The Syrian civil war is bloody meat-grinder. Since 2011, when it was born out the hope and democratic promise of the Arab Spring, the war has killed 470,000 people, according to international humanitarian observers. In mid-2016, according to the Syrian Center for Policy Research, a million people inside Syria were living in dangerous besieged areas, facing starvation, disease … [Read more...] about What was Rep. Tulsi Gabbard thinking when she went to Syria?
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND One of the Islamic State’s first reforms in captured territory has been to require adult women to dress devoutly–including the face-covering burqa robe, which, in Western democracies famously presents security dilemmas because it hinders identification. Now, after two years of Islamic State occupation in Mosul, Iraq, the security problem has come … [Read more...] about NOTW: Weird laundry, homemade flamethrowers and lawsuits from the dead