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Islamic State

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]

Is Obama Overly Cautious Regarding the Islamic State?

September 13, 2014 // La Vanguardia - Spain - Spanish

The president of the United States, Barack Obama, has promised a campaign to “destroy” the Islamic State, but the cautious tone of his statements has led to increased suspicion among politicians and experts who see reflected in his words a lack of any clear strategy against the jihadi. The murder of American [Read more]

A War Crime

September 12, 2014 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

Terrorism, pure and simple. A masked man with a British accent stood in front of a camera and decapitated Steven Sotloff, an independent journalist who worked with Time and Foreign Policy. The news, which Washington has not officially confirmed, would be the second staging of an American journalist’s brutal murder [Read more]

September 11 Anniversary

September 12, 2014 // Al-Khaleej - U.A.E. - Arabic

The American war on terror, within the framework of Operation Enduring Freedom, not only did not make the world safer but has also made terrorism more rampant ...
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