Strikes against morality
Apr24

Strikes against morality

WASHINGTON — Drone strikes, by their nature, are bound to kill innocent civilians. It is all too easy to ignore this ugly fact — and the dubious morality of the whole enterprise — until the unfortunate victims happen to be Westerners. Only then does “collateral damage” become big news and an occasion for public sorrow. President Obama acknowledged Thursday that a January strike in Pakistan against a...

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Obama Takes Responsibility for Mission That Killed Hostages, American in al-Qaeda
Apr23

Obama Takes Responsibility for Mission That Killed Hostages, American in al-Qaeda

The White House said Thursday two hostages held by Al-Qaeda were killed during a January counterterrorism operation in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The hostages were Warren Weinstein, an American who had been held since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian who had been held since 2012. Both were killed during an...

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Cartoon: Armenians, 100 years ago
Apr23

Cartoon: Armenians, 100 years ago

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How Photo of Boston Bomber Flipping Off Camera May Affect Jury
Apr22

How Photo of Boston Bomber Flipping Off Camera May Affect Jury

How Photo of Boston Bomber Flipping Off Camera May Affect Jury On July 10, 2013, a teenaged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev flipped off the camera in a holding cell at a Massachusetts courthouse. The video was recorded just months after he and his brother orchestrated the deadly Boston Marathon bombing. It would be almost two years before he would be convicted on numerous charges, and years before the...

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Rabbis and Pope Together Confront Dark Era in History
Apr22

Rabbis and Pope Together Confront Dark Era in History

Perhaps for the first time in centuries, Christians are on the run. Ethnic and religious groups face persecution to various degrees at all times, but the Christian experience in the Arab Middle East has been especially stark. With the fall of Saddam Hussein and further amplification of extremist Islam, Christians have run across the region...

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For Democracies, Can the End Justify the Means?
Apr21

For Democracies, Can the End Justify the Means?

America and its allies had just defeated the Nazis in Europe and the Japanese in the Pacific when they were faced with a new enemy, the Soviet Union. Godless communists were viewed by many Americans as equally evil as the Nazis, and as some countries in Europe and Asia turned communist, the ideology was seen as monolithic and in thrall to the Soviets. (Unfortunately, this naive perception prevented the U.S. from taking advantage of...

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(Another) Bush-Cheney Consquence: Fired Iraqi Officer Under Saddam Masterminded The Rise Of ISIS, Reports Spiegel
Apr19

(Another) Bush-Cheney Consquence: Fired Iraqi Officer Under Saddam Masterminded The Rise Of ISIS, Reports Spiegel

On a day when yet another ISIS brutality is pitchforked into the headlines — this time news that the terrorist group issued a new video showing the beading and shooting of nearly 30 Christians in Ethiopia who wouldn’t convert – a new report gives further evidence of the unintended consquences of the Bush-Cheney administration. An Iraqi officer who was one of many in the Iraqi military disbanded and effectively fired...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Capitol Air Security
Apr17

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Capitol Air Security

Capitol Air Security by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Protesting mailman lands helicopter on Capitol lawn –Homeland Security chief: Capitol gyrocopter ‘literally flew under the radar’ –The Tampa Bay Times should have alerted authorities earlier --Aviation experts explain why Capitol gyrocopter wasn’t shot down (w/video) Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon...

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Cartoon: Justice for Tsarnaev
Apr13

Cartoon: Justice for Tsarnaev

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Somebody Remembered Appomattox
Apr09

Somebody Remembered Appomattox

Sure glad the South lost that war. The New York Times remembers that 150 years ago, Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House. Lee Surrendered, But His Lieutenants Kept Fighting Elizabeth R. Varon / New York Times “If the programme which our people saw set on foot at Appomattox Court-House had been carried out … we would have no disturbance in the South,” testified the former Confederate general (and future senator)...

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Cartoon: Women for ISIS
Apr08

Cartoon: Women for ISIS

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Tsarnaev Guilty – The ‘Real’ Trial Next
Apr08

Tsarnaev Guilty – The ‘Real’ Trial Next

Two years after the Boston Marathon tragedy, a jury in Boston — after deliberating for little more than a day — has found 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all counts related to the worst act of terror in the United States since 9-11. NPR: The jury convicted Tsarnaev on all charges, ranging from carjacking to using a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death. Tsarnaev was found guilty in the deaths of Krystle...

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Cartoon: Terrorism and The Thinker
Apr04

Cartoon: Terrorism and The Thinker

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Obama Mideast efforts hard hit as Yemen ally flees
Mar25

Obama Mideast efforts hard hit as Yemen ally flees

President Barack Obama’s main ally in Yemen, the country that hosts al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), fled in a boat today to avoid capture by forces controlled by the strongman Washington helped to dislodge in 2012. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is also backed by the Saudi and Gulf regimes, was holed up in Yemen’s strategic southern port city of Aden, his hometown. He fled after Yemeni military units loyal to former...

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Report: Islamic State calls on backers to kill 100 U.S. military personnel
Mar22

Report: Islamic State calls on backers to kill 100 U.S. military personnel

ISIS is urging its followers to help it expand its campaign of beheadings that it has conducted on such a big scale and with such brutality that it’s become the 21st century incarnation of the Nazis. According to Reuters, the Islamic State is calling on its backers to kill 100 U.. military personnel but military official suggest the info ISIS is giving out is available on the Internet anyway. But that isn’t the point....

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Teheran, Washington, ISIL and the nuclear deal
Mar21

Teheran, Washington, ISIL and the nuclear deal

Despite remaining gaps, the momentum for a nuclear deal with Iran is becoming irresistible and next week could see start of a new page in Middle East politics. The reasons for momentum in favor of a deal go far beyond the arm wrestling among negotiators on nuclear issues. Above all, they concern steadily rising Sunni Islamic terrorism across the Middle East and along a large crescent stretching from China to North Africa’s Atlantic...

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Death toll in Yemen mosque bombings rises to 126. Islamic State claims responsibility
Mar20

Death toll in Yemen mosque bombings rises to 126. Islamic State claims responsibility

Death toll in Yemen mosque bombings rises to 126. Islamic State claims responsibility SANAA, Yemen — Suicide bombers in the Yemeni capital Sanaa blew themselves up during noon prayers at two mosques on Friday, killing at least 126 people and wounding scores, medical sources said, in a major escalation of the worst wave of violence in the country in years. The attacks, in which bombers wearing explosive belts targeted… graphic via...

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Islamic State may have committed genocide and war crimes – UN monitor
Mar19

Islamic State may have committed genocide and war crimes – UN monitor

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has committed atrocities that could amount to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, a United Nations monitor reported today. An investigation team of the UN Human Rights Office found that ISIL has committed killings, torture, rape and sexual slavery, forced religious conversions and the conscription of children — which are usually seen as crimes against humanity and war...

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4 Arrested In Tunis Museum Terrorist Attack
Mar19

4 Arrested In Tunis Museum Terrorist Attack

4 Arrested In Tunis Museum Attack Four people have been arrested by the Tunisian army in connection with Wednesday’s attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis that killed 21 people, British news outlet ITV reported Thursday, citing the office of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi. So far, no terrorist groups have claimed responsibility for the incident, the deadliest attack on...

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Cartoon: ISIS new killers
Mar17

Cartoon: ISIS new killers

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