Tag Archives: ISIL

Reasons not to dally in Iraq

by Michael E. O’Hanlon, Brookings

President Obama’s strategy towards Iraq over the last year has been more right than wrong. Continue reading

New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden’s Secret Ties With Iran

THOMAS JOSCELYN,  The Weekly Standard

Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting. Continue reading

What ISIS Really Wants

Graeme Wood,  The Atlantic

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it. Continue reading

Krauthammer: ‘Stunned’ At Obama’s ‘Banal,’ ‘Offensive’ Prayer Breakfast Remarks [VIDEO]

Al Weaver,  The Daily Caller

With the Jordan/ISIS conflict ready to come to a crescendo at any moment, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer slammed President Barack Obama’s speech before the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday. Continue reading

Profiling the Islamic State

by Charles Lister,  Brookings

Intense turmoil in Syria and Iraq has created socio-political vacuums in which jihadi groups have been able to thrive. The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) had proven to be the strongest and most dynamic of these groups, seizing large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading

ISIL brings more than just brutality to the battlefield

by Michael Pizzi,  AlJazeera

Against all odds, an Al-Qaeda-splinter group best known for beheading its enemies has weathered U.S. firepower and proven nearly unbeatable on a vast and expanding battlefield across Syria and Continue reading

West waging a ‘CNN war’ in Syria as Isil makes gains in Iraq

Sofia Barbarani,  The Telegraph

On the barren wastes of Mount Sinjar, the Yazidis are once more surrounded and fighting for their lives.

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The Kobani riddle

by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times

The brave women of Kobani – where Syrian Kurds are desperately fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh – are about to be betrayed by the “international community”. Continue reading

Confirmed: 4 ISIS terrorists apprehended at southern border in last 36 hours

by Rick Moran, American Thinker

You may have read of the shocking allegations made by Rep. Duncan Hunter on Tuesday when he claimed that 10 Islamic State terrorists had been apprehended at the southern border.  Continue reading

FBI Asks Americans to Help ID Masked ISIS Murderer

by Cathy Burke,  Newsmax

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants the public’s help in identifying a merciless masked militant with a “North American accent” who appears to help execute Syrian soldiers in a barbaric Islamic State group (ISIS) recruitment video. Continue reading