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  • The Way of All Appeasement

    07/23/2015 5:44:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 23, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The now-concluded Iran nuclear negotiations predictably reflect ancient truths of appeasement. While members of the Obama administration are high-fiving each other over a deal with the Iranian theocracy, they should remember unchanging laws that will surely haunt the U.S. later on. First, appeasement always brings short-term jubilation at the expense of long-term security. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was a beloved peacemaker after the Munich Agreement of 1938 with Adolf Hitler but derided as a conceited fool and naif by May 1940. A few years from now -- after Iran has used its negotiated breathing space to rearm, ratchet up...
  • Obama Admin: The War On Terror Is 'Over'

    04/24/2012 12:11:07 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 92 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 04-24-12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, the National Journal reported that a senior State Department official has announced, “The war on terror is over.” “Now that we have killed most of al Qaida,” the source said, “now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.” The article itself describes the Obama administration’s new vision of foreign policy, which admits no enemies. Everyone, in this view, is a friend. Islamism, says the Obama administration, is just fine, so long as it does not openly support terrorism. This, of...
  • [Creep to Islamofascism apologize again] Obama: Rampage 'tragic and shocking'

    03/11/2012 3:48:13 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 10, 2012
    Obama: Rampage 'tragic and shocking' The president vows anyone involved in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians will be held responsible.
  • Apology fever

    06/01/2010 7:10:32 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 144+ views
    Menzies House ^ | June 1, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Before Rudd rose to power, the representative aboriginals in my aboriginal-majority town were more interested in football games, hunting activities and big hair bands, to make a point about Canberra’s bubble classes. And, if you don’t think the reconciliation police were wasting your money, then you should have joined me on my walk to one clinic with a shoeless and malnourished aboriginal boy. We were turned away. Millions were wasted on media-approved “reconciliation” walks, however. Australia’s apology fever should frighten us for many reasons. As is so often the case, campaigning journalists have promoted a culture of false guilt. What’s...
  • Obama: Palin's No Expert on Nuclear Strategy (ROFL @ Obama alert)

    04/09/2010 8:34:42 AM PDT · by Danae · 79 replies · 2,124+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4-9-2010 | FoxNews
    Obama was responding to a comment Palin made on Fox News' "Hannity," comparing the president's plan to a kid asking to be punched in the face on the playground and vowing not to hit back. Sarah Palin is no nuke expert, President Obama said Thursday in a TV interview, responding to Palin's criticism of Obama's new nuclear strategy. Obama was asked about a comment the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee made on Fox News' "Hannity," comparing the president's plan to a kid asking to be punched in the face on the playground and vowing not to hit back. "Last I...
  • Obama Signs Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty with Russian President Medvedev - Video Report 4/8/10

    04/08/2010 5:11:49 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 366+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 8, 2010 | Brian
    President Obama signed a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Prague today, agreeing to reduce the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal by 30%. This treaty does not involve China in any way, and while the U.S. is cutting back, China is just now building up. The U.S. Senate will still have to ratify the treaty.
  • A Low and Dishonest Decade

    01/04/2010 1:15:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 503+ views ^ | January 4, 2010 | Caroline Glick
    Upon returning from Cairo on Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu proclaimed, "It's time to move the peace process forward." The most sympathetic interpretation of Netanyahu's proclamation is that he was engaging in political theater. It was a low and dishonest statement uttered at the end of what has been, in the immortal words of W.H. Auden, "a low and dishonest decade. Everyone with eyes in their heads knows that there is no chance of making peace with the Palestinians. First of all, the most Israel is willing to give is less than what the Palestinians are willing to accept. But...
  • Moro Islamic Liberation Front welcomes help from Iran with "Peace Process"

    12/12/2009 11:27:32 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 1 replies · 234+ views
    Hmmm...does that suggest something? From Asian Journal: COTABATO CITY - The Moro Islamic Liberation Front welcomes the Iranian government’s interest in helping resolve the decades-old Moro rebellion in Mindanao. Jun Mantawil, chair of the MILF’s peace panel secretariat, said that Iran’s interest was a clear indication of the growing international support for the 13-year-long peace talks. He said that more support from the international community would be better for the peace process because it will pressure the government into honoring agreements already reached. Mantawil said Iran could become part of the International Contact Group (ICG), a mechanism that would ensure...
  • Granddaughter's DefenSe of War PM (Neville Chamberlain)

