Israeli-Russian clash over Hizballah’s Golan grab

An Iraqi Shiite militia is on its way to reinforce Hizballah’s advance on the Golan. Israel after two counter-strikes is warned off by Moscow. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

TURKEY’S HOLY WAR

In Islamic eschatology the Mahdi (‘messiah’) plays a prominent role. For the Iranian Shia he is already born and has hidden down a well for over a millennium, waiting for the right time to emerge. Turkish Sunnis already have a candidate, breathing fire and brimstone and ready to purge the world. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

How a Yellen departure could spark a fire under the Fed to cut its...

With the Federal Reserve facing a Herculean conundrum in unwinding its crisis-era monetary policy — and a likely leadership transition on the horizon — Goldman Sachs suggested on Saturday the central bank could move early to reduce the vast sums of government and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) it holds on its books. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

TRUMP’S NEGOTIATOR GREENBLATT TRIES TO REACH WHAT NO ENVOY HAS BEFORE

Despite his atypical background, Greenblatt enters the job with some fixed opinions and a vision for what America’s role should be in any peace talks. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Analysis: Al Qaeda Groups reorganize in West Africa

On March 2, a merger of al Qaeda groups in the Sahel was announced. The “Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims” brings together four existing al Qaeda organizations under an old nemesis. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Are Collapsing Pensions “About To Bring Hell To America”?

With tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities, the weight of an avalanche remains dangling over our heads. An aging population is cashing in on needed retirement benefits while the younger generations must support multiples that are unsustainable financially. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Islamic State Expands Into North Africa

A new Islamic State affiliate is gaining strength in sub-Saharan Africa as part of efforts by the Syrian-based Islamist terror group to take over large parts of the continent. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

TRUMP EMBRACES THE PLO FANTASY

According to media reports, Trump told Abbas – whose legal term in office ended eight years ago – that he views him as a legitimate leader. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

1,000 ‘Faith Leaders’ Endorse Blasphemous ‘Shack’ Film: Universalist Novel Depicting God as Woman

A website dedicated to marketing the controversial film “The Shack” states that 1,000 “faith leaders” have given their endorsement of the movie—a film that is based on William P. Young’s bestselling novel of the same name, which some say contains universalistic doctrine and teaches that God is all love and no holiness, wrath or justice. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...