Charles Faddis

Senior Editor, Former CIA operative, Host of USCS

Charles S. (Sam) Faddis, Senior Partner with Artemis, LLC is a former CIA operations officer with thirty years of experience in the conduct of intelligence operations in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe. He has worked against the most dangerous terrorist organizations on the planet and has extensive firsthand experience with their methodology and tactics. His last assignment prior to retirement in May of 2008 was as head of the CIA's terrorist Weapons of Mass Destruction unit. He took the first CIA team into Iraq in the Summer of 2002 in advance of the invasion of that country and has worked extensively in the field with law enforcement, local security forces and special operations teams. Since retirement, he has written extensively and provided training to a wide variety of government and private entities. Sam appears regularly on radio and television.

As of August 7, 2018, Charles's 189 articles like "Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Strike Supertankers" have totaled 19.5M views and shares.

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AUG 06 2018
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Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Strike Supertankers

Iranian Spy Ship Coordinated Attacks On Saudi Supertankers In The Red Sea
"On July 25, 2018 two Saudi supertankers in the Red Sea were attacked by a volley of anti-ship missiles fired by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen."

JUL 28 2018
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Handing Over The Crown Jewels

Cloud Computing And Classified Data
"In the world of Washington, DC where accountability is elusive, and priority is placed on awarding big contracts and making big defense corporations even bigger cloud computing is the new cash cow."

JUL 23 2018
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There is No Blue Wave

A New Gallup Poll Shows Just How Out Of Touch Democrats Are
"The single biggest issue about which Americans are concerned is immigration."

JUL 17 2018
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Is President Donald Trump A Russian Agent?

The Hysteria Sweeping Through The World's Media
"...the actions of President Trump, his actual policy decisions, seem completely at odds with the notion that he was somehow installed in power to do Putin's bidding."

JUN 28 2018
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The Annapolis Shooting At The Capital Gazette

It Is Time To Put Away Childish Things
"Out there right now are any number of other sick persons waiting to kill. We must stop waiting for them to act and start acting proactively to save lives."

JUN 23 2018
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The Long Road From Greensboro to Lexington

The Left Champions Intolerance
"You can be shouted down. You can be driven from public eating establishments. You can be called the vilest of names and jeered at public gatherings."

JUN 19 2018
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Stop Involving Your Children In Criminal Activity

Crossing The US-Mexico Border Is A Crime And We Don't Send Children To Prison
"One wonders how many other individuals, having been arrested, expect to be allowed to bring their children with them into confinement."

JUN 16 2018
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How The Economy Is Literally Killing Americans

Life Expectancy Is Down, Suicides Are Up, And Americans Continue To Struggle
"These are the clear indicators of a population hanging on economically by its fingernails and steadily losing the will to survive."

MAY 24 2018
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An Open Letter To Mr. Brennan

Stop Pretending
"While serving as presidential briefer you established a personal relationship with then president Bill Clinton. End of story.."

MAY 23 2018
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Mayor Catherine Pugh Fiddles While Baltimore Burns

Clueless Mayor Blames Crime On Convenience Stores And Cops
"Last year there were 343 homicides in Baltimore City. That made 2017, per capita, the deadliest year in the history of the city."

MAY 04 2018
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Destroy The Republic To Save The Republic

John Kerry's Violations Of The Logan Act
"A self-appointed intelligentsia, convinced of its own infallibility and superiority has decided to declare a sitting President illegitimate and to do everything in its power to bring him down."

APR 29 2018
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Netanyahu Proves Iran Lied About Nuclear Program

Iran Lied Repeatedly And Deliberately About Its Nuclear Weapons Work
"Iran lied about never having had a nuclear program and, even after signing the nuclear accord, continued to preserve and expand its nuclear knowhow for future use."

APR 18 2018
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Taking Control Of The Situation In Syria

Changing The Strategic Calculus for Iran and Russia
"Communicate clearly, consistently and repeatedly to the Russians that their actions mean a new Cold War and remind them that we won the first one."

APR 16 2018
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Syrian Powder Keg

One Spark Could Trigger An Explosion
"Before we even understand what is happening, we are going to be at war."

APR 03 2018
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Politics

Shooting Back

The US-China Trade War Started Decades Ago
"AMSC began an internal investigation to determine what had lead Sinovel to suddenly walk away from their partnership. It discovered a spy."

APR 01 2018
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Hadrian And His Wall

Knowing When To Fight And When Not To
"He made the decision, because he judged that the empire would be stronger and more vital for not taking on the task."

