Daily Archive: July 20, 2017

Chinese Army Mobilizes Military Assets to Tibet Following Live Fire Drills

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) mobilized thousands of ground vehicles and other military equipment as the standoff between Chinese and Indian troops near the disputed area of Sikkim continues, according to a report from the PLA Daily. PLA Daily is widely considered the main outlet the Chinese army uses for external communications, LiveMint notes. The report did not specify the...

Mic Blunder: Netanyahu ‘Admits Israel Carried Out Dozens of Strikes on Hezbollah Convoys’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted that Israel carried out dozens of attacks against Hezbollah arms convoys in Syria, oblivious to the fact that his remarks were being picked up by a live mic and relayed to reporters, Haaretz reported. “We blocked the border not only in Egypt but in the Golan Heights,” Netanyahu reportedly said during a closed...

US-Iran Sanctions are a Tit-For-Tat Measure That is Part of a Wider Geo-Strategic Reality

Iran calls the US a terrorist sponsoring state and the US strikes back with sanctions. The United States has just levelled new sanctions on Iran. The stated justification for the sanctions is Iran’s procurement of “military hardware, such as fast attack boats and unmanned aerial vehicles”. But while the US admits that Iran has not breached any part of the...

It Took Obama More Than Two Years to Kill This Many Civilians. It Took Trump Less Than Six Months.

A new investigation shows that President Donald Trump’s bombing campaign against ISIS (the Islamic State) over several months has already led to nearly as many civilian deaths as those overseen by the Obama White House over several years. According to an Airwars investigation conducted for The Daily Beast, at least 2,300 civilians were killed by coalition strikes from 2015 until...