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Marianne Williamson Once Hit Obama for Not Sending Troops to Syria

Appearing in May on “Pod Save America” with Jon Favreau, 2020 White House hopeful and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson said — unlike President Barack Obama — she would have followed through with a military intervention in Syria, suggesting the situation in the war-torn country posed a “direct threat to the humanitarian order of the world” in 2012.

Democrat President hopeful Marianne Williamson speaks outside the Fox Theatre on July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. - Democratic presidential candidates will debate in Detroit July 30 and 31. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., Israeli Troops Finish Joint Missile Defense War Games

The IDF and the US European Command (USEUCOM) held a joint exercise, codenamed Juniper Falcon, that concluded Thursday. The two militaries examined a scenario in which an attack by Israel on Iranian interests in Syria or Lebanon elicits an Iranian retaliatory missile strike with the US coming to Israel’s’ aid.

The number of American casualties has fallen dramatically since the end of 2014 when Afghan forces took over from US-led NATO combat troops to secure the country AFP

Arab Nations Inch Toward Rehabilitating Syria’s Assad

BEIRUT — He has survived eight years of war and billions of dollars in money and weapons aimed at toppling him. Now Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to be readmitted to the fold of Arab nations, a feat once deemed unthinkable as he forcefully crushed the uprising against his family’s rule.

SOCHI, RUSSIA MAY 17, 2018: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (not in picture) at Bocharov Ruchei residence. Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev\TASS via Getty Images)