This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com
- India tests nuclear-capable long-range missile
- Dozens killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq
India tests nuclear-capable long-range missile
India’s Agni-V missile (EPA)
India has successfully conducted the second test flight of theindigenously developed Agni (“Fire”) V nuclear-capable long-rangemissile. The missile was launched from a mobile launcher and iscapable of reaching deep into China and as far as Europe when it’sdeployed in 2014 and 2015. Only China, France, Russia, the UnitedStates, and Britain are currently deploying this kind of long-rangemissile. India is far behind China in military capabilities, whichcontinue to grow rapidly, while China’s ally and India’s enemy,Pakistan, is also rapidly expanding its military, leading to an armsrace in the region. Hindustan Times and Reuters
Dozens killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq
Site of car bomb attack in Basra on Sunday (Reuters)
As part of a continually growing trend of sectarian violence, a waveof car bombs and shootings across Iraq killed some 40 people on Sunday. On Saturday, more than 20 people died when a suicidebomber targeted a Shia funeral. On Friday, at least 30 people died ina bomb attack on a Sunni mosque.
The psychopathic mass slaughter of Sunni Muslims by Syria’sShia/Alawite president Bashar al-Assad, enthusiastically supported bymassive shipments of heavy weapons from Russia’s president VladimirPutin, has inflamed the entire Sunni/Shia fault line from Pakistan tonorthern Africa to the Caucasus and probably nowhere more so than inIraq.
Ever since American forces were pulled out of Iraq in December2011, sectarian violence, particularly Sunni jihadist violencetargeting Shias, has been growing steadily every month. Some 800people were killed in August alone. In recent weeks, Iraqi securityforces have reportedly arrested hundreds of alleged al-Qaeda membersaround Baghdad. These arrests have angered the Sunni community, butthe violence continues to grow. BBC andReuters
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