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Russia Is Exploiting Syria's Kurds And U.S. Frustrations To Complicate The Fight Against ISIS

Existing U.S. alliances and other priorities make it hard for the Obama administration to respond.<p>WASHINGTON -- As Syria peace talks begin in Geneva, America's key partners on the ground feel neglected, excluded and increasingly receptive to a man who says the U.S has the war-torn country all wrong …

Disgusted Young People: How Martin Luther King Predicted the Decline of the Mainline Church

<i>So often the contemporary church is a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. So often it is an archdefender of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church’s silent--and often even</i> …

Former CIA officer in Benghazi challenges Michael Bay's '13 Hours'

It is the most fateful moment in a movie that purports to present a searingly accurate account of the 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya: a scene in which the highest-ranking CIA operative at a secret agency compound orders his security team to "stand down" rather than …

Iran parades US sailors on state TV before releasing them unharmed

Iran frees 10 US military personnel who were detained after "accidentally" straying into sensitive waters

Hillary Clinton's Troubling Relationship With an Israel-Hater

Who is Max Blumenthal, why is he a Hillary Clinton Israel Svengali, and does he pose as big a headache for Hillary as Jeremiah Wright did for Barack Obama?<p>The well-known proverb declares you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep.<p>Last summer, in the wake of the impending Iran deal …

U.S. Air Force Fears Russia's Lethal S-400 in Europe

The U.S. Air Force is worried about Moscow’s deployment of advanced integrated air defenses in Kaliningrad, the Russian exclave between Poland and …

Military

Why Ukraine No Longer Needs Russian Gas

Not so long ago, Russia could bend Ukraine to its will by threatening to cut off natural gas supplies. Now, Russia is offering discounts, but Ukraine …

Obama gun town hall: 5 takeaways

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama confronted his skeptics -- and the limits of his own authority -- on live television Thursday night.<p>An Arizona sheriff, a rape victim, a firearms industry representative and a prominent veteran's wife pressed the President over his gun control push during …

Gary Powers: The U-2 spy pilot the US did not love

<b>Steven Spielberg's most recent movie, Bridge of Spies, tells the story of a Cold War prisoner exchange between the Soviet Union and the US. The deal allowed US spy plane pilot Gary Powers to return home - but once there he faced a chorus of criticism.</b><p>Gary Powers had been in flight for four hours …

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The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians

<b>(AP/The Satanic Temple)</b><p>The church is vital not just for its dogged pursuit of religious equanimity but how it exposes Christian hypocrisy<p>Valerie Tarico<p>November 28, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>For those who think Christianity a fount of goodness and love, one of …

The Arab World is at war with itself

An eventual break-up of the Arab world into sectarian splinters is a self-fulfilling prophesy.<p>As if the severe damage inflicted by the US-led invasion of Iraq and the Israeli occupation of Palestine were not enough, the Arab world is now engaged in a self-destructive process of sectarian …

Shia Islam

Russia's Military Is More Advanced Than You Might Think

Putin is itching to fight after one of his jets was shot down by Turkey.<p>Vladimir Putin is not a man to back down from provocation, especially a direct, lethal provocation like the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 aircraft by Turkey on Tuesday. Such an attack raises the possibility of a direct …