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PBC News & Comment: ObamaCo Mulls Action in Iraq: Humanitarian Airlift, or Bombing

Islamic State takes control of Mosul Dam, entraps up to 40,000 non-Muslims on Mt. Sinjar–what will Obama do?

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–Obama mulls airlift to northern Iraq as IS takes control of major dam and Baghdad sees more violence

–Hamas threatens to resume fighting on Friday, demands end to blockade, prisoner release

Jerusalem Post reports Israel has enlisted NY Congressman Steve Israel to help block war crimes investigations

–listener Jerry in Italy notes Chomsky comments on Gaza war

–at Vice, Natasha Lennard says Feinstein is “clever politician….successful hypocrite” regarding Brennan

–also at Vice, excellent report on the heavily redacted 28-page memo about Saudis and 9/11, by Samuel Oakford

–as Walgreen’s backs off its planned tax inversion, Obama continues to threaten action

–signaling a cold war pissing contest, Russia announces sanctions against US products

–Iselle is first hurricane in 22 years to threaten Hawaii