Stop Helping ISIS in Its War on the ‘Gray Zone’

What were Islamist terrorists trying to accomplish when they attacked Paris on Friday, killing over 120 French civilians? A growing number of analysts now agree with Juan Cole’s theory about the extremists’ strategy in France, which he raised after the the Charlie Hebdo attacks, writing: “The problem for a terrorist group like al-Qaeda is that its … Continue reading “Stop Helping ISIS in Its War on the ‘Gray Zone’”

A New Age of ‘Enlightened’ War

In case you hadn’t noticed, they are—no kidding around—absolutely the niftiest non-humans on Earth. I’m speaking about the special-operations force of Navy SEALs that took out Osama bin Laden. They and their special ops colleagues are “supermen” (ABC News), “X-men” (Jon Stewart), “America’s Jedi Knights” (the New York Times), and that’s just to pick the … Continue reading “A New Age of ‘Enlightened’ War”

French Fraud Behind Libya War Drive

The Libyan war has the French, of all people, in the forefront, with President Nicolas Sarkozy’s smug, self-satisfied face mugging for the camera as French fighter jets scream in the skies over Tripoli. The French, who sat out the Iraq war with haughty disdain, are now even more eager than the Americans to get into … Continue reading “French Fraud Behind Libya War Drive”

Can Iran Trust Russia and France With Its Uranium?

Iran’s formal response to a preliminary nuclear agreement whereby 1,200 kg of its low-enriched uranium (LEU) would be shipped to Russia and then France for enrichment from 3.8 to 19.75 percent and conversion to fuel rods has angered the European Union (EU). The compromise had been agreed upon between Iran’s delegation to the International Atomic … Continue reading “Can Iran Trust Russia and France With Its Uranium?”