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Publishing on the Web is a fairly iterative process. ...NYT The problem is that everyone has a different heroic truth-teller, because we’re all preoccupied by different bullshit. William Davies, Guardian ...Not too long ago, reporters were the guardians of scarce facts delivered at an appointed time to a passive audience. Today we are the managers of an overabundance of information and content, discovered, verified and delivered in partnership with active communities. summer 2012 issue of Nieman Reports from Harvard, --- THE FIX by Chris Cillizza, WAPO blogger, quoting Matt Drudge: “We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices,” he said in the speech. “Every citizen can be a reporter.” Later, he added: “The Net gives as much voice to a 13 year old computer geek like me as to a CEO or Speaker of the House. "

Tuz Khurmatu, Iraq OIR airstrikes

In coordination with the Government of Iraq, Coalition aircraft destroyed three ISIS camps in Wadi al-Shai, Iraq, June 19. Wadi al-Shai is a rural area in Kirkuk Province and a known hiding place for ISIS terrorists. The camps were in … Continue reading

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Iran: sabotage?

[November 15 2018 Assassinate Iranians? George Nader, Erik Prince, Ahmed al-Assiri, from Central Casting ]  The Saudis asked in March 2017 businessmen whether they also “conducted kinetics” — lethal operations — saying they were interested in killing senior Iranian officials. … Continue reading

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Baghdad: C-RAM?

There were claims the US had deployed a C-RAM [Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM)] system to confront threats to the Baghdad embassy and other facilities. [ June 9 2020 rocket at VBC Baghdad ] A rocket  hit Baghdad International Airport, causing. … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Russian bounties on GIs

Members of the elite Naval Special Warfare Development Group, known to the public as SEAL Team Six, raided a Taliban outpost and recovered roughly $500,000 in U.S. currency. The funds bolstered the suspicions of the American intelligence community that Russians … Continue reading

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Kuwait: Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base covid cluster

While the exact number is unknown, around 30 U.S. personnel have come down with the novel coronavirus in recent weeks at Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base, [February 5 2020 Middle East deployment for 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron ] F-15E Strike Eagles … Continue reading

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Iraq: Haji Tayseer, Isis leader, dead in Syria

Moataz al-Jubouri, the deputy leader of the Islamic State group, is dead following air strikes by the US-led international coalition.The operation was conducted following a brief period of tracking Al-Jubouri’s movements in and out of Iraq. The commander, also known … Continue reading

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Mali: Imam Dicko

Terms limits bar President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta from standing again in 2023.Could that leave the field open for Imam Mahmoud Dicko to emerge as the standard bearer of a nationalist tradition exasperated with the deal-making of the conventional political class?Imam … Continue reading

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Chinese drones competition draws U.S.marketing

The US plans is to reinterpret its treatment of drones that fly slower than 800km/h (500 mph), including Reapers and Global Hawks. Reapers, made by General Atomics, are used for both surveillance and air strikes – including the recent US … Continue reading

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Syria: Russian planes in Deir Ezzor

https://www.inherentresolve.mil/Releases/News-Releases/Article/2196568/two-isis-regional-leaders-killed-during-syrian-democratic-forces-coalition-raid/ https://izwest.livejournal.com/5636902.html?utm_source=3userpost

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Libya: attack on al-jufrah AB crossing a “red line.”

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi warned that any attack on Sirte or the inland Jufra air base by forces loyal to the internally recognized government in Tripoli would amount to crossing a “red line.” El-Sissi spoke while inspecting Egypt’s air force … Continue reading

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