A group monitoring the war in Syria reported that Iraqi pilots who have recently joined the Islamic State are now training Sunni militants to pilot the three fighter jets they have captured. It is the first time since the war began that the extremist group has taken to the air. These fighter jets have been flying over the al-Jarrah military airport located east of Aleppo, Rami Abdulrahman … [Read more...]
Islamic State Militants in Syria Underestimated by U.S. Intelligence
During a television interview broadcast on Sunday, the United States President talked about the Islamic State and the threat they pose. According to President Obama, the terrorist group’s activity inside Syria was underestimated by U.S. intelligence agencies. It seems that Syria has now become “ground zero” for jihadist fighters worldwide. And just as it has underestimated the Islamic State, the … [Read more...]
President Obama Faces the Difficult Decision: Should the US Become Involved in the Syrian Conflict?
For the past three years, president Obama has firmly maintained his position that the United States would not be intervening in the Syrian conflict. The pull of military action in Syria has grown stronger, however. Can the beheading of American Reporter James Foley be the last drop in a sea of tension and could the threat that the Islamic State poses to U.S. interests be enough to change the … [Read more...]
FCC Investigating Netflix-ISP Fight
It appears that the Federal Communications Commission has finally agreed to step in – at least in an investigative capacity into the battle that has raged on for quite some time now between Netflix and a handful of big name ISPs (Internet Service Providers). “The agency will be investigating the situation with the aim of protecting Internet consumers”, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler explained in an … [Read more...]