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The Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn violence by jihadists in “the Islamic State”

The Vatical has called on Muslim religious leaders to denounce the crimes committed by the juhaddist so-called “Islamic State” (formerly known as ISIS) See: (1 John Hooper (Rome), “Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn…



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Morsi’s Coup d’Etat and Rushed Draft Constiution for Egypt (with latest English translation)

What is President Obama doing regarding Egypt that might help avoid a second Islamic dictatorship like the one in Tehran? Background articles by the Trenchant Observer: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Coup d’Etat in Egypt; William Butler…


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Syrian rebels reportedly commit war crimes; U.N. Security Council should refer crimes in Syria to the ICC—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #71 (August 1)

Some units of the Free Syrian Army are reported today to have summarily executed opponents under their control, in Aleppo. This is a wrong turn for the opposition, a sad and erroneous step on the…


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A Future Foretold: On the ground, al-Assad continues attacks—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #22 (April 4)

Latest News Reports and Opinion (Check back for updates.) Al Jazeera reports that 58 civilian and 18 soldiers were killed in Syria on Tuesday (April 3), according to the opposition sources: Syrian forces have attacked…


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Syrian onslaught continues in Deraa, Hama, Kalidiya, Homs, Saraqueb, Qalit al-Madiq, and elsewhere—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #17

Latest News Reports The Christian Science Monitor reports, “Robert Grenier, former director of the CIA counterterrorism center, writes in a commentary for Al Jazeera that Annan’s plan merely helps Assad by buying him time to…


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Security Council issues “presidential statement”; al-Assad’s military onslaught continues unabated—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #14 (March 22)

On March 21, 2012, the U.N. Security Council unanimously endorsed the issuance of a “presidential statement” on Syria which was notable primarily for its support by Russia and China. The statement reiterated the proposals Kofi…


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Los casos contra Garzón: Las cuestiones prévias en el caso de la memoria histórica

En la sesión de hoy, 24 de enero, el Tribunal Supremo escuchó los argumentos de la fiscalía, la defensa, e de los querrellantes en torno a las cuestiones prévias, que se deben dilucidarse antes de…


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The Baltasar Garzón Case: In Spain, justice itself is on trial

“The Supreme Court of Spain should deserve our respect. What we now appear to see is a court populated by kangaroos, full of malicious and evil intent. But then the law, and the demand for…