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I was beat up by left anarchists in Greece. : Anarcho_Capitalism. ISIS Is Not a Terrorist Group. After 9/11, many within the U.S. national security establishment worried that, following decades of preparation for confronting conventional enemies, Washington was unready for the challenge posed by an unconventional adversary such as al Qaeda.

ISIS Is Not a Terrorist Group

So over the next decade, the United States built an elaborate bureaucratic structure to fight the jihadist organization, adapting its military and its intelligence and law enforcement agencies to the tasks of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency. Now, however, a different group, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), which also calls itself the Islamic State, has supplanted al Qaeda as the jihadist threat of greatest concern. ISIS’ ideology, rhetoric, and long-term goals are similar to al Qaeda’s, and the two groups were once formally allied. So many observers assume that the current challenge is simply to refocus Washington’s now-formidable counterterrorism apparatus on a new target.

But ISIS is not al Qaeda. 7 Things I Learned Reading Every Issue Of ISIS's Magazine. #3.

7 Things I Learned Reading Every Issue Of ISIS's Magazine

Here's What Scares ISIS Obviously, Dabiq is propaganda. But you can learn a lot about what scares a given regime by reading its propaganda, and ISIS is no exception. For example: ISIS is having financial trouble right now. ISIS has studied the past successes of terrorism all... Symbol of the Red Army Faction/wikimedia A little after midday an explosion went off at a popular downtown hotel in Jerusalem.

ISIS has studied the past successes of terrorism all...

Seven bombs placed in the basement had sliced through the six floors above, which collapsed in a massive heap of shattered glass, broken masonry and crushed bodies. How to Understand Israel's National Security Strategy. Israeli national security strategy can seem baffling.

How to Understand Israel's National Security Strategy

Many observers in the United States and Europe, for example, wonder how Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could have warned for years that Iran’s nuclear program posed an existential threat to Israel yet has balked at the international community’s attempts to defang it. The Jerusalem Post. Israel is under attack.

The Jerusalem Post

Since last week, Hamas terrorists have fired more than 1000 rockets at our civilian centers, launching those rockets from residential enclaves, kindergartens and hospitals, exposing their own children to harm as they try to kill our children. There's no ambiguity among our allies as to Israel’s right to defend her citizens. In fact, many Arab voices, in Egypt and elsewhere, have condemned Hamas, blaming it for the tragedy it is bringing on the heads of its own people. How to Understand Israel's National Security Strategy. Democracy v Psychology: why people keep electing idiots. Politicians.

Democracy v Psychology: why people keep electing idiots

Their reputation is very poor. In fairness, this is largely their own fault, but it would be foolish to assume every politician is like this. The Spiritual Shape of Political Ideas. How it is that we once again find ourselves rooting out sin, shunning heretics, and heralding the end times 1.

The Spiritual Shape of Political Ideas

The Return of Original Sin. João Galamba: "Dívida pública é impagável e impede crescimento" É um dos deputados socialistas mais ativos e mais duros.

João Galamba: "Dívida pública é impagável e impede crescimento"

Thucydides. Análise: Gaza, o ‘Orientalismo’ e o extermínio de minorias no Magrebe e Médio Oriente. A faixa de Gaza vê-se, uma vez mais, desde o passado dia 8 de Julho de 2014, envolvida numa espiral de violência.

Análise: Gaza, o ‘Orientalismo’ e o extermínio de minorias no Magrebe e Médio Oriente

Israelgaza-conflict-whats-the-use-of-balance-in-such-an-asymmetric-war-9630766. Invariably, the allegations of bias in the BBC's coverage come from both the supporters of Israel and of the Palestinians.

israelgaza-conflict-whats-the-use-of-balance-in-such-an-asymmetric-war-9630766

Listeners and viewers have complained in equal numbers that the corporation's coverage was biased either towards Israel or towards the Palestinians. BBC bosses say that if complaints are coming from both directions, they must be striking the right balance. But lack of balance is only one of several charges levelled at the broadcaster. Failure to put current events in their proper historical context is another. Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts - Comment. There is a reason for this enhancement of the PR skills of Israeli spokesmen. Going by what they say, the playbook they are using is a professional, well-researched and confidential study on how to influence the media and public opinion in America and Europe.

Written by the expert Republican pollster and political strategist Dr Frank Luntz, the study was commissioned five years ago by a group called The Israel Project, with offices in the US and Israel, for use by those "who are on the front lines of fighting the media war for Israel". Every one of the 112 pages in the booklet is marked "not for distribution or publication" and it is easy to see why. To Understand the Ukranian Protests, Look to Russia. KIEV—This morning, the much-loathed Ukrainian prime minister, Mykolay Azarov, resigned.

A few hours later, the parliament voted to cancel the anti-democratic laws that had brought the country on the brink of civil war. For a week, though, both sides in the standoff between security forces and anti-government protesters seemed paralyzed by tunnel vision. From the point of view of political survival, there was no reason for Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to unleash violence against the protestors. Neither was there any benefit in the Euromaidan protest—which emerged as a peaceful pro-European movement two months ago—degrading into an urban guerrilla army. Yet this is what has taken place. Events began to spiral out of control last week, when the parliament adopted draconian laws. Then, ignoring protest leaders, militants from the Right Sector—a coalition of ultra-nationalist groups and soccer fans—launched a fierce attack against riot police protecting the parliament. Exposição do mundo português. Eagle Scout. Idealist. Drug Trafficker?

A cultura de direita em Portugal. A direita portuguesa contemporânea: CIÊNCIA. A pedagogia romântica. JL2. O eduquês. Um ecossistema político-empresarial. The democratization of democracy - Eurozine Review. Wespennest 165 (2013) "Mind the gap. Construction site gender", the title of a new issue of Wespennest (Austria), implies speaking of "neither crisis nor of backlash". Greece: When the state turns antifa. Greece's powerful far right party, Golden Dawn, is being repressed. This is a detailed account and analysis of the organisation and the actions of the Greek state which, after encouraging it, has now turned on it. Golden Dawn (GD), as we knew it, is over. Their leader N. Right and left are fading away in politics – Steve Fuller. The ideological dichotomy of ‘Right-’ and ‘Left-wing’ has had a good run.

The ‘wing’ metaphor itself dates from the seating arrangements in the postrevolutionary French National Assembly, where supporters of King Louis XVI gathered to sit on the president’s right side and revolutionaries sat on his left. A culpa não é de António José Seguro. Será que Portugal pode sair da crise? Anti-Communist propaganda is more awesome than any horror movie poster. As medidas de austeridade na Irlanda e em Portugal. Right and left are fading away in politics – Steve Fuller.

Falkvinge on Infopolicy - Discussions on information policy and civil liberties. Israel - ConexaoIsrael - 18 anos depois. Allies Spy on Each Other. Breathless coverage of the revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been tracking allied foreign leaders aside, spying on allies -- even friendly ones -- is nothing new in international politics. Are We All On Crack? How Rob Ford Keeps His Job.

Greece: When the state turns antifa. The Rise or Fall of the American Empire - By Robert Kagan, Gideon Rachman, and Daniel W. Drezner. Blogs - Adam Curtis - THE BABY AND THE BAATH WATER. On the NSA. Politics Makes Morons of Us All. Microsoft Word - Maduro - Final.docx - 7-Maduro.pdf. IGSN 9 - Whose Gramsci? Right-wing Gramscism. Antonio Gramsci, schooling and education.