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Gohmert On Obama's 'Strategy' Comment: 'This Is A Pitiful Foreign Policy And Barney Fife Is In Charge'

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Republicans pounced on President Barack Obama following his press conference Thursday where he stated that the administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group poses. 512 more words


The Iraq Crisis: The madness of the media and political elite

The Iraq Crisis: The madness of the media and political elite
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
20 August 2014

By authorising airstrikes against the Islamic State (aka ISIS), President Obama became the fourth US Commander-In-Chief since Ronald Reagan to initiate a bombing campaign on Iraq. 815 more words


UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

August 29, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. 416 more words

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Azeezah Kanji & Samira Kanji: The myth of a 'monolithic' Middle East

In his column on the horrific murder of journalist James Foley by ISIS militants, Jonathan Kay contends that while “the West” has rejected the morbid and inhumane culture of the glorification of death, Arabs still embrace it (‘Martyrdom, then and now,’ Aug. 860 more words

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President Obama on Islamic State

For weeks now, you won’t have been able to switch on your TV, or log onto any social media sites without seeing terrifying headlines and images about IS – Islamic State. 256 more words


In Zaatari refugee camp, early marriage often trumps school

Mishelle Shmulovich

August 22, 2014

MAFRAQ, Jordan — Rahaf still giggles when she talks about her husband. Newly married to another resident of Zaatari, the world’s largest Syrian refugee camp, the 16-year-old from Daraa carries a picture from their wedding day under her dress, “just above her heart,” she says. 1,136 more words

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