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Good intelligence, bad intelligence and ‘damn lies’

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.  / AP

Special to By Sol W. Sanders Some of those who pursue a lifetime career in the 17 intelligence sectors of our armed forces and the civilian agencies promulgate a good deal of goobledegook. As in all highly touted [and […]

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Crimea goes dark after power lines from Ukraine cut

Crime blackout.

Special to By Anna Shamanska Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Who stands behind the destruction of electricity pylons in southern Ukraine that left almost 2 million residents of Crimea in the dark? And why isn’t Russia supplying power […]

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Drug-crazed terrorism: Boko Haram, Turkish intelligence tied to spread of stimulant drugs fueling Islamist attacks

Seifeddine Rezgui was found to have been high on drugs when he carried out the Tunisia massacre this summer.

Special to By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs [Excerpts from a report based on sources in Nigeria and the Middle East] The use of narcotic stimulants by Boko Haram (BH) Islamist fighters in north-eastern Nigeria may have provided a means […]

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UN slams North Korea human rights record as its Korean Secretary General sets visit

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a stern and sweeping rebuke to North Korea’s human rights abuses, a UN Committee has slammed the repressive communist regime in an annual report on “The Situation of human […]

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Should the West simply surrender to ISIL and the ‘religion of peace’?


Special to By Alexander Maistrovoy “France is at war,” President Francois Hollande said after ISIL attack (as if it had not happened before – 9/11, Madrid in 2004, London in 2005, Boston in 2003, Marathon bombing, countless acts of […]

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South Korean president walks tightrope on North-South strategy, left-right domestic politics

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye at her inaugural dinner in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 25, 2013.

Special to By Donald Kirk, President Park Geun-Hye is pursuing a fight-talk strategy. On Monday, South Korean gunners staged a live-fire exercise in waters well within hearing range of North Korea’s southwestern coast. Next, North and South Korean […]

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From lone wolves to high tech: ISIL’s post-Snowden evolution

Screen capture from an ISIL propaganda video.

Special to By Backgrounder, Did the actions of Edward Snowden enable Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) to formulate a blueprint that led to the evolution of its “caliphate”? Several experts say that, in the wake of […]

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From Putin To Khamenei: Gift of a Koran copy with its own history

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei on Nov. 23 in Teheran.

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (center) receives a copy of an ancient manuscript of the Koran from Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) during their November 23 meeting in Tehran. It […]

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Obama welcomes an Islamist Trojan horse: Consider who is selecting our refugees

Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. / Salvatore Di Nolfi

Jeffrey T. Kuhner “President Obama is a threat to our country,” Donald Trump told me in a recent interview. He’s right. Mr. Obama now poses a clear and present danger to America. His stubborn insistence on resettling so-called “refugees” from […]

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World War IV, 14 years on, is being lost by the West


Special to By Norman Bailey As in previous conflicts, Western civilization is being hampered in the war with radical Islam by widespread denial. The world has been at war for sixty-eight of the past hundred years. World War I […]

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