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It is unprecedented for us to focus so much energy and attention on a single story, and to ask our readers to do the same. We would not do so were we not convinced that what follows is one of the most clear-eyed, powerful and human explanations of what has gone wrong in this region that you will ever read.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/11/magazine/isis-middle-east-arab-spring-fractured-lands.html
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It is unprecedented for us to focus so much energy and attention on a single story, and to ask our readers to do the same. We would not do so were we not convinced that what follows is one of the most clear-eyed, powerful and human explanations of what has gone wrong in this region that you will ever read.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/11/magazine/isis-middle-east-arab-spring-fractured-lands.html

will read later, but for now, style goals

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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

It is unprecedented for us to focus so much energy and attention on a single story, and to ask our readers to do the same. We would not do so were we not convinced that what follows is one of the most clear-eyed, powerful and human explanations of what has gone wrong in this region that you will ever read.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/11/magazine/isis-middle-east-arab-spring-fractured-lands.html

Props to the Shahman for the heads up. Perfect to dig into on a Sunday..
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SDF has announced that al-Bab is the next target. It's the midpoint between Efrin and East Rojava. 

 

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Also Beirut is ill and everybody who has a chance should check out Mar Mikhael. 

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SDF has announced that al-Bab is the next target. It's the midpoint between Efrin and East Rojava. 
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The end for ISIS?

Which direction is Al-Nusra heading now?
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The end for ISIS?

Which direction is Al-Nusra heading now?


ISIS has no end. Nusra is the same as they've always been except their leader has a face now.

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Couldn't find another place to post this questions: Am I crazy to take a connecting flight through Istanbul? One flight is a 2 hour lay over the 2nd is overnight. Always wanted to visit that city.
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Couldn't find another place to post this questions: Am I crazy to take a connecting flight through Istanbul? One flight is a 2 hour lay over the 2nd is overnight. Always wanted to visit that city.


Istanbul is perfectly safe! Hotel prices are probably good and cheap now too. 

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Greater Putin-Iranian Co-Prosperity Sphere
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN10S0VB?il=0
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this is badass
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LI BAJARÊ HESEKÊ REJÎMA BAS YA SÛRÎ QEDEHA JEHRÊ JI DESTÊ KURDA VEDIXWE. النظام البعثي السوري يتجرع كأس السم من يد المقاتلين الكرد في الحسكة

 

"The Ba'athist Syrian Regime will drink from the cup of poison by the hands of Kurdish fighters in Hasake."

 

 

Well, that is some strong language. I'm not a poet so it's not the greatest translation.

 

 

 

 

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Heyo, Jordan won a gold medal in Taekwondo!

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Yemen

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Turkey builds largest suspension bridge in world linking Europe and Asia

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/27/turkey-opens-worlds-widest-suspension-bridge-linking-asia-to-eur/
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