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Iranian General Soleimani Promotes US-ISIS Alliance Conspiracy Theory

A well-heard narrative appeared Monday that high-ranking Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani took shots at President Obama and U.S. foreign policy, with outlets such as Reuters and the Associated Press (AP) featuring his comments as a blistering rebuke of the United States’s presence in the Middle East. Unlike the selective comments indicated, Soleimani was not condemning a lack of effort against ISIS on America’s part, but implying that President Obama was intentionally aiding the terrorist group.

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Cash-Strapped Hamas Squeezes Gaza with New Tax

Ynet News reports the terrorist gang Hamas has imposed a new import tax on “non-essential” items imported into the Gaza Strip. “The announcement has local merchants fuming, with some threatening to cease imports into Gaza altogether,” writes Ynet.

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Iranian Special Forces Commander: ‘Obama Has Not Done a Damn Thing’ to Fight ISIS

Iranian elite paramilitary force leader Major General Qassem Soleimani accused the United States of having “no will” to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and blasted President Barack Obama as not having “done a damn thing” to quell the terrorist insurgency. The remarks follow news that Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah is planning to increase its presence in Iraq to combat ISIS.

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Sunni Body Calls for Help for Palmyra as 400 Women, Children Added to ISIS Death Toll

The Islamic State’s takeover of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, in addition to endangering a host of priceless ancient Roman artifacts, has heralded in the news of yet another massacre at the hands of the terrorist group, with some estimating up to 400 civilian women and children have been killed for having ties to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Memorial Day: A Fading Tradition of Shared National Experience

Amongst the finest and most noble traditions of the American people is the commemoration of Memorial Day. Originally known as “Decoration Day,” the modern Memorial Day holiday originates primarily from the last days of the American Civil War, the bloodiest and most traumatic conflict in American history. Although there is still much dispute over the location of the “very first” Memorial Day tribute, there was undoubtedly an explosion of communities across the country that attempted to pay homage to those whom they had lost in battle.

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CNN: ISIS Massacres Muslim Children

More than 90 people — including at least 11 children — have been executed by ISIS fighters in the central Syrian city of Palmyra in the last seven days, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told CNN on Sunday.

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Report: World Running Out of Oil

After a year in which the oil price plummeted and the industry adjusted to a period of global oversupply, an analyst has claimed that the world is running short of oil.

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Egyptian Court Acquits 17 for Violating Strict Protest Laws

Protesting is a dicey business in Egypt, which has been through three governing regimes in four years. The current regime passed a strict law to control street protests in 2013, but last January it was violated by a demonstration that was eventually dispersed by police, resulting in the death of protester Shaimaa Sabbagh.

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