    09/03/2009 5:07:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,087+ views
    On the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, the granddaughter of former Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has defended his response to the threat posed by Hitler. Chamberlain became prime minister in 1937 when Stanley Baldwin retired following the abdication of Edward VIII. He had been a Conservative MP for 19 years, some of which were served in senior ministerial positions, including chancellor. However, many historians believe Chamberlain's legacy as prime minister was tainted by his government's policy of appeasement towards Hitler. But Mary de Vere Taylor, who lives in Ashburton, Devon, has defended her grandfather, describing him...
  • The Cheap Arabist / Islamist Propaganda film "The Visitor"

    06/01/2009 6:20:06 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies · 364+ views
    The cheap Arabist film: "The Visitor"   A pen-pal of mine was recently "forced" to watch that film ('The Visitor' -, by taking a flight in Latin-America as this was the "featured" film on board.   It was probably chosen because of its 1) Embedded "immigration" issue, 2) criticizing-America, popular with post Obama election ever more.   This is what she had to say about it:   A. It is a total reaffirmation of "we Arabs are always innocent victims".   B. 'Mouna' (mother of "Tarek") is a "bad" actress, she tries so hard to pose as "gracious", yet she never projects it,...
  • Obama Emulating Jimmy Carter in Portraying U.S. As Soft, Analyst Says

    05/26/2009 4:14:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 468+ views
    CNS ^ | May 26, 2009 | By Patrick Goodenough
    ( – President Obama is on track to accomplish in his first year of office what President Carter took three years to achieve – portray the United States as a “confused and soft power,” an Asian security expert charged after North Korea reported a nuclear weapons test Monday. Citing its approach to North Korea, Iran, South Asia, the Middle East, China and Burma, veteran India-based analyst Bahukutumbi Raman said the new administration was giving the impression that it lacks the will to respond decisively if "problem states" act in ways detrimental to U.S. interests and international peace and security. “North...
  • Heere Bigynneth the Tale of the Asse-Hatte.

    02/18/2009 10:53:26 AM PST · by papasmurf · 15 replies · 547+ views
    Iowahawk via Big Hollywood ^ | 2/18/2009 | David Burge blogs at Iowahawk
    Heere Bigynneth the Tale of the Asse-Hatte. 1 Whan in Februar, withe hise global warmynge 2 Midst unseasonabyl rain and stormynge 3 Gaia in hyr heat encourages 4 Englande folke to goon pilgrimages. 5 Frome everiches farme and shire 6 Frome London Towne and Lancanshire 7 The pilgryms toward Canterbury wended 8 Wyth fyve weke holiday leave extended {snip}
  • Israel's plan to free Palestinians - foolish, illegal (Dangerous "moderates" vs good gestures)

    12/14/2008 9:59:15 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 257+ views
    csmonitor ^ | Dec 14, 2008
    Israel's plan to free Palestinian prisoners is foolish – and illegal Christian Science Monitor, MA - Dec 14, 2008 We shouldn't worry, we're told, because the men belong to the "moderate" Fatah, not Hamas or Islamic Jihad, are "without blood on their hands,"
  • Should America Be Defended?

    07/23/2008 7:07:04 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 44+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-23-08 | William R. Hawkins
    The Obama campaign website makes no mention of missile defense. Indeed, there is no national security issue area as there is on the McCain site. Discussion of defense topics is subordinated under the heading of foreign policy. This reflects Obama’s focus on diplomacy over military options. For example, consider the following statement, “Iran has sought nuclear weapons, supports militias inside Iraq and terror across the region, and its leaders threaten Israel and deny the Holocaust. But Obama believes that we have not exhausted our non-military options in confronting this threat; in many ways, we have yet to try them. That’s...
  • Obama's Call For Diplomacy With Iran "Appeasement" / Israeli Attack on Iran Justified

    07/11/2008 12:45:29 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 42+ views ^ | July 11, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    What Would America Do if Situation Were Reversed? Kennedy Taught Us A Lesson Commentary Barack Hussein Obama says we should use diplomacy with Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, regarding that nation's plans to develop a nuclear weapon. This wouldn't be bad advice if that same Iranian leader had not promised to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. And, with a nuclear weapon, that threat one day would become a reality. It is obvious Mr. Obama has never heard of the saying, "Those who forget history are bound to repeat it." And Obama has also forgotten what Democratic...
  • Seattle Times Editor: 'Hitler's Demands Were Not Unreasonable'

