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JIHADS:: Islamists Using Twitter to Recruit

By at June 25, 2013 | 10:59 am

JIHADS:: Islamists Using Twitter to Recruit

by WILLIAM BIGELOW 25 Jun 2013, 5:56 AM PDT-- Islamists are taking advantage of Twitter to spread their violent propaganda. Writing in the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point's journal, independent academic investigators Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher state: Twitter has become the main hub for the active dissemination of links guiding users to digital content. ... Go To Article

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CONRAD BLACK: Slouching Toward Syria – The New York Sun

By at June 21, 2013 | 12:15 pm

CONRAD BLACK: Slouching Toward Syria – The New York Sun

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | June 21, 2013 The belated, reluctant assistance of the United States to some of the anti-Assad forces in Syria has all the distinctive signs of a Great Power’s being dragged into a combat zone that were prefigured in Libya. There, President Obama uttered sanctimonious comments for weeks that Moammar Qaddafi “must go” without ... Go To Article

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MAX BOOT: A U.S.-Taliban Prisoner Swap? « Commentary Magazine

By at June 21, 2013 | 10:25 am

MAX BOOT: A U.S.-Taliban Prisoner Swap? « Commentary Magazine

Max Boot | @MaxBoot, 06.21.2013 - 10:35 AM Now that peace talks are sort of on again with the Taliban–at least hopes of such talks have risen again, even if Kabul’s outrage at Taliban preening in opening an embassy of sorts in Qatar has blocked the actual start of talks–the air is once again filled with talk of a prisoner exchange. The Taliban would love it if, ... Go To Article

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KRAUTHAMMER: Syria: America Sidelined | National Review Online

By at June 20, 2013 | 5:19 pm

KRAUTHAMMER: Syria: America Sidelined | National Review Online

JUNE 20, 2013 8:00 PM, By Charles Krauthammer After Iraq, Obama wasted a golden opportunity to keep a presence in the region.   The war in Syria, started by locals, is now a regional conflict, the meeting ground of two warring blocs. On one side, the radical Shiite bloc led by Iran, which overflies Iraq to supply Bashar Assad and sends Hezbollah to fight ... Go To Article

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IRAN MODERATE Wins Presidency by a Large Margin – NYTimes

By at June 16, 2013 | 12:50 am

IRAN MODERATE Wins Presidency by a Large Margin – NYTimes

By THOMAS ERDBRINK, Published: June 15, 2013 TEHRAN — In a striking repudiation of the ultraconservatives who wield power in Iran, voters here overwhelmingly elected a mild-mannered cleric who advocates greater personal freedoms and a more conciliatory approach to the world. The cleric, Hassan Rowhani, 64, won a commanding 50.7 percent of the vote in the six-way ... Go To Article

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LAWYERS: Little merit in accused Ft. Hood shooter’s self-defense strategy, except to bash US | Fox News

By at June 16, 2013 | 12:48 am

LAWYERS: Little merit in accused Ft. Hood shooter’s self-defense strategy, except to bash US | Fox News

Published June 15, 2013FoxNews.com The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people inside Fort Hood will be allow to present his own legal defense, but that strategy is unlikely to work and raises questions about whether the defendant is really just looking for an opportunity to present anti-American views, lawyers say. The defendant, Maj. Nidal Hasan, is on ... Go To Article

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PAT CADDELL: The Fuse Has Been Lit: Seven Critical Points on Uncle Sam’s Spying Program

By at June 12, 2013 | 1:45 am

PAT CADDELL: The Fuse Has Been Lit: Seven Critical Points on Uncle Sam’s Spying Program

by PATRICK CADDELL 10 Jun 2013 The sordid revelations from the Obama administration are coming at a pace that can only be described as, well, fast and furious. So let’s lay down some markers here, as a sort of road map for the months and years ahead: First, if the PRISM program and all the rest of the government’s surveillance programs were so good and ... Go To Article

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MICHAEL B. MUKASEY: Leaking Secrets Empowers Terrorists – WSJ

By at June 10, 2013 | 1:00 am

MICHAEL B. MUKASEY: Leaking Secrets Empowers Terrorists – WSJ

By MICHAEL B. MUKASEY, June 9, 2013, 6:45 p.m. ET The NSA's surveillance program doesn't do damage. Revealing it does. Once again, the tanks-have-rolled left and the black-helicopters right have joined together in howls of protest. They were set off by last week's revelations that the U.S. government has been collecting data that disclose the fact, but not the ... Go To Article

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RICHARD FERNANDEZ: Belmont Club » All We Are Saying …

By at June 9, 2013 | 12:40 pm

RICHARD FERNANDEZ: Belmont Club » All We Are Saying …

by Richard Fernandez, June 7th, 2013 In the halcyon days before the Verizon and PRISM revelations gave the subject a sinister cast, the New York Post examined President Obama’s attempt to end the War on Terror by declaring peace. The signed editorial read: “President Obama’s speech at the National Defense University calling for an end to the war on terror forces ... Go To Article

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KRAUTHAMMER: Message from the Ruins of Qusair | National Review Online

By at June 6, 2013 | 6:15 pm

KRAUTHAMMER: Message from the Ruins of Qusair | National Review Online

By Charles Krauthammer, JUNE 6, 2013 8:00 PM Obama dithers while Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah bolster Assad. On Wednesday, Qusair fell to the Bashar Assad regime in Syria. Qusair is a strategic town that connects Damascus with Assad’s Alawite heartland on the Mediterranean, with its ports and Russian naval base. It’s a major strategic shift. Assad’s forces can ... Go To Article

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