APR 01 2018
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Reality Versus Fantasy

The Democratic Party Veers Left
"The government does not create wealth. The government does not create jobs. Money does not appear out of thin air whenever the government wishes it to."

MAR 28 2018
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Searching For Clarity

What Is Our National Security Strategy?
"While there is certainly a considerably more aggressive tone to the rhetoric coming from the White House than there was under President Obama, how actual policy differs often remains unknown."

MAR 25 2018
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My Invisible Knapsack

The Myth of White Privilege
"Don't tell me that generations of men and women who forged this nation out of nothing with blood, sweat, and tears were somehow the beneficiaries of privilege."

MAR 11 2018
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Politics

A Record of Failure

Former CIA Director Brennan's criticism of President Trump
"The higher he has climbed, the more influence he has commanded, the greater the debacles have been."

MAR 02 2018
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There Was No Battle

American forces in Syria have been engaged in direct combat with Russian forces
"American forces in Syria have been engaged in direct combat with Russian forces"

FEB 19 2018
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Take A Look In The Mirror

What can we do to stop mass shootings?
"Something has changed, and it is not the availability of firearms."

FEB 16 2018
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Politics

Do Your Job!

Will anyone in the FBI be held accountable for the shooting in Florida?
"Im going to be a professional school shooter"

FEB 11 2018
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The Next War Has Already Begun

Iran and Israel Exchange Fire
"Iran is, quite literally, standing on the borders of Israel."

FEB 04 2018
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Waking Up To A Nightmare

What if North Korea gives Iran nuclear weapons?
"We have time, but not much. The line between fiction and fact is blurring, and we are closer every day to waking up to a nightmare."

APR 13 2017
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No Peace With Assad

Until the dictator leaves Syria, bloodshed will continue.
"Most importantly, we must engage the Russians, who can be very constructive partners"

AUG 08 2016
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We Can Not Keep Failing

Fifteen years later we are paying the price.
"In nine years none of the deficiencies identified in the 2007 operation had been rectified."

JUL 27 2016
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Al Qaeda In Iran: Again!

The U.S. Treasury fingers Al Qaeda operating in Iran, again!
"...their capabilities pale in comparison to what remains the world's greatest sponsor of terrorism"

JUL 18 2016
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Война продолжается

Это только начало
"Что бы ни происходило в Ираке, у Администрации до сих пор нет последовательной стратегии по Сирии."

JUL 15 2016
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This War is not Over

It is just beginning.
"Whatever happens in Iraq, the Administration still has no coherent strategy in Syria."

JUL 04 2016
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Deadly Moderate Iran

Moderate Iran is killing Americans
"No matter how the White House spins it, Iran remains the world’s terror master."

JUN 23 2016
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Fallujah Has Fallen

Terror and rage are spreading
"If this pattern continues as Iraqi forces move deeper into Anbar the result may well be catastrophic"

JUN 10 2016
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the 9/11 Conspiracy

Conspiracy theories won’t keep us safe. Vigilance will.
"If the fault for 9/11 lies with our leaders, then it lies with us -- since we elect them."

MAY 19 2016
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Trump Breaking Windows

Andrew Jackson A Lightning Rod For Trump Revolution...
"What matters is that the people behind him have reached the point where they want to break windows"

APR 21 2016
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ИГИЛ и ядерное ОМП

Атомные электростанции - цель террористов?
"Мы стоим очень близко к следующей стадии использования террористами ОМП."

APR 01 2016
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Isis and the Nuclear Wmd

Terrorists Targeting Nuclear Power Plants
"We are standing at the precipice of a leap to the next phase of terrorist use of WMD's"

NOV 17 2015
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Inconvenient Truths

What the Paris attacks mean
"The truth is once again inconvenient... We are not winning."

SEP 27 2015
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I'Ve Got a Bridge to...

The gullibility of President Obama
"We have returned again and again to the preposterous notion that he can be trusted..."

SEP 11 2015
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Steny Hoyer Does not Lead

The so-called political outsiders
"The reason for the so-called political outsiders popularity is not hard to understand."

SEP 11 2015
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Shame On Us

What the Syrian chemical weapon debacle says about Iran deal
"Fool me once. Shame on you. Fool me twice. Shame on me."

SEP 11 2015
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Токсичное облако

Угроза террористической химической атаки
"ИГИЛ занимается рекрутингом человек через социальные сети и в реальном мире для применения химического оружия."

SEP 06 2015
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Тишина...

