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The War against the Islamic State

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The United States is in an undeclared war against the forces of the Islamic State, a genocidal militant group that controls a territory larger than Great Britain with over 8 million inhabitants. Claiming the title and inheritance of the Caliphate, last held by the Ottoman Sultans in the early 20th century, the followers of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi […]

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The Middle East is Upside Down

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You know things are screwed up when an Al Qaeda group is releasing a US hostage held for two years just to show that they are less bloodthirsty than the Islamic State! That is what the New York Times reported today in one of its leading stories. According to the article (1) the Nusra Front […]

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Why Angela Merkel is Wrong

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I enjoy being proven right as much as the next person. This week’s revelations on German intelligence practices do just that. The Germans have admitted that the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) has not only inadvertently scooped up conversations of senior American officials like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry[1], it has also actively targeted NATO ally Turkey as […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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