Current — Conflict in Syria

Current — Conflict in Syria

  • Say Hello to Lawrence

    Michael L.Every now and again I take a commenter's thoughts and front page them at Israel Thrives.I only do this rarely, but I think that Lawrence's... Read more

    4 hours, 24 minutes ago by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • America, a Colony of Israel

    Via Debka, a website run by the Mossad:Obama authorizes air power to defend US-backed Syrian rebels DEBKAfile August 3, 2015, 8:56 AM (IDT) President Barack... Read more

    The 03 august 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Fun Online Polls: Abroad and The News

    The responses to last week's Fun Online Poll were as follows: Abroad. All very grim, all very tricky. Waves of migrants in the Mediterranean - 44% Isis and Syri... Read more

    The 03 august 2015 by   Markwadsworth
    DEBATE
  • Turkey Supports ISIS. … Now Declares “War Against ISIS”, But Instead Bombs Its...

    These attacks by Turkey are waging war on the most effective armed fore fighting ISIS. ISIS, on the other hand, was left virtually untouched. Read more

    The 02 august 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Kitchen Bites #5 The CookBook Edition!

    This month has been a little crazy in the Foodie Couple Kitchen and we have been overwhelmed with new cookbooks to try (and the odd bargain that I’ve found alon... Read more

    The 01 august 2015 by   Thefoodiecoupleblog
    RECIPES, FOOD & DRINK
  • The Potential For A Libya 2.0?

    An article in the New York Times was published recently discussing that the US and Turkey had agreed to create a ‘safe zone’ in Syria. Read more

    The 29 july 2015 by   Devondb
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Climate Change Changes Everything — Massive Capital Flight From Fossil Fuels...

    GarryRogers:We need to keep pushing big investors such as schools and corporations to divest their fossil fuel stocks. We also need to get them out of the... Read more

    The 28 july 2015 by   Garry Rogers
    ANIMALS & WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT, BOOKS
  • To Iraq

    The text came on an Ecclesiastical day – a day when I was despairing that there was nothing new under the sun. Especially nothing new in my immediate... Read more

    The 28 july 2015 by   Marilyngardner5
    RELIGION, SELF EXPRESSION
  • A Choppy Route to Freedom

    JUST five nautical miles of turquoise sea separate Turkey from the tourist town of Molyvos, on the Greek island of Lesbos. But the boat got stuck halfway across... Read more

    The 26 july 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Why One Attack Could Augur Worse

    Sorrow in Suruc “FOLLOW the flies; you’ll find human flesh.” These grisly directions were offered at the scene of a suicide-bomb attack by a suspected Islamic... Read more

    The 24 july 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Lovely Laura Lexx and Pig-faced Joz Norris: Comics Who Won’t Tell Me Things

    “Why is this going to be your first Edinburgh Fringe show?” I asked comedian Laura Lexx yesterday.“Because I’ve never wanted to do one before.”“What’s it... Read more

    The 23 july 2015 by   Thejohnfleming
    ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE
  • Could Community-Based Weather Forecasting Help Defuse Conflict?

    Weather stations like this one in Australia provide information that is vital to agrarian economies. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)By Gracie CookWhile religious,... Read more

    The 23 july 2015 by   Center For International Private Enterprise
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, BUSINESS, POLITICS
  • Why We Must Listen to Syrian Refugee Women

    Syrian refugee children. Since 2011, Syria has been embroiled in a civil war. Millions of people have been displaced — the majority of whom have fled to Jordan... Read more

    The 23 july 2015 by   Juliez
    SOCIETY, WOMEN'S ISSUES
  • Funnelling Them Forward

    Taking a train to the heart of Europe THE SIGHT of desperate folk treading hard roads is familiar in Macedonia and Serbia. In the Kosovo war of 1999, more than... Read more

    The 23 july 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • The Future of a Nation: A One Minute Look at Lebanon

    “Corniche beirut” by Varun Shiv Kapur from Berkeley, United States – Corniche. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Read more

    The 21 july 2015 by   Center For International Private Enterprise
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, BUSINESS, POLITICS
  • Illegal Trafficking ~ Underage African Footballers to Laos !!

