Posts Tagged: al-Qaeda
In Iraq, the U.S. broke a nation of human beings, and it owes them an apology--and restitution.
U.S. Marines react to loss of Falluja to al Qaeda affiliate ISIS.
If Sunnis had been attacking Western targets in large numbers instead of Shia Muslims, it might be a different story.
Did Syria President Bashar al-Assad really anticipate that atrocities would prevent rather than prompt intervention by the West?
Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.
As in the 1940s in Palestine, some opposition recruits have gone to Syria motivated by extremist ideologies and with the intention to commit acts of terrorism. But most have more prosaic reasons for fighting.
The U.S. government should transfer Abu Anas al-Libi to the United States for a civilian trial in federal court.
After all the weeping and gnashing of teeth over Snowden, another leak causes U.S. intelligence greater grief.
A quick reader on why military intervention in Syria is a big mistake--and what we should be advocating instead.
The White House has declared a strike upon Syria imminent without providing a clear rationale for military action, except as an attempt to satisfy an arbitrary “red line.”