Turkey prefers Islamic State to Kurdish State

Turkey prefers Islamic State to Kurdish State

Kurdish women make up a large proportion of the YPG militia fighters who are battling ISIS on the front lines in Syrian Kurdistan. (Image source: Mirava News video screenshot) By Uzay Bulut / Gatestone Institute ISIS terrorists have been attacking Kurds in an attempt to rape their women, sell them on slave markets and annihilate […]

UK politicians urge ban on the term “Islamic State”

UK politicians urge ban on the term “Islamic State”

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (L) says of the Islamic State, “Islam is a religion of peace. They are not Muslims, they are monsters.” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (R), leader of the Islamic State, say, “Islam was never for a day the religion of peace. Islam is the religion of war. Your Prophet (peace be upon him) […]

Overwhelming “no” vote in Greece

Overwhelming “no” vote in Greece

Unlike the mostly Keynesian talking heads who have never got it right, Shedlock has called the Greek situation all along. And the polls were mostly rigged to spook a YES. Note that ain’t the first time and won’t be the last – you really think we all love Hillary?  ED By Mike Shedlock Four polls […]

U.S. blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State

U.S. blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State

By Con Coughlin / The Telegraph The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic […]

Kerry threatens to leave nuke talks with no deal

Kerry threatens to leave nuke talks with no deal

By Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon VIENNA—Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the United States and Iran may fail to reach a final nuclear agreement despite the talks being extended past their June 30 deadline so that the sides could hash out remaining differences over the scope and scale of the […]

When Palestinians die in jail

When Palestinians die in jail

By Khaled Abu Toameh / Gatestone Insitute Like the mainstream media in the West, the UN chooses to look the other way when Palestinians torture or kill fellow Palestinians. The Palestinian Authority and Hamas claim that the three men committed suicide. When three detainees die in less than a week, this should sound an alarm. […]

U.S. forces ‘closely monitoring’ Iranian warships near Yemen

U.S. forces ‘closely monitoring’ Iranian warships near Yemen

By Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon U.S. military forces are “closely monitoring” an Iranian ship bound for Yemen that is said to contain aid for the warring factions in that country, according to multiple Pentagon officials. The aid ship is reported to be accompanied by at least two Iranian warships also in the region, […]

U.S. drug probe won’t topple Venezuela regime

U.S. drug probe won’t topple Venezuela regime

May 21, 2015 Andres Oppenheimer The Miami Herald Posted with permission from MCT Information Services Republish Reprint There has been a lot of excitement among critics of Venezuela’s authoritarian populist government about new reports confirming that U.S. authorities are investigating Venezuela’s No. 2 official on drug trafficking charges, but — unfortunately — the news will […]

Burundi failed coup poses stark test for democracy

Burundi failed coup poses stark test for democracy

May 20, 2015 Tonny Onyulo – Special to the Washington Times Posted with permission from The Washington Times Republish Reprint BUJUMBURA, Burundi – Circling vultures monitor the shaky efforts to restore peace in the streets – a week after a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza, clashes between police and demonstrators continue, and many of […]

“No big difference between Iran and ISIS”

“No big difference between Iran and ISIS”

Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam (center) speaks at a protest against Iranian human rights abuses, in 2013, in Norway. (Image source: Anita Nyholt YouTube video screenshot) By Uzay Bulut / Gatestone Institute “The international community must aim at strategic and long-term alliances based on common values. I do not think there is a big difference between ISIS and […]