    Calais is a town and major ferry port in northern France. Calais overlooks the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point in the English Channel, which is only 34 km... Read more

    The 21 july 2015 by   Sampathkumar Sampath
    SOCIETY
  • Interview with Bernard Kouchner Flying Over Africa

    It is difficult for personalities with such prolific lives as the doctor and French politician Bernard Kouchner (Avignon-1939) not to provoke admiration and... Read more

    The 21 july 2015 by   Alejandra
    ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • MH17 One Year On: What Really Happened and Why

    This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 20 July 2015. Anticopyright: Editorials and articles originated on TMS may be freely... Read more

    The 21 july 2015 by   Arirusila
    SOCIETY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • MH17 One Year On: What Really Happened and Why

    This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 20 July 2015. Anticopyright: Editorials and articles originated on TMS may be freely... Read more

    The 21 july 2015 by   Arirusila
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, POLITICS
  • Threats Quash Irish Dance Festival in Israel

    Michael L.Ha'aretz reports:An Irish dance competition that was set to take place in Israel has been canceled, following threats by pro-Palestinian activists. Read more

    The 17 july 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • Mort Klein is Not a Happy Man

    Michael L.Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), is not a very happy man, today.Concerning Obama's recent capitulation to the... Read more

    The 16 july 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • Some Thoughts on a Majority-Gay Society

    Tulio writes:I don’t have much to add here other than to say very interesting post! I would love to see some queers respond to this. Read more

    The 10 july 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Free Holidays for All.

    Free holidays and stay for as long as you like. Yes they are free. Want to go to a foreign country, all your needs provided for and its all free. Sun all the... Read more

    The 07 july 2015 by   Harry
    HUMOR, SELF EXPRESSION, DEBATE
  • The Jews Are the West; the West Is The Jews

    Here.Note that everyone else wants to list these stupid sanctions which were put on Iran for no reason at all other than the fact that the Jews hate Iran.Iran i... Read more

    The 07 july 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Cry Havoc, And Let Slip the (devil)Dogs of War

    Why ISIS Tactics are Effective in the Middle East For the last 3 years, the JV team in the middle east has reigned death, destruction, and devastation over... Read more

    The 07 july 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • American-Left Politically-Correct Chicken-Shit

    Michael L. There is a moral disconnect between western-left opposition to racism, since the end of World War II, and its general disdain for the lone, sole... Read more

    The 07 july 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • With Quiet Dignity and Maimed Hearts

    Reflecting on 7/7At lunchtime on July 6th 2005, I was working in my office with the door open onto the atrium below. Unusually for me, I was working with the... Read more

    The 07 july 2015 by   Richardl
    SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION
  • Michael Oren Names a Villain

    Michael L.Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, has recently published his highly anticipated memoir, Ally: My Journey Across the... Read more

    The 04 july 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • The Nearest Thing Iraq Has to a Backpacker’s Hostel: The Parlaman Hotel in Duhok

    The Nearest Thing Iraq Has to a Backpacker’s Hostel: Staying at the Parlaman Hotel in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan I’ve written up lots of stories from my 10 days... Read more

    The 03 july 2015 by   Jsbdsl
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Flushing Out Racists Hiding As Progressives

    geofffffMy blog sometimes plunges into the open sewers of the Australian racist antizionist left to confront the ignorant gutless bastards head on. Man to man s... Read more

    The 03 july 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • The Question of Benghazi

    What occurred on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya has been mired in controversy, political agendas, stories appearing and disappearing and rumors. Read more

    The 02 july 2015 by   Devondb
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • The Islamic State Threatens

    Michael L. The Times of Israel reports:The New ISIS MapThe Islamic State terror group has threatened to “uproot the state of the Jews” and pursue “Hamas... Read more

    The 01 july 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • Cameron Tells BBC to Stop Calling Barbaric Terror Group ‘Islamic State’ Because...

