Posts Tagged: al-Qaeda
With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab spring.
Iraq today is George W. Bush’s nightmare and Osama bin Laden’s wet dream.
We are not passive objects of the surveillance state. We are active subjects of our own YouTube channels.
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.