Terrorism

Woodrow Wilson and the United States of Arabia

David Gardner, Woodrow Wilson commissioned a group to see what the Arabs wanted post WW1. The outcome of this King-Crane report: the Arabs wanted a United States of Arabia. Instead they got the European Nation-State, a distinctly different creature, imposed upon it by the victorious French & British. The nation state is a European invention, …

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The NSA’s snooping is highly beneficial

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f6e9e228-d1b8-11e2-9336-00144feab7de.html Dear Gideon, you tackled the issue in grand style. This is the sort of argument people need to hear. “nor can I think of any prominent news story in which the snooper state has ensnared or blackmailed some innocent party.” Indeed not when the snooper state is accountable. But you can find many prominent …

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Without intervention in Syria, Assad will win.

http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2013/05/gains-and-countergains-where-things-stand-after-the-latest-advance-of-the-assad-regime/ “Britain, France and the US now have to do a lot of thinking about what will happen if the Geneva process collapses. ” Without intervention, the Assad regime will win, its allies have shown their willingness to see to that. Iran extended a line of credit worth over $4b to Syria, assets that it …

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Britain, Boston and terrorism.

http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2013/04/boston-bombing-suspects-the-search-for-a-motive/ The British have more experience rooting out dangerous extremism? What a baseless claim. Muslims are much better integrated in the US than in Britain. The US-Pakistani, Syrian and Lebanese communities in particular value higher education and its members are wealthier than the US average. Unemployment amongst US Muslims is the national average. Not so …

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