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Trump warns he may hit Iraq with sanctions for ousting US troops | Axios |

"If they do ask us to leave, if we don't do it in a very friendly basis. We will charge them sanctions like they've never seen before ever. It'll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame."

Scoop: Trump officials tried to stop Iraqi expulsion vote -- they failed! LOSER

by Oui on Mon Jan 6th, 2020 at 01:49:29 AM EST
NATO loves them some sanctions. Bring it.
by Cat on Mon Jan 6th, 2020 at 02:37:28 AM EST
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FARS | Families of Saudi Princes Fleeing to Europe for Fear of Iran's Retaliation
"The Arabic-language Yemeni Press reported on Tuesday that the family members of the Saudi princes have secretly left the Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca airports for the European countries."
PRESSTV | Saudi Arabia establishes military base on Yemeni island near Bab el-Mandeb: Report , 15 Dec
"A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language Arabi 21 online newspaper that Saudis are setting up military installations on Zuqar Island near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, after dispatching dozens of military personnel to the area."
by Cat on Tue Jan 7th, 2020 at 04:35:51 PM EST
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2003 "test"

14 April 2017 "tactical execution"

US 'mother of all bombs' killed 92 Isis militants, say Afghan officials

Warren demands explanation after MOAB strike

"As is the case with every part of Trump's foreign policy, we are all trying to understand: What is the strategy?" Warren told reporters Thursday night after a town hall event with constituents in Massachusetts. "If we can't figure out what it means, it's sort of hard to make that a message."
A White House official criticized Warren's comments in a statement to The Hill.

"Senator Warren is either displaying a tremendous lack of understanding of how the U.S. military operates or that she intends to inject partisan grandstanding into our fight against ISIS. Both would be unfortunate, but not the least bit surprising," the official said.

Dem wants Afghan war authorization repealed after massive bombing
"The lone member of Congress to vote against the Afghanistan War in 2001 is calling for Congress to come back in session and repeal that war authorization after the military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb in the country."
Ohio sheriff suggests using 'Mother Of All Bombs' on Mexican cartels

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 02:20:59 PM EST
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Nangarhar province

Obama's troop surge ...
Trump's escalation of US longesr war ...

Bombing Afghanistan: Surge In Civilian Deaths

Nangarhar's poppy cultivation ... girls pay the price ... Herat has close ties with Iran.

by Oui on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 02:37:36 PM EST
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