You cannot fight an enemy you don’t even recognize

I had heard about his story yesterday, but didn’t take the time to research it. However, The Pirate’s Cove did it for me: Obama Cites A Strategic Logic For Avoidance In Using Islamic Labels Or Something By William Teach | February 19, 2015 – 7:21 am It’s probably more like “strategic patience”, which is a phrase for …

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In praise of #MarieHarf

State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf has been taking a lot of criticism from conservatives from comments she made suggesting that Da’ish and similar Islamist extremists have become radicalized because of a lack of economic opportunity and jobs: State Dept Spokeswoman Marie Harf: We Can’t Beat ISIS Just by Killing Them by Andrew Kirell | …

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They will never learn

The Obama Administration has weighed in on the slaughter of 21 Coptic Christians by Da’ish1: Statement by the Press Secretary on the Murder of Egyptian Citizens For Immediate Release | February 15, 2015 The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists. We offer our condolences …

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Oh, I’ll bet that this scares Vladimir Putin!

From The Wall Street Journal: Obama Delivers Warning to Putin on Ukraine Violence U.S. President Says ‘Costs for Russia Will Rise’ if Unrest Persists By Byron Tau | Feb. 10, 2015 4:10 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to express concern about continuing violence in Ukraine, reiterating U.S. support …

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But, but, but, the Crusades!

From The New York Times: Islamic State Selling, Crucifying, Burying Children Alive in Iraq-U.N. By REUTERS FEB. 4, 2015, 11:45 A.M. E.S.T. GENEVA — Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday. …

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€urosclerosis: Schadenfreude!

From The Wall Street Journal: ECB Suspends Greek Collateral Waiver for Regular Lending Facilities Move Deals Blow to Greek Government’s Attempt to Rewrite Bailout Terms By Brian Blackstone | Updated Feb. 4, 2015 5:18 p.m. ET FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank on Wednesday said it would no longer accept junk-rated Greek government debt as collateral for …

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Our President and الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام

From the Victory Girls: Obama Announces That ISIS is Holding an American Hostage, Is Deploying All Assets to Rescue Her by Cassy Fiano on February 4, 2015 ISIS has committed any number of atrocities over the past several months, with Obama’s response mostly being to take a break from his busy schedule of golf games …

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€urosclerosis: The Greeks are revolting!

From The Wall Street Journal: Syriza Poised for Victory in Greek Election Vote Results Could Determine Country’s Future as Eurozone Member By Nektaria Stamouli and Alkman Granitsas | Updated Jan. 25, 2015 12:25 p.m. ET ATHENS—Greece’s radical leftist Syriza party was poised to win a historic victory in national elections Sunday as exit polls showed …

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#JeSuisCharlie : Don’t think that the #CharlieHebdo attacks suddenly made the French support freedom of speech

Stolen, in it’s entirety, from Donald Douglas: In Wake of #CharlieHebdo March, France Cracks Down on Hate Speech. Wait. What? It was a nice march, but pessimists sure didn’t have to wait long to be proved correct. At the BBC, “Paris attacks: Dieudonne held as France tackles hate speech,” and the Guardian, “Dieudonné arrested over …

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