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Islamic State

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.

The West’s Dilemma

September 1, 2014 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>Payment of ransom for persons kidnapped by jihadis poses a tough quandary to governments.</i> The demand of 100 million euros in ransom for the life of James Foley adds more foulness, if possible, to the murder of the American journalist perpetrated by the Islamic State (IS). A week before publicizing a video [Read more]

An Abominable Crime

September 1, 2014 // Diario Libre - Dominican Republic - Spanish

On Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, James Foley, an American war correspondence journalist, was kidnapped in Syria while he was covering the combat between rebels that were confronting Bashar al-Assad’s government troops. His existence culminated with an abominable execution, perpetrated by a jihadi militant, which is how [Read more]

Eliminating Fear

August 31, 2014 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

<i>The atrocious assassination of a journalist reveals the reign of terror imposed by the Islamic State.</i> Following the flood of images and videos posted on the Internet that show the atrocities carried out in Syria and Iraq by radical Islamists, it is hard to believe that one additional video could cause such [Read more]

American Hypocrisy in Iraq

August 29, 2014 // Al Thawra - Syria - Arabic

It is now clear that the West’s sickening duplicity has become a kind of political schizophrenia, as they harp incessantly on some important issues while blithely ignoring others.

Beheading Alters US Policy in Iraq

August 28, 2014 // The Beijing News - China - Chinese

On Aug. 19, the Islamic State posted a video on social media showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley in a chilling spectacle that has sparked international outrage. It was the first time that the Islamic State had made public the killing of an American citizen, much less a journalist, and is an extreme [Read more]
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