January 22, 2020

In the aftermaths of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, will Hurricane ISIS make landfall?

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Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling From WN “We must search out totally new ways to anchor ourselves, for all the old roots religion, nation, community, family, or profession are now shaking under the hurricane impact of the accelerative thrust.”  – Alvin Toffler Like hurricanes, the nature of ISIS stands for “We love death more […]

Kissinger: Defeating ISIS Could Lead to ‘Iranian Radical Empire’

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By Jason Devaney From Newsmax A vast Iranian empire could take over lands occupied by the Islamic State (ISIS) if the terror group is defeated, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger argued in an opinion piece. Kissinger wrote on CapX.com that recapturing the lands ISIS currently controls could come at a steep price for the […]

3 things from the book ‘1984’ that seem especially chilling today

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By Thomas E. Ricks, Foreign Policy From Business Insider Some critics speculated that George Orwell’s relevance would fade after the year 1984. Harold Bloom wrote in 1987 that Orwell’s great novel of totalitarianism,1984, threatened to become a period piece, such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Even the literary critic Irving Howe, a longtime supporter of Orwell, […]

This Caribbean country had the highest rate of ISIS recruitment in the western hemisphere

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. July 20, 2017: A Caribbean country of 1.3 million people had the highest rate of ISIS recruitment in the Western Hemisphere last year. That’s according to the latest US State Department’s  ‘Country Reports on Terrorism’ regarding the oil rich Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago that was released […]

ISIL in the Caribbean: Why Trinidadians fight in Syria and Iraq

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By Juliana Ruhfus From AlJazeera How did the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago become the nation with the highest number of ISIS recruits per capita in the Western Hemisphere? Caribbean to Caliphate – there are few films I have made that received similar, curious interest from friends and colleagues. Usually after a few seconds […]

An absence of peace: When is a war actually a war?

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By Jonathan Marcus From BBC Earlier this month, a relic from World War Two intruded into daily life in north London. A 500lb Luftwaffe bomb was discovered by builders excavating in the leafy suburb of Brondesbury. Local homes were evacuated, local train services were closed down. Eventually the weapon was made safe and finally removed […]

Refugees housed in abandoned Dutch prisons

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Abandoned Dutch prisons are being used to house refugees — here’s what they’re like inside By Chris Weller From business Insider Tens of thousands of refugees from all over the Middle East — including countries like Syria, Iraq, Morocco, and Libya — have found an unlikely haven in the Netherlands. Crime there has been declining […]

Trump bid to restore travel ban rejected

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From BBC The US federal appeals court has rejected the Trump administration’s request to reinstate a travel ban blocked by a federal judge on Friday. The late night ruling means the travel ban will remain suspended until the full case has been heard. The court gave the White House and the states challenging it a […]

The Editor Speaks: Peace

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In the Christian Church’s calendar we are in the week of Peace. If you read the news like I have to there is precious peace going on. In fact has the world ever seen complete peace? The answer is No it hasn’t. From the time of the very first animals on earth there has never […]

US: Forcing soldiers to repay bonuses creates bipartisan outrage

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By Brian Freeman From Newsmax Many prominent politicians from both parties are up in arms that almost 10,000 soldiers have been ordered to repay large reenlistment bonuses after audits revealed widespread overpayments by the California National Guard at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Politico reports. A Los Angeles Times article revealed […]