RUSSIA AND Iran have sent troops to fight for Syria’s largest city, Aleppo. Since it borders on the “Islamic State-free zone” declared by Turkey and the US last month, will the NATO allies have a problem with this? And how will the Islamic State respond?
WE BEGIN our 11th year of webcasting with a look at some of the issues we believe the world will confront in 2015. Of course, it doesn’t take much imagination to predict more turmoil in the Middle East. We also discuss Ebola, economics and the price of oil, and the continued conflict between the Islamic State and anyone who stands in the way of their dream of a restored caliphate.
SOMETHING HAS changed in the last couple of years, and it feels as though we in the United States are on the downward side of a spiritual tipping point.
NEWS REPORTS from Iraq depict ISIS as a brutal terror organization that may force the American military to return. But until recently, the US government was sending money and weapons to these guys to help them fight the government of Syria. What in the world is going on over there?
…MEANS THE United States has to keep sending aid to Egypt. As the Egyptian military keeps ousted President Morsi under arrest (but it’s not a coup!), a technocrat — former… Read more »