Re your point that US is courting the enemy in Irak,well no surprise there. During the Trouble in Northern Ireland the US government "Advised" their Uk counterparts to speak to the IRA who incidentally, they would not give passports to to travel to the US. Hypocracy is the order the day. On a lighter note, this morning in Belfast "Adversaries" sat down at the same table to fix a date for start of sharing Government after 40 years of stubborness on both sides. I wish the same outcome for Israel/Palestine but soon and without any further bloodshed. La go bra agut.
Japan suspends work on U.S. base on Okinawa as Abe battles low ratings (Reuters)
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