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As in Vietnam, the U.S. has underestimated its foe

Summary BY DAVID IGNATIUS, THE DAILY STAR, LEBANON The U.S. has made the same mistake in evaluating fighters from ISIS that it did in Vietnam – by underestimating the enemy’s…

U.S. boots are already on the ground against ISIS

by David Ignatius Summary How can President Barack Obama provide limited military support on the ground to help “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS without formally violating his pledge not to…

Turkey lets in Syria Kurds fleeing ‘Islamic State’

Thousands of Kurds fleeing the “Islamic State” have crossed into Turkey. The militant group has seized Kurdish villages in northern Syria over the past two days. On Friday, Turkey opened…

The Key to Defeating ISIS is Islam

Source: The Huffington Post By Salam Al Marayati, President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council–DC America needs Islam — not to convert people to the religion, but as the antidote to the…

Islamic State in Iraq: ‘They Know Exactly What They Are Doing’

Interview conducted by Dieter Bednarz SPIEGEL: Mr. Chalabi, how close have fighters from Islamic State come to Baghdad? Chalabi: They are 26 kilometers away. That is menacingly close, but the…

Another war to rearrange the ME

RAMZY BAROUD ARABNEWS.COM Published — Tuesday 16 September 2014 A few months ago, not many Americans, in fact Europeans as well, knew that a Yezidi community in fact existed in…

Islamic State crisis: World leaders pledge Iraq support

BBC News: Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants “by all means necessary”. A joint statement by foreign ministers taking part in a major conference…

The U.S. plan leaves lingering doubts

Summary by Rami G. Khouri I dearly wish that ISIS will be contained and then defeated by the many countries and armed groups who say they are committed to achieving…

Moeen Ali urges British Muslims joining jihadist groups ‘not to go’

Source: The Guardian The England bowler Moeen Ali has urged young British Muslims who are thinking about joining the Islamic State terror group “not to go”. Mooen, who is a…

Robert Fisk on Isis campaign: Bingo! Here’s another force of evil to be ‘vanquished’ – One can see how difficult these lessons in Middle East history must be for the average American

Resurrection, reinvention and linguistics. Barack Obama did the lot. And now he’s taking America to war in Syria as well as Iraq. Oh yes, and he’s going to defeat Isis,…

Rand Paul: ‘Civilized Islam Will Have To Step Up’ To Take On ISIS

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling on “civilized Islam” to help take on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group. President Barack Obama laid out…

US: New government is ‘milestone’ for Iraq

BBC News: The US has hailed the creation of a new government in Iraq as a major milestone and a crucial step towards defeating the militant group, Islamic State (IS).…

Iraqi Christians Fight for Survival Against Islamic State Militants

Voice of America: Religious leaders warn that Sunni militants of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria are trying to ethnically cleanse the region. The ancient Yazidi communities have…

Iran arrests 3 foreigners on suspect trip to Iraq

Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s state-owned newspaper says authorities have detained three foreigners traveling through Iran under the suspicion of planning to join ISIS in neighboring Iraq. Tuesday’s report by…

ISIS’s Enemy List: 10 Reasons the Islamic State Is Doomed

By Kurt Eichenwald / September 8, 2014 NEWSWEEK The so-called Islamic State, better known as ISIS, is not just a collection of barbaric psychopaths willing to engage in the most…

Arab meet vows all-out efforts to crush IS terror

CAIRO: Arab League foreign ministers agreed on Sunday to take all necessary measures to confront Islamic State and cooperate with international, regional and national efforts to combat militants who have…

Jihadists beheadings sow fear, prompt Muslim revulsion

AFP | Sep 04, 2014 |    JORDAN TIMES Ragheda, the wife of Lebanese soldier Sgt. Ali Sayid who was beheaded by Islamic militants, mourns as she carries their 10-…

Sotloff beheading: Murdered reporter’s family speaks

The family of US journalist Steven Sotloff have spoken publicly for the first time since a video of his beheading was released by militants. They said that the reporter gave…

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