Category Archives: Middle East

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PI: Special Operations Command Central Multi-Method Assessment of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Special Operations Command Central Multi-Method Assessment of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Public Intelligence, March 8, 2015 The following multi-method assessment of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was commissioned in the summer of … Continue reading

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Kheiriddin: This isn’t about the right to choose a burka over a bikini. It’s about a country’s values

This isn’t about the right to choose a burka over a bikini. It’s about a country’s values By Tasha Kheiriddin, March 11, 2015, National Post Full Comment Political parties can’t be all things to all people, nor should they. Instead, … Continue reading

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Vladeck: The Iran Letter and the Logan Act

Editor’s note: The following post (from Vladeck’s blog Lawfare) is a summary analysis of the essence of a current petition being hosted on the White House website, as discussed here. Sen Tom Cotton, lead signatory to the letter, outlines the … Continue reading

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Totten: The Truth About “American Sniper”

The Truth About American Sniper Chris Kyle wasn’t a savage; he killed savages. by Michael J. Totten, 30 January 2015, City Journal Photo by Chris Kyle (Facebook) Clint Eastwood’s new film, American Sniper, is a blisteringly accurate portrayal of the … Continue reading

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McCarthy: I’m Glad Obama Skipped Paris

  I’m Glad Obama Skipped Paris He doesn’t really believe in protecting speech critical of Islam. By Andrew C. McCarthy January 13, 2015.  National Review Online Unlike many conservatives, I was not outraged when President Obama directed the Justice Department … Continue reading

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HotAir – Morrissey: USA Today column: Why did France allow satirists to attack Mohammed?

USA Today column: Why did France allow satirists to attack Mohammed? USA Today caused a stir last night when they published a column from Anjem Choudary, whom they describe as “a radical Muslim cleric” from London specializing in shari’a law. Earlier … Continue reading

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