Anarchists Against Jihadists?

The women soldiers battling ISIS in Syria are reportedly part of a movement of anarchists against Jihadists. I’m not a left-wing anarchist who opposes the market as if it were some kind of force for exploitation. And I’m certainly no Feminist. But there is a left-wing news site that has published an extremely intriguing story. As background, the mainstream press has published stories about women fighting ISIS. For example, Marie Claire reports, There’s a group of 7,500 soldiers who Read more […]

Now John Kerry Thinks He is the Ruler of Kurdistan

Now that Iraq is becoming a failed state—a fate that became inevitable the moment we invaded—the Kurds have a chance at something the great powers have denied them for a long time. They might gain an independent state. Naturally, John Kerry has flown over to Kurdistan to dictate policy to them. According to Reuters: “We are facing a new reality and a new Iraq,” Kurdish President Massoud Barzani said at the start of his meeting with Kerry. Earlier, he blamed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s Read more […]

The Middle East Has Become America’s Quagmire

Show of hands — who is sick of talking or hearing about Syria and the Middle East? I like knowing geography as much as the next guy, but frankly I’m tired of learning the cities and provinces of every Middle East country. Did anyone know much of anything about the Kurds before the whole Iraq thing? Could anyone have guessed the name of any province in Afghanistan or that Benghazi is a city not some guy? I bet, for those of us that follow this stuff, we could name more cities in Syria Read more […]