The Sad Case of a Teen Convicted of Terrorism

By: Tuesday January 27, 2015 9:00 am

Shannon Conley, a 19-year-old suburban Denver teen, was sentenced to four years in prison on one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, ISIS. We’ll get to the specifics of Conley’s crime in a moment, but first some more details from her sentencing. Impartial Justice? U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore [...]


Sunday Food: Turkey Leftovers

By: Sunday November 30, 2014 7:00 am

I always had a rush of the mania to get the meat off the bone shortly after the dishes came back to the kitchen, and making the whole clean-up a mass project that got over with when the dishes were ready to go back into the cabinets. I have, however, seen a platter still full of the turkey remains in some refrigerators into the weekend and suggest that – “It’s dead, Jim.” Do whatever it takes, but it needs to go out somehow.

Hope your Thanksgiving feast was enjoyable, and your leftovers just as fine.

MENA Mashup: The I/P, Iran, ISIS, and Turkey

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 2:25 pm

Bibi is merely pandering to his faltering hard-right base, meanwhile, it’s tearing Israel apart…!

Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014

By: Saturday November 22, 2014 4:00 am

Here we are, the week before Thanksgiving. Twenty questions, of a sort: What will your menu be Thursday? Who preps the food? Who do you spend the holiday with, how many people; relatives, friends? How far do you travel, by what mode (air, train, bus, car…)? How long is your trip? How long do you stay? What traditions? Do you have to work? If so, will you celebrate another day? Will you bag the effort to cook at home and go to a restaurant? If so, what kind?

MENA Mashup: The I/P, Egypt, ISIL, Iraq, and Turkey

By: Friday November 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Columbia Prof. Rashid Khalidi is dead-on with his assertion that we’re the biggest enablers to Israel’s illegal occupation…!

Jihadis Using Cruise Ships to Reach Middle East (Not Satire)

By: Thursday November 13, 2014 9:16 am

Ho ho, this is just hilarious. But serious.

You know what cruises are, right? A couple of days at sea, a day or two in some cheesy port, mostly time spent eating madly at buffets, sucking down booze, laying in the sun in between turns at the buffet and the bar, that kind of thing. Other than regular occurrences of alcohol poisoning, heart attacks on the massage tables and the occasional passenger overboard, cruises are pretty laid back vacations.

(Cue ominous music) Until. Now.

Late Night: MENA Mashup

By: Friday November 7, 2014 8:00 pm

It’s really an ugly scene in Jerusalem, folks…! Bibi is playing with fire…

Turkey Denies US Claims About Allowing Use Of Military Base To Fight ISIS, Bombs Kurdish Fighters

By: Tuesday October 14, 2014 6:50 am

It seems the Obama Administration jumped the gun on announcing that the US would be allowed to use its military base in Turkey to attack ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria as the Turkish government is now flatly denying they ever made such an agreement. Turkey was previously a noted supporter of ISIS and has always shown a lukewarm interests in taking on the militant group despite being a member of the Obama Administration’s coalition against ISIS. Turkey has continually said it would only agree to fight ISIS if there was also a plan to take out the Assad government.

Late Night: MENA Mashup: Kobane, ISIS, and Our MIC

By: Saturday October 11, 2014 8:00 pm

Now, it’s interesting how the actual Kurds on the ground, are portraying it too.

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