Friday, September 19, 2014

5 Reasons Why the US Coalition Against ISIS is an Empty Shell, by Elliot Friedland

As U.S. jets pounded Islamic State positions north of Baghdad this week, diplomats pondered their options in Paris. U.S. President Barack Obama has stressed the importance of a collaborative global effort to combat the Islamic State (commonly known as ISIS and ISIL) which has been rampaging across much of Iraq and Syria, slaughtering as they go.
The president said, “American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone.” He want to build an international coalition which will come together to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State. But based on the reactions of international leaders, he has yet to receive any concrete commitments to take an active part in the military campaign against the Islamic State.



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Μέλη των «Aδελφών Μουσουλμάνων» στην Ελλάδα

H ιστοσελίδα της εφημερίδας Al-Youm Al-Sabe (16.9.2014) ανήρτησε δημοσίευμα με τίτλο: «Δημοσιεύουμε λεπτομέρειες για την άφιξη αριθμού ηγετικών στελεχών της Αδελφότητας στο Βέλγιο, τη Γερμανία, την Ελλάδα και τη Γαλλία», αναφέρει ότι, το τελευταίο τριήμερο, ηγετικά στελέχη της Αδελφότητας που έχουν εκδιωχθεί από την κυβέρνηση του Κατάρ, έχουν αφιχθεί στο Βέλγιο, τη Γερμανία, την Ελλάδα και τη Γαλλία, όπου η οργάνωση δραστηριοποιείται μέσω των οργανώσεών της, που ανέρχονται σε 143.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Understanding Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi And The Phenomenon Of The Islamic Caliphate State, by: Y. Carmon, Y. Yehoshua, and A. Leone

Introduction
The successive atrocities committed by the Islamic State (IS, previously called the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham – ISIS) have diverted the discussion away from an understanding of this organization's political program, creating the erroneous impression that it is simply a more vicious version of Al-Qaeda. According to this view, this organization presumably intends to attack the West by means of its foreign militants who hold Western passports and could return to Western countries to carry out terror attacks – and hence it is paramount to destroy the IS forthwith. Saudi King 'Abdallah bin 'Abd Al-'Aziz promoted this approach when he said that he was certain that those jihadists "would arrive in Europe within a month and in America within two months".[1]
This report seeks to clarify the IS's doctrine based on the organization's official writings and speeches by its leaders. It will argue that, unlike Al-Qaeda, the IS places priority not on global terrorism, but rather on establishing and consolidating a state, and hence it defers the clash with the West to a much later stage. In this, it is emulating and reenacting the early Islamic model.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ουσιαστική παρέμβαση Μουσουλμάνου θεολόγου στην Αθήνα, του Ιωάννη Μιχαλέτου



Ο Μουσουλμάνος και Σουνίτης το δόγμα, θεολόγος, Αχμάντ Ελντίν του Τζαμιού Αλ Ραχμάν στην Αθήνα, σε πρόσφατη εκδήλωσή του, έκανε ουσιαστικές και καίριες παρεμβάσεις σχετικά με το θέμα ( ή μη-θέμα) της ανεγέρσεως του Τζαμιού στο Βοτανικό.


New paramilitary structure formed in Kosovo, by Ioannis Michaletos


A new paramilitary structure seems to have been formed as of recent in Kosovo, aiming chiefly to disentegrate FYROM, but also with tendncies against Montenegro, Serbia and Greece and with a potential role to play also in Albania as well. 




Saturday, September 13, 2014

Don’t Forget About Al Qaeda, by Thomas Joscelyn



President Obama is set to discuss his plan for confronting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a primetime speech this evening. According to press reports, the president is ready to authorize the use of military strikes against the group in Syria. Thus far, American military action has been limited to neighboring Iraq. This is a step in the right direction by Obama. As the administration recognizes, the U.S. and its allies cannot take the fight to ISIL without targeting its substantive strongholds in Syria.


Friday, September 12, 2014

NATO intends to prohibit Russia’s and China’s Development, by Thierry Meyssan

The glitzy NATO summit in Newport has not publicly announced major decisions but it is likely that they were taken in secret. To prevent Russia and China - but also India - from continuing their development, NATO can count on Terrorism from the Islamic Emirate which it pretends to condemn and fight.
The Newport (Wales) Summit is NATO’s largest since the 2002 Prague edition. At the time, it meant to include new central and eastern European states within the Alliance. This time it’s about planning a long-term strategy to contain the development of Russia and China so as to prevent their competing with the United States [1].
Anything related to NATO is a matter of debate. Indeed, it has continued, since its inception in 1949, to manipulate the facts to present itself as a defensive alliance against Soviet expansionism, whereas it is the Warsaw Pact, created six years later in 1955, which aimed to defend the socialist states in the face of Anglo-Saxon (and not vice versa) imperialism.