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U.S.-Backed ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebel Group Dissolves

The long and lonely search for a white hat posse of "moderate" Syrian rebels that could be armed by the United States and turned into a weapon against both the Assad regime and its most effective military adversaries—namely, ISIS and al-Qaeda—suffered another grievous setback over the weekend, as the first Syrian rebel force, armed with American weapons, threw in the towel and pronounced itself kaput.
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Boko Haram Takes a Page from the ISIS Playbook with Beheading Video

The degree of coordination between Nigerian terror gang Boko Haram and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been a topic of much speculation among counterterrorism analysts. It has long been a matter of record that Boko Haram idolized ISIS and sought to emulate their ideology and tactics, creating a "caliphate" of their own in Africa.
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The Left Is Tired Of Persuasion

Liberalism doesn't have anything exciting or new to offer - even its plans for the Internet are drawn from 1930s telephone legislation. Yet the left has been very successful at imposing its ideas despite the clear will of voters - and reversing its policies will be difficult.

Feds Indict Six In St. Louis On Charges Of Sending Money to ISIS and Al-Qaeda

CNN reports that federal indictments on charges including "conspiracy to kill, and sending money and weapons to terrorists" have been handed down against a ring of six Bosnian immigrants arrested in St. Louis and Illinois in early February. More specifically, they stand accused of sending money and equipment to both ISIS and al-Qaeda.
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Emboldened By Snowden Revelations, China Plays Hardball With U.S. Tech Companies

The New York Times has a depressing article headlined "Mutual Suspicion Mars Tech Trade With China," whose title buries the lede. The story is more about tech companies suspicious of both China and the Obama Administration. There is a serious information-technology trade war underway, and China is eating Team Obama's lunch, in part due to continuing fallout from Edward Snowden's revelations of Obama's digital surveillance state.

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