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  • Where Have All the Allies Gone?

    09/18/2014 5:30:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The so-called Islamic State has left destruction everywhere that it has gained ground. But as in the case of the tribal Scythians, Vandals, Huns or Mongols of the past, sowing chaos in its wake does not mean that the Islamic State won't continue to seek new targets for its devastation. If unchecked, the Islamic State will turn what is left of the nations of the Middle East into a huge Mogadishu-like tribal wasteland, from the Syrian Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. And they will happily call the resulting mess a caliphate. It is critical for United States to put together...
  • Who Else, Besides Americans, Are Flying Fighter Jets in Iraq?

    08/08/2014 2:53:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | August 8, 2014 | Michael Kelley
    U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State positions have begun. Fighter jets also bombed Islamic State militants in northwest Iraq on Thursday night. But it's not clear who the pilots were. The Pentagon immediately denied a New York Times report that the U.S. carried out Thursday's strikes. Iraqi military officials told CNN and the Wall Street Journal that the Iraqi Air Force had struck ISIS targets near Erbil, which is the regional capital of Iraqi Kurdistan and host to hundreds of U.S. military advisers. The Iraqi Air Force is poorly equipped, consisting of several Cessna planes carrying American-supplied Hellfire missiles, some American-...
  • Polish Foreign Minister: We Gave The US A “Bleep” Got Nothing

    06/22/2014 10:26:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6-22-2014 | Ben Smith
    <p>Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, generally viewed as a leading ally of the United States in Europe, said in a mysteriously-leaked recording Sunday that the alliance between the two countries is “not worth anything.”</p> <p>“We are gonna conflict with both Russians and Germans, and we’re going to think that everything is great, because we gave the Americans a blowjob. Suckers. Total suckers,” Sikorski says, according to a translation of the account for BuzzFeed.</p>
  • Hon. TED POE(R-TX) honors one of America's most important allies-the Serbians/6/11/2014

    06/15/2014 8:10:11 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ted Poe/Congressional Record
    VIDEO: GEN. MIHAILOVICH honored in U.S. Congress June 11, 2014 / Congressman TED POE of Texas - "Today, I want to commemorate one of our most important allies: the people of Serbia." / CONGRESSIONAL RECORD Mr. Speaker, since our founding, Americans have always had to fight for the liberty and freedom that we have. Throughout our history, we have had allies from other parts of the world on our side ready to help us, and we have been ready to help them stand together for freedom over tyranny. Today, I want to commemorate one of our most important allies: the...
  • Foreign Policy: From Bad to None

    04/29/2014 2:45:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | April 29, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    ----Our enemies are gloating, and our allies are grimly deciding where to go from here.---- Barack Obama had a foreign policy for about five years, and now he has none. The first-term foreign policy’s assumptions went something like this. Obama was to assure the world that he was not George W. Bush. Whatever the latter was for, Obama was mostly against. Given that Bush had left office with polls similar to Harry Truman’s final numbers, this seemed to Obama a wise political approach. If Bush wanted garrison troops left in Iraq to secure the victory of the surge, Obama would...
  • Ukraine rebels brace for new assault as US troops head to region

    04/23/2014 3:11:31 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 41 replies
    Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine braced Wednesday for a renewed military offensive by Kiev as US troops headed to region in a show of force after Washington again warned Moscow over the escalating crisis. The United States said it plans to deploy 600 troops to Poland and the Baltic states to "reassure our allies and partners" after threatening Russia with more sanctions. Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov late Tuesday ordered a new "anti-terrorist" operation against separatists holding a string of eastern towns after the discovery of two "brutally tortured" bodies. One of the dead was a local...
  • Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

    04/22/2014 7:00:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of East Ukraine, Washington is abuzz with talk of dispatching U.S. troops to Eastern Europe. But unless we have lost our minds, we are not going to fight Russia over territory no president ever regarded as vital to us. Indeed, should Putin annex Eastern and Southern Ukraine all the way to Odessa, he would simply be restoring to Russian rule what had belonged to her from Washington's inaugural in 1789 to George H. W. Bush's inaugural in 1989. This is...
  • Russia Returns Lend-Lease WWII Bomber Debris to US

