Tagged with "Isis Iraq"
  • Putinobama

    Obama must join Putin on ISIL

    Assad may be a monster but ISIL is far worse; a barbaric Caliphate, and an Islamist threat not simply in the Middle East but to world civilization. Putin has got the point. Obama and the West need to get it too

    by Michael Curtis - 29 September 2015
  • Raf_drone

    Killing British ISIL traitors is perfectly legal

    PC types can't understand it is not necessary to wait for a terrorist to strike before retaliating so long as it is ‘proportionate and necessary’. Taking out a pair of fanatical killers before they had caused maybe 100 or more casualties as at 7/7 could not be more ‘proportionate’

    by Robin Mitchinson - 12 September 2015
  • Obama-laughing

    Barack Obama's MidEast fantasy world

    In Barack Obama's fantasy Middle East, the U.S. isn't losing the war against ISIS, Iran isn't a problem, and relations with Israel are just fine. That's the good news. The bad news is Obama actually believes this and he's still with us until January 2017

    by Taylor Dibbert - 31 May 2015
  • Fall_of_ramadi

    Exposed: Obama’s policies to empower ISIS

    For those able to read the plain writing on the wall, the end game between Obama and the Islamic State was always easy to discern. The administration's incompetence is a product of its total failure to understand the nature of jihad

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 22 May 2015
  • Saddam-hussein-alps-killi-009

    We were right to invade Iraq, whatever Chilcot says

    Iraq under Saddam Hussein was notorious for its severe violations of human rights. Some rights activists believe the death toll could be near the one million figure in his three decades in charge. We were right to remove Saddam from power, whatever Chilcot says

    by Martin Sparey -  5 February 2015
  • Kobani

    Why Obama must save Kobani

    Instead of preemptively stopping ISIS from spreading into Iraq, Obama effectively waited until some high-profile beheadings forced him to focus on the danger. Kobani is now key. But is Obama up to the task?

    by Noah Beck - 16 October 2014
  • Cameron_rouhani

    Iran, ISIS and Britain: Weakness with a cost

    While the Left loves to fall into the moral relativism of treating hardline Islamist politics as regionally acceptable, this cannot be the position of a country that gave the world the Magna Carta. Why is David Cameron sucking up to Iran?

    by Philip A. Gardner -  7 October 2014
  • Nazi_isis

    INSTANT VIEW: It's Kristallnacht; execute the terrorists

    After the latest horrific murder of a very dear and decent Briton, Alan Henning, we now do two things. We execute and/or banish the ISIS returnees to the West, and we shun all the media apologists for Islamism. It's Kristallnacht!

    by the commentator -  3 October 2014
  • Isis_latest

    Understanding the Islamic nature of Islamic State

    A dilemma faces Western democratic countries in the contemporary world. How to explain what it is that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other religions to accept and invoke their faith as the basis for political and social activity? Our leaders don't seem to get it, but Islamic State most certainly does

    by Michael Curtis - 24 September 2014
  • Isis_hostages

    Islamic State beheads, mutilates as the Koran instructs

    Obama, Cameron et al say Islamic State are just a bunch of barbarians, not real Muslims. But as they behead and mutilate "infidels" they're only doing what the Koran and the Prophet instructs

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 23 September 2014
  • Beheadings

    Islam, beheadings and politically correct denial

    The terrible beheadings in Iraq/Syria are not a new feature of Islamic fighters' behaviour. It was barely reported by our politically correct media that it was going on in the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s in Europe. How long before it gets to London and Paris?

    by Vincent Cooper - 18 September 2014
  • General_al-sisi

    How our "friends" in the MidEast fuel ISIS terror

    Our "friends" such as the Egyptian coup leaders consistently fuel the anti-Western hatred that is central to the ISIS-style terror narrative. So in what sense are these governments our "friends"? We don't know what we're doing

    by  - 18 September 2014
  • David_haines

    David Haines murder means it’s time for military action

    Nobody wants another war, but we cannot allow the fatigue of Afghanistan and Iraq to cloud our judgement in the face of such a bloodthirsty international threat as Islamic State. Isolationism is seductive, but we just can't afford it

    by Clare George-Hilley - 15 September 2014
  • Isis_fighters

    A coalition of the unwilling to defeat the Islamic State

    About eight million Iraqis and Syrians live in areas ISIS controls. It is the richest terrorist organization in the world, and has about 10,000 fighters. Building a coalition to destroy it is essential, but it’s going to involve some very strange bedfellows. Can Obama build a coalition of the unwilling?

    by Michael Curtis - 11 September 2014
  • French_isis

    IS is a European problem

    If there is to be effective resistance to IS, it is mainland European countries -- from where most of the "Western" jihadis originate -- that must step up to the plate, and NATO is the mechanism

    by Robin Mitchinson -  1 September 2014