Никто не говорит в Балтиморе
"Балтимор установил рекорд по количеству убийств в городе за один месяц."

SEP 04 2015
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Что нам известно...

Уроки, которые преподает ИГИЛ
"Затягивающий вихрь формируется в самом центре и без того нестабильного и мятежного региона"

AUG 19 2015
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Верхушка айсберга

Начало и конец разоблачений электронной переписки Х.Клинтон
"Работала ли она допоздна? Уходила ли она раньше? С кем она встречалась? Когда? Как часто она..."

AUG 18 2015
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Toxic Cloud

The threat of terrorist chemical attack
"ISIS and other recruit individuals via social media and, in effect, to activate them in place."

AUG 09 2015
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Tip of the Iceberg

The beginning and the end of the Hillary Clinton email revelations
"Did she work late? Did she leave early? Who was she meeting with? When? How often was she..."

JUN 22 2015
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Silence

No ones talking in Baltimore.
"Baltimore set a record for the most murders in one month in city history."

MAY 15 2015
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A Change Will Do Us Good

Winning the war on poverty
"This Administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America."

APR 23 2015
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Rand Paul's Challenge

Balancing liberty and security
"I saw the same cycle repeat itself in Northern Iraq as leader of a CIA base in the mountains..."

APR 21 2015
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Real March Madness

Looking back: What if NCAA had a common core?
"That would be real March Madness"

APR 21 2015
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Our Foreign Policy Adrift

And the rocky shore is getting closer
"A proxy war against Iran in Yemen, simultaneously siding with Iran and its surrogates in Iraq..."

MAR 16 2015
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the Political Class

What happened to our democracy
"Imagine a Congress, faced with sorting out a highly dysfunctional and ruinously expensive healthcare"

FEB 13 2015
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Let's start with Strategy

ISIS and Obama: The predictable has happened.
"Like everything in US political discourse... all room for nuance or original thought is removed."

FEB 13 2015
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My name is Mr. Faddis

The ideology of gender neutrality
"It is funny, i.e. strange, how ideologies and philosophies as they evolve and become more extreme..."

JAN 27 2015
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Iran on the March

Which will be the next capital to fall?
"Syria, always an ally of Tehran, is increasingly a puppet."

JAN 18 2015
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DC Metro Nightmare

Video: Failing the terrorism test
"The most disturbing part for me, however, is how much worse it could have been."

JAN 18 2015
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Faddis, ISIS, and Rotary

USCS Charles Faddis takes questions from the PA Rotary Club
"The United Nations has held ISIL responsible for human rights abuses and war crimes"

JAN 13 2015
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Heed the Warning

It is an old lesson: The necessity to remain vigilant
"We have attacked, fired upon and dropped depth charges upon submarine..."

JAN 04 2015
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Government Waste at the DHS

If you see something, say something.
"DHS does not need reformed. In its present form, it needs to be disbanded."

DEC 09 2014
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Obama's Iraq Insanity

When all you have is a hammer
"Our current actions in Iraq and in Syria are devoid of any relationship to the reality..."

NOV 08 2014
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Steaming Toward Disaster

A very bad nuclear deal with Iran
"The scope of the disaster this portends would be difficult to exaggerate."

OCT 21 2014
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Baghdad Will Fall

Without US intervention
"The Obama administration has demonstrated not simply a mind-boggling level of incompetence..."

OCT 19 2014
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Preparing for the Deluge

When did Noah build the Ark?
"Bio terrorism is not a fantasy or the stuff of science fiction films."

SEP 07 2014
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It Has Not Forgotten Us

Ebola gathering steam
"We may have forgotten about Ebola. It has not forgotten about us."

AUG 24 2014
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Why Aafia Siddiqui?

ISIS and WMD, must see video
"She was in possession of a thumb drive, numerous written documents and two pounds of cyanide."

AUG 21 2014
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ISIS: Witch's Brew

Foreign Fighters and Manpads
"A top CIA operative looks at Isis and more."

JUL 06 2014
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Africa's Nightmare

Ebola Breaks Out
"On Air Morocco you can leave Conakry and be in JFK in New York in just over twelve hours."

JUN 28 2014
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One: End Defacto Amnesty

The dirty little secret about securing the border...
"There is no end to the line of people making their way north."

JUN 23 2014
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Wrong Tool for the Job

How not to win the war on terror.
"Ansar Al Sharia, Ahmed Abu Khattalah and his recent capture."

