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Thoughts on Moaz al-Kasasbeh’s Execution

As everybody following the morass in the Middle East knows, Jordanian Air Force Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh was revealed to have been burnt alive by his captors, the Islamic State (formerly of Iraq and Syria alone; they’ve since embarked on an intensified marketing campaign), making … Continue reading

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Tripoli: Why We’re Not Going Anywhere Soon

This week has witnessed an escalation in the already-intense sectarian “micro”-conflict that’s going on up north in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city. For those who don’t know, the clashes are centered around two ghettos: Bab al Tabbaneh, which is predominantly Sunni, … Continue reading

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Troubles Old and New, and Where We Stand

Alright people, it’s time for another double-feature, but of a more serious tone. Before I continue, however, I would like to spoon-feed those prone to knee-jerk reactions as there is no other way for them to listen: I have no … Continue reading

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Waiting

I’m gonna keep this one short and sweet. http://www.businessinsider.com/map-of-the-day-heres-a-look-at-the-us-british-french-and-nato-forces-surrounding-syria-2013-8  I don’t think needs further explanation. All I can do at this point is offer my two cents on the matter: this is going to be disastrous for everyone-Syria, Lebanon, the … Continue reading

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