Category: Syria

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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Historians and other nincompoops

Whoa there, David Cameron! Haste and rhetoric is no recipe for peace By Robert Fisk, Sunday 22 November 2015 19:28 BST   Eisenhower famously sent some brusque advice to Anthony Eden in 1956 when he decided that Britain’s deceitful war in Egypt should come to an end. “Whoa, boy!” were his words. And they should …

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Zara’u fa akalna, nazra’u fa ya’kulun

Stories My Father Told Me By Helen Zughaib with Elia Kamal Zughaib, November/December 2015     Charity and Compassion When Jiddu told my father this story, he prefaced it by saying his father had told it to him and he must never forget it, and that is how he told it to me. Once there …

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