Is there any tyrant around whom Obama won't appease without getting anything in return? He started off by giving Russia what it wanted by backing out of a deal to put a missile defense system in Poland. And we got nothing in return. He's made a deal with Syria to ignore his supposed "red line" and got only empty prisons.
Related: “The Case For A Pre-Emptive Strike On North Korea’s Missiles”by Ashton Carter/strong> Excerpted from The Atlantic: The job that seemingly nobody wants has somehow found its perfect fit. Ashton Carter, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense, appears to be the president’s choice to replace Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon. While an announcement hasn’t formally [...]
From Ian:Caroline Glick: Iran - Unafraid and undeterredFrom the Golan Heights to Gaza, from Yemen and Iraq to Latin America to Nantanz and Arak, Iran is boldly advancing its nuclear and imperialist agenda. As Charles Krauthammer noted last Friday, the nations of the Middle East allied with the US are sounding the alarm.
From Ian:Khaled Abu Toameh: Palestinians and the "Death Boats" ScandalPalestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki claimed that each Palestinian paid $1,000 to Hamas personnel at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt. Others are believed to have paid $5,000 each to leave the Gaza Strip.
From Ian:JCPA: Abbas Shuts the Door to Negotiations with IsraelIn his speech Abbas, who claimed there was no longer an Israeli partner for a political settlement, set forth the other components of his plan.
I must confess that I've been much more interested in Deflategate and Coach K's hunt for his 1000th victory this week than public affairs. As a Patriots fan, I'd been hoping that there would emerge some information clearing the team of malfeasance. Nothing that has happened yet has removed that suspicion.
From Ian:JPost Editorial: Iran and HezbollahImagine that the sword-rattling speech by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah that aired Friday on Lebanon TV was backed up by an Iranian patron with an atomic bomb.Nasrallah bragged about Hezbollah’s ability to strike every inch of Israel with advanced, long-distance rockets that were not in its possession back in 2006.
From Ian:Khaled Abu Toameh: What the Palestinian Authority Did Not Tell the UN Security CouncilLast week, Jordan submitted to the Security Council a Palestinian-drafted resolution calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017 and a peace deal within a year.
From Ian:US calls on UNRWA to ‘uphold neutrality’ after call to boycott ‘Post’The State Department is calling on personnel at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to “uphold its stated policy of neutrality,” after its spokesman, Chris Gunness, called for a boycott of The Jerusalem Post last week.
From Ian:PMW: Fatah calls stabbing attack “self-sacrificing operation”Following yesterday's stabbing attack in Tel Aviv, when a young Palestinian stabbed and wounded more than a dozen people in a bus in Tel Aviv, Abbas' Fatah movement posted the following text on Facebook, referring to the terror attack as a "self-sacrificing operation" (amaliya fida'iya in Arabic):Posted text: "Urgent! Self-sacr
The Islamic State scored a major victory today over Syrian leader Basher Assad's forces when they broke through after a two week siege to capture the strategic Tabqa airbase southwest of their northern stronghold of Raqqa. Hundreds of the 1,000 Syrian soldiers trapped there were killed.
From Ian:Zion Awakening - Orim Shimshon: Ken O'Keefe: The most dangerous anti-semite living in the West ISIS Is a Zionist-American Organization, Says BDS HeroineLast month, I drew attention to Leila Khaled’s tour of South Africa under the sponsorship of BDS-South Africa. Khaled is a member of the “Political Bureau” of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
From Ian:Europe Without Jews?Even if many Muslims came to Europe seeking economic opportunity, they are often defined as victims of racism and oppression. So, the thinking goes, if you are a victim of racism and oppression, how can you be racist yourself?The Palestinians repeat almost daily that they would like to kill the Israelis, while the Israelis say they would like peace.
From Ian:Michael Lumish: Why is Obama so Afraid of Benjamin Netanyahu?One has to wonder how it is that Barack Obama, a man who was once president of the Harvard Law Review, could be so afraid of spreading the idea that Iran should not be allowed to gain nuclear weaponry? That is pretty much all Netanyahu is likely to say, after all.
The Workers World Party is one of the most extreme leftist groups in America. They support Cuba, Iran, North Korea, even Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe. This November 22 video 2014 video “Why workers & the oppressed must stand with the Ferguson rebellion” from WWP leader Larry Holmes proves unequivocally that the the Party is coordinating [...]
Howdy there folks. How is your day today? International Politics Overall - A U.N. official said there were “constructive” talks with Syrian rebels to stop fighting in Aleppo, Syria Middle East - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel more airstrikes against the Islamic State are needed; Meanwhile, seven people were killed by mortar [...]
From Ian:US Congressman Dennis Ross Harassed By Muslim Agitators On The Temple Mount Republican Congressman Dennis Ross (FL-15) visited the Temple Mount on February 18, 2015. The video clip clearly shows groups of fully covered female Muslim agitators following and harassing the Congressman and his group with calls of: "Allah Akbar" and "Leave!" among other things.
Those days are goneEarlier this month, Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar told Hezbollah TV that Hamas is ready to re-establish relationships with Iran.It is clearly eager to resume the level of monetary support that it used to have before the Syrian war when Hamas sided with the Sunni Arabs against the Bashar Assad.