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Arms Identification – German Missiles in the Hands of the Islamic State

September 1, 2014 By Eliot Higgins After the captured of Tabqa airbase in Syria, by the Islamic State last week a number of photographs were posted online showing the weapons captured at the airbase. These included many weapons seen elsewhere … Continue reading

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Islam has nothing to do with Islam 

ABC reports: The Islamic State has released a video purporting to show a masked militant beheading a second captured American journalist, and threatening to kill a British hostage the group names as David Haines. The footage shows Steven Sotloff, a … Continue reading

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In Three Countries Where the US ” Helped,” It Created the Power Vacuum that the Islamic Fanatics Have Moved Into

By Pat Buchanan The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations and empires that failed to survive the 20th century are well known. For the Kaiser’s Germany, it was the “blank cheque” to Austria after Sarajevo. For Great … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, a Reminder

Writing in the New York Times, Ed Husain: Let’s be clear: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram, the Shabab and others are all violent Sunni Salafi groupings. For five decades, Saudi Arabia has been the … Continue reading

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Understanding the Israeli-Egyptian-Saudi alliance

  Hamas’s war with Israel is not a stand-alone event. It is happening in the context of the vast changes that are casting asunder old patterns of behavior and strategic understandings as actors in the region begin to reassess the … Continue reading

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Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with Islamic State, posing threat to U.S. American militants could commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired in Iraq, Syria

A convoy of vehicles and militant fighters move through Iraq’s Anbar Province. The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans who are fighting side-by-side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and … Continue reading

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