Written by Abigail R. Esman
Investigative Project on Terrorism
The simple answer – and the one you'll hear most often – is that IS, or Islamic State (formerly ISIS) emerged out of al-Qaida, gathering strength through the ongoing civil war in Syria and unrest in Iraq.
But that's only part of the story: the rest is based in ...
Written by Michael Snyder
During his nationally televised speech on Wednesday night, Barack Obama told the entire nation that “ISIL is not Islamic”. Well, then what in the world are they? Atheists? And what is Obama going to try to convince us of next? That the Pope is not Catholic? Of all of ...
Written by Michael Snyder
Why would Barack Obama want to give hundreds of millions of dollars of weapons to groups inside Syria that are selling weapons to ISIS and regularly fighting alongside them? Is he really that clueless about what is going on in the Middle East?
Written by Daniel Greenfield
“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,” Samuel Johnson said. A few centuries later his fellow Englishman, Winston Churchill, quipped, “The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative.”
It’s not true of the United States, but it is true of ...
Written by William Michael
This Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. On that infamous day, 19 hijackers killed 2,996 innocents in a grand declaration of war against the United States, leaving a permanent ...
Written by John W. Whitehead
“Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they ...
Written by Alan Caruba
If I need my car repaired, I do not take it to a dentist. If I am seeking advice about the climate I check out what climatologists and meteorologists are saying, at least those who have not sold their souls to the global warming/climate change hoax.
On September 3 The Wall Street Journal published a ...
Written by Roger Aronoff
Our readers, and all concerned Americans, should watch the Fox News documentary this weekend (it will air multiple times, including primetime each of the three nights),because it will represent the views of fellow contract operators, the Annex Security Team, who were on the ground with their ...
Written by Cliff Kincaid
Gordon Chang pointed out on CNN that President Obama’s statement in Estonia that there is no military solution in Ukraine means that Vladimir Putin has a green light to continue his aggression there. No “military solution,” from Obama’s point of view, means that the U.S. will not support the ...