    04/04/2014 7:04:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | April 3, 2014 | Andrei Marmyshev
    KRASNOYARSK, April 3 (RIA Novosti) Andrei Marmyshev - Fragments of a US bomber that crashed near the Russian city Krasnoyarsk in southern Siberia during World War II have been delivered to San Francisco, where they will form part of a memorial commemorating pilots who lost their lives in the war, a historian in Krasnoyarsk told RIA Novosti. "San Francisco is planning to set up a memorial to pilots who died during the Second World War. The fragments of the Boston bomber will also be used," said Lt. Col. Vyacheslav Filippov, an aviation officer and historian. "For example, they are going...
  • Two Canadians killed in Kabul hotel attack

    03/22/2014 5:55:41 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Kaufmann
    CALGARY — The Calgary woman who was killed by Taliban gunmen in a luxury hotel in Kabul Thursday was devoted to peace and wasn't afraid, her grieving brother said Friday. Zeenab Kassam, 57, one of two Canadians killed in the attack, had been teaching English to girls and boys as an aid group volunteer in Afghanistan's capital city for the past year and a half and didn't express fear, Karim-Aly Kassam said. "This is not about the Afghan people, this is about a small, extreme minority of very dangerous people who've found a home in Afghanistan," Kassam said. "She was...
  • U.S. vows to defend Japan if conflict erupts in East China Sea

    02/08/2014 5:43:28 PM PST · by traumer · 61 replies
    Washington – Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack, even in conflicts involving islands claimed by China and Taiwan, as tensions continue to boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in Washington with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and reaffirmed the 1960 treaty that commits the United States to protect its ally. “That includes with respect to the South China Sea,” he said, before correcting himself to say the East China Sea, where China and Japan have conflicting claims. Fears of conflict rose in...
  • Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

    12/16/2013 6:05:56 PM PST · by apoliticalone · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12-15-13 | Paul Sperry
    After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors. But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals. It was kept secret and remains so today. President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by...
  • Woe to Our Allies America’s new policy of retreat is leaving our friends exposed.

    12/06/2013 8:43:14 AM PST · by Netz · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 5, 2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    Three crises, one president, many bewildered friends. The first crisis, barely noticed here, is Ukraine’s sudden turn away from Europe and back to the Russian embrace. After years of negotiations for a major trading agreement with the European Union, Ukraine succumbed to characteristically blunt and brutal economic threats from Russia and abruptly walked away. Ukraine is instead considering joining the Moscow-centered Customs Union with Russia’s fellow dictatorships Belarus and Kazakhstan. This is no trivial matter. Ukraine is not just the largest country in Europe, it’s the linchpin for Vladimir Putin’s dream of a renewed imperial Russia, hegemonic in its neighborhood...
  • Liberman: It's time for Israel to look for allies other than the United States

    11/20/2013 6:44:28 AM PST · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/20/2013 14:28
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Wednesday that Israel should focus on making new allies as opposed to relying solely on its relationship with the United States. During a speech given at the Sderot Conference, Liberman stressed the importance of not putting too much focus on America as Israel's main ally. "For many years Israel's foreign policy was one directional towards Washington, but my policy has many more directions." Liberman, who returned to his post last week after being acquitted of fraud charges, said "the Americans today are dealing with too many challenges and I wouldn't want to be in their...
  • America Jumps Off The Tiger's Back

    11/14/2013 4:02:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The United States has ridden -- and tamed -- the wild global tiger since the end of World War II. The frantic ride has been dangerous, to us, but a boon to humanity. At the same time, America's leadership role has been misrepresented and misunderstood abroad and at home, including by some of our country's own leaders. Accordingly, our current president, Barack Obama, has decided to climb down from the tiger, with the certain consequence that it will run wild again. The crowning achievement of postwar American policy was the defeat of Soviet communism. After the fall of the Berlin...
  • ‘Snowden testimony would be a disaster’

