The Filthy American


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Formerly a resident of Iraqi Kurdistan during the Iraq war, now in the American south. Writing about conflicts, culture, geopolitics and anything I think a reader will find worth reading.



Ceasefire Violations Reported in Northern Gaza

The IDF and Hamas have accused each other of ceasefire violations, resulting in reported clashes that are putting hostage releases and humanitarian efforts at risk. Hamas' al-Qassam Brigades released a statement accusing Israel of "a clear violation by the enemy...

A US Border Crossing is Closed to Vehicles

What You Need to Know: Today, a US border crossing in Texas stopped access to vehicles attempting to cross and another border crossing in Arizona throttled the number of vehicles it allowed in. The Details: According to authorities, the reason for this...

Blinken Calls on Rwanda and Congo to De-Escalate Tensions and Withdraw From Troops Border

What You Need to Know: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Rwanda and Congo to de-escalate tensions and withdraw troops from their border. This comes after heightened fighting displaced nearly 7 million people. The Details: Blinken personally spoke with...

South Africa Recalls Ambassador from Israel

What You Need To Know: On Monday, South Africa's government announced it was recalling its ambassador and diplomatic mission from Israel in response of the bombardment of the Gaza Strip, which they have labeled as a "genocide." Additionally, the government issued...

Fisherman Finds Four North Korean Defectors in South Korean Waters

What You Need To Know: Four North Koreans were found in a small wooden boat in South Korean waters on Tuesday, Seoul officials said. A South Korean coast guard ship found the boat south of the North and South Korean eastern...

Ukraine Deploys New ATACMS Missiles

What You Need To Know: On Tuesday, Ukraine used ATACMS missiles for the first time against Russian forces. Recently acquired from the United States, these missiles significantly enhance Ukraine's ability to strike deep into Russian-held territory. The Details: Provided by the U.S., the...

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