    05/16/2008 8:20:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 115 replies · 184+ views
    Seattle Times editorial writer Bruce Ramsey, in an effort to defend Barack Obama against President Bush’s “appeasement” speech, actually ends up defending Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, and the Anschluss (the annexation of Austria): Bush, and His Use of ‘Appeasement’. Democrats are rebuking President Bush for saying in his speech to the Knesset, here, that to “negotiate with terrorists and radicals” is “appeasement.” The Democrats took it as a slap at Barack Obama. What bothers me is the continual reference to Hitler and his National Socialists, particularly the British and French accommodation at the Munich Conference of 1938. What Hitler was...
  • Ten Things You Didn't Know About Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    09/28/2007 1:35:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 1,575+ views
    Yahoo! News/U.S. News & World Report ^ | September 26, 2007 | Staff
    1. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (pronounced mah-MOOD ah-mah-dih-nee-ZHAD) was born Oct. 28, 1956, three years after the CIA-sponsored coup that installed the pro-Western leader Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as Iran's leader. A Shiite Muslim, he and his wife, a professor, have two sons and a daughter. 2. When he was an infant, Ahmadinejad's family moved from the village of Aradan to Tehran. It was at this point that the family changed its name from Saborjhian, which translates to "thread painter" (the lowliest job in Iran's traditional carpet-weaving industry), to the more religious Ahmadinejad ("race of Muhammad" or "virtuous race"). 3. Ahmadinejad is...
  • Pelosi seen moving around Bush in Mideast

    04/03/2007 7:41:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 72 replies · 1,631+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/3/7 | Carolyn Lochhead
    A BOLD STEP: Analysts call speaker's trip 'a big deal,' but how much can she do? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Syria tonight is widely viewed in Washington as a bold end run around President Bush, raising her profile as a kind of Democratic prime minister to Bush's Republican presidency. Pelosi's trip is far from the usual fact-finding trip by a congressional delegation -- two Democratic senators, current presidential hopeful Chris Dodd and former presidential nominee John Kerry, hardly caused a ripple when they visited Syrian President Bashar Assad in December, with similar discouragement from the White House. Nor...
  • Appeasment policy: recipe for war with Iran

    03/21/2007 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Omidvar · 1 replies · 204+ views
    20 March 2007 | Joseph Omidvar
    Appeasment policy: recipe for war with Iran By: Joseph Omidvar, London The Iranian threat to global peace and security underlined by its intervention and terrorist activity in Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine, coupled with its accelerated move to acquire a nuclear weapon, have led analysts and pundits to debate probable solutions in facing up to this threat. The policy suggestions arising from such debate is generally helpful in awakening the world to the reality of Iran’s threat and to a search for a sound policy. Among such policy formulations, however, there are those that while abhorring the Iranian government and expressing...
  • Appeasing North Korea: the Clinton Legacy

    07/09/2006 2:58:59 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 23 replies · 984+ views ^ | Jan 3, 2003 | Ben Johnson
    If Iraq's nuclear policy in the 1990s constituted a "decade of defiance," Bill Clinton's negotiations with North Korea represented a "decade of delusion." Evidence that North Korea was violating the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty surfaced within weeks of Clinton's first inauguration. After a year of inaction allowed Pyongyang to create at least one nuclear weapon, the emboldened Stalinists announced their formal withdrawal from the treaty. It seemed North Korean officials were angling for a payoff. They must have realized they struck the jackpot when Clinton named tough-as-nails Jimmy Carter as his principal negotiator.
  • PM decides against attacking Hamas-led PA as response to bombing

    04/18/2006 4:46:01 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 5 replies · 274+ views ^ | 4/18/2006 | Haaretz service and industries
    Israel's interim government decided Tuesday to limit its immediate response to the deadly bombing in Tel Aviv on Monday, refraining from authorising military action against the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, while holding the PA formally responsible, a political source said.
  • Bosnia: Hague Judge Silences Bin Laden Bosnia Testimony, as NATO’s Claims Questioned

