Jerusalem Grand Mufti Detained After Holy Site Attack Leaves Five Dead

The grand mufti of Jerusalem was detained by Israeli security forces on Friday after three attackers opened fire on Israeli police in Jerusalem's Old City, killing two. The attackers fled to a nearby highly sensitive holy site before being killed by security forces, police said. The three attackers were killed at the site known to …

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U.S. Bases Strategically Placed to Prevent Syrian Military from Advancing; Outlining Borders of Kurdistan

Despite the spits and spurts of World War Three, it seems the United States (at least part of the establishment) and Russia are beginning to move toward a cooling of their approaches to the Syrian crisis. While we have seen this many times in the past – the apparent mutual understanding of Russia and the …

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The West is a Portable Idea, Not Blood and Soil

Not everyone who goes around celebrating the achievements of The West and decrying its destruction is a true friend of freedom. We’ve known this since at least a century ago, when the acclaimed German historian Oswald Spengler wrote his magisterial tome The Decline of the West (1919). Trump's speech was sometimes beautiful and inspiring and others …

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Syrian War Report – July 14, 2017: Race to Deir Ezzor

On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army Tiger Forces and tribal forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have launched a military operation against in the southwestern part of Raqqah province. Initially, pro-government troops advanced south of Resafa and liberated Bir al Zenati, Bir Itaw and Bir Hiwaran villages. On Friday, they captured Ridgem-Abe el-Kalat …

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Return of Pentagon Mercenaries Worries US Active Duty Military

During the time that U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster are reviewing the U.S. military policy in Afghanistan, The New York Times ran a story on July 10, 2017 that exposed a threat that will upend U.S. defense strategy and return it to a bitter past. The Times story was centered around the …

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Trump’s ASEAN Policy Isn’t “Confused,” It’s a Continuation of Decades of Coercion

In an effort to reinforce public perception that policy changes when a new administration assumes the White House, US and European analysts have made several attempts to push forward narratives describing US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy as “confused” or “unclear” in contrast to his predecessor, President Barrack Obama. However, upon closer examination, from the …

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STAR WARS 2.0: Washington’s Battle to Fund Space Warfare

There’s a civil war being fought on our nation’s soil, right in our capital. It pits the Secretary of Defense and senior generals against a bipartisan band of militant legislators who accuse the Pentagon of standing pat while Russian and China work to achieve military superiority over the United States in space. No doubt these …

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