The Americans have now thrown the Kurds under the bus and created the ideal conditions for an IS comeback – all done so that Donald Trump can brag he brought the US troops home.
One fascinating aspect of this withdrawal decision is that it is not a case of victory over ISIS having being declared and everyone else going home at the same time, too.
The fall of Islamic State gives fresh relevance to John Wayne’s classic Western
Mark Taylor, the Kiwi recruit to ISIS, ultimately put himself in the hands of the Kurdish forces in northern Syria. That was smart of him, and/or lucky.
Yesterday, PM Jacinda Ardern committed this country to an extension of our military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, pending a review early next year…
In 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times.
Tillerson’s sober re-assurances to PM Bill English that the US remains committed to global and regional engagement count for very little.
The struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State