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Islamic State

What Obama’s Great Battle Plan Ignores

September 16, 2014 // Focus - Germany - German

Obama wants to wage war without going to war, and the president has developed a plan to do so. It's highly improbable that his plan in any way resembles reality: There are just too many questions Obama isn't considering.

Obama’s War

September 16, 2014 // El Diario Exterior - Spain - Spanish

The war that is beginning against the Islamic State, known in the past as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, will be Obama’s war — forever.

Islamic State or the Faith Catch

September 15, 2014 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

When in 2003 George Bush decided that the military operation in Iraq was a way of combating international terrorism, al-Qaida did not have a foothold in that country. A decade later, the so-called Islamic State, an offshoot of a branch of al-Qaida in Iraq, controls territory stretching from Aleppo in Syria to Falujah, [Read more]

Drums of War

September 15, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

In this age of nationalism, excessive ethnic identification and ultra-religious dogma, it is fairly easy to identify those who would benefit first when the drums of war start beating.

Obama’s Belated Cavalry

September 15, 2014 // Newsweek Polska - Poland - Polish

<i>It has become clear for Republicans: Obama has no strategy, he ignores further outbreaks of violence, and the result is that half the region — from Libya through Lebanon, Israel and Syria to Iraq — is set on fire. And it is hard to defend the president’s politics on the Middle East even for Democrats.</i> [Read more]

On the Warpath

September 14, 2014 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

On Wednesday night, Barack Obama gave a speech that he never could have imagined having to give. Just one day short of 13 years after the September 11 attacks, the president put the United States on the path of another war — or, more accurately, a revisited war — and cultivated public opinion with similar illusions [Read more]
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