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"Boss we got to have a change here," Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq at the time, said to President Bush about Maliki in 2007. Bush insisted the U.S. would make it work with the Iraqi leader.

Losing Iraq: The Tragic Sum Of Mistakes And Miscalculations

"Boss we got to have a change here," Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq at the time, said to President Bush about Maliki in 2007. Bush insisted the U.S. would make it work with the Iraqi leader.

Losing Iraq: The Tragic Sum Of Mistakes And Miscalculations

#iraq  #bush  #george bush  #george w bush  #iraq war  

In Beit ‘Anan, a small Arab village in the West Bank, Haya Dawod, and her extended family sit around a large round table in her parents’ dining room for the celebratory Eid meal.
Monday (July 28) marked the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that concludes the monthlong fast of Ramadan. Eid is usually a time of celebration — three days of celebration, to be exact.
But this year, the holiday mood in the Palestinian territories is distinctly less joyous and it shows in the Dawod’s buffet. The spread included roasted lamb, “maamoul,” a sweet flaky dessert filled with honey and nuts, and “fawakih,” a fruit platter with grapes, apples, and mangos.
“We usually have more food,” said Dawod, 21, “and more music and games, but because of what’s happening in Gaza we have less.”
This year, the television in the background brings news from Gaza — most recently, of the death of at least eight children as a result of the bombing of Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital.
Eid Al-Fitr In Gaza And The West Bank Is A Day Of Sadness, Not Celebration, As Airstrikes Continue

In Beit ‘Anan, a small Arab village in the West Bank, Haya Dawod, and her extended family sit around a large round table in her parents’ dining room for the celebratory Eid meal.

Monday (July 28) marked the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that concludes the monthlong fast of Ramadan. Eid is usually a time of celebration — three days of celebration, to be exact.

But this year, the holiday mood in the Palestinian territories is distinctly less joyous and it shows in the Dawod’s buffet. The spread included roasted lamb, “maamoul,” a sweet flaky dessert filled with honey and nuts, and “fawakih,” a fruit platter with grapes, apples, and mangos.

“We usually have more food,” said Dawod, 21, “and more music and games, but because of what’s happening in Gaza we have less.”

This year, the television in the background brings news from Gaza — most recently, of the death of at least eight children as a result of the bombing of Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital.

Eid Al-Fitr In Gaza And The West Bank Is A Day Of Sadness, Not Celebration, As Airstrikes Continue

#eid al-fitr  #gaza  #west bank  #israel  #world news  #news  #palestine  #israeli-palestinian conflict  #israeli palestinian conflict  

Navann the elephant is very easily intimidated.

Navann the elephant is very easily intimidated.

#navann  #elephant  #cat  #animals  #elephants  #animal  #cats  #thailand  

These schoolgirls might be ninjas.

#japan  #ninjas  #ninja  #awesome  #cool  #gif  #gifs  

It wouldn’t take very long for nature to reclaim much of the world that humanity’s paved over, but a mall in Thailand has far exceeded anyone’s expectations.

Closed for fifteen years, it’s now home to thousands of fish.

#thailand  #environment  #environmentalism  #green  #mall  #weird  #nature  #fish  #animals  

Why The World Is Spinning Into Crisis Everywhere

Here’s why the world is spinning into crisis.

#israel  #hamas  #ukraine  #russia  #texas  #syria  #iran  #china  #news  #world news  

The Dutch pay their respects to the victims of MH17.

The Dutch pay their respects to the victims of MH17.

#netherlands  #the netherlands  #mh17  #flight mh17  #plane crash  #malaysian plane crash  #news  #world news  

Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia

Queen Rania of Jordan shares her insight on Gaza on our blog. 

#gaza  #israel  #jordan  #queen rania  #palestine  #dystopia  #the hunger games  #divergent  

huffingtonpost:

THIS MOTHER GIRAFFE WILL DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT HER CALF
These lions don’t know what hit them.

huffingtonpost:

THIS MOTHER GIRAFFE WILL DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT HER CALF

These lions don’t know what hit them.

'Dronestagram' photography contest gives a drone's eye view of planet earth.

'Dronestagram' photography contest gives a drone's eye view of planet earth.

#tech  #art  #technology  #photography  #drones  #instagram  #drone  #dronestagram