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French Jets Carry Out First Attack on Islamic State in Iraq

 French jets destroyed an Islamic State depot in northeast Iraq today and further strikes are planned, President Francois Hollande said in a statement. France becomes the first country to join the air campaign against the militant group that occupies large swathes of Syria and Iraq. U.S. planes have struck Islamic State targets more than 100 […] Read More →

Terror ‘Chatter’ Prompts Security Alert at Australian Parliament

 Police stepped up security at Australia’s parliament to guard against a terrorist attack, as authorities investigate an alleged Islamic State beheading plot. Intelligence agencies detected “chatter amongst these terrorist support networks” that the federal parliament in Canberra could be targeted, Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Channel 7 television today. “The Australian Federal Police will be […] Read More →

British Muslims plead for hostage under threat

 LONDON,  British Muslim leaders made a plea Thursday for the safety of a British hostage threatened with beheading by Islamic State extremists in Syria. Alan Henning’s life was threatened in a video released Saturday that showed him in the hands of the extremists who beheaded British captive David Haines and two American journalists. The group […] Read More →

Kerry Says Coalition Seeks to Decimate Islamic State

 Secretary of State John Kerry said more than 50 countries have joined the U.S. fight against Islamic State,and some coalition members are prepared to launch airstrikes in Syria against the extremist group. Kerry, who spent the past week trying to build global support against Islamic State, told U.S. lawmakers in testimony today that he expects […] Read More →

The Forever War: The president did not tell us how this new Conflict Ends.

Patrick J. Buchanan  The strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL,” is incoherent, inconsistent and, ultimately, non-credible. A year ago, Obama and John Kerry were straining at the leash to launch air strikes on Syrian President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons […] Read More →