Peter Van Buren did something no US diplomat is allowed to do. He told the truth and told it to the wrong people – us. Our government is not in the habit of telling us – the governed – what it's up to.
If a global majority fails to read the increasingly blatant handwriting on the wall, then our allegedly superior brainpower will end in fire and ice for too many already sharing this earth.
Muslims have faced an enormous increase in attacks since the San Bernardino terrorist shootings.
In stark contrast to the United States, Canada welcomed the first of what is to be thousands of Syrian refugees. Canada's plan is to welcome 25,000 refugees by March 2016.
French journalist Nicolas Hénin, who was held hostage by ISIS inside Syria for 10 months, makes an impassioned plea against bombing Syria.
for the moment, it seems, humanity still has the chance to write its own history in a fashion that would allow for a perhaps less welcoming but still reasonably palatable world for our children and grandchildren to live in. And be glad of that.
There are so many candidates. But the people included here stand out in their various areas of nefarious behavior: warmaking, tax avoidance, consumer gouging, environmental destruction, and criminal arrogance.
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, is “in the process of setting the agenda in Syria.” It is time nations joined together to figure out a solution to take down ISIS instead of working solo.
For a rich and powerful nation to conclude that it has no choice but to engage in quasi-permanent armed conflict in the far reaches of the planet represents the height of folly. Power confers choice.
While Turkey is roiled by a war on journalists, the arms flowing through the country are allowing the Salafi fighters to withstand the Russia air campaign south and east of Aleppo.