Fear and loathing in the Middle East

Foreign fighters for the Islamic State bear some resemblance to the Spanish Civil War fighters of the 1930s.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson prepares to speak to the House public safety committee on Oct. 8. Government officials at that meeting said they were aware of at least 130 people with ties to Canada suspected of participating in terrorist activities abroad.
Srdja Pavlovic
Published: Wednesday, 11/19/2014 12:00 am EST

The United States, Canada and their Western allies’ policy in the Middle East has two prominent features. The first is improvisation as a matter of political course. The second is a deeply rooted delusion that bombs bring stability and peace.

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