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Germany to send 1,200 troops to support fight against ISIL

German Chief of Defense Volker Wieker.  /EPA

Special to Germany has pledged up to 1,200 troops to support the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). German Chief of Defense Volker Wieker said on Nov. 29 that the country’s troops would provide service support […]

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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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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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Face of evil resurfaces in Paris: ISIL jubilant as EU, U.S. confront intel and info war failures

The wounded are evacuated from the Bataclan concert hall on Friday, Nov. 13. / Yoan Valat / EPA

Special to by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The French capital was under siege again as a brazen, coordinated attack on six popular Parisian locations was carried out on Nov. 13 by what is almost certainly an Islamic terrorist group, […]

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Yes, the outcome of Turkey’s election and the flood of migrants into Europe are connected

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the mausoleum of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, Oct. 29 / Burhan Ozbilici / AP

Special to By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, and correspondents in Turkey and the Region The resounding win by the Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (Justice and Development Party: AKP) in the Nov. 1 parliamentary elections in Turkey relied […]

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Yet another annoying and inconvenient truth from Benjamin Netanyahu

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al Husseini with Adolf Hitler in 1941. / Keystone / Getty Images

Special to By Sol W. Sanders Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has done it again: he has repeated what any historian of the Middle East knows, that the so-called Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al Husseini, was a […]

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Turkey as failed state? Army won’t stand by, and that wouldn’t be such a bad thing

The aftermath of an explosion near Ankara's main train station on Oct. 10 / Ercin Top / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Special to By Norman Bailey As Turkey degenerates, a military coup is more likely than total failure, and not a bad outcome for Israel. Famed commentator David Goldman, writing under the pseudonym “Spengler” in the “Asia Times”, has published […]

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Flood of undocumented migrants ‘a test of historic proportions’ for Europe

Merkel on migrants

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The almost Biblical scenes of mass humanity surging through Europe from the Balkans to the Baltic have created jarring images as we see a mass movement of displaced Syrians and […]

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FAITH MATTERS: Volkswagen and Germany’s lost virtue


Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto “Arrogance is the art to take pride in its own stupidity,” says an astute German aphorism allegedly coined by Goethe. Arrogance comes to mind as the most charitable attribute when considering Volkswagen’s breathtakingly stupid […]

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German anger grows at ‘Islamization of Europe’

Protesters demonstrate against accommodation for migrants.  /AP/Jens Meyer

Special to Thousands of Germans demonstrated on Sept. 21 against what is called the “Islamization of Europe” as reports also said a growing number of women and young girls housed in shelters in Germany are being raped, sexually assaulted […]

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