It’s Iran Versus Saudi Arabia Versus ISIS Versus The U.S.

Softball Politics

By Sal Bommarito

Sectarian violence and threats resulting from the ISIS conflict and other events in the Middle East are starting to occur on a daily basis. Led by Saudi Arabia, Sunnis are responding to a number of Iranian provocations in the region. Most experts believe this is the beginning of a long drawn-out confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia. A New York Times article details these matters.

Stirring Sunni outrage towards Iran are the following significant actions:

  • Iran’s backing of a rebel faction in Yemen. The Saudis are leading airstrikes against the insurgents.
  • Iran’s support of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. The Saudis are aiding jihadists in Syria that are fighting government forces.
  • Iran’s support of Iraqi forces against ISIS. The Saudis have warned Washington “not to allow the Iranian-backed militia to capture too much of Iraq [in the fight with ISIS].
  • The U.S./Iran pending nuclear deal. Saudis have indicated that…

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My Own Private Light in the Global Darkness

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The last weeks were bad weeks for all of us who believe in peace and coexistence. Hell, it’s been a bad year so far. There was the terrorist attack in Tunisia and new reports of young, people from Europe being groomed to join IS. A new IS member highlighted in the Swedish news supposedly comes from the projects in Malmö in Sweden, where I once worked as a substitute teacher. Maybe he is one of my former students?

Even though my teaching job was several years ago, I remember my students well and still run in to them downtown sometimes. Unfortunately very few of them have been able to break the cycle of poverty and alienation. I know some of the boys I used to teach are now in jail, and the girls, now young women, I often see pushing strollers outside the discount store, married early and on welfare…

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Group claiming to be ISIS hacks Chambersburg creamery’s website

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A group claiming to be ISIS hacks a Chambersburg creamery’s website.

“We are ISIS, we’re everywhere watching.” That’s the message Trickling Springs Creamery received earlier this month.

Joe Miller, the one of the creamery’s managers says a customer contacted him on Facebook to let him know the creamery’s website had been hacked. It happened earlier this month. But, he soon found out the creamery wasn’t the only victim.

The creamery is a favorite in Chambersburg.

“We offer 24 flavors of ice cream on a regular basis,” said Miller.

The creamery ships from Florida to Connecticut, and as far west as Ohio. It bottles roughly 8,000 gallons of milk a day. All was business as usual until one of the creamery’s managers received a Facebook message on March 7th from a customer saying that ISIS had hacked the company’s website.

He checked the website, and saw a disturbing…

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Why preparing for ISIS is important

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Terrorism is a frightening issue that affects all American citizens, even if not directly. The fear of knowing that your country is under attack is very unsettling, especially for people who perhaps live or work in a potentially threatening area (such as New York City, or other large, commonly targeted cities). The United States must learn from the past, and take large actions to avoid terrorism.

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According to Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt from the Washington Post, the US and Iraq are working together to blast ISIS. “The goal is to break the Islamic State’s occupation in northern and western Iraq, and establish the Iraqi government’s control over Mosul and other population centers, as well as the country’s major roads and its border with Syria by the end of 2015,” say Gordon and Schmitt. In order to make this plan a success, three new Iraqi army divisions of 20,000…

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6-Point Plan to Defeat ISIS in the Propaganda War

How to Fight ISIS Online

Below is a Great Article refereed to me by The Anthropologist

But first my thoughts on this
There is some online differences between al Qaeda and ISIS. They still operate in Cells. The leader of the Cells run the Cell and communicate with whoever runs those specific Cells. a cell in Al Qaeda would focus on one thing like Martyrs or recruiting. ISIS does use the cell structure but their aims are more broad and they don’t focus on just one topic (i.e. recruit, hail martyrs, hail Ops, etc.)  Number 6 on their list of how to counter ISIS and their online machine is the one I know we can do. In Australia they have sedition laws so it is much easier to prosecute people and get them the help they need to show them ISIS is a fraud and a shame and full of false profits eager to send…

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6-Point Plan to Defeat ISIS in the Propaganda War

Ian Bach

Below is a Great Article refereed to me by The Anthropologist

But first my thoughts on this
There is some online differences between al Qaeda and ISIS. They still operate in Cells. The leader of the Cells run the Cell and communicate with whoever runs those specific Cells. a cell in Al Qaeda would focus on one thing like Martyrs or recruiting. ISIS does use the cell structure but their aims are more broad and they don’t focus on just one topic (i.e. recruit, hail martyrs, hail Ops, etc.)  Number 6 on their list of how to counter ISIS and their online machine is the one I know we can do. In Australia they have sedition laws so it is much easier to prosecute people and get them the help they need to show them ISIS is a fraud and a shame and full of false profits eager to send…

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