isis on israel border

Fighting ‘Islamic State’ is Not the Israeli Priority ~ Nicola Nasser.

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/fighting-islamic-state-is-not-the-israeli-priority/#.VKQyNivF9_o Defying a consensus that it is a priority by the world community comprising international rivals like the United States, Europe, Russia and China and regional rivals like Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia, Israel, like Turkey, does not eye the U.S. – led war on the IS as its regional priority. Nor fighting Israel is…

turkish executions.

Refreshing Lebanese Memory by Yeghig Tashjian

http://neweasternpolitics.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/refreshing-lebanese-memory-by-yeghig-tashjian/ “For your freedom we have lived and for your independence we are dying”, Abdul-Karm al Khalil, with the rope around his neck, May 6, 1916. The outbreak of World War I in August 1914 brought Lebanon further problems, as Turkey allied itself with Germany and Austria-Hungary. The Turkish government abolished Lebanon’s semiautonomous status (al-Mutasarifiah)…

A man walks in front of a burning building after a Syrian Air force air strike in Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus

Update from Latakia, Syria

For the last week we heard that the FSA and other Radical Islamic terrorists in Turkey were meeting and actively planning another attack on Kassab.   Kassab has suffered missile and mortar attacks, but no deaths in the recent past. Several days ago, on or about Christmas eve (24th) the terrorists began a push to attack…

woman of egypt

Cairo’s moral panic by Ursula Lindsey.

On December 7, the police raided one of Cairo’s few working hammams, a run-down bathhouse in the center of the city where gay men sometimes cruised. They marched over twenty nearly naked, cowering patrons out into the street. A female reporter, Mona El Iraqi, and her investigative team instigated and filmed the raid for a…