Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?
May29

Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?

WASHINGTON — Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take — and how their strategies would make a difference. Republican presidential candidates are unanimous in charging that Obama’s handling of Iraq and Syria has been all wrong. But when pressed to lay out a specific plan of action and explain why they believe it would work...

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The hydra that is radical Islam (Guest Voice)
May29

The hydra that is radical Islam (Guest Voice)

The hydra that is radical Islam by Caren Besner BOYNTON BEACH, Florida (SDONA) — In classical Greek mythology , the Lernaean hydra was an enormous hideous serpent with numerous heads that ravaged the area around Lerna in the Peloponnese. According to legend, its very breath was so poisonous that whomever came into contact with it fell dead. The legendary hero Hercules, as part of his twelve labors was tasked with destroying the...

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ISIS Presses Its War on Two Fronts: on the ground and online
May26

ISIS Presses Its War on Two Fronts: on the ground and online

ISIS is aggressively pressing its war on two fronts — and many believe they continue to be well-situated and are steadily advancing. The fronts: on the ground and online. The Christian Science Monitor notes: For Islamic State fighters, the battle for dominance continues both on the ground and online: The extremists’ capture of the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra this week came with a Twitter-circulated photo of the group’s black...

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Cartoon: Bombs Over ISIS
May26

Cartoon: Bombs Over ISIS

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Canadian Soldier Speaks Honor to All Veterans [Guest Voice]
May25

Canadian Soldier Speaks Honor to All Veterans [Guest Voice]

From Dr. E.: Canada has often been called the shoulders of the United States, meaning the two nations have an interest in each others’ safety and freedoms. Canada follows British law, as a Federal parliamentary constututioonal monarchy, with Elizabeth II being the current monarch. Here is a greeting to honor all veterans– written by decorated Canadian Military Police Officer veteran, Ronald Pierre, who served 1 Canadian...

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British comedian takes on jihadis
May25

British comedian takes on jihadis

Humza Arshad, a practising Muslim, helps to prevent students from joining the Islamic State London – Humza Arshad pokes fun at Pakistani accents and emotional soccer fans. He jokes about his weight, his voice and his own mother. But mostly, he laughs at jihadis. “Have you noticed how in those terrorist videos they’re always sitting...

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Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning (Guest Voice)
May24

Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning (Guest Voice)

Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning By Rabbi Ben Kamin BATH, Maine –Turns out we may have sacrificed hundreds of American lives just to have ISIS swallow up Baghdad. I’m not buying anything today but the fact that it’s about souls, not sales. Walking the streets of this definitive Maine village, with its decorous frame houses, classic churches, sweet bed-and-breakfasts, and rare book stores, I detect a sad stillness...

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Is Iraq winning?
May22

Is Iraq winning?

Is Iraq winning? Believe someone who works for peace? Frankly, he should shut up about war, right? I’m just saying even Americans can be tolerant of the peaceniks polluting our robustitude. Here’s a guy who says ISIS isn’t winning. He believes Iraq is doing okay and Obama’s policy is wise… Go figure. Even after the loss of Palmyra. America should help Mr. Abadi mobilize the Sunni tribes by mediating...

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Administration Huffs & Puffs Over Bin Laden Exposé But Doesn’t Blow Sy Hersh’s House Down
May22

Administration Huffs & Puffs Over Bin Laden Exposé But Doesn’t Blow Sy Hersh’s House Down

VIDEO SEIZED DURING MAY 2011 RAID SHOWS BIN LADEN WATCHING TELEVISION Official Washington ramped up its pushback against investigative reporter Seymour Hersh’s recent exposé? with the release this week of nearly 80 previously classified documents and books and other materials seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound during the raid by Navy Seals in May 2011, but the alleged treasure trove did nothing to debunk Hersh’s...

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ISIS Now Controls Half Of Syria
May21

ISIS Now Controls Half Of Syria

The Islamic State group holds power over half of Syrian territory after its seizure of the ancient city of Palmyra, according to a monitor. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warned that ISIS had consolidated its control over the city on Wednesday by capturing its airfield and prison. “There are no forces to stop...

