Yemen and it’s people to the International Criminal Court.

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