Antiwar.com Newsletter | August 24, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
- Top News
- Opinion and analysis
This week’s top news:
Western Sanctions Causing Medicine Shortages in Iran: US and international sanctions against Iran don’t include sanctions on food or medication, but the lack of access to international trade is devastating to patients whose medicines are either produced abroad or are produced domestically with chemicals imported overseas.
As Threats Grow, Russia Claims ‘Guarantees’ Over Syrian Chemical Weapons: After threats from President Obama that the use or movement of WMD in Syria could prompt direct military intervention, Russia is working with the Assad regime to safeguard the country’s chemical and biological weapons.
Ecuador Rejects US ‘Punishment’ for Asylum, Calls on Britain to Apologize for Threats: Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino rejected the idea of the US "punishing" his nation for granting Julian Assange asylum, saying that the US is "not Ecuador’s father or teacher to punish us" and that his nation has the same rights as any other.
US Demands Egypt Get Israeli Permission for Sinai Operations: The Obama administration demanded Egypt get Israeli permission for the continuation of their ongoing crackdown in the Sinai Peninsula, saying that it is vital to remain "transparent with Israel" on all operations.
Spike in Afghan Forces Attacking Colleagues, NATO Troops: Afghan security forces are not only killing their NATO trainers at unprecedented rates, but they are also killing each other with 35 separate attacks so far this year.
Opinion and Analysis
- Justin Raimondo warned of nuclear blackmail, Benjamin Netanyahu’s recklessness, and repression at the Republican convention.
- Kelley Vlahos reviewed the media’s treatment of Julian Assange.
- Philip Giraldi urged Washington to stop provoking Moscow.
- Ivan Eland advised the president to call Israel’s bluff.
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