Browsing All posts tagged under »Islamic Infighting«

2 Islams In Need Of National Debate

July 17, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ A two-minute clip from the 1989 British comedy film “Erik the Viking” demonstrates, symbolically, what is wrong with the West today – and, most particularly, Western Europe. An earthquake triggers the slow sinking of an island kingdom. But islanders looking to King Arnulf for guidance are […]

Confronting The Current Middle East Alignment

July 10, 2017 by

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By Retired Adm. James A. Lyons ~ With the imminent defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq and in Raqqa, its declared capital in Syria, one of the Trump administration’s key objectives is about to be achieved. With the collapse of the Islamic State as a functioning entity, however, there are clearly new dynamics coming into play which […]

The New Middle East

June 8, 2017 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The Sunni/Shia War in the Middle East seems about to explode Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Just Trying To Keep Up

March 31, 2017 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ In regard to my understanding of the world – what is going on and why – the best I can do is maintain a “working hypothesis.” The “what” is easier. The “why” to explain the “what” is more daunting because as new information emerges, I have to modify. My biggest challenge […]

The Obama Conundrum

June 7, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ Since 2009, well before official P5+1 formal negotiations, President Barack Obama was willfully engaged in a plan to achieve an accord with Iran on nuclear questions. It became a matter of pride for the president to contend that he was able to negotiate an accord that his predecessors could not. Yet […]

Iran Versus Saudi Arabia

March 9, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ The trial and subsequent execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimir a month ago has led to a storm of protest leading to the destruction of the Saudi embassy in Tehran. While Iranian president Hassan Rouhani condemned the attacks as “unjustifiable,” this statement did not mollify Saudi leaders. In fact, the Saudi […]

Our World: In Pakistan, They Trust

January 14, 2016 by

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By Caroline Glick ~ It is a testament to the precarious state of the world today that in a week that saw North Korea carry out a possible test of a hydrogen bomb, the most frightening statement uttered did not come from Pyongyang. It came from Pakistan. Speaking in the military garrison town of Rawalpindi, […]