    11/02/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 213 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11/02/2013 | Gero Schließ
    “It would be a disaster for American-German relations if Snowden came to Germany and publicly testified before the Bundestag.” What Green MP Christian Ströbele ultimately is hoping for after his surprise visit with Edward Snowden in Moscow would be a nightmare for Stephen Szabo of the German Marshall Fund, as well for the Obama administration. The relationship between the two countries is headed towards “a deep, downward spiral,” says Szabo. This must be stopped. If Snowden were to come to Germany with official blessing, the situation would escalate further, warns the long-time Germany expert and vice-president of the German Marshall...
  • Cheney: Mideast Allies No Longer Trust The US, Enemies ‘Don’t Fear Us’

    10/27/2013 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    cbs local ^ | 10/27/13 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s not the first time...
  • Cheney: Mid East Allies No Longer Trust The US, Enemies ‘Don’t Fear Us’

    10/27/2013 5:13:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/27/13
    Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.”
  • Analysis: Obama's aversion to Mideast conflicts fuels backlash from allies

    10/25/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/13 | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Saudi Arabia to Israel, traditional U.S. allies in the Middle East are beginning to ask: Is America turning its back on us? President Barack Obama's diplomatic overtures to old foe Iran and his last-minute refusal to attack Syria have officials in Israel, the Gulf countries and Turkey wondering if Washington is deliberately neglecting them to avoid being dragged into a Middle East facing deeper sectarian strife and concerns that Tehran may be seeking a nuclear bomb. Media reports that the U.S. National Security Agency may have spied on the leaders of Germany, Mexico and Brazil have...
  • BREAKING: NSA Has Been Monitoring Calls of 35 World Leaders

    10/24/2013 12:30:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    According to The Guardian, the NSA has been monitoring the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another U.S. government department. This has all been revealed in documents provided by Edward Snowden. The memo, given over by the whistleblower, shows that the NSA encourages senior officials in its “customer” departments (meaning White House, Department of State and the Pentagon) to share their rolodexes so that they could add phone numbers of foreign politicians to their surveillance lists. This same document also notes that one official in particular gave over 200 numbers, of...
  • Why can't the community organizer organize a community?

    09/07/2013 11:35:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-7-13 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    As you may recall, much of Senator Obama's message in 2008 was about international coalitions. He mocked President Bush for "going at it alone." I guess that 40-something countries in Iraq was not a big enough coalition. Or, having UK, Canadian and other NATO soldiers take bullets in Afghanistan was not enough either. Today, President Obama stands alone in the world. He can't even get the UK in Syria. He has found some "moral support" but no one is offering airplanes or missiles. President Obama is saying that the world drew a "red line." However, no one seems ready to...
  • Some 3D Photos of World War I from Rare, Vintage Stereo Camera

    07/04/2013 7:30:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    A Nerd's World ^ | circa, WWI | A Nerd's World
    Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWI "One cold morning last year, we attended an estate in the Niagara Falls where we were fortunate enough to come across and purchase a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army. The camera is in pristine condition and included the original leather carrying case and glass slides. Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form and I get shivers every time I place a glass slide into the 3D stereo viewer. Only at A Nerd’s World 986 Bathurst street can you see the...
  • Congrats President Nobel: Obama Allies Behead Catholic Priest In Syria

    07/01/2013 6:08:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | John Ransom
    Obama’s war on the Christian religion, particularly the Catholic variety, has claimed another casualty in the Middle East. The Vatican confirmed that “Syrian priest François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria, in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge.… According to local sources, the monastery where Fr. Murad was staying was attacked by militants linked to the jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra.” A graphic video of unknown origin- linked below- shows a crowd of Islamic militants gathered in a circle around three men kneeling on the ground. Many of the onlookers were...
  • VINTAGE PHOTO: Donkey Riding On The Back Of WWII G.I.

