Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Islamic State’s Sovereign Wealth Fund

Originally posted on Talisman Gate, Again:
This is not a journalistic investigation. I am just sharing concerns that are circulating in Baghdad about the caliphate’s financing. An Iraqi banking source has told me that the Islamic State (IS) is making…

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San Bernardino and Gun Control

Photograph of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik- via The horrific massacre in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people and wounded 21, has now been officially labeled as a terrorism investigation. The New York Times (NYT) Editorial Board appealed … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 ( Week 49 Nov 30 – Dec 6)

Top Headlines Egyptian journalist Alexandrani is arrested and charged with spreading false information. Tuesday Egypt orders retrial for Muslim Brotherhood leaders including general guide Mohamed Badie. Thursday  28.3% turnout in both of both stages of Egypt’s parliamentary elections. Friday Egypt … Continue reading

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The Sad Affairs of the British Left

  ( Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn  via BBC)   A stormy debate erupted when the British PM David Cameron announced his plans to join the anti-Isis coalition. While Mr. Cameron has passionately argued that Britain can no longer “sub-contract” its … Continue reading

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