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Welcome to the 21st Century: Beheadings, Crucifixions, Mass Expulsions, ISIS and the New "Caliphate"...

“We are fighting devils, not ordinary people.” That was what an Iraqi police captain told Reuters after fleeing from ISIS’s invasion of Tikrit, the home town of Saddam Hussein. 2,348 more words
Current Affairs

So about arming the Syrian rebels...

Here’s one argument against supplying John McCain’s best good friends with advanced weapons, like MANPADS, that could obviously be repurposed against Western targets by an extremist/terrorist group: we can’t keep track of our shit. 271 more words

Middle East


The response in the West to the horrific beheading of dozens of soldiers at a Syrian base has been muted, according to an analyst in Washington, partly because Saudi Arabia allegedly is a major backer of the perpetrators, the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and greater Syria, the ISIS. 1,076 more words


Barrel bomb developments in Iraq and Syria

There’s some interesting news out of Syria, where it seems some rebel faction (Lebanon’s Daily Star says it includes elements of the Nusra Front, which presumably rules out Islamic State participation, but doesn’t say anything beyond that) has just captured a checkpoint… 438 more words


The Dangers of Speculation "News"

On 23 August, 2013, a chemical gas attack – perhaps the deadliest chemical weapons attack since the Iran/Iraq war- killed as many as a few hundred civilians to well over a thousand (depending on which sources you read). 587 more words


Mary Beaudoin> Gas and Pipelines to the Eastern Mediterranean

…the discovery of huge reserves of natural gas and oil in the southeastern Mediterranean Sea. In 2010, the World Petroleum Resources Project of the U.S. Geological Survey was tasked with conducting an “Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Levant Basin Province, Eastern Mediterranean.” 2,217 more words
Military Madness

Saudi King Names New Head of Intelligence As Caliphate Established to Threaten "Moderate Muslims"

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) at his private residence in the Red Sea city of Jeddah June 27, 2014. 437 more words