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It's not news. It's Fox News. Let the words speak for themselves. First, take a look at how the Associated Press covered the ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 116 comments on Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 09:30 AM PST with 277 Recommends
"Oh Muslims, we give you good news by announcing the expansion of the Islamic State to new lands ... the lands of Al Haramayn [Saudi Arabia], Yemen, Egypt, Libya and Algeria." - Abu Bakr al-...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 89 comments on Thu Nov 20, 2014 at 08:12 AM PST with 29 Recommends
The idea of a war for humanitarian reasons was always an oxymoron. For people to believe that you can kill lots of people for reasons of humanity, they must possess extremely short memories and ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 03:44 PM PST with 35 Recommends
Less than two weeks ago President Obama promised that the United States would "not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people" while justifying the bombing of ISIS in Syria. ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 61 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 11:53 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
Tawfik Bensaud "People are starting to whisper again when they talk about politics or discuss the situation in Libya." That was how it was under Qaddafi. But back then, an activist from Benghazi ...
by brooklynbadboy
Comment Count 54 comments on Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 07:04 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Would you purchase a used war from one of these men, Bush the elder, Bill Clinton or Bush the younger? President Obama, who called it ...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 391 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 06:05 AM PDT with 133 Recommends
Above and beyond: ISIS; general/civil wars in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Somalia, Gaza/Israel; daily confrontations between China and a slew of nations in the South China Sea; the possibility of ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 01:54 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, West Bank, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Somalia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Russia...and, now this breaking news from The Department of “What-Could-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 157 comments on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 03:36 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, wader, Man Oh Man, rfall, and JML9999. ...
by side pocket
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun Aug 31, 2014 at 08:58 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
The way things are going in Libya the only question is whether to compare it to 1992 Somalia or 1994 Afghanistan. The WashingtonPost decided that Afghanistan was the more apt comparison. Last ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 42 comments on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
We have an election coming up in three fucking months. Three. And yet again, there's a fact-free diary on the reclist going after Hillary Clinton. Clinton Derrangement Syndrome seems to be an ...
by OllieGarkey
Comment Count 101 comments on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 12:16 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
It has been over three years since the NATO-led military intervention that overturned what was left of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime yet the optimism that accompanied these political transformations in ...
by jamesnadeau
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 06:33 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
According to Madeleine Albright on CBS Face The Nation Sunday, "The World is a Mess". Since so much war is going in the world (Syria; Gaza v. Israel; Iraq; Ukraine v. Russia; Libya; Egypt; ...
by Churchill
Comment Count 58 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 03:16 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
While US Secretary of State Kerry was in the meeting in Paris discussing the Gaza ceasefire today the State Departmant announced that the US Embassy in Libya has been closed and that its staff has ...
by InAntalya
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 06:38 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
The recent jingoist, chest-beating against Russia is disturbing for several reasons, but mostly its disturbing because it proves that we haven't learned a Gawd Damn thing from both recent and ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 65 comments on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 01:40 PM PDT with 52 Recommends
Call me naive. I just can't picture an American president supporting the destabilization of an entire region of the world. And yet, that appears to be exactly what President Obama has openly ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 118 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 08:08 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
CNN reports raging fighting around the outskirts of Tripoli and concentrating around the airport.
by MikeCA
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 09:28 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
While you were distracted by the World Cup and whatever stupid thing leading Republican politicians have recently said, Afghanistan almost descended into another civil war . But as Western ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 50 comments on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 01:46 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Libyan Gen. Haftar who has been battling Islamist militias in Libya for about five weeks has reportedly ordered all Turkish and Qatari citizens in eastern Libya (from the Egyptian border to Sirte in ...
by InAntalya
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 08:32 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 72 comments on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 10:48 AM PDT with 176 Recommends