Middle East scholar and author Shay Khatiri breaks down the realpolitik of the emerging relationships between the Taliban, Iran, Russia, and China. Spoiler alert: The US plays no role.
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In this remarkable first-hand account, a former US consular official describes a pipeline created by the CIA that enabled terrorists to slip into the US with ease. Among them were the mujahideen of Afghanistan — who later became al-Qaeda. Authentic and mind-blowing.
It’s the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and, as usual, the media are making all the right sounds about what they got wrong. But the truth is that they almost always get the big things wrong—and deliberately ignore or ostracize those who break from the pack. Here are some things that the media could have, should have, been able to do in informing the public what was coming with Iraq—and why. And not to toot our horn too vigorously–we did them.
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Glenn Beck has been ordered to reveal the names of the government officials who told him that a Saudi national was involved in the Boston Marathon bombing, a false story. Was Beck a useful dupe in somebody’s disinformation campaign?
By making crucial mistakes, the winners of World War I not only paved the way for Hitler to emerge in Europe, but their actions in the Middle East also gave birth to the movement we now know as Islamist terrorism.
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