A Voice of Reason from an Arab Dissident

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A courageous Palestinian Jordanian openly announces: Jordan is Palestine!

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Failed attempt to kill Israeli envoy in Jordan – Jerusalem Post

A bomb exploded near a two-car convoy belonging to Israel’s embassy in Jordan on Thursday afternoon. The cars were making their way to Amman. No one was hurt in the incident and the vehicles continued to their destination shortly thereafter. The Foreign Ministry received a briefing on the incident. According to several reports, the ambassador […]

How to Fight a Better War – by Jacob Laksin

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To prevail in Afghanistan, the U.S. must improve its intelligence gathering.

CIA bomber’s wife says war must go on against US – AP

he Turkish wife of a Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan says her husband was outraged over the treatment of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison and the U.S.-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Defne Bayrak, the wife of bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, said in an interview with […]

Reuel Marc Gerecht: The Meaning of al Qaeda’s Double Agent – WSJ.com

The recent death in Afghanistan of seven American counterterrorist officers, one Jordanian intelligence operative, and one exploding al Qaeda double agent ought to give us cause to reflect on the real capabilities of the Central Intelligence Agency and al Qaeda. The report card isn’t good. America’s systemic intelligence problems were partially on display in the […]