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Iraqis ‘Didn’t Want to Fight’ ISIS for Ramadi
May20

Iraqis ‘Didn’t Want to Fight’ ISIS for Ramadi

One of the most damning aspects of how city of Ramadi fell to ISIS is a fact that has come up before: Iraquis didn’t want to fight ISIS and many simply cut and run. And that’s more than a monkey wrench in the longtime American strategy of fighting terror in Iraq and leave the country to stand on its own two feet. Right now it looks as if the country is standing on its own to feet– but many of its fighters are using...

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Cartoon: I’d Still Invade
May18

Cartoon: I’d Still Invade

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Seymour Hersh’s Bin Laden Exposé Reveals Hypocrisy Of The Chattering Classes
May18

Seymour Hersh’s Bin Laden Exposé Reveals Hypocrisy Of The Chattering Classes

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING PIONEER IDA TARBELL There is a back story to the back story that underpins Seymour Hersh’s controversial new exposé claiming that the Obama administration lied about virtually everything having to do with the death of Osama bin Laden: If as a journalist you buck the official line, expect to be castigated not just by the people spouting that line, but by your peers, as well. What is so irretrievably sad...

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Iraqi troops fail to retake Ramadi, flee Islamic State
May17

Iraqi troops fail to retake Ramadi, flee Islamic State

IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi security forces attempting to retake control of the western city of Ramadi were routed in heavy fighting Sunday in the worst defeat for Iraq’s central government since Islamic State militants stormed across the country last June. In a replay of last year’s military debacle, elite units fled the area, leaving several...

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Daryl Cagle Cartoon: ISIS Zits Parody
May17

Daryl Cagle Cartoon: ISIS Zits Parody

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Bobby Jindal Says Obama Isn’t Killing ISIS Leaders – The Same Day US Kills ISIS Leader (Guest Voice)
May16

Bobby Jindal Says Obama Isn’t Killing ISIS Leaders – The Same Day US Kills ISIS Leader (Guest Voice)

On the very same day that he U.S. killed a top leader of the Islamic State, one of many ISIS leaders killed by a U.S.-led coalition targeting the terrorist group, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R-Exorcist) told the Iowa National Security Summit that President Obama – wait for it – has been weak on ISIS and...

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U.S. Special Forces Conduct Raid in Syria – Kill ISIL Leader
May16

U.S. Special Forces Conduct Raid in Syria – Kill ISIL Leader

As the New York Times reports this morning, U.S. Special Operations Forces entered eastern Syria on Friday and killed Abu Sayyaf, a senior leader of the Islamic State, who “was involved in the group’s military operations and also helped manage black-market sales of oil and gas to raise money.” Here is the entire report by the Department of Defense: WASHINGTON, May 16, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in a statement today...

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ISIS Leader Killed, Another Captured by U.S. Forces
May16

ISIS Leader Killed, Another Captured by U.S. Forces

The White House on Saturday morning announced that a counterterrorism operation carried out overnight in al-Amr, Syria led to the death of Abu Sayyaf and the capture of his wife, Umm Sayyaf. Sayyaf was known to be a senior leader within the Islamic State and his wife is also suspected of having played a prominent...

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Uncertain Times In and Out of San Diego
May16

Uncertain Times In and Out of San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Ca — Uncertainty, thy name is San Diego. California’s jewel-like second largest city, with its 70 miles of sparkling beaches, is now facing two cliff hangers in a century rife with uncertainty. Will the San Diego Chargers move to Los Angeles County and take an emerging offer-they-can’t-refuse for a state-of-the-art stadium? USA Today notes that the Chargers leaving would “add to this sunny...

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BREAKING: Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death in Boston Bombing Trial
May15

BREAKING: Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death in Boston Bombing Trial

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death for his role in the April 15, 2013 bombing, in which twin blasts rocked the race’s crowded downtown finish line, killing three spectators, including an 8 year old boy who Tsarnaeve stood behind for more than a minute before taking off to avoid the blast. 260 others were injured — some horrifically — in the blasts. NBC NEWS: A jury in Boston voted to...

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