Category Archives: Al Qaeda

Fear in Kandahar » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Here’s an article by journalist/activist Masha Hamilton that illustrates and comments upon the Afghan front in the War on Terror: Fear in Kandahar » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share … Continue reading

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Framing Sageman’s account of how terrorists are made

While doing mid term grades, I came across this passage in one of the Aslan reflective essays that I think warrants sharing: [Aslan writes:] A cosmic war transforms those who should be considered butchers and thugs into soldiers sanctioned by … Continue reading

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The Strategic Effects of 9/11

One of the most influential American foreign policy journals, Foreign Affairs, has just released its newest issue.  Therein you will find the article “Al Qaeda’s Challenge: The Jihadists’ War With Islamist Democrats” written by William McCants.  Among McCants’ conclusions is … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda: a crippled network?

Two major items appeared in the news the past week, both of which speak to the survivability of al Qaeda “central” in the aftermath of bin Laden’s death.  The first, a piece by David Ignatius, details the intelligence treasure trove … Continue reading

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