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Islamic State

Innocent at First Glance

September 9, 2014 // Al-Thawra - Syria - Arabic

The American/European declaration prepares a solid ground for an alliance that fights terrorism in one region, yet ignores countries who have been confronting this terrorism for a long time.

US Strategy to Oppose the Islamic State

September 8, 2014 // Hamshahri - Iran - Persian

<i>The U.S. reaction to the developments we are currently witnessing in Syria and Iraq once again prove the American two-fold approach to the world.</i> It is not the first time that the U.S. has taken a two-pronged approach to engaging with terrorist groups. We remember in particular that American interactions with [Read more]

I See No Greater Coward … than Obama!

September 8, 2014 // Al-Messa - Egypt - Arabic

I can't think of a single president of any country — advanced or underdeveloped — worth calling "cowardly" like U.S. President Barack Obama, whose country is regarded as the strongest politically, militarily and economically. After the slaughter of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the largest [Read more]

Journalist Beheaded and Obama Plays Golf

September 8, 2014 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

<i>Obama spoke to the parents of the beheaded journalist on the phone after he made a speech on TV [to say that though] he is shocked, America will not give in to terrorists, after which he went to play golf all day.</i> Even the most loyal Obama fans these days scratch their heads with bewilderment. Two weeks ago, [Read more]

Proceed with Caution

September 6, 2014 // La Presse - Canada - French

Iraq, Syria, Libya, Ukraine: Four political and military crises, four fronts where the complexity of the situations makes finding solutions difficult, four terrains where the U.S. is being asked to take the lead in political or military interventions. But Barack Obama refuses to cede to these demands, preferring [Read more]

A Martyr for Freedom

September 3, 2014 // La Prensa - Nicaragua - Spanish

The father of James Foley, an American journalist who was beheaded in Syria or Iraq by a hired assassin of the Islamic State terrorist movement — and the video of the execution displayed widely throughout the world — described his son as “a martyr for freedom.” The mother of the martyr journalist stated that [Read more]

War Feeds Itself

September 1, 2014 // der Freitag - Germany - German

<i>The United Sates has waged war on Iraq under four presidents since 1991. The result of this strategy has always been nothing but chaos.</i> The many explanations for going to war in Iraq were burdened with ambivalence. In the end, President Obama clearly took the side of getting involved in that civil war, [Read more]

A Lose-Lose Situation for the US

September 1, 2014 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

The U.S. may find itself in a scenario in which it loses if it makes more frequent and systematic use of its military power, and also loses if it chooses the route of diplomacy or economic sanctions.
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