    Daily Mail: David Cameron today called on the BBC not to use the phrase ‘Islamic State’ when referring to the terror group operating in Iraq and Syria. Read more

    The 30 june 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Ammoland's Take: The Cultural Lynch Mob Targets the Proud History of Dixie

    Ammoland Yet, predictably, the cultural Marxists, following Rahm Emanuel’s dictum that you never let a crisis go to waste, descended like locusts. Read more

    The 27 june 2015 by   Mikeb302000
    DEBATE
  • Over 200 Hundred Dead

    The Times of Israel reports:Over 200 killed as Islamist terror wave hits Mideast, FranceTunisia death toll hits 37; Kuwait mosque blast kills 25; Israeli... Read more

    The 26 june 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • New Statesman: Why is David Cameron Using British Muslims as the Scapegoat for...

    You can read the original piece hereIn a video message to British Muslims to mark the beginning of the Muslim month of fasting yesterday, David Cameron drew a... Read more

    The 23 june 2015 by   Mfrancoiscerrah
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Pirate Kings of the Mediterranean - British Royals Reassessed - Who Cares Apart...

    Water World of Global Warfor the last few Free Planet posts, I've been ranting on about the research of Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett that concerns itself... Read more

    The 23 june 2015 by   Freeplanet
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • Has the World Gone Mad?

    This is the script of this morning's Thought for the day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme:Recently I was in Stuttgart and took part in a two-hour discussion wit... Read more

    The 22 june 2015 by   Nicholas Baines
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION
  • Threat to US 'highest Ever'

    Devin Nunes, the House intel chair, appearing on Face the Nation, said the nation faces “the highest threat level we have ever faced in this country” due to... Read more

    The 22 june 2015 by   Hughvw
    POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Peace Index 2015: BRIC, Balkans And Eastwards

    The Global Peace Index (GPI) is implemented by organization called Vision of Humanity, which groups together a number of interrelated initiatives focused on... Read more

    The 18 june 2015 by   Arirusila
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, POLITICS
  • Peace Index 2015: BRIC, Balkans And Eastwards

    The Global Peace Index (GPI) is implemented by organization called Vision of Humanity, which groups together a number of interrelated initiatives focused on... Read more

    The 18 june 2015 by   Arirusila
    SOCIETY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • When There Are No Words

    Sometimes you look at a news story and you have no words. That’s what happened to  me yesterday as I looked through two articles: One from The Atlantic and the... Read more

    The 17 june 2015 by   Marilyngardner5
    RELIGION, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Pro-war, Regime Change, Neocons Have Controlled Our Interventionist Foreign...

    Back in January, 2007, as The Shrub, GWB, began his final year in office I wrote a blog post titled Bush’s Administration – Neocons Everywhere According to... Read more

    The 16 june 2015 by   Andy96
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Professor Denis MacEoin Has a Few Words

    Michael L.Below is a recent lecture given by Professor Denis MacEoin to the National Union of Students, U.K., Executive Council. Read more

    The 12 june 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • New Statesman: The Absurd Hunt for “Muslim Toddler Terrorists” Exposes the Exten...

    Muslim children are being watched closely for signs of radicalisation. Anything from not celebrating Christmas to shunning art and drama is now grounds for... Read more

    The 11 june 2015 by   Mfrancoiscerrah
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • The GOP's Fear Campaign Seems To Be Working

    The Republican's have been recently trying to scare Americans -- using the recent success of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. They want Americans to think that we must... Read more

    The 11 june 2015 by   Jobsanger
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • National Geographic Announces 2015 Emerging Explorers

    National Geographic has announced its selection for the 2015 Emerging Explorers program. Each year, the iconic organization selects a group of talented and... Read more

    The 10 june 2015 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • So, What Did the Old Khumric Language Sound Like?

    NB: same bronze age shield found at Battersea this is one of those, "We don't know what Latin sounded like," issues and it applies to (allegedly) what became... Read more

    The 06 june 2015 by   Freeplanet
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • The New Middle East: An Uncertain Future

    By Bahaa Eddin Al Dahoudi, CIPE-Atlas Corps Think Tank LINKS Fellow What future awaits the Middle East? This question remains pivotal following the outbreak of... Read more

    The 04 june 2015 by   Center For International Private Enterprise
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, BUSINESS, POLITICS
  • Links 4/6/15

    Politics:The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. Read more

    The 04 june 2015 by   Cathy Leaves
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES, BOOKS, TV & VIDEO
  • Please Welcome Vocal International

