Documentary: Obama Admin ‘Warned by Everybody’ about Islamic State but ‘Did Almost Nothing’

The Washington Free Beacon 10/29/2014

On Tuesday evening, PBS’s Frontline aired the new documentary “The Rise of ISIS”, which detailed its investigation into the “miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS”.

The documentary included interviews with key Obama administration officials and experts.

Frontline’s Ken Pollak interviewed the Former American Ambassador to Iraq James […]

Female Kurdish Fighters Are A Big Problem For ISIS Extremists

Adam Chandler The Wire BusinessInsider.com 8/18/2014

…Last week, we mentioned the growing role of the PKK, the Kurdish Workers’ Party, in the fighting. Despite being designated a terrorist group by the United States for waging a decades-long battle against Turkey, the group has become a formidable opponent in the battle against ISIS. Helping to lead […]

Chaldean Christian leader: ISIS 'Systematically Beheading' Children In Iraq

Eric Chen The Gospel Herald 8/6/2014

A prominent Christian leader of the Chaldean community unveiled the “systematic beheading of children” and other horrendous crimes committed by ISIS. He said that the Sunni extremists are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and with the aim to instill the Sharia Law as the law of the land.

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The ISIS Effect: 'Flattened; Everything is Gone'

Elizabeth Scalia The Anchoress 7/22/2014

…Our encounter occurred just as he’d finished communicating with sources on the ground, people who are seeing much more than we’re being told. Michael dared not say much, but he related this from the Syrian Maronite Bishop Sleiman, a sense of things as they are: “Flattened. Everything is just flattened. […]

'Citizenship and good government require the involvement of a virtuous people'

Rand Paul Tackles Nation’s ‘Spiritual Crisis’, Reveals What Will Make America ‘Thrive’ Again

Billy Hallowell The Blaze 6/20/2014

…While the cultural and political situation is grim, the senator said that “America has much greatness left in her,” encouraging participants to take a deep look at the nation — and themselves.

“Our foundation is cracking. It’s […]

Mosul now emptied of Christians, says Archbishop

Vatican Radio 12 June 2014

Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Chaldean Archbishop Amel Nona, said he thought Mosul’s last remaining Christians had left now a city which until 2003 was home to 35,000 faithful.

The Christians are among 500,000 thought to have fled Mosul whose overthrow yesterday is now followed […]