Answers: Robert Steele to Kevjn Lim on Big Data

Kevjn Lim is an independent writer and Middle East foreign policy analyst at Open Briefing: The Civil Society Intelligence Agency. In the latter half of 2013, he was Turkey representative for the Syria Needs Analysis Project (SNAP), covering the Syrian crisis in the northern governorates and Turkey. From 2007-2011, he served as delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in …

Berto Jongman: Frederick Kagan on Why US Has Failed to Defeat Al Qaeda

Missing the Target: Why the US Has Not Defeated al Qaeda Frederick W. Kagan, TESTIMONY American Enterprise Institute, 8 April 2014 All conditions are set for a series of significant terrorist attacks against the US and its allies over the next few years. But that’s not the worst news. Conditions are also set for state …

Berto Jongman: America’s Homegrown Nuclear and Fracking Terror

America’s Homegrown Terror Plagued by poor infrastructure, climate denialism, and a patchwork of unregulated fracking wells and nuclear waste sites, the U.S. is poised to topple itself with self-inflicted wounds. By Emanuel Pastreich and John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus, 7 April 2014 The U.S. security complex is up in arms about cyberhackers and foreign …

Yoda: Saudi Arabia on Brink of Revolution?

Leftward Shift by Conservative Cleric Leaves Saudis Perplexed Robert F. Worth New York Times, 5 April 2014 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — When this country’s ultraconservative clerics make news, it is often for embarrassing reasons: unleashing fatwas against soap operas, for instance, or declaring Mickey Mouse to be a “soldier of Satan.” Lately, however, one of …

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Religion & the Politics of Religion

This is a NEW list selected from this Category: Religion & Politics of Religion (131). Books rated at 6 Stars are in bold. Guest Reviews Review (Guest): Animal Farm–An American Story (George Orwell) Review (Guest): A Tactical Ethic–Moral Conduct in the Insurgent Battlespace (Dick Couch) Review (Guest): Buddhism without Beliefs (Craig K. Comstock) Review (Guest): …

David Swanson: Do We Blame Sociopaths — or a Society Become Pathologically Dysfunctional?

Can We Really Blame Sociopaths? I’ve been hearing increasingly from multiple quarters that the root of our problems is psychopaths and sociopaths and other loosely defined but definitely different beings from ourselves.  Rob Kall has produced a quite interesting series of articles and interviews on the subject. I want to offer some words of caution …

Berto Jongman: NATO GLADIO B Snipers Behind Chaos in Kiev?

Order Out of Chaos: Gladio Snipers Behind Killings in Kyiv Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com, 5 March 2014 In a leaked audio recording of a telephone call between Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU foreign affairs boss Catherine Ashton, Paet told his counterpart leaders of the Euromaidan movement that would ultimately overthrow the government of Viktor …