JUN 15 2014
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Things We Know

Lessons ISIS teaches
"A sucking vortex is forming in the very heart of an already unstable and critical region"

JUN 09 2014
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Leonides Weeps

The Persians are coming again.
"Start by providing meaningful assistance to the rebels that would allow them to turn the tide of war"

MAY 12 2014
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How Does This Story End?

Drifting toward disaster in ukraine
"Once again, we find ourselves stumbling toward the brink of war with russia."

APR 22 2014
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Unconventional Response

Fighting back in an increasingly chaotic world
"Unconventional warfare is the ultimate in asymmetric warfare."

APR 15 2014
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Future. Fiction?

The danger of a nuclear Iran
"Together the two weapons effectively kill the city of Tel Aviv."

MAR 17 2014
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Ghost Plane in Malaysia

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
"Terrorism, suicide, pilot error, equipment malfunction, or something else?"

MAR 04 2014
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CIA Officer on Ukraine

It's really all just Putin's World
"What you really need to know."

FEB 04 2014
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Faddis on Benghazi

Report sheds light on post-attack narrative
"Special report with Bret Baier"

FEB 04 2014
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Sylvia Longmire

Money, fences, and drones aren't making us safer
"Is a secure border a realistic goal for the United States?"

JAN 30 2014
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Olexiy Haran

Ukrainian dissident
"n/a"

JAN 28 2014
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Jeffrey Siger

English Crime Writer Who Lives On Mykonos
"International best-selling author"

JAN 26 2014
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Christodoulos Xiros

Convicted Greek terrorist taking us back to bloody war
"Christodoulos Xiros, a convicted member of Greece’s 17 November"

DEC 27 2013
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Andriy Kruglashov

Ukrainian dissident
"Protests after President Yanukovych suspended preparations for signing an EU association agreement."

DEC 26 2013
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Nuclear Power Danger

India's Atomic Engineer Pradeep Indulkar speaks out
"A qualified englineer and worked in an Atomic Research Center for 12 years, turned activist..."

DEC 26 2013
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Not in a Trusting Mood

Stop collecting metadata.
"In other words… we are going to contract out the job of infringing on your privacy."

DEC 05 2013
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The Difference

Mandela and Mugabe and the impact a life can make.
"It will fall to everyone of us to make the difference now."

DEC 01 2013
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RUNNING ON EMPTY

What happens when the world runs out of water?
"One quarter of the entire land mass of China is now desert."

NOV 25 2013
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The Uninvited Guest

The second in a series on the terror threat to the Olympics.
"As Umarov's importance and fame grew, Russian efforts to neutralize him increased."

NOV 08 2013
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Resolve

The Obama administration sees what it wants to see
"The Obama administration does not make foreign policy decisions based on reality..."

OCT 27 2013
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There Better Be a Plan B

Preparing for the worst in Socchi
"Umarov has made no secret of his intention to target the games."

OCT 18 2013
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Khalid: FSA Commander

The face of the Free Syrian Army
"He is currently focused on obtaining logistical support from abroad for the FSA"

OCT 04 2013
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Fukushima on the Hudson

It could happen here
"What's the big deal about a loss of electrical power? Everything."

SEP 17 2013
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The Morass

Mission Impossible in Syria
"The Syrian regime is many things. It is brutal, cold and calculating. It is not composed of idiots."

AUG 28 2013
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Everybody Has a Plan

Until they get hit.
"Everybody has a plan until they get hit. We will be hit. And the getting up will be up to us."

AUG 19 2013
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Hot Under Our Feet

The fire of Islamic extremism
"Sixty percent of Pakistanis live below the poverty line, which is defined as $2 a day."

AUG 05 2013
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Bad News, Good News

What if Wisconsin ran the the Intel Community?
"Anonymous "sources" began to feed the Wisconsin DNR intelligence regarding the fawn."

JUL 25 2013
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Imagine

A future for the Republican Party?
"Imagine a party that was welcoming and inclusive."

JUL 12 2013
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Alim Seytoff

Uyghur American Association
"Promoting the preservation and flourishing of a rich, humanistic and diverse Uyghur culture."

JUL 09 2013
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My Brother

The envelope
"When everyone else was hedging their bets and figuring we'd fail, he was all in."

JUN 27 2013
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Murder in Egypt

The killing of Shaykh Hassan Shehata
"They believe their interpretation of Islam is correct and all other Muslims are infidels."

JUN 24 2013
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Seeds of Our Destruction

The explosion in bio labs cultivating dangerous pathogens.
"There are at least 12 different federal agencies with jurisdiction in this area."

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