The United States has been intervening militarily in the Middle East for almost 11 years in small intervals. More than a decade has passed since the campaign was declared against terrorist organizations and the governments that fund and support them. Part of this has been sustained by the hazy existence of al-Qaida, [Read more]
No matter how you relate to radical Islamic movements, there is an incontestable fact: These forces emerged as a radical reaction to Western expansion and the politics of Israel and pro-Western Arab regimes.
<i>Despite denials, several Western countries, including France and the United States, finance terrorist groups indirectly and often unintentionally, the author highlights.</i>
The little phrase almost went unnoticed. Yet it was explosive. During an interview with The New York Times the [week before last], President [Read more]
Interventions tend to start more fires than the ones they try to put out.
It is fair to say that the Islamic State group is a problem created by the Americans. Because the problem stemmed from the U.S., the responsibility to clean up the mess should belong to the U.S.
With regret, it has to be said that the U.S. is not winding down its war in Afghanistan in a responsible manner.
Obama was successful in his feat to unite the Republicans — against him — over foreign policy.
On Wednesday evening, three hours before the 13th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when the United States was attacked by the deranged jihadi al-Qaida network, President Barack Obama made a solemn speech about his plans to weaken and ultimately destroy the Islamic State, another wave of crazed jihadi whose [Read more]
Maybe it is time to think of non-military answers.
Washington ignores, or at least tries to ignore, its own direct and indirect responsibilities in the creation of the Islamic State, al-Qaida and other expressions of violent fundamentalism.