“The Rojavans have done better than hold ISIS off—in fact, ISIS is running scared, and the Rojavans have made significant territorial gains at the Islamists’ expense, and appear to be much better at this than any other group in Syria.” — Francisco Gil-White, HIR
Former Iraqi MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din wants secularism imposed on Iraq by force but sees no support for this effort, noting that the United States has been the problem, has supported political Islam over civil society. Like so many others in Iraq, he supported U.S. intervention; now he is experiencing the same kind of hangover the “opposition” has …
The Sixth Phase: “from 2016 onwards there will a period of “total confrontation.” As soon as the caliphate has been declared the “Islamic army” it will instigate the “fight between the believers and the non-believers” which has so often been predicted by Osama bin Laden.” – Der Spiegel 2005…
The response of the Swedes for the most part was disturbingly passive, in part because free, unfettered expression is being successfully couched in the West as implicitly racist and even injurious, and therefore at odds with cultural difference and diversity.
As such, free speech is being treated and successfully redefined as more of a weapon than a right.
This is consistent with Islamic legal doctrine, but the rationale is now being embraced and aggressively advanced by the Left and other activists, especially on University campuses.
“[D]ocuments captured in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound includes explosive information on Iran’s relationship with al Qaeda over the past two decades, including details of Iran’s support for al Qaeda’s attacks on Americans…”
According to the Associated Press, Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday on MSNBC, “right now, it looks like they’re (Iraq) going the way of Yugoslavia,” suggesting an eventual breakup of the state. Just like the former Yugoslavia, Iraq, once a stable, prosperous secular society with a significant regional military has been brought to ruin–violently dismantled by the US, Iran …
“In 2004 Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan had told Iran’s Khatami that Iran must remove its barriers isolating itself from the world. “When it becomes a full EU member, Turkey will become Iran’s gate to the Western world,” Erdogan said. Iran was seeking to expand in the region and Turkey was willing to be a conduit. We see a continuation of this Turkish opening to Iran with the Sunday announcement by Erdogan that he will visit Iran in the wake of Kerry’s deal.”
“According to a confidential cable from the US Embassy in Damascus on February 27, 2009, Syria’s Bashar Assad met with John Kerry, who broached the issue of Iran’s nuclear program. “Assad responded by saying there should be a mechanism for monitoring Iran’s nuclear activities; states do not operate on trust.” This is Bashar Assad, Iran’s closest ally today, telling the Americans, “Do not trust them…states do not operate on trust.” ”