    06/03/2013 7:04:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Retronuat ^ | 1940s | Retronaut
    c. 1940s: Military donkey ride
  • Obama's Blink on Syria Could Bring Peril to Allies

    05/02/2013 4:46:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2013 | Michael Barone
    "We're eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked," Secretary of State Dean Rusk famously said during the Cuban missile crisis. Barack Obama has been doing a lot of blinking lately. On Syria especially. "There would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movements on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons," he said back in August 2012. Chemical weapons were a "red line." Presumably the president hoped that his statement would deter Bashar Assad's embattled regime from using chemical weapons. And presumably he hoped that his demand in 2011 for Assad to relinquish...
  • White House snub to Thatcher: Obama won´t send envoy - and leaves it to her old allies from the

    04/15/2013 7:08:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/15/13 | James Chapman
    Friends and allies of Baroness Thatcher expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ last night as it emerged President Obama is not planning to send any serving member of his administration to her funeral. Whitehall sources have revealed that the U.S. delegation at tomorrow’s service in St Paul’s Cathedral will be led by two Reagan era secretaries of state: James Baker and George Shultz. Though President Obama himself had not been expected to attend, there had been speculation that he would be represented either by Vice President Joe Biden or wife Michelle. The Queen’s decision to attend
  • Netanyahu, allies narrowly cling to victory in Israeli election

    01/22/2013 6:40:59 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2013 | AP
    JERUSALEM – In a stunning setback, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line bloc fared worse than expected in a parliamentary election Tuesday, exit polls showed, possibly forcing the incumbent Israeli leader to invite surprisingly strong moderate rivals into his government and soften his line toward the Palestinians. TV exit polls showed the hard-liners with about 61 seats in the 120-seat parliament, a bare majority, and the counts could change as actual votes are tallied. The unofficial TV results had Netanyahu winning only 31 seats, though he combined his Likud Party with the far-right Yisrael Beitenu for the voting. Running separately four...
  • Hagel Allies Coordinate Smear Campaign Against Critics, Emails Reveal

    01/14/2013 3:35:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/14/13 | Adam Kredo
    A group of anti-Israel activists and journalists are engaged in a coordinated campaign to stifle criticism of controversial secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel by attacking the former Republican senator’s critics, according to emails obtained by the Free Beacon. Fenton communications chief executive officer David Fenton, the Atlantic’s national correspondent James Fallows, former diplomat Charles ‘Chas’ Freeman, Just Foreign Policy director Robert Naiman, and American Conservative founding editor Scott McConnell participated in a recent email exchange dedicated to silencing Hagel’s critics, the emails reveal. The emailers targeted recent comments made by Elliott Abrams, a former Bush administration National Security Council...
  • Tourists flock to former top-secret US Air Force base near Charleville (Queensland, Australia)

    12/28/2012 6:00:15 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    Courier-Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 29th December 2012 | Jeremy Pierce
    <p>IT was the top-secret air base so covert even the locals were sworn to silence.</p> <p>The US Air Force base, outside Charleville in outback Queensland, was deserted after World War II and has sat forgotten in the desert for more than 60 years.</p> <p>Until now.</p>
  • Why US Air Corps Servicemen Were Allowed to Wear Such Badass Bomber Jackets in World War II

    12/07/2012 1:22:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 70 replies
    IO9 ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | George Dvorsky
    Why US Air Corps servicemen were allowed to wear such badass bomber jackets in WWII In honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Lisa Hix of Collectors Weekly has put together a fascinating and sobering article that both commemorates and explains why members of the US Army Air Corp were allowed to customize their bomber jackets to such outlandish and extreme degrees. The Army, not known for its lax uniform standards, allowed their air-bound servicemen to decorate their jackets with pictures of scantily clad pin-up girls, favorite comic characters, lucky charms, and any other assortment of icons. The reason, says historian...
  • The Great Rediscovery of American Values - Cruz in Tx, Walker in Wis, Romney on Palestine and Poland

