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Clashes intensify in Syria from Russian-backed offensive

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Clashes intensified Thursday between Syrian troops and insurgents in central and northwestern Syria, part of what a top general called a “wide-ranging” offensive aided by Russian airstrikes and apparently aimed at clearing positions near government strongholds on the coast. 1,321 more words


Why the media screws up here--Mark on TV in Hebrew

This one’s in Hebrew…it’s me on Israel TV Channel 2’s morning news and features program, talking

about why the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence isn’t getting prominent coverage in Western media. 117 more words

Young Muslim Men Are Not the Only People Fleeing ISIS

Prior to 2014, I think our church in Istanbul had only 1-2 refugees associated with us. Now, given the current situation, we have had at least 17. 343 more words


ISIS terrorists kill an Iranian military commander

The French military carried out airstrikes overnight against ISIS targets in Raqqa, French Defense
Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian tweeted on Friday.

Last month, France announced it would expand its campaign against ISIS, which had been limited to Iraq, to include ISIS positions in Syria. 83 more words

Calculated or Emotional? How Insurgents Are Both Rational and Ideological

By Thomas Zeitzoff

I just finished reading Richard Thaler’s excellent new book Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics. It is a thoroughly entertaining account of his intellectual evolution as a founder of behavioral economics. 646 more words


Was ISIS behind a possible attempt on two lives of France train heroes?

Anybody see this connection between Alek Skarlatos and the Roseburg Massacre? Skarlatos said he was supposed to be present that day in Snyder Hall, the same building where Harper-Mercer carried out his massacre. 451 more words

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Thoughts on the Oregon Shooting and ISIS Executions

After the recent Oregon shooting and ISIS executions, I’ve been encouraged to remember two aspects of God’s character: (1) God’s holy wrath against all evil, and (2) God’s holy ever-flowing joy. 919 more words