Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “MIddle East”

My Surprising Sympathy For Erdogan

As a general matter, I am firmly on the side of the …

Posted February 19th, 2014

The Mideast Deluge

Things are going from bad to worse in the Middle East: But …

Posted January 5th, 2014

Prince Charles: Christianity SOS

The Prince Of Wales is a friend to Islam — rather more …

Posted December 18th, 2013

Wait, Syrian Islamists Were Stealing Our Stuff?

Golly, who could have seen this coming? Who?: The United States has …

Posted December 11th, 2013

Ransom A Syrian Christian For $200K

NCR’s John Allen reports on the kidnapping of the Syrian Orthodox nuns …

Posted December 8th, 2013

Islamists Kidnap Nuns

Lord have mercy: Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from …

Posted December 3rd, 2013

The War Of All Against All

The other day, Dan McCarthy recommended this short piece in The Guardian …

Posted November 28th, 2013

The Eternal Hamas Threat

Breaking news about a country run by the Muslim Brotherhood: The IDF …

Posted October 13th, 2013

Syria Letters & American Exceptionalism

I don’t often read Letters columns in magazines, but for some reason …

Posted September 18th, 2013

Washington: Syrian Jihadists’ Useful Idiots

According to a new UK defense think tank study, about half the …

Posted September 16th, 2013

We Have Avoided War On Syria

Good news, for once: The United States and Russia have reached an …

Posted September 14th, 2013

Our Tax Dollars Help Al-Qaeda In Syria

Here we go: The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in …

Posted September 12th, 2013

Why Did They Attack Us?

On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Bruce Thornton says we …

Posted September 11th, 2013

Obama Speech: Weak Tea

My first impressions of President Obama’s speech tonight: Was anybody’s mind changed …

Posted September 10th, 2013

Maaloula: Aramaic For ‘Don’t Support The Rebels’

I’m grateful to The New York Times for highlighting the Syrian rebel …

Posted September 10th, 2013

If Obama Loses, Life Will Go On As Before

I highly recommend Noah Millman’s smart analysis of the Syria crisis. Excerpt: …

Posted September 10th, 2013

Anti-War America

This is pretty amazing: A broad majority of Americans, exhausted by nearly …

Posted September 10th, 2013