Tag Archives: Islamic State

ISIS Fangirls

A couple of days ago three “straight A” teenage girls, two 15 and a 16 year old, in the U.K. boarded a plane at Gatwick and headed off to Turkey, indicating that they were on their way to Syria to … Continue reading

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Distractions on the Left

Demonstrations like they used to be As a genuine card carrying member of the Old Left I get lots of emails. Mostly asking for money to support some Congressional or Senatorial candidate in some far away state because the sun … Continue reading

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ISIL and Sykes-Picot

Fat Chance Several months ago, ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, announced it’s intention to do away with the borders of the modern Middle-East. It already controls territory spanning the “border” between Iraq and Syria. “Levant”, a … Continue reading

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Return of the Abbasid

  And so yesterday the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham committed another barbarity. A captured American journalist, Steven Sotloff was beheaded on camera as a “message” to America. Presumably this atrocity was ordered by Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi, self-styled “Caliph … Continue reading

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