Tag Archives: Islamic State

First Dog on the Moon on … Isis’s letter to the west

Isis has sent a heartfelt letter of encouragement to the west. We give you the best extracts The Guardian  September 24, 2014 • Hear First Dog talk through the cartoon • Having trouble viewing this cartoon? Click here. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for […]

Obama bombs Syria: More Dirty War

Too much of the world is a battlefield. Cover of Jeremy Scahill’s book, Dirty Wars BOMBS AWAY IN SYRIA Huffington Post U.S. and Allies Strike ISIS Targets in Syria New York Times Bombs From Air and Sea Target Militants’ Stronghold By HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT9:56 PM ET Airstrikes against the Islamic State unleashed a […]

The Intercept: Those Who’ve Seen Bloodshed Warn of Endless, Brutal War in Iraq

“WE’VE KILLED CHILDREN. WE’VE KILLED ENTIRE FAMILIES GETTING AT ONE OR TWO PEOPLE.” BY RYAN DEVEREAUX  The Intercept   September 15, 2015 For more than a month, Dakheel Ahmed’s family has been living under a bridge in northern Iraq. They are members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority sect, and each night they sleep in the open […]

The Intercept: News Organizations Finally Realize Obama’s War Plan is a Hot Mess

“Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing.”  —Andrew J. Bacevich     BY DAN FROOMKIN  The Intercept  September 11, 2014    President Obama’s plan to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State counts on pretty much everything going right in a region of the world where pretty much […]