Racist & Islamist terrorists: Close kin

... media, is "particularly aimed at recruiting young people," the UK guide states. For anyone who studies Islamic terrorism, that's all too familiar. Put their professed religious beliefs aside - and this isn't that far-fetched, considering Al Qaeda ... [Read entire story]

Editorial: Again, Mamasapano

SO we are back to talking about the Mamasapano incident, with President Rodrigo Duterte leading the reopening of the discussion when he spoke before relatives of some of the 44 elements of the Special Action Force that were killed during an encounter ... [Read entire story]

Letters: Give Obama presidency a D

... (3) handling of the economy, (4) relations with Iran, (5) foreign affairs, (6) health care, (7) handling of terrorism, (8) gun policy, and (9) ISIS. Subjectivity aside, the facts on the ground indicate the following: (1) Throughout Obama's ... ... [Read entire story]

Your Turn: Jan. 8

... And she said he should "wait" before calling the Ankara assassination of a Russian diplomat "radical Islamic terrorism." The killer shouted, "Allahu akbar!" At least Trump affirms the threats by "radical Islamic terrorists." Parker has been mean, ... [Read entire story]

Democracy Endangered?

Yet why does America's great export, liberal democracy, which appeared to be the future of the West if not of mankind at the Cold War's end, now appear to be a church with a shrinking congregation? In the final round next May, the French election is ... [Read entire story]

Trump must work with Russia

... amok throughout Europe, the United States reacted, predictably blaming everything from Donald Trump's election to terrorism on Putin. Of course the State Department, the CIA and the lot would not blame their own policies. Everything they have ... [Read entire story]

Barrita: On to Sinulog

... attempt in Cebu City since the recent explosion incident in Hilongos, Leyte. "As to the threat of bombing and terrorism, we have no direct, specific attempt in Cebu City, but we must be vigilant and alert. You can also report to policemen who ... [Read entire story]

Learning and lessons

I still recall ushering in the year 2016. I was in Kuala Lumpur with friends and after a night of merriment punctuated by the burst of fireworks I remember telling myself that 2015 has passed really fast and I hope 2016 will go slower but 2016 was ... [Read entire story]

Kerry’s False Moral Equivalence

... tirade was when he listed what he said are the two major obstacles to peace: "settlement expansion" and terrorism. That rubbery term "settlement expansion" is a nefarious-sounding description of such less-than-nefarious actions as a family ... [Read entire story]