    02/13/2006 8:17:25 PM PST · by Banat · 14 replies · 648+ views
    Balkanalysis ^ | FEB 08 2006 | C. Deliso
    Judge Patrick Robinson immediately shut down a Western journalist on the Hague Tribunal witness stand last week, when she disclosed having seen Osama bin Laden waltz into the office of late Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic in November 1994. Just as veteran British journalist Eve-Ann Prentice, who covered the Yugoslav conflicts for the Guardian and the Times told of the famous OBL, Prosecutor Geoffrey Nice objected, and the judge “…cut off the testimony immediately declaring it ‘irrelevant,’” according to the defense’s recap of a devastating day of testimony. full article
  • Spielberg's ‘Munich' Peace Plan

    12/26/2005 11:55:14 AM PST · by holy joe · 17 replies · 830+ views
    NewsMax ^ | December 27, 2005 | James Hirsen
    "Munich," Steven Spielberg's latest release, is a long way off from the high-minded certitude of "Schindler's List." Spielberg has referred to the movie as his "prayer for peace." But an apparent attempt at even-handedness causes the film to fall short of its potential due to a compromised moral perspective. The film tells the story of the hostage crisis that occurred during the 1972 Olympics (known prior to the tragedy as "The Olympics of Peace and Joy") and a chain of nightmarish events that followed. The world watched in real time as a Palestinian group (referring to itself as "Black September")...
  • Democrats Having Lost their Right to the Name are Now Demorats

    11/20/2005 8:39:38 AM PST · by Wuli · 1 replies · 275+ views
    November 20, 2005 | wul
    The Demorats opposed supporting democracy in Vietnam and as a result the North Vietnamese made John Kerry one of their heroes, and then the Demorats elected this traitor as their standard bearer in 2004. Their mantra for Iraq is the same thing as it was for Vietnam, irrespective of the votes for the war that they now claim they would like to take back. Why do they want to take them back? Because Bush has no right to use their strong arguments against Saddam - of 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 - to...
  • Remember the French Riots? They're Still Going (500 Cars Torched Last Night - French Media Mum!)

    11/11/2005 8:31:34 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 27 replies · 673+ views
    News from France about the continuing Muslim riots seems to have been shut off like a spigot—even though nearly 500 cars were torched again last night. Here’s one of the few reports available, at Residents to march in Paris to call for end to unrest. (Hat tip: Gerald.) PARIS — Police tightened security in central Paris as exasperated residents of riot-torn suburbs prepared to march Friday near the Eiffel Tower to call for an end to more than two weeks of car burnings and vandalism across France. As the unrest continued to decline, civic groups timed their call to...
  • Fear Means Fangs Are Out (try to understand and find a better way alert)

    08/06/2005 12:27:12 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 10 replies · 579+ views
    The Lakeland Ledger ^ | Published Saturday, August 6, 2005 | By Cary McMullen
    Fear Means Fangs Are Out Cary McMullen For a dog, Lady doesn't act much like one. She's pretty sedate and doesn't bark much at night. Some dogs would raise a ruckus if a neighbor's cat decided to take a midnight stroll or might howl at the moon, but these things don't seem to come naturally to Lady, for which we, her owners, are grateful. I have seen a ferocious side to her, though. For a while there, the dog next door wanted Lady's company and dug under the fence to visit. Not having much personal contact with other dogs, she...
  • Muslim Holidays Earn Growing Recognition in U.S.

    12/04/2004 5:15:02 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 82 replies · 1,543+ views
    US Department of State-US Information Programs ^ | December 3, 2004 | US Department of State-US Information Programs
    Washington -- The county council of Howard County, Maryland -- a suburb of Washington and Baltimore -- made headlines recently when it passed legislation prohibiting the scheduling of public hearings on the two Eid holidays, the most holy days in Islam. Although Howard County's action is unusual, it does reflect a growing trend toward official recognition of Muslim holidays in the United States, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which informally tracks such developments. Especially since the attacks of September 11, 2001, "more and more Muslims are working to get their communities integrated into U.S. society and have...
  • Irish are playing into hands of kidnappers

    10/23/2004 10:54:11 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 11 replies · 500+ views
    Sunday Independent ^ | Sunday October 24th 2004 | Mark Dooley
    MARGARET HASSAN was kidnapped for one reason - she was born in Dublin. With Ken Bigley, her captors learned how useful the Irish Government is to their cause. By insisting that Hassan is Irish and not British, Dermot and Bertie Ahern have shown yet again how wildly they misunderstand the foe that we face. Had there been no pleading with Abu Musab Al-Zarkawi for Bigley's life, Hassan would never have been targeted. Through her aid agency, Care International, she did more than most to relieve the suffering of Iraq during Saddam's misrule. But once these so-called "insurgents" realised the lengths...

