Monday, September 22, 2014

@AlexWitt interview @CSDickey at @thedailybeast for #OfficePolitics on @msnbc: Putin, Palestine, ISIS, NYPD and Dad




Part I: Debunking the ISIS Mentality

Part II: The Challenges Facing Mideast Peace; the NYPD version of Counter-Terror

Part III: Demystifying Putin; Getting a Little Misty-Eyed about Dad

On Books and Writing: From the Sublime (James Dickey) to the Ridiculous (Benghazi Porn)

  1. James Dickey on the set of "Deliverance"


  2. Stephen King on My Father’s Poetry

     
    The great teller of supernatural horror stories says he admires my father’s poetry. My father, for his part, believed the poet had something like supernatural powers.

  1. GOP Needs This Sexy Benghazi Thriller

     
    Congress is spending millions on an investigation into the attack, but there’s no mystery here. Even the purveyors of cheap porn have a better insight into what happened.

The New York TimesA Long Road to RecoveryRobert Timberg’s ‘Blue-Eyed Boy’

Friday, September 12, 2014

Why ISIS Keeps Running Circles Around the U.S., and, on CNN a look at the numbers



Why ISIS Keeps Running Circles Around Us
by Christopher Dickey September 11, 2014 05:55 AM EDT
If the United States and its allies want to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State effectively, they will have to learn to get inside the terrorists' minds.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/11/isis-al-qaeda-and-our-perpetual-failure-of-imagination.html

CNN Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: CIA More Than Doubles Its Estimates of ISIS Fighters
http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/09/11/tsr-cia-estimates-higher-numbers-of-isis-fighters-panel.cnn.html



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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

ISIS Files: The Shape of Terror to Come, the Turkish Problem, and a Contretemps with Chairman Royce


French Jihadi Mehdi Nemmouche Is the Shape of Terror to Come
The French holy-warrior wannabe who tortured Western prisoners in Syria and attacked a Jewish museum in Brussels is a poster boy for the threat now facing the West. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/09/the-face-of-isis-terror-to-come.html

Was There Enough Popular Support Six Months Ago For Intervention Against ISIS?
Christopher Dickey joins Brooke Baldwin and House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce to discuss whether military action in Syria to combat ISIS had sufficient popular support six months ago, and what the strategy should be now.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/videos/2014/09/08/was-there-enough-popular-support-six-months-ago-for-intervention-against-isis.html

Turkey's Crucial Role in Stopping ISIS
Christopher Dickey joins CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin to discuss Turkey's pivotal role in stemming the growth of ISIS.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/videos/2014/09/08/turkey-s-crucial-role-in-stopping-isis.html



Monday, September 08, 2014

Jon Stewart, "Rosewater," Beautiful Persians, Surley Mullahs, Maziar Bahari, His Lovely Wife, His Darling Newborn, and Me

Maziar Bahari and his newborn daughter in London days after his release from Evin Prison in Iran

How Jon Stewart Discovered Naked Iran
As the comedy genius of 'The Daily Show' makes his serious film debut directing 'Rosewater,' we reminisce about Maziar Bahari, our colleague at the center of the story.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/07/how-jon-stewart-discovered-naked-iran.html


Monday, August 25, 2014

The ISIS Files: Article on Hip-Hop Jihadis and the Foley Murderer; Video discussion on CNNi about the military challenge



ISIS, Hip-Hop Jihadists and the Man Who Killed James Foley, 25 August 2014
Whoever killed James Foley likely thinks he's serving a noble cause. But it's not his God, it's his ego that tells him so.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/25/isis-hip-hop-jihadists-and-the-man-who-killed-james-foley.html



Asked on CNNi, "Is it the beginning of the end of ISIS?" I answered emphatically no, and gave several reasons http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/08/25/intv-stevens-dickey-isis-strategy.cnn.html



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