"Today terrorism is our common worry"
"Ex-US Intelligence Chief on Islamic State's Rise: 'We Were Too Dumb'" (on the grooming of the ISIS leader):
"‘Oxygen for jihadists’: ISIS-smuggled oil flows through Turkey to intl markets – Iraqi MP""SPIEGEL ONLINE: In February 2004, you already had Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in your hands -- he was imprisoned in in a military camp, but got cleared later as harmless by a US military commission. How could that fatal mistake happen?Flynn: We were too dumb. We didn't understand who we had there at that moment. When 9/11 occurred, all the emotions took over, and our response was, "Where did those bastards come from? Let's go kill them. Let's go get them." Instead of asking why they attacked us, we asked where they came from. Then we strategically marched in the wrong direction."
Barry the tree-hugger: "Former CIA Deputy Director Gives A Stunning Reason Why Obama Has Not Attacked ISIS' Oil Infrastructure"
"Sultan Tayyip's triumph" "EU Reaches Deal With Turkey, Will Pay €3 Billion To Stem Refugee Outflow But Not Everyone Wants To Pay Up" Erdoğan's massive blackmail operation, a new low for Europe.
"Russia hits back at Turkey by changing Syria 'game'" A strong Russian alliance with the YPG would be the best revenge.
"Israel To Coordinate With Google, YouTube, To Censor Palestinian Videos Of Conflict" Israel is having the same problem with camera phones that racist police forces in the US, often trained in Israli methods, are having.
"Peterborough synagogue welcomes Muslims displaced by mosque arson" "Syrian Diary: Father Andrew Ashdown in Homs"