Tag: Islamic State

If you read just one article today about ISIS, read Graeme Wood’s “What ISIS Really Wants”

I can’t imagine that you’ve traveled anywhere across the conservative internet today without coming across a link to Graeme Wood’s “What ISIS Really Wants.” It’s a long article, but so informative and important that it would be a good thing if everybody took a few minutes out of their day to

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The Bookworm Beat (9/18/14) — The Non-Islamic Edition (and Open Thread)

Yet another day where I start with an apology for not writing more or writing sooner. I had what I think is a fairly severe arthritis flair-up, loaded myself up with anti-inflammatory meds, and took a long nap. Thankfully, I’m feeling better and moving easier, so it’s time to write!

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A few comments about the President’s speech regarding the Islamic State

Before I even get to Obama’s speech, a word about nomenclature. Most Americans refer to an organization called “ISIS” (“Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”). Obama refers to an organization called “ISIL” (“Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”). The latter encompasses more territory, so Obama is actually being more

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The Bookworm Beat — 9/11/14’s “ISIS and other stuff” edition (and Open Thread)

Let the information download begin: Alleged New York Times Baghdad Bureau Chief lambastes Obama administration If a Reddit user really is Tim Arango, Baghdad Bureau Chief for The New York Times, it’s very impressive to read his scathing indictment of the administration’s Iraq policy and conduct: it’s not my job to

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