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Groundhog Day in Afghanistan: US Turns Up 12 Years Late For Talks With The Taliban

Groundhog Day in Afghanistan: US Turns Up 12 Years Late For Talks With The Taliban
Karzai is bitter because, with the US losing in Afghanistan, its withdrawal will probably lead to the demise of any government led by him, and perhaps to a resumption of the civil war, in which it intervened to back one side 12 years ago. He has now suspended talks on a long term security deal with the US for when the troops supposedly quit the country in 2014. This is harmful to the US which is already planning to maintain a considerable military presence with many bases in the country.

Hezbollah’s Palestinian Problem

Hezbollah’s Palestinian Problem

Hezbollah’s Palestinian Problem
By Franklin Lamb
June 22, 2013 "Information Clearing House -  Many Lebanese and Syrian supporters of this regions Resistance culture, increasingly led by Hezbollah, are chastising, for a number of reasons, their former Islamist ally Hamas. Pillorying them with accusations that the latter are ingrates who are creating a host of problems for Hezbollah and its support for the Syrian regime, during the continuing crisis. Unnecessary problems, it is frequently asserted, that inure to the benefit of their mutual arch enemies, the Zionist colonizers of Palestine and their American and Arab enablers.