Despite a popular misconception that Communist China has become a freer country, its recent stepped-up persecution of Christians is the latest demonstration that it remains a brutal dictatorship.
While officials claim the measures are being put in place to protect national security, most of the deliberately ambiguous wording of the new law is aimed at curtailing dissent.
A report released on May 26 by Amnesty International said that Hamas — the more violent faction of the Palestinian National Authority that took control of Gaza from Fatah in 2007 — carried out a “brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel and others.”
A newly released intelligence report from the Pentagon shows that the U.S. government knew that supporting jihadists in the fight against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would produce a fundamentalist Islamic State in Eastern Syria — and that Obama’s supposed “anti-ISIS” coalition knowingly backed ISIS and other Islamic terrorists for precisely that purpose. The heavily redacted Defense Department report, obtained by watchdog Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, shows once again that, contrary to the false narrative peddled by the establishment press, the rise of the savage terror group known as ISIS was actually deliberate policy. Now, the fruits of that plot are becoming clearer as the body count continues to skyrocket.
The 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency report is very blunt about the objectives.
After the Iraqi government’s security forces retreated from the city of Ramadi on May 17 — abandoning the important city of half a million people to the Islamic State (ISIS) forces — Shiite militia fighters from the Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) are preparing to join government troops and Sunni tribesmen to recapture the city.
U.S. Special Operations forces killed a senior Islamic State commander during a raid conducted in eastern Syria Friday night and early Saturday.