U.S. Pullout Is a Boon for Assad
 By JONATHAN SPYER

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The way appears to have been cleared for an invasion of north east Syria by Turkey and its allied Sunni Islamist militias. If such an invasion takes place, it will end one of the more successful partnerships achieved by US military diplomacy in recent years- namely that between the United States Armed Forces and the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). …

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 By JONATHAN SPYER

Dr. Naseer Alomari on The Middle East on Westchester on the Level – March 21, 2013 @ 10 a.m.

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Listen to internet radio with WGRN Radio on Blog Talk Radio  YONKERS, NY — March 20, 2013 — The Thursday, March 21, 2013, edition of the Westchester On the Level radio program is heard on the BlogTalk Radio platform.Our guest, Dr. Naseer Alomari reviews the past week's events as they relate to The Middle East. He joins the show at 11 a.m., …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Everything that Can Go Wrong is Going Wrong in Afghanistan

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Everything that can go wrong is going wrong in Afghanistan.  The situation is so bad militarily that The New York Times reported on April 12th, "Taliban insurgents have such a strong grip on such a broad area – in particular the southern provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, Oruzgan and Zabul – that even with the anticipated arrival of an additional 30,000 …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Let Us Get Out Of Afghanistan and Iraq, Now By Edward I. Koch

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 I have enormous respect for David Brooks, The New York Times columnist who always gets my attention and respect.Brooks’ column on Friday, March 27th, on Afghanistan made me think through the situation again.  On reflection, however, I concluded that I am not persuaded by his argument that we should stay in Afghanistan.  In fact, I think we should get out …

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