    Michael L.Vocal International is a recently created non-partisan news magazine out of Brussels, Belgium wherein the editors offered me a monthly column. Read more

    The 02 june 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • The Middle East: The Case for Not Doing

    A previous post critiqued Andrew Bacevich’s “limits of power” take on world affairs. He derided what he saw as vain attempts to control history, which can’t be... Read more

    The 01 june 2015 by   Fsrcoin
    SOCIETY, CULTURE, POLITICS
  • A Way Forward for a Viable Syria

    From left to right: Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Ayman Tabba, Ellen Laipson, and Geneive Abdo discussing the role of private sector and civil society democrats in... Read more

    The 01 june 2015 by   Center For International Private Enterprise
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, BUSINESS, POLITICS
  • Please Welcome Vocal International

    Michael L.Vocal International is a recently created non-partisan on-line news magazine out of Brussels, Belgium. The editors offered me a monthly column and I... Read more

    The 01 june 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • Lessons from Netanyahu and Cameron for American Allies

    At the Japan-US Dialogue hosted by the Global Forum Japan on March 11, Professor Isao Miyaoka and Professor Yuichi Hosoya, both from Keio University, mentioned... Read more

    The 31 may 2015 by   Shahalexander
    SOCIETY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Saudis Advertise for EIGHT New Executioners – and Beginners Are Welcome

    Daily Mail: As family days out go, it must rank among the most macabre. It is Sunday breakfast time in a city in the Gulf, a busy square has been cleared and... Read more

    The 30 may 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • US Is Giving Massive Support to Al Qaeda

    I know this headline is completely insane, but the conspiracy sites have been saying this for a long time. I held off on reporting it, as I was not sure if it... Read more

    The 25 may 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • ISIS Was Created by America and Israel

    Well it is not 100% true, but it’s a nice headline. People like me have been saying this forever now.What happened was that the US, Israel, Britain, France,... Read more

    The 25 may 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • ISIS Slaughters 400 Mostly Women and Children in Palmyra

    Michael L.Kate Pickles, writing in the Daily Mail, tells us: Islamic State militants have executed at least 400 mostly women and children in Syria's ancient cit... Read more

    The 24 may 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • On the Truth of God – 1

    “From Paul, an apostle appointed not by human beings nor through any human being, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead, and all... Read more

    The 24 may 2015 by   Apostolate Of The Divine Heart
    SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION
  • Islamic State Burned a Woman Alive for Not Engaging in an ‘extreme’ Sex Act, U.N...

    Washington Post: Amid all the Islamic State’s atrocities — its massacres of civilians, its beheading of hostages, its pillaging of antiquities — the systematic... Read more

    The 23 may 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • How to Get a Kuwait Tourist Visa on Arrival at Kuwait International Airport

    So after spending around 6 months in Europe (my longest jaunt to my home continent in 6 years), I decided to head back to Hong Kong. Read more

    The 22 may 2015 by   Jsbdsl
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • ‘We Are in Fact Losing This War': Senate Hears Case for New Iraq Surge

    Stars and Stripes: Architects of the 2006 surge in Iraq told the Senate Thursday that the current U.S. war strategy is “fundamentally flawed” and a major... Read more

    The 22 may 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Grief and Forgiveness

    This is the text of this morning's Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme:Prince Charles in IrelandPrince Charles's speeches in Ireland this week... Read more

    The 21 may 2015 by   Nicholas Baines
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION
  • Bombshell: Obama Administration Knew of Terrorist Plan 10 Days Before Benghazi...

    The citizens watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained previously “classified” documents from the Obama administration’s Dept. of Defense (DOD) and State Dept. Read more

    The 19 may 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Holy War for a Holy Land?

    [courtesy Google Images]The New York Times “In the few months since the death of King Abdullah in January, the new king of Saudi Arabia, Salman, has moved fast... Read more

    The 19 may 2015 by   Adask
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • The Week's Travel News: Wizz Air Distorts the Fabric of the Universe, Denmark...

