RUSSIA AND Iran have sent troops to a battle for Syria’s largest city, Aleppo. (So has Cuba, according to some reports.) There are a couple of implications to this battle, which began yesterday: Since Aleppo borders on the “Islamic State-free zone” proclaimed by Turkey and the U.S. last month, will the NATO allies have a problem when Russian tanks roll in?
More significantly, the IS-free zone (which is definitely not IS-free) includes Dabiq, the village where the Islamic State believes it will fight a climactic battle against the forces of Rome (Christendom) before they go on to establish the global caliphate. How will the IS respond?
Also: Mindfulness makes converts even in Christian churches, a recommendation for Annie Jacobsen’s history of DARPA (The Pentagon’s Brain), and scientists claim they can make Christians disbelieve in God — with magnets.
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