Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the US of importing terror to the Middle East through its interventions, pointing to Iraq, Libya and Syria as examples. Speaking at an event being held in honor of the holy Islamic day of Eid'l Fit'r in Davao City on Friday, the leader challenged the narrative that the Middle East is the root of terrorism. “It is not that the Middle East is exporting terrorism to America; America imported terrorism (to the Middle East)," he said. Duterte…
Baghdad, IraqSensor: L7 ETM+Acquisition Date: May 30, 2001Path/Row: 168/37Lat/Long: 33.303/44.329Baghdad is the capital city of Iraq. With a population of over five million, Baghdad is one of the largest cities in the Middle East.
The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East by David L.Phillips Kurds are the largest stateless people in the world. An estimated thirty-two million Kurds live in "Kurdistan," which includes parts of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and Iran--today's "hot spots" in the Middle East. The Kurdish Spring explores the subjugation of Kurds by Arab, Ottoman, and Persian powers for almost a century, and explains why Kurds are now evolving from a victimized people to a coherent political community.
Steve Pieczenik on Coast-to-Coast warned of serious problems in the Middle East that will eventually develop into full-scale war. Involvement by the US will be limited as the impending Middle Eastern conflict poses no national security risk to the nation pointing out how the issue of the so-called War on Terror has been overblown and used as a pretext for the US military to develop bases in Iraq near Iran and Afghanistan.