Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday Stories: Rejected Peace Treaties, Guns, and Global Jihadist Insurgency

The Tower with a story about the Palestinian Authority's Mahmoud Abbas' admission that in 2008 he rejected a comprehensive peace deal that would have provided for an independent Palestinian state containing all of the Gaza Strip, much of the West Bank (with land swaps), and a tunnel connecting the two areas, that was offered to him by Israel.

Damien Spleeters via Motherboard on the US Military and defective machine guns.

Former Islamist Maajid Nawaz in The Daily Beast makes his case for calling what's going on a "global jihadist insurgency" rather than World War III.