Category: Middle East

  • A U.S.-Iranian Dance of Diplomacy – IS WAR COMING?

    STRATFOR Geopolitical Diary: The United States has raised the possibility of opening a diplomatic interests section in Iran. To avoid giving the impression that the idea was an unqualified U.S. position, State Department officials carefully leaked word of an ongoing debate about the plan to the press. But the news was not met with immediate […]

  • President Bush Meets with President Talabani of Iraq

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 President Bush met with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq and discussed the political, security, and economic gains in Iraq. Afterwards, President Bush participated in the National Security Advisor’s Meeting with the United Nations Security Council Permanent Representatives. “It’s been my honor to welcome a friend, President Talabani, back to the Oval […]

  • Iraqi Forces Mass Outside Southern City of Amara

    Monday 16 June 2008 by: Andrew E. Kramer and Alissa J. Rubin, The New York Times Editor’s Note: This story describes a military operation by, “Iraqi forces”. Scant mention is made of support for the operation by US military forces. In fact the so called Iraqi military is organized, funded and often backed in operations […]