Posts Tagged: al-Qaeda
The United States should rethink its ties to a country that engages in mass executions and disastrous military campaigns.
Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
By raising sectarian temperatures throughout the Middle East, the Saudis risk escalating the unaffordable proxy wars they’ve already bogged themselves down in.
Powerful forces are maneuvering to torpedo any Syrian peace process that could leave room for Bashar al-Assad.
A New York Times account is sympathetic to Seymour Hersh’s revisionist history about the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.
To hear Saudi leaders tell it, the kingdom is under constant threat from Iran. But graver threats of their own making lurk at home.
The good news is that al Qaeda is on the verge of collapse. The bad news is that it’s been superseded by the Islamic State.
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah.
Reading the tea leaves to determine whether Al Qaeda or the Islamic State will lead the Islamist extremist world.
A few Americans are held hostage by al-Qaeda. The rest of us are held hostage by the U.S. overreliance on military force.