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Aya Batrawy, Paisley Dodds, Lori Hinnant – Leaked Isis documents reveal recruits have poor grasp of Islamic faith

The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of one to three, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the Isis applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly ignorant. The extremist group could hardly have hoped for better. At the height of Isis’ drive for foot soldiers in 2013 and 2014, typical recruits included …

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David Korten – Want National Security? Dismantle the War Machine

The recent 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade towers was a reminder of the terrible consequences when a nation ignores the lessons of history—including its own recent history. The U.S. military budget is a tragic example. We currently spend roughly $598 billion on defense, which is more than the next seven biggest military spenders combined: China, …

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Steven MacMillan – How Islamic is the So-Called Islamic State?

Since the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) declared a caliphate in June 2014, Muslim extremism has once again become a major topic in the media and therefore in the public mind. Islamophobic attacks have skyrocketed in the West in recent years, as many people tarnish over one and half billion Muslims with a single brush. In the distorted logic of the modern-day …

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Expat Files – 08.28.16

#1- Latins are perpetually happy. Does that magic rub off on us too? How long does it take? Can even perpetually sour Expats “south of the border” expect an instant personality makeover? Today we discuss those conundrums

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Amy Davidson – A GUIDE TO GUERRILLA PARENTING

Say that you have two children, or maybe three, and that they fight for what’s theirs. The contested objects are many: cake, Lego sets, the right to various household electronics or to name the family dog. And the children aren’t pleasant about it: they torment each other, and engage in guerrilla tactics distinguishable from those of ruthless insurgents only by …

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Ron Fournier – Why Can’t Hillary Clinton Stop Lying?

This is a note to Clinton Democrats—a desperate plea, actually. Your candidate staged a winning convention in Philadelphia: big stars, tight messaging, and a compelling case against her rival, Donald Trump. The Republican nominee followed up by smearing a war hero’s family, revealing his ignorance about Russia’s incursions into Ukraine, denying a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin that he had previously claimed, and failing to quell suspicions …

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Paul R. Pillar – The Fallacy of ‘Regime Change’ Strategies

Many variables are involved in the messy predicaments in the Middle East, but one way of framing the history and issues of U.S. policy toward the region is in terms of the approaches that have been taken toward so-called rogue regimes. That term, one should hasten to add, obscures more than it enlightens. But it has been in general use …

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Sarah Lazare – It Is Time to Notice That Horrible Mass Bombings Are Targeting Muslims

For U.S. political and pundit classes, “radical Islamic extremism” has become a catch-all term to describe acts of mass violence committed by individuals and groups believed to be Muslim. This label has fueled the incitement against Muslims mounting during the US presidential election, which has been highlighted by Donald Trump calling [3] for a Muslim registry and a ban on Muslims from entering …

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Meria Heller Show – Born in the 1940’s We Remember – 07.03.16

Born In the 1940’s We Remember

Meria Heller and Jim Fetzer discuss the following topics:

Living in a false reality of constructed events

From Sandy Hook to Orlando (JFK -9/11/01)

Signs of a staged event in Orlando

Gun control

Sit-in

Blaming it on Islam? No links to ISIS

ISIS – made in the USA

Omar Mateen and G4S and connections to James Wesley Howell

Who and what is G4S and it’s connection to DHS

Life Tech

Professional crisis actors

Brexit

Supreme Court ruling against Texas abortion access

MSM

Clinton death toll

Fake moon landing

Spraying NYC

Chemtrails

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John Grant – Omar Mateen: The Answers Are All Around Us

The spontaneous, day-long “sit-in” initiated by Congressman John Lewis and others in the House of Representatives echoed Fannie Lou Hamer: “I’m sick ‘n tired of bein’ sick ‘n tired.” At one point Wednesday evening, a Republican House member stood off and shook his fist at an insurgent Democratic speaker focused on reasonable gun legislation. The man simply hollered, “Radical Islam! …