    08/02/2012 3:22:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 2, 2012 | Jeffery Lord
    August, 2012. The Great Rediscovery is in the headlines: "Senate Candidate in Texas is Known as an Intellectual Force " -- The New York Times "Romney: Media trying to 'divert' from real issues with focus on foreign gaffes." "Romney praises Poland as model of economic liberty" To borrow from Bob Dylan: "The times, they are 'a changin'" There is no accident in all the headlines cited above, you know. America is in the midst of the next chapter in what Ronald Reagan called "the great rediscovery" of American values. And the Other Side knows it. Which is why the aroma...
  • Romney's Apology Tour (and embracing our allies)

    08/01/2012 3:10:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Mitt Romney's recent triumphal tour of Britain, Israel, and Poland struck me as a much-needed and most welcome apology tour for Barack Obama's abject abandonment and humiliation of our most loyal and trusted allies. Finally, here is an apology tour that Americans can get behind. It was a triumph. The enemedia says otherwise, of course. Mitt Romney began the long overdue, overwhelming task of beginning to rebuild allied relationships with longtime friends who were abandoned and betrayed by a reckless, feckless, subversive president.
  • Starting from scratch: Zero-based alliance formation

    06/12/2012 3:15:54 PM PDT · by pavlova · 3 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | June 8, 2012 | Stephen M. Walt
    Robert Kelley has done a series of interesting posts on his own blog (cross-posted to Duck of Minerva) exploring options for U.S. retrenchment and offering a template for thinking about U.S. alliance commitments. Consider what follows a set of variations on the theme he began. Kelley asks: if U.S. leaders tried to pursue a policy of partial retrenchment, what alliances commitments might they choose to limit or terminate, and which allies would still be considered important? Framing the question this way acknowledges that there may be some reputational issues involved in downgrading a long-standing security partnership, even if its original...
  • Obama's Walesa Moment - A Snub Heard Round the World

    06/04/2012 4:48:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 4, 2012 | Paul Kengor
    Last week, President Barack Obama rejected the world's most powerful living symbol of anti-communism, anti-Sovietism, and victory in the Cold War. The White House declined to have Lech Walesa stand in for the late Jan Karski, who posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Our president spurned Walesa, first president of free Poland, who had once risked everything to courageously join Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II in keeping Solidarity alive in Poland. Like Reagan and John Paul II, Walesa knew that Solidarity could be the wedge to split the Communist Bloc from top to bottom, as it indeed...
  • OBAMA: All countries are close allies!! (YouTube video)

    03/24/2012 10:00:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Mar 7, 2012 | Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR
    Just how phoney, disingenuous, condescending, insincere, and weasely IS Barack Obama? Watch this montage of the president speaking about foreign countries and see for yourself. Unbelievable.
  • Obama's Diplomatic Rhetoric: We Sure Do Have a Lot of Best Friends...

    03/23/2012 2:32:45 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 23Mar2012 | Erika Johnsen
    From the Danish show Detektor, here's a telling showcase of President Obama's mannerisms when he's wheeling and dealing in the foreign-relations arena. This isn't to say that we don't have good relationships with each of these countries, but... the words "indiscriminate" and "disingenuous" do spring to mind (h/t Ace):
  • We Will Regret Having Qatar as an Ally Qatar a U.S. Ally? Think Again

    02/27/2012 2:36:20 PM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies · 2+ views
    After 9/11, it became commonplace to ridicule the status of Saudi Arabia as an “ally.” For decades, American leaders cuddled up to the Saudi Royal Family as it spent billions of dollars to export radical Islam around the globe. Today, the U.S. is eager to have our “ally,” Qatar, take a leading role in the region while it does the exact same thing. Qatar is home to Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the most influential Sunni theologian and top Muslim Brotherhood cleric. He uses his popular show on Al-Jazeera, also based in Qatar, to rally support for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and...
  • An ally no more

    12/05/2011 6:47:11 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12/5/2011 | Caroline B. Glick
    With vote tallies in for Egypt’s first round of parliamentary elections in it is abundantly clear that Egypt is on the fast track to becoming a totalitarian Islamic state. The first round of voting took place in Egypt’s most liberal, cosmopolitan cities. And still the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists received more than 60 percent of the vote. Run-off elections for 52 seats will by all estimates increase their representation. And then in the months to come, Egyptian voters in the far more Islamist Nile Delta and Sinai will undoubtedly provide the forces of jihadist Islam with an even greater...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • Perry begins to articulate foreign policy (Close PLO office in Washington)