    Wizz Air, officially the airline with the funniest name to native English speakers, has introduced a new fare structure, so you pay a bit more for a ticket... Read more

    The 18 may 2015 by   Epicadventurer_
  • Apple Watch and News Curation: Capturing the Moment

    I continue to be an avid and curious student of how news moves on my wrist via the Apple Watch. Here is what the Saturday 9:15 a.m. edition pulsated with. Read more

    The 18 may 2015 by   Themarioblog
    SOCIAL MEDIA, MEDIA, TECH
  • Why is Our Immense Military Power Not Crushing ISIS?

    CBN News Nun: ‘Islam Is ISIS. Whoever Says Otherwise Is a Liar’ by Erick Stakelbeck WASHINGTON — The Islamic terror group ISIS is leaving a trail of... Read more

    The 15 may 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Inescapable (2012)

    Director: Ruba Nadda Writer: Ruba Nadda (Screenplay) Starring: Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Oded Fehr, Saar Siddiqui, Fadia Nadda, Bonnie... Read more

    The 15 may 2015 by   Newguy
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES, CULTURE
  • SIX Countries You May Not Have Heard Of

    Countries you may not have heard of: Crossing into the Republic of Uzupis. On my journeys I’ve visited a few off the wall countries that are self declared and... Read more

    The 15 may 2015 by   Jsbdsl
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Burning Bright and Burning Out

    It was probably a  year ago that I reached out to Robynn and said “I think I’m burned out.”Now what I love about our friendship is that she didn’t dismiss it... Read more

    The 14 may 2015 by   Marilyngardner5
    RELIGION, SELF EXPRESSION
  • All Was Well

    It’s 5:30 in the morning and the street is quiet, save the birds who are singing their morning song with joyful abandon. I hear the sounds of distant traffic,... Read more

    The 11 may 2015 by   Marilyngardner5
    RELIGION, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Press Freedom Still on the Decline

    By Dahye KimOn May 3, the United Nations General Assembly honors the fundamental principles of press freedom with World Press Freedom Day. Read more

    The 07 may 2015 by   Center For International Private Enterprise
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, BUSINESS, POLITICS
  • 50 Years to the Execution of Eli Cohen (video)

    2 days ago, the 16th of Iyyar (in English the original date was May 18th, 1965), was the 50th yahrtzeit of Eli Cohen, a great hero of Israel, who was executed i... Read more

    The 07 may 2015 by   Gldmeier
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION
  • The GOP's Reaffirmation on Their Own Case, Favoring Social Anxiety Disorder

    By RF SchattenWe sure have been living in very Interesting Times! Thank you, China!! If we could only find a good curse, now that they're the Business World's... Read more

    The 06 may 2015 by   Rfschatten
    SOCIETY
  • What’s Going On In Gaza (And Mideast Peace)

    “They [Hamas] claim that they protect those people, but by Allah, they have nothing to do with our Muslim people in Palestine. Read more

    The 06 may 2015 by   Arirusila
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, POLITICS
  • What’s Going On In Gaza (And Mideast Peace)

    “They [Hamas] claim that they protect those people, but by Allah, they have nothing to do with our Muslim people in Palestine. Read more

    The 06 may 2015 by   Arirusila
    SOCIETY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Muhammara / Roasted Bell Pepper and Walnut Dip

    Roasted bell pepper and walnut dip -specialty from Middle East Muhammara is a popular condiment in the Middle East, originally from Syria. Read more

    The 05 may 2015 by   Anjana Chaturvedi
    RECIPES, FOOD & DRINK
  • Red Dawn Invasion Has Begun! They Are Here Now And It Is About To Get Worse!

    By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine When one thinks of the term "Red Dawn" the first thing that comes to mind is America being invaded by the Russians, or the... Read more

    The 05 may 2015 by   Susanduclos
    ECONOMICS, SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • The British Election Mess

    Time was, Britain ruled the world. Even in later times it “punched above its weight.” But no more. Chastened by perceived failures in Iraq and Afghanistan, the... Read more

    The 04 may 2015 by   Fsrcoin
    SOCIETY, CULTURE, POLITICS
  • The US and UK Are Destroying Yemen

    The disgusting story is here.Looks like the US and UK are back to doing what they do best, create failed states!After all, that’s what they did in Iraq, Syria... Read more

