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Review: Caliphate, by Tom Kratman

(Caliphate, by Tom Kratman, Baen, 2008, 502 pp., $7.99)

reviewed by Zeke Teflon

With ISIS running amok in Iraq and Syria, committing mass murder in brutal, horrific fashion, it’s relevant to review probably the most direct sci-fi treatment of what a Muslim fundamentalist takeover would mean:  Tom Kratman’s… 653 more words

Recent Sci-Fi Novels

Die britische Stärke der Vielfalt - The British Strength of Diversity

Ein Bericht in der taz zur neuen Antiterrorstrategie David Camerons

A report about the anti-terror strategy of David Cameron.


Pragmatism Lost ... How Unrealistic Idealism, Hurt Feelings, A Sense of Entitlement, and Lack of Accountability are Destroying Us.

The asshole you see above is responsible for the deaths of five Americans … not just Americans but five men who represented the best of America; men who put on the uniform to defend this nation from all enemies – especially shitheads like this guy. 2,062 more words


Islam central to radicalisation and ISIS

Anooshe Mushtaq, courtesy of The Australian, June 2015, …. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/believe-it-or-not-islam-central-to-radicalisation-and-isis/story-e6frg6zo-1227416984300

I am a Muslim female who was born in an Islamic country and lived most of my life in Australia. 1,694 more words

Life Stories

The Islamic State Celebrates Its First Birthday

Military commanders like to say that “quantity has a quality all its own.” It’s a shorthand way of saying that greater numbers of inferior weapons or troops often can beat smaller, superior forces. 1,009 more words

'Responding to Terror Attacks in Tunisia' - The Irish Times, March 2015

Geographically and politically, Tunisia is at the thin end of a wedge between its two more bellicose and restive neighbours of Algeria to the west and Libya to the east. 1,033 more words

European Union

'Extremists Can Never Be Sated' - The Sunday Independent, January 2015

The recent attacks in Paris are an object lesson in the failure of appeasement towards militant Islam. Now an engrained part of the political culture of western liberalism, appeasement as a policy-instrument in France grew out of its inability to deal with the violent fall-out from its de-colonisation of Africa and the Middle East post-WWII. 1,268 more words

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