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ISLAMIC STATE BRINGS HIGH DEFINITION BEHEADINGS TO LIBYA

I just watched the latest Islamic State video where they simultaneously beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians on the Libyan coast, and while horrifying to watch, I am struck by the way these made-for-social media productions  eerily resemble something which director Michael … Continue reading

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AN ADDITIONAL COUNTRY HELPS AL-NUSRA GROW

Not to be outdone by Boko Haram and Islamic State, terrorist group al-Nusra Front has upped its stake in the global caliphate race by claiming a part of Northern Syria, thus making the current Syria war even more complicated, deadly … Continue reading

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DETROIT, WATER, BANKS & HUMAN RIGHTS

  Anyone following the Detroit water crisis will have learned a valuable lesson this week: living a healthy life has nothing to do with human rights—at least not when paying for clean, running water is concerned. I’ll tone down my heavily-opinionated … Continue reading

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ISIL BITS

While President Obama and other world leaders converge on the UN General Assembly and clog New York City street traffic, It may be a good time to map a few of the latest ISIL news stories to the themes I’ve … Continue reading

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THE BEHEADING KINGS

  You thought ISIL holds the Most Brutal title with its beheadings of civilians? Wrong. This is what the United Nations‘ Human Rights office has to say about Saudi Arabia (emphasis mine): According to the experts, so far in 2014, … Continue reading

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ARE THE US-IRAN TALKS GOING TO MAKE IT?

    There’s a chance that an agreement can be reached between the US and Iran about the latter’s nuclear program, but any successful negotiation will obviously depend on how far-reaching the demands are. And that’s why I’m afraid negotiations … Continue reading

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OBAMA SAID WHAT?

  President Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly is possibly the most gangsta prose ever uttered by a sitting American President. In the President’s own words, but with my added emphasis: let me take this opportunity to outline what … Continue reading

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