    10/22/2004 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Agitate · 25 replies · 783+ views
    Global Terror Alert ^ | 10/22/2004 | agitate
    Another "forgein leader" for Kerry. God help us if he's elected. Ansar al-Sunnah Army Congratulates Tawhid wal-Jihad, Refers to Usama Bin Laden as "Our Shaykh" (10/21/04): The Ansar al-Sunnah Army in Iraq has issued two new statements, including congratulating Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement on being designated by the White House as a terrorist organization. Referring to Usama Bin Laden as "our Shaykh", Ansar Sunnah boasted that John Kerry's recent criticisms of President Bush's efforts in the war on terror have "increased the joy in our hearts."
  • Daniel Pipes: [Nepal and France:] Two Opposite Responses to Terrorism

    09/14/2004 1:37:07 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 567+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | September 14, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Two terrorist dramas began in Iraq on the same day, Aug. 19, 2004, when jihadists separately seized 12 Nepalese workers and 2 French reporters. Although their fates may end differently — the former were murdered and the latter remain alive in captivity — it is striking how similarly impotent both victim populations felt and how differently they responded. In the Nepalese case, a group of cooks, janitors, laundry attendants, and other laborers had just crossed the border from Jordan into Iraq when it was kidnapped by Ansar al-Sunna, a violent Islamist group. On Aug. 31, an Islamist website showed a...
  • Jimmy Carter: Wrong mentor for Kerry

    08/21/2004 1:05:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 646+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/21/04 | Robert Spencer
    Now that the Democratic Party has committed itself to warmed-over Carterism in its platform document, the comically titled "Strong At Home, Respected In The World," and Mickey Kaus has contributed a ringing endorsement worthy of the Man From Malaise ("We survived Carter and we'd survive Kerry"), it is important to remember just what we owe Jimmy Carter: a resurgent global Islamic radicalism, emboldened and directly aided by the Khomeini regime in Iran that he did so much to set in place. A sobering reminder of just how much Carter is responsible for Iran's now sclerotic but still tenacious mullahocracy comes...
  • Gaza withdrawal a reward for terror?

    08/16/2004 6:12:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 279+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/16/04 | Aaron Klein
    Hamas views Sharon's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in 2005 as a capitulation to terror and is planning to continue its "armed struggle" against the Jewish state until "all territories" are in Palestinian hands, according to an internal Hamas memo, parts of which were obtained by WorldNetDaily. The confidential memo, which was written by Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar, Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, reveals that after Israel vacates, Hamas plans to become a dominating political force in the Gaza Strip. "The movement will ... demonstrate a street presence in an active and powerful manner and will strive to form requisite alliances...
  • Appeasement Activists Furious About G.I. Joe

    07/01/2004 4:29:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 361+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/1/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Appeasement groups are fighting mad: To honor the troops, the Minnesota Twins are giving G.I. Joe action figures to 5,000 children. The baseball team plans to present Duke, "the calm and determined battlefield commander of the G.I. Joe team," at the game Monday night, the day after Independence Day, in what the Associated Press today called "the first patriotic giveaway in the major leagues this season." Uh oh. If something is branded as patriotic, you know the whining will begin. "It's not a credible way to honor those who've suffered the inhumanity of war," moaned Phil Steger, executive director of...
  • Appeasement Never Works-Many of us in Spain feel ashamed about our troop withdrawal from Iraq

    04/26/2004 5:28:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies · 197+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | 4-26-04 | JOSE MARIA AZNAR
    The decision by the new Socialist government to pull out Spanish troops from Iraq is lawful. But it is also gravely irresponsible. It raises Spain's risks and worsens our foreign relations. It alienates us from our partners and allies and does not contribute to the foreign policy consensus that had been promised to us by the new government. It suggests also a lack of solidarity with the Iraqi people and is the best news possible for those who attacked Spain on March 11. Many of us in Spain feel ashamed about the withdrawal of our troops. And many more of...

    04/06/2004 12:31:13 AM PDT · by CalifornianConservative · 15 replies · 179+ views
    Tammy Bruce Website ^ | 04/04/04 | Tammy Bruce
    Operation Valiant Resