Monthly Archives: April 2011

In Libya: Rebel Strongholds Now, al Qaeda Wellspring Then

RE-BLOGGED FROM: ABC News by Lee Ferran Less than four years before Libya’s popular opposition movement took up arms and revolted against Moammar Gadhafi with enthusiastic U.S. backing, anti-Gadhafi fighters chose another tactic to hit back at the hated dictator: … Continue reading

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The Man Behind bin Laden: Ayman al-Zawahiri

March, 2001: A band of horsemen journeyed through the province of Paktika, in Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border. Predator drones were circling the skies and American troops were sweeping through the mountains. The war had begun six months earlier, and by … Continue reading

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Did Obama and Holder Scuttle Terror Finance Prosecutions?

RE-BLOGGED FROM: Pajamas Media by Patrick Poole During the House Homeland Security hearing last month on the topic of radicalization in the American Muslim community, one exchange between L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca and Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN) concerned the … Continue reading

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Is Sugar Toxic?

This article originally appeared on the New York Times online edition at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.html by Gary Taubes On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, … Continue reading

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MULTIMEDIA: Inside Talibanistan

From a distance, it may appear that the Taliban is a monolithic enemy.  Far from it. After a year of souring reports on the state of the war in Afghanistan, the “surge” of 30,000 additional U.S. troops is ongoing; and … Continue reading

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The Silent Extermination of Iraq’s ‘Christian Dogs’

by Raymond Ibrahim Last week an Iraqi Muslim scholar issued a fatwa that, among other barbarities, asserts that “it is permissible to spill the blood of Iraqi Christians.” Inciting as the fatwa is, it is also redundant. While last October’s Baghdad … Continue reading

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