Sweden, US, Europe … Is the rise of another Hitler impossible?

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Passengers among them migrants and refugees, exit the German ferry terminal in Goteborg

A recent new that has shocked millions everywhere is one about a group of racist Swedes marching through a public area and beating up anyone who looked non-European. It’s so shocking to most because most people thought that Sweden was perfect and something as horrible as “racism” was something that never happened there. If anything,… Read more »

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How catastrophe was manufactured in Syria

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Residents walk past damaged buildings after what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus February 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amer Almohibany

The year end image etched on my mind is not of the US-Russian chess games in Syria but of how I saw the crisis being manufactured in that blighted land. Let me take advantage of the New Year and revisit stories to give you a perspective. On December 10, 2010, Mohammad Bouazizi set himself on… Read more »

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Islamic State owes Donald Trump a debt of gratitude

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Donald Trump likes to instigate controversy and keep media attention focused on his campaign for president. In a speech on Dec. 7, Trump, who is leading national polls for the Republican nomination, shocked the world when he called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” — until American leaders “can… Read more »

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