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Tag: Al Qaeda
  • Legal and Moral Dilemmas of Drone Strikes in a Free Society

    The American government is now using over 7,500 drones to strike targets in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Drone strikes in Pakistan alone have killed up to 3,341 people so far, despite a lack of Congressional approval.  But besides being illegal on Constitutional grounds, the drone strikes set dangerous new precedents that challenge the most basic tenets of …

  • Liberation in Libya? Sharia law and unintended consequences

    According to the United Kingdom’s Daily Telegraph, Libya’s interim leadership has declared that Sharia – the traditional Islamic code of law – will play an integral part in the country’s new judicial system. In describing the upcoming changes, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, chairman of the National Transitional Council and de facto president, stated that Sharia will be …

  • Looking to Belong: al-Qaeda Youth

    There are many misconceptions in the United States about the Muslim world, and especially about Muslim extremists such as al-Qaeda.  One thing, though, is certain:  Muslim extremism, like most religious extremisms, is dangerous and can pose a threat to our national security.  However, with that being said, distortions that Americans make (especially those in Washington) about …

  • U.S. and Allies Financing Taliban and al-Qaeda

    One of the many reasons our strategy in the Middle East is doomed to fail is that it only addresses two parts of a three- part problem (and it isn’t doing the two parts very well, either):  We’re fighting the people who executed 9/11 (al-Qaeda), we’re fighting the people who harbored the people who executed …

  • Thank you!

    Somebody finally said it.  Fareed Zakaria pointed out on CNN what I have been harping on for a while:  Why is the US military engaged in a major war against Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, according to Leon Panetta’s admission, there are only 50-100 members remaining in the entire country? With the obvious now out there, will …

  • To All Neocons and Obama, Too

    Blowback is here to stay.  Al-Qaeda said the suicide bombing at a US base in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA agents was “revenge” for the deaths of militants in US drone strikes in Pakistan, the US monitoring group SITE said on Thursday. Notice how they didn’t cite the Constitution and our freedoms as a reason …

  • Clinton: Yemen War A Global Threat

    Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said the ongoing war in Yemen poses a grave threat to the entire world.  Clinton also mentioned that the various civil wars in Yemen “seem to get worse and worse with more players involved,” adding that it is now the time for the entire international community to lay out many “expectations” …

  • A Tragic Monologue

    Two wars is not enough. We need three. Why? Because warhawks now run the show. The antiwar right has been dead for a while and no one is surprised about that. However, the left’s abandonment of their antiwar principles is even more discouraging. They can no longer be counted on to protest unjust wars and …

  • Al Qaeda Offers “Condolences” To Victims

    **Literally puts her surprise face on** It’s not every day that your average jihadist apologizes for mass murder. Of course, Adam Gadahn (Azzam the American) was quick to console the vast Muslim innocents lost, not the nonmuslims (since according to him, nonmuslim blood does not equate to Muslim blood): “We express our condolences to the …

  • Make the Right Choice, Mr. President

     As more and more young Americans are killed in Afghanistan each and every day, President Obama faces a decision that could decide his presidency: to stay or not to stay. American soldiers are presented with the enormous, probably impossible task of eradicating the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and building a nation of literal sticks and …