Foreign Policy Magazine Covers Up Syrian Sex Jihad

by Raymond Ibrahim // 

Foreign Policy magazine recently demonstrated why U.S. foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, is a disaster: because the establishment has a hard time factoring the foreign in their policies (more’s the irony).  Put differently, whatever information doesn’t comport with modern Western epistemology—our subjective worldviews—must simply be false, unreal, to be discarded from any consideration in Western foreign policy. Continue reading “Foreign Policy Magazine Covers Up Syrian Sex Jihad”

Why Some Wars Are So Savage

by Victor Davis Hanson

Wall Street Journal

A prominent Syrian rebel commander with the nom de guerre Abu Sakkar recently appeared on YouTube cutting open the chest of a dead government soldier, pulling something out of it—the heart or perhaps a lung—and taking a bite. Continue reading “Why Some Wars Are So Savage”

Tunisian Election and the Read to Caliphate

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

Tunisia, where the 2011 Arab uprisings began, remains an ominous model for where these uprisings will end. Continue reading “Tunisian Election and the Read to Caliphate”

The Fog of Revolution

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

Apart from celebratory statements applauding what looks like to us democratic “people’s revolutions” against tyrannous autocrats, the uprisings sweeping across the Muslim Middle East have created great uncertainty for policy-makers as they try to calculate a response. Continue reading “The Fog of Revolution”

The Nature of Arab Unrest

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Across the Middle East, millions are rebelling against their poverty and lack of freedom, blaming their corrupt leaders, who have ransacked their countries’ treasuries and natural wealth. Continue reading “The Nature of Arab Unrest”

Caught in the Middle East Minefield

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

America seems trapped in an exploding Middle East minefield.

Revolts are breaking out amid the choke points of world commerce. Shiite populations are now restive in the Gulf monarchies. Continue reading “Caught in the Middle East Minefield”

Cario Ironies: Same Cast of American Characters, Different Play

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

The United States’ public position on Egypt is “flexible.” That in and of itself is not surprising, given the ambiguities surrounding the Cairo uprising. Continue reading “Cario Ironies: Same Cast of American Characters, Different Play”