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Charlie could have been interviewing Condi just prior to invading Iraq. Everything National Security Advisor Susan Rice said about Iraq and Syria appeared to be either a political sham or a product ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 05:23 AM PST with 19 Recommends
ISIS’s burning to decay and ashes the vital and living Mind, Heart and Body of young Jordanian Pilot is not really a Game Changer. The Rotten, Nihilistic, Death Core of these particular Jihadists��
by Leah Sellers
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Feb 05, 2015 at 10:41 AM PST with 2 Recommends
You had them mad at you last year as well when you decided not to attack the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for his use of chemical weapons, and decided to use a diplomatic alternative instead. ...
by NedSparks
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 02:08 PM PST with 23 Recommends
The common perception is that we are killing the worst of the worst, ISIS. It's an easy sell to make because the jihadists have intentionally sold themselves as butchers that should be feared.
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 61 comments on Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 08:34 AM PST with 17 Recommends
The civil war in Syria has been largely a contest between the murderous Assad regime and the murderous jihadist rebels, with just enough moderate rebels to give the west hope. Unfortunately, ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 54 comments on Mon Nov 03, 2014 at 03:31 PM PST with 36 Recommends
Until Obama started bombing Syria, almost no one had ever heard of the Khorasan Group. All of a sudden this group was a bigger threat than ISIS . "The intelligence reports indicated that the ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 90 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 08:01 AM PDT with 69 Recommends
According to the LA Times Turkey has agreed to allow its bases to be used for airstrikes in Syria and has agreed to train and equip "moderate" forces in Syria. It's not clear at this time what this ...
by AoT
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun Oct 12, 2014 at 02:19 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
"Conspicuously absent from the debate about ISIS and U.S. intervention—both in the mainstream and in the leftosphere—are Syrian voices," writes Danny Poste l, co-editor with Nader Hashemi of The ...
by JohnMiguel
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2014 at 12:08 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
For decades Americans have overestimated the military effectiveness of airstrikes while underestimating the negative consequences of them. Our potential Syrian rebels allies are painfully aware ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 72 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Just in case some folk still thought there were such things as "moderate Sunni rebels" being funded in Syria by Saudi and Kuwaiti armchair jihadists, this bit of news should serve to disabuse them ...
by Phoenix Woman
Comment Count 56 comments on Sat Sep 13, 2014 at 12:59 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
American interventions in the Mideast have been little short of disastrous: starting with the CIA coup in Iran in 1953, which led to the Islamic Revolution and the current Islamic state. Further, ...
by douglassmyth
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Sep 07, 2014 at 07:56 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
American hostages have been brutally ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 143 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 11:25 AM PDT with 154 Recommends
If you're looking for a handy guide to the blame game over the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Vox has a helpful primer to "how the US, its allies, and its enemies all made ISIS ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 04:37 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
August 22nd marked the 1-year anniversary of Syrian President Bashar Assad's chemical attack on the Syrian people.
by StopMotionsolo
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 10:23 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
How the War on Terror Created the World’s Most Powerful Terror Group by Patrick Cockburn, The Nation, August 21, 2014. Iraqi officials confirm that they have captured sophisticated arms from ISIS ...
by CIndyCasella
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 07:09 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
The gruesome murder of American ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 50 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 10:38 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
Even though Obama decided we should bomb Iraq and drop some humanitarian supplies to help the Yazidis, it hasn't been enough bombing for John McCain. As usual,
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Again, huge asshole here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/24/tom-cotton-farm-bill_n_5617523....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 12:24 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Yessiree !! That's the Craigslist ad. Posted Egypt, Turkey, Jordan CL pages. First non-snarkalicious thing you and your buds need to know is you ain't getting big super-nasty weapons. You get ...
by waterstreet2013
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 12:29 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
It's a good time to be in Iraq, if you're a crazed Muslim zealot bent on creating a caliphate, that is. Iraq is suddenly back on everyone's radar now that ISIS is taking ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT with 21 Recommends