Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution – A Review

By: Sunday August 3, 2014 5:10 pm

On July 27th, in the midst of the twin crises in Gaza and Ukraine, Representative Mike Rogers on Face the Nation ‘revealed’ to Americans that Iran is supporting both Sunni Hamas and Shia Hezbollah, leaving Bob Shaffer as confused as his listeners.  What the American media is missing – never mind the public – is an understanding of the concept of ‘Resistance’ that applies equally to Islam’s two main sectarian groups.  Alastair Crooke’s book Resistance: the Essence of the Islamist Revolution fills that crucial gap.

 

Israel’s ‘Trigger Happy’ Ways

By: Saturday March 15, 2014 6:00 pm

From Alex Kane at Mondoweiss:
“The immediate cause of the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip, which featured rockets and mortars fired into Israel and air attacks on the coastal enclave, occurred over the last two days. But the roots of the latest fighting are Israeli violations of the November 2012 truce between Hamas and Israel, and the years-long blockade and occupation crippling the Gaza Strip.”

MENA Mashup: Egypt, Davos, Geneva II, House of Saud, and Israel

By: Sunday January 26, 2014 8:00 am

To be sure: Kerry Brags: No One Intervenes in Middle East as Much as US.

US Officials: Attack On Syria May Lead to War With Iran

By: Friday September 6, 2013 11:30 am

According to the Wall Street Journal, an attack by President Obama on the Assad government in Syria will lead to a series of retaliatory strikes by Iran and affiliates on US targets. Now a war with Iran is on the table.

MENA Mashup: Blind Arrogance, Genocide and Zbig

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 7:25 pm

Now, is it truly Buyer’s Remorse, from the Grand Chess Master of a ‘few stirred-up moslems’?

Hezbollah Fully Jumps Into Syrian Civil War

By: Monday May 27, 2013 6:40 am

Hezbollah has decided to jump into the Syrian Civil War as Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, announced the Lebanese based militant group’s commitment to preserving the Assad regime in Syria.

Late Night: Pouring Gas on the Syrian Inferno

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 8:00 pm

Lawmakers say Syrian chemical weapons could menace U.S.

Things Fall Apart…

By: Sunday March 24, 2013 7:06 am

With Lebanon in political upheaval, largely due to the Syrian crisis, what is Hezbollah’s role in Syria, and elsewhere…

Bibi’s Blunder…

By: Friday February 1, 2013 6:05 pm

I wonder how much longer Hezbollah will sit on the sidelines, on Syria, and/or allow Israeli F-16s to loiter over Lebanon?

Late Night: ‘Coalition of The Fighting’

By: Saturday October 20, 2012 8:00 pm

There’s a whole slew of foreign policy F*ckery afoot…!

Isn’t it interesting how another Security Chief was assassinated in a car bombing…?

As the Angry Arab noted…

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