extremists

CAN THE SYRIAN KURDS PROVIDE A LATTER-DAY SALADIN… (…as the seed that will flower into a new civil and open society for all Syrians?) Saladin, was a Kurd…and some 800 years ago he re-conquered most of what we call the

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ADAPTATIONS FROM THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE PLAYBOOK… (…as a scenario to create rabid hounds for the spread of jihadist terror…) The recent barbaric assault on the French weekly magazine – Charlie Hebdo – in Paris, should disabuse everyone that the extreme

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THE ONLY FAIL-SAFE OPTION LEFT TO SALVAGE SOMETHING (…from a decade of misguided policy) The further rapid disintegration of the Iraqi nation-state leaves the US with very few viable options. Given the way things are evolving on the ground, by

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