    The 03 may 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Latest Sick Anti-Russian Lie: Russia “Linked” to Boston Bombing

    Here.What makes anybody think that this Guardian travesty is remotely leftwing in any way? Look how they are treating the Russia question. They are just as... Read more

    The 03 may 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Madurai - Vaigai ~ Albert Victor Bridge and Viceroy Earl of Dufferin

    Indian Trains have Names besides the Numbers. As you would know, Trains now have 5 digit numbers – earlier they were 4 digits. Many a trains are named after... Read more

    The 01 may 2015 by   Sampathkumar Sampath
    SOCIETY
  • Boring Horse-trading for Government Obligates Electoral Reform

    The news in Israel has gotten so boring recently. I guess we should all be thankful for that. no news is good news. The coalition building continues, with each... Read more

    The 29 april 2015 by   Gldmeier
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION
  • Links 29/4/15

    Politics: In Baltimore, a look into several cases of undue force used by the police, Logos with "After Ferguson: Notes on Oppression", and an interview with Noa... Read more

    The 29 april 2015 by   Cathy Leaves
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES, BOOKS, TV & VIDEO
  • 5 Day Photo Challenge: Syria’s Lost Generation

    I accepted a photo challenge from Indah Susanti, (I explained about her in my previous post here) which is a combination of two challenges: Black and White 5... Read more

    The 28 april 2015 by   Ninstravelog
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Three Big Prayers: a Talk for the Parish Service of Rededication

    Ephesians1.15-22This is a good passage for an Annual MeetingPaul writes to the Ephesian Christians and he thanks God for their faith and love. Read more

    The 27 april 2015 by   Malcolmdrogers
    SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION
  • The Free Syrian Army Loves Israel

    I have been telling you this for a long time now. You guys should listen to me.So the “moderate rebels” of the FSA, who actually barely even exist, are for... Read more

    The 27 april 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • The “Syrian Rebels” Are Mostly Al Qaeda

    You really do not have any moderate rebels in Syria, and the ones that do exist are pro-Israel! So your choice is between pro-Israel sellouts and Al Qaeda. You... Read more

    The 27 april 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Top Priority of EU Foreign Policy: A New ‘Jude’ Badge

    When fragile Minsk II for Ukraine is ‘to be or not to be’ stage, while 21 Ethiopian Christians were beheaded in Libya and while hundreds of refugees drowned in... Read more

    The 23 april 2015 by   Arirusila
    SOCIETY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Top Priority of EU Foreign Policy: A New ‘Jude’ Badge

    When fragile Minsk II for Ukraine is ‘to be or not to be’ stage, while 21 Ethiopian Christians were beheaded in Libya and while hundreds of refugees drowned in... Read more

    The 23 april 2015 by   Arirusila
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, POLITICS
  • For Those in Peril on the Mediterranean: Responses That Fall Short

    A desperately sad story raising serious questions about policy and assumptions. It really needs no fuller introduction ... As African migrants continue to risk... Read more

    The 22 april 2015 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • It is 100 Years Since Chlorine Gas Attack .... Chemical Warfare

    Tomorrow 22nd Apr marks the centenary of a sad event in the history of mankind ! The battle of Sarmin (or Battle of Tell Danith) was fought in Sept 1115, when... Read more

    The 21 april 2015 by   Sampathkumar Sampath
    SOCIETY
  • American Exceptionalism: Part II

    The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), regulating the international trade in conventional arms -- from small arms to battle tanks, combat aircraft and... Read more

    The 20 april 2015 by   Rvbadalam
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • The Arab League: Den of Treason

    From an Al-Manar, the news organ of Hezbollah in Lebanon (Hezbollah is one of my favorite guerrilla armies) about the Arab League getting together to form its... Read more

    The 20 april 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    JayinPhiladelphiaDaily Kos is a popular American political blog whose purported purpose is to elect Democrats.However, certain of us familiar with the workings... Read more

    The 19 april 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • Assbakistan Loses Another Homie

    Urban Dictionary hom·ie noun an acquaintance from one’s town or neighborhood, or a member of one’s peer group or gang. The Telegraph Male model from... Read more

    The 17 april 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Libya Or Tunisia: Who Needs the Other More?

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