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Islamic State

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.

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.
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