Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and Kobani

From American Thinker.Com October 10, 2014 By Shoshana Bryen Pentagon spokesman Adm. John Kirby told reporters he understood that U.S. air power wouldn't save Kobani, but there is a “larger strategy” in place.  The primary goal of the campaign is not to save Syrian cities and towns, U.S. Central Command officials said, but to go after ISIS senior leadership, oil refineries, and other infrastructure that would curb the group's Continue Reading

2 Articles; As fires rage across the Mideast, a key man to watch is Jordan’s moderate King Abdullah II.; * What did a Jewish Washington Post columnist write about the Christian #RallyForIsrael? It’s worth reading. @JRubinBlogger

From Flash Traffic Blog Wordpress.Com As fires rage across the Mideast, a key man to watch is Jordan’s moderate King Abdullah II. by joelcrosenberg A key man to watch: Jordan's moderate King Abdullah II. On January 10th of this year, I began writing a series of columns on key people in the epicenter who I planned to keep an eye on in 2014. The first name on my list was Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Sure Continue Reading

Is ISIS Beheading Kurdish Women?

From American Thinker.Com October 7, 2014 By Fran Fawcett Peterson It is hard to know what is truth and what is propaganda coming from online posts out of the Mideast.  The most disturbing picture I have seen concerning the ISIS horrors comes from The Shia Post. A friend did a great deal of prodding to get me to look at it. It shows a smiling, gleeful ISIS fighter holding the severed head of a Syrian Kurdish woman. The Shia Continue Reading

Standing up to ISIS in Kurdistan

From American Thinker.Com October 6, 2014 By Frank Audesirk I work for Hunt Oil Company as the Environment, Health and Safety Manager. I spend half my time in Erbil and half out on our drilling locations. Prior to ISIS, Erbil was a city that was growing like Las Vegas in the 90s. Now it has come to a standstill. There are many unfinished projects -- a lot of the workers have volunteered to join the Peshmarga to help defend Continue Reading

ISIS, the Kurds and a Western Blind Spot

From American Thinker.Com October 6, 2014 By Fran Fawcett Peterson As heavy fighting rages with savagery all around, the fastest refugee exodus of the 3-year Syrian war has Kurdish families (and most probably Christian families) scrambling across the Turkish border just miles from their hometown of Kobane and 300 surrounding villages.  Turkey is using water canons to keep the Kurdish (and probably Christian) fighters from Continue Reading

Prince Turki of Saudi Arabia should speak to the Knesset

From American Thinker.Com October 1, 2014 By Michael Curtis It used to be true of relationships between countries in the Middle East, as Harry Truman once said of politics in Washington, D.C., that if you need a friend get a dog. However, no one can be unaware of the bewildering changes in those relationships that have occurred in the last few years. With the advent of Islamic Sunni militant terrorism, the civil war in Continue Reading

President Obama admits U.S. “underestimated” rising threat of ISIS in Iraq & Syria. Here’s exactly what he said.

From Flash Traffic Blog Wordpress.Com President Obama admits U.S. “underestimated” rising threat of ISIS in Iraq & Syria. Here’s exactly what he said. by joelcrosenberg · "That's why it's so important for us to recognize part of the solution here is gonna be military," he said. "We just have to push them back, and shrink their space, and go after their command and control, and their capacity, and their weapons, and Continue Reading

Netanyahu at UN warns “militant Islam is on the march,” from Hamas to ISIS, but greatest threat is a nuclear armed Iran. Watch video of the speech here.

From Flash Traffic Blog Wordpress.Com Netanyahu at UN warns “militant Islam is on the march,” from Hamas to ISIS, but greatest threat is a nuclear armed Iran. Watch video of the speech here. by joelcrosenberg · Quoting Scripture: "For the sake of Zion I will not be silent. For the sake of Jerusalem, I will not be still." Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly on Monday on the Continue Reading

Three threats to America, Israel & the Church in the Mideast. Video of my address at Moody Bible Institute.

From Flash Traffic Blog Wordpress.Com Three threats to America, Israel & the Church in the Mideast. Video of my address at Moody Bible Institute. by joelcrosenberg · Receive every blog post automatically via the RSS feed. Speaking at Moody Bible Institute's chapel on "Three Threats To America, Israel & The Church In The Middle East." It was an honor to be on the campus of Moody Bible Institute in Continue Reading

Tale of two speeches: Palestinian leader at UN accuses Israel of “genocide” & “war crimes.” But Jordan’s King delivers moderate, peaceful, constructive address. Full texts & analysis.

From Flash Traffic Blog Wordpress.Com Tale of two speeches: Palestinian leader at UN accuses Israel of “genocide” & “war crimes.” But Jordan’s King delivers moderate, peaceful, constructive address. Full texts & analysis. by joelcrosenberg · Receive every blog post automatically via the RSS feed. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of "genocide" during speech to the UN General Assembly Continue Reading