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  • Turkey asking coalition partners for joint ground operation in Syria, official says

    02/16/2016 3:50:59 AM PST · by matt1234 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 Feb 2016 | unknown
    Turkey is asking its coalition partners, including the United States, to take part in a joint ground operation in Syria to try to end the five-year-old civil war, a Turkish official said on Tuesday. The official said it was now impossible to stop the war without such an operation, but that Ankara would not launch such an offensive on its own. "Turkey is not going to have a unilateral ground operation. We are asking coalition partners that there should be a ground operation. We are discussing this with allies," the official told reporters at a briefing in Istanbul. "We want...
  • The World War Three Files

    02/26/2012 1:24:46 AM PST · by U-238 · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/2012 | Donovan Sanderbrook
    March 1981, and inside 10 Downing Street, Margaret Thatcher is confronting the most terrible dilemma any British Prime Minister has ever faced. The news could hardly be worse. Across Britain, tens of thousands of terrified people are streaming out of the major cities. Looting is widespread, while every day brings bomb attacks at railway stations and RAF bases. Abroad, the Red Army has sliced through the West’s defences, using chemical weapons to punch through Nato’s front lines. Yugoslavia has fallen, and West Germany and Norway are on the verge of succumbing. After four days of Russian air raids, killing hundreds...
  • 7/25 Middle East Live Thread

    07/24/2006 10:53:04 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 1,571 replies · 43,233+ views
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice salutes a US Marine as she walks towards a helicopter upon her departure from Beirut after meeting with Lebanese officials.
  • 7/24 Middle East Live Thread

    07/23/2006 10:22:28 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 1,785 replies · 46,543+ views
    Hezbollah terrorists fire a missile from the southern Lebanese city of Tyre.
  • Mutually Assured Destruction and Why It No Longer Applies (Vanity)

    07/14/2006 7:25:04 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 16 replies · 2,157+ views
    7/14/2006 | Me
    A Brief History of MADness Mutually Assured Destruction. MAD. It is a doctrine that came into being during the Cold War. The superpowers on the world stage consisted of two nations: the United States of America and the Soviet Union. The USA: a capitalist constitutional republic that believes that the government should serve the people, protecting the inalienable rights given to us by God. The USSR: a union of countries ruled by communism that believes that the government dictates what is best for the people, and that the government determines the rights of the people. Two polar opposites. Both were...