Category: Iraq

The rash

.   Dear editor: After reading the rash of liberal letters recently that sympathized with the Muslims so much (while mocking the rest of us for being fearful of the Islamic jihadist terrorists), perhaps many of you might be much happier if you left America permanently and moved over to some Muslim country! You might …

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An embarrassing reflection of us

  By Jacques, d’Nalgar, December 13 2015   Why all the sanctimonious hand-wringing over Donald Trump’s latest bombastics?  Are we really that shocked when this unfiltered braggart harrumphs that the world’s Muslims must not be allowed to sully our exceptional, Christian America? After all, isn’t that what most of us really want?  Sure, we may …

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Beyond bomb, bomb, bomb

A Brief History of ISIS By Adam Hanieh, 12.3.15   In the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris, much of the Left has linked the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the deepening imperialist violence in the Middle East. War and imperialism, on one side, and the growing …

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What if he’s right?

What If We Really Are Defeating ISIS? By Jeffrey Hutchins, 2015   As soon as the first big snowstorm of 2015 hit, there were people who said it is proof that “global warming” is a hoax. Of course, it’s no such thing. One storm, one cold spell, even one lasting many days, or even one brutal …

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Their own culpability

How the United States helped create the Islamic State By Juan Cole, November 23   Did the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq in 2003 lead to our current crisis over the Islamic State? The question has been posed baldly in this campaign season, as when a young woman at a campaign rally said to GOP …

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Original sin

The Politics of Thanksgiving Day By William Loren Katz, November 26, 2014   With family excitement building with the approach of Thanksgiving, you would never know November was Native American History Month. We would do well to recognize Native American resistance to colonialism on Thanksgiving instead of the myths about Native American dinner with Pilgrims. …

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Something fundamentally disturbing

France Has Been No Friend to Muslims By Gordon Adams, November 17, 2015   Once again, a violent jihadi terrorist attack has hit France, this time with at least 450 victims, 129 of them fatal. Rallying around the French flag, even pasting it over our Facebook avatars, follows, because an attack on European soil somehow …

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