    09/20/2011 8:10:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | September 20, 2 | Ben Smith
    Rick Perry aligned himself with some of the most hawkish pro-Israel voices on the question of Israel and Palestine today, but offered a more moderate vision than some of his supporters'. And the Texas governor laid out a far more articulated and current stand on the issues of Israel and a Palestinian state in a short speech to largely Orthodox Jewish supporters of Israel in a ballroom at the W Hotel on New York's Union Square. Perry spoke surrounded by Jewish leaders, many of whom -- like Likud figure and settler tribune Danny Danon and National Council of Young Israel...
  • Blitz Britain: Amazing colour pictures of London under siege from Nazi bombers during World War II

    07/20/2011 11:06:38 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/20/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    For many, photographs from the World War II have only been seen in grainy black and white. But now, new colour images have emerged that show the full horror of the destruction inflicted by Nazi bombings across London. The powerful images were released to mark the 70th anniversary of the launch of Winston Churchill's 'V for Victory' campaign on July 19, 1941.
  • President Obama’s top ten insults against Britain – 2011 edition

    05/25/2011 2:26:43 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 9 replies
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | May 24th, 2011 | Nile Gardiner
    In honour of President Obama’s state visit to Britain this week, here’s an updated and revised list, as a reminder to readers of the president’s less than stellar track record when it comes to US-British relations. 1. Siding with Argentina over the Falklands 2. Calling France America’s strongest ally 3. Downgrading the Special Relationship 4. Supporting a federal Europe and undercutting British sovereignty 5. Betraying Britain to appease Moscow over the New START Treaty 6. Placing a “boot on the throat” of BP 7. Throwing Churchill out of the Oval Office 8. DVDs for the Prime Minister 9. Insulting words...
  • Allies launch Libya force as Gadhafi hits rebels

    03/19/2011 12:56:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/19/11 | Hadeel Al-ShalchiI and Ryan Lucas - AP
    BENGHAZI, Libya – French fighter jets fired the first shots at Moammar Gadhafi's troops on Saturday, launching the broadest international military effort since the Iraq war in support of an uprising that had seemed on the verge of defeat. In the hours before the no-fly zone over Libya went into effect, Gadhafi sent warplanes, tanks and troops into Benghazi, the rebel capital and first city to fall to the rebellion that began Feb. 15. Then the government attacks appeared to go silent.
  • TRIBES USE REGIONAL UNREST TO PRESSURE JORDAN’S KING

    02/11/2011 11:24:38 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    AFPC Eurasia Security Watch ^ | 2/11/2011 | Jeff M. Smith, ed.
    The early weeks of 2011 have been marked by a surge of protests in the Middle East and North Africa have now overturned two longstanding autocratic regimes, in Tunisia and Egypt. However, the wave of democratic protests have not been contained to the Maghreb, even if the entrenched regimes of the Gulf and Levant do not appear under immediate threat. One country being watched very closely by Washington is Jordan, which ranks as one of America’s staunchest allies in the region. Jordan looked an unlikely target for the kind of social unrest found elsewhere in the region, with a more...
  • Victoria Cross for SAS Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith

    01/22/2011 8:24:53 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23rd January 2011 | Ian McPhedran
    SAS Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith is Australia’s 98th Victoria Cross holder after the bronze cross with crimson ribbon was pinned to his chest by Governor General Quentin Bryce in Perth today. During a formal investiture ceremony at the picturesque beachside headquarters of the SAS at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, Corporal Roberts-Smith became only the second Australian soldier to wear the Victoria Cross of Australia after Corporal Mark Donaldson who received the honour in 2009. Before 1991 it was an Imperial Honour that was won by 96 Australians from the Boer War to Vietnam. He is only the second Western Australian born holder...
  • Obama's insular White House worries his allies (The rookie Hussein doesn't know what to do)

