The fault in our government: The need for a political revolution

I HATE TO BREAK IT TO YOU ‘MURICANS: BUT WE DON’T LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY. The reality is that most Americans are not surprised by this statement, they know that there is a grave problem in Washington, Money in Politics: The issue that affects every other issue. The United States has transformed from a Representative Democracy to a plutocracy. There is no debate about that, … Continue reading The fault in our government: The need for a political revolution

Daesh loses final strongholds

Within the same day, Daesh (IS) has lost its final strongholds in Syria and Iraq.  Early on Friday, the Syrian Army said it had recaptured Deir al-Zour and hours later Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said al-Qa’im right across the border had been liberated by government forces. Iraqi forces said they have retaken the last border post-Daesh held between Iraq and Syria. Soon after, the … Continue reading Daesh loses final strongholds

War on Terror has cost American taxpayers at least $1.7 trillion since 2001

According to a 74-page DoD dossier, the ‘War on Terror’ has cost American taxpayers at least $1.7 trillion since 2001. The dossier breaks down the cost of America’s various conflicts and revealed that the ongoing war in Afghanistan and in Iraq account for the greatest chunk. Operation Enduring Freedom (the ‘War on Terror’ between 2001-14), Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War) and Operation New Dawn (operations in … Continue reading War on Terror has cost American taxpayers at least $1.7 trillion since 2001

US senator calls for strategy to support Kurds

The United States Senator Marco Rubio criticized President Donald Trump’s administration for not having a strategy to support the Iraqi Kurds.  Mr. Rubio, a member of Republican Party representing Florida, told Kurdistan 24 news agency on Monday that he wanted to know Washington’s plan in regards to the conflict brewing between the Iraqi government and the largely autonomous Kurdistan Region. “I think Iran, working through these [Shia] … Continue reading US senator calls for strategy to support Kurds

Revolutions Don’t Happen Overnight, or in One Election Cycle…

It has been nearly a year since the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election, and ever since November 9th, the thought of who will be our next president has crossed all of our minds. Pollsters made their polls, pundits jumped into the news, correspondents toyed with potential 2020 contenders. I was one of those people who already began to shut out what … Continue reading Revolutions Don’t Happen Overnight, or in One Election Cycle…

ACLU requests to represent US citizen detained in Syria, reportedly fought with ISIS

The American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU) has requested to represent a US citizen detained in Syria, who reportedly fought alongside the Islamic State. The citizen, whose identity is being withheld from the public, is being held without formal charges or access to an attorney. Government attorneys filed a response to the ACLU, after they (ACLU) petitioned the US District Court in Washington DC, to challenge … Continue reading ACLU requests to represent US citizen detained in Syria, reportedly fought with ISIS

Blast kills three in Kabul

A suicide bomber has detonated explosives inside Kabul’s diplomatic area close to the Ministry of Defense killing three in the Afghan capital. At least three people were killed and 14 others wounded in the blast at the 14th St of Wazir Akbar Khan area, the Public Health Ministry’s spokesman Ismail Kawoosi told Al Jazeera news agency. The explosion occurred outside the defense ministry building, but they were … Continue reading Blast kills three in Kabul

US military invests $10 million on Traumatic Brain injury scanner

The US military is investing $10 million for the development of a portable device capable of assessing traumatic brain injuries on the field. The contract for $9,990,947 was awarded to the California-based Neural Analytics, Inc. The contract was given at a “firm fixed price,” the Army Times reported. “Our objective is to build an instrument for someone with little or no training that they can use reliably,” Leo … Continue reading US military invests $10 million on Traumatic Brain injury scanner

US forces capture Benghazi attacker

The United States captured a militant who allegedly played a role in the 2012 attack on dual US security compounds in the Libyan city of Benghazi, said President Donald Trump on Monday.  Three US staff and Ambassador Christopher Stevens were killed in attacks on the American diplomatic compound and a secret Central Intelligence Agency complex about 1.6 km away. The captured militant, Mustafa al-Imam, is the second suspect … Continue reading US forces capture Benghazi attacker