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Magical Thinking about Isis

Before the Lebanese civil war, Beirut was known as the Paris of the Middle East. Today, Paris looks more and more like the Beirut of Western Europe, a city of incendiary ethnic tension, hostage-taking and suicide bombs. 257 more words

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ISIS survives largely because Turkey allows it to: The Evidence

The real frontline confronting ISIS is not US or French bombers (the latter currently targeting Raqqa, a city with 140,000 civilians, who are virtual prisoners of ISIS) but the Kurds of Iraq and northern Syria. 3,257 more words


Three days ago President Obama spoke about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Hill reported –

“They’re a bunch of killers with good social media,” Obama said Sunday during a press conference in Malaysia.

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 26, 2015

Almost two weeks after the attacks in Paris, things seem to be unraveling all the more in terms of the world’s tenuous geopolitical situation. This week on… 479 more words

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