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Why Does Centcom Need a Twitter Account Anyway?

 Before it was hacked yesterday, the Twitter account of the U.S. military’s Central Command churned out mostly buzz-free tweets on its operations in the Middle East. Nothing was much catchier than the frequently repeated: “Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq.” The attack by a group calling itself the CyberCaliphate took over the […] Read More →

Controversial? Owner Declares Her Store a ‘Muslim-Free’ Zone… Find Out Her Reasoning

 Radical Muslims have claimed territory in the Middle East, Europe and even Washington, D.C. But there’s one place in Arkansas they’d better think twice about before claiming for Allah. Jan Morgan, owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, Ark., is probably better prepared than most to defend her establishment from Muslims — none […] Read More →

Diplomacy Failed in Iran: Fund Missile Defense

George Landrith,   The US and several other nations have been in “talks” in hopes of negotiating with Iran to stop its nuclear program in exchange for lifting the UN sanctions. But those negotiations have gone no-where. On Monday, the deadline came and went without an agreement. Extending the deadline to permit more “talks” will not […] Read More →

Pope says it is wrong to equate Islam with violence

 Pope Francis said on Sunday that equating Islam with violence was wrong and called on Muslim leaders to issue a global condemnation of terrorism to help dispel the stereotype. Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, told reporters aboard his plane returning from a visit to Turkey that he understood why Muslims were offended […] Read More →

US And Iran Are Closer Than Ever To A Deal That Would Transform The Middle East

Christian Science Monitor,  Just hours after nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers missed a Monday deadline, yielding instead a seven-month extension of negotiations, one sign indicated a combative return to business as usual. In a speech to visiting Muslim clerics, Iran’s supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, devoted just two lines to the talks: “In […] Read More →

Putin Sells Guns while Obama Goes Golfing

Michael Schaus,   I know who I’m contacting for my next AK-47 variant. Vladimir Putin is stepping up Russia’s arms business in the wake of increased volatility throughout the Middle East. Apparently the Bond villain in Moscow realized that relying on America to fork over hundreds of millions of dollars – for a few spontaneously-combusting rocket […] Read More →

Unrest in East Jerusalem as Violence Erupts: Israel doesn’t care what Obama thinks

Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist  Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising. The Al-Aqsa compound, or Temple Mount, a […] Read More →

War by algebra defies the true nature of war

Dr. Earl Tilford,  Editor’s note: This article first appeared at  Many Americans think of war as a great national struggle, as was the case during WWII, where violence rose to address the belligerents’ objectives. These were “total” wars between nation-states driven by incompatible political ideologies supported by the mobilization of industrial-age economies. For the United […] Read More →

Liberal NY Professor: Global Warming Created ISIS

Michael Schaus,  Your SUV is apparently responsible for all those beheadings in the Middle East. That’s right: ISIS is nothing more than a product of global warming, according to some non-scientist from John Jay College in New York. I know I was surprised to learn that 1.4 degrees of warming (over the last century) was […] Read More →

Dick Cheney Roasts Obama Alive for Being Disrespectful to Military and the Police

 Former Vice President Dick Cheney this week sharply criticized President Barack Obama for comparing Ferguson, Mo., with the Middle East during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Cheney made his comments during a recent Fox News interview, reported Western Journalism. He called any comparison between the thousands of brutal murders committed by terrorists in the […] Read More →