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Chapter Meeting in New Guinea

Our correspondent, "The Virginian" now resident in Papua, New Guinea sends us this scene from a meeting he recently attended in Hela Province.  The old SF men here will find the scene familiar. Download IMG_0089 pl

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(BBC – 15 March 2018) The trouble telling aid workers and foreign fighters apart – the Virginian

It should be easy to tell the difference between an aid worker and a jihadist, but the war in Syria shows that is not always the case. Finding a solution could help ensure aid still reaches the people who need … Continue reading

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SIGAR Report Claims US Withholding Critical Information by The Virginian

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) was established to promote greater accountability of the taxpayer's dollars being spent in Afghanistan.  That they are saying the military is keeping information from the public that would illustrate the resurgence of … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Violent Muslim Brotherhood (by Mokhtar Awad) posted by The Virginian

  “The stark discourse of The Jurisprudence of the Popular Resistance to the Coup is the result of an ongoing fundamental reorientation in Egyptian Islamism and specifically the Muslim Brotherhood. It is the consequence of the Muslim Brotherhood witnessing significant … Continue reading

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UAE helped North Korea by The Virginian

United Arab Emirates appears to have helped North Korea’s ballistic missile program through large arms purchases from the pariah state in violation of the U.S. and United Nations Security Council’s embargo, according to a secret State Department memo by the … Continue reading

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