    12/26/2010 10:56:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies · 3+ views
    WGN Radio ^ | 12/24/10 | Peter Nicholas
    Obama's insular White House worries his alliesThe president famously relies on a tight circle of advisors. But with Republicans running the House next year, many say Obama will need some new faces to convey a new message. By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau 7:06 p.m. CST, December 24, 2010 Reporting from Washington — In the West Wing it had become a pretty common sight: two national security aides with close ties to the president, Thomas Donilon and Denis McDonough, hurrying into the Oval Office to show him the latest piece of hot intelligence. Some administration officials who watched the scene unfold...
  • An Ally Remembers (A Tony Blair Book Review)

    09/01/2010 5:42:00 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-02-10 | MARTIN RUBIN
    Defining 'New Labour,' defending the Iraq war, getting to know George W. Bush. It is now painfully obvious that Tony Blair—the man who led Britain for a decade, who transformed the country's dully orthodox Labour Party into dashing, moderate "New Labour," who faced down parliamentary opponents with brio and eloquently defended the invasion of Iraq—is no longer much of a hero in his own country. Indeed, he is intensely disliked, not least for his loyalty to the "freedom agenda"—the idea that, after 9/11, Western democracies had a duty to face down tyrants like Saddam Hussein and end the threat they...
  • Loudon: Obama's Marxist allies move forward on healthcare, socialist agenda

    06/16/2010 7:46:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 163+ views
    The real barack obama ^ | 6/16/10 | Trevor Loudon
    Democratic Socialists of America, is despite its deceptive name is the U.S.'s largest and probably most influential Marxist based organization. Many of its several thousand members operate through the Democratic Party, New York's influential Working Families Party and the organization also counts thousands of of labor unionists, religious activists, journalists and college professors in its ranks. D.S.A. helped establish and continues to support the more than 80 strong Congressional Progressive Caucus and is particularly close to "single payer" healthcare champions Rep. John Conyers of Michigan and Caucus founder Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. [caption id="attachment_653" align="aligncenter" width="439" caption="Quentin Young, Barack...
  • Once-powerful navy is 'desperate for new ships'

    06/05/2010 11:46:22 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 17 replies · 694+ views
    The Victoria Times Colonist ^ | June 5, 2010 | Richard Foot
    For many wartime veterans, the navy's 100th anniversary this year comes with mixed emotions. They recall the pride and fondness Canadians once held for the navy in the decades after the Second World War, but are deeply saddened by the state of the navy today -- not only its declining capability and its neglect by Ottawa, but its irrelevance for so many Canadians at a time when the army, and its mission in Afghanistan, dominate the headlines. "I don't think half of Canada knows anything about the navy's history," says veteran Ted Paxton, "and while the modern navy hasn't been...
  • Official: US Will Stand with Israel

    06/01/2010 11:29:04 AM PDT · by Route797 · 39 replies · 922+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 01, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    I’m told there won’t be any daylight between the US and Israel in the aftermath of the incident on the flotilla yesterday, which resulted in the deaths of 10 activists. Regardless of the details of the flotilla incident, sources say President Obama is focused on what he sees as the longer term issue here: a successful Mideast peace process. “The president has always said that it will be much easier for Israel to make peace if it feels secure,” a senior administration official tells ABC News. The suggestion is that US condemnation of Israel would further isolate that country, and...
  • Will Obama Stand Up for U.S. and Our Allies?

    05/25/2010 11:45:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies · 696+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 25, 2010 | Ed Koch
    We are at war with radical Islam, and that war will go on for many years. For me, the question is this: will the secular Western civilization shared by America and Europe, which allows us to enjoy life and its creature comforts, still be standing at the end of that war? Or will radical Islam, with an aggressive culture that treasures martyrdom and death over life, prevail? The vast majority of Muslims, of course, are peace-loving. The fanaticism found among the Wahhabists of Saudi Arabia is not found in many of the countries where a billion, 400 million Muslims live....