Top US commander wants more aggressive Afghan push this year

The top American commander for the Middle East wants a more aggressive Afghan military pressuring Taliban and other insurgents over the normally quieter months of Afghanistan’s winter, and then quickly going on the offensive in the spring. It’s all part of a plan the United States hopes will change the course of a war now entering its 17th year. Continue reading

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Störung im Betriebsablauf

Vor einem Jahr ereignete sich am Berliner Breitscheidplatz ein islamistischer Anschlag mit zwölf Toten. Bei der Gedenkveranstaltung zeigte sich: Angela Merkel kann nicht reden, weil sie nichts zu sagen hat. Sie stellt Anteilnahme unter Vorbehalt Continue reading

War on terror – an action-reaction formula

Amid the ongoing war against terrorism the country has been engaged in for over a decade, there has been an uplift in the terror attacks recently, especially in parts of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, exposing the brittle nature of this war. Continue reading

The United Nations and the Palestinians

There is one way in which the Palestinian refugees are unique. The United Nations has created a special organization for Palestinian refugees that both defines them differently and cares for them separately from every other refugee population on earth. In so doing, the international community has been a full partner in helping the Palestinian refugees preserve their status and nurture their grievances. Continue reading

Muslim Brotherhood in the USA

The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is routinely presented in the mainstream media as a civil rights organization. Its consistent pattern of encouraging Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement is never mentioned. Continue reading

The Muslim Brotherhood in Europe

The Muslim Brotherhood always saw Europe as a launching pad for overthrowing Arab regimes, but attempts to Islamicise Europe-based Muslims have failed, writes Tarek Dahroug.
The Muslim Brotherhood organisation spread in Europe after Brotherhood members began leaving Arab countries for the continent in the mid-1950s against the backdrop of conflicts with political regimes, specifically in Egypt, Syria and Iraq. Continue reading

Wenn Terroristen freigelassen werden

Durch ihren freundschaftlichen, oft hilflos wirkenden Umgang mit Terroristen tragen europäische Behörden Hauptverantwortung für die Massenmorde im Mittleren Osten. Continue reading

Terrorists dislike women

New coed guard duty causing ruckus at Guantanamo high-value prison

MIAMI (MCT) — The military now has female soldiers escorting former CIA captives around Guantanamo’s high-value prison, an apparent personnel change that defense lawyers say is causing an uproar over religious insensitivity. Continue reading

Israel issues Travel Warning for Western Europe

In light of the return of many jihadists from fighting in Syria and Iraq to their home countries, counter-terrorism unit advises Israelis use caution when traveling abroad during High Holy Days.
Israelis and Jews in western Europe could be the target of terror attacks from global jihadists, the National Security Agency’s counter-terrorism unit said Monday, as it issued travel warning for Europe ahead of the High Holy Days. Continue reading

I’m thinking of writing an opera called “Why Michael Brown Deserved to Die.”

What do you think? Do you think if I write a thought-provoking, probingly-artistic contemporary opera on the subject of Michael Brown’s untimely shooting, it will be met with critical acclaim?
Maybe it will be performed by the New York Metropolitan Opera during its 2015 season, and will be described as “dialogue” on a difficult subject. Continue reading