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3. Iran. “Shockingly creating a nuclear agreement is really really hard.” Tensions are flaring up again between the US, UN and Iran in the nuclear talks, and they’re supposed to have a draft written up in the next three months. The tensions are over a million things, most of them the same old things the US & Iran have had issue with for years. Also Wednesday was National Nuclear Day in Iran, which is just a detail I couldn’t NOT include.
2. Israel. “Kerry gets shit for making obvious remark that Israel is to blame for break downs in, you know, the lack of peace between Israel and Palestine.” That’s what happens when you continue to construct hundreds of settlements on land belonging to Palestinians, particularly when the whole country already really should probably be theirs in the first place.
1. Iraq. "It’s
funny (Read: not at all funny) how no one seems to care about a war-torn country once we leave it even worse than it started.” Around 25 people were killed in bomb blasts around Baghdad yesterday, the anniversary of the day the iconic Saddam Hussein statue fell. Mostly targeted Shi’ite areas. I feel like if Americans especially paid attention to Middle Eastern countries AFTER we leave them, we’d be a lot less inclined to get involved. But “caring about Iraq” has fallen out of fashion, as shown in this briefest of briefs, and that is so damn wrong. So, I’ll keep harping on it, as I have for months and months.