Antiwar.com Newsletter | October 12, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
- Top News
- Opinion and analysis
DC Editor John Glaser spoke to hundreds of people at Duke University last month on how America is sowing the seeds of blowback all over again.
VP Candidates Squabble, But Fail to Differentiate Iran Policy: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan squabbled over Iran policy in the vice presidential debates on Thursday, but Ryan failed to articulate a policy different from the Obama administration’s approach.
Jordan: US Troops Helping Prepare for Syrian Attack: At least 150 US troops are deployed in a base on the outskirts of Amman, spending time on the dual goals of reinforcing the Jordanian side of the border with Syria, and preparing for the possibility of a chemical weapons attack.
US Drone Strike Kills 18 in Pakistan’s Orakzai Agency: At least 18 people were killed and another six wounded Thursday in a US drone strike against the Orakzai Agency, with the drones firing several missiles at a compound belonging to Maulana Shakirullah, a commander loyal to the Bahadur Group.
Afghan Government ‘Could Collapse’ After 2014, Report Finds: The Afghan government could crumble and fall after NATO’s expected withdrawal in 2014 and the Karzai government is predicted to run another fraudulent election that year, according to a report by the International Crisis Group (ICG).
US Embassy Security Chief Slain in Yemeni Capital: Attackers assassinated the head of security for the United States Embassy in Yemen Thursday, targeting the man, Qassem Aqlani, in an attack near his home in the capital city of Sanaa.
US-Backed Nigerian Military Kills 30 Civilians: US-supported Nigerian soldiers killed up to 30 civilians on Monday “using assault rifles and heavy machine guns mounted on armored personnel carriers” and set fire to about 50 homes and businesses in the area.
Opinion and Analysis
- Justin Raimondo traced the roots of the Iran “crisis” in three installments: 1, 2, 3.
- Grant Smith explained the origins of AIPAC’s think tank.
- Kelley Vlahos analyzed Mitt Romney’s foreign-policy address.
- Ivan Eland urged Obama to ignore the Syrian rebels’ threats.
- Philip Giraldi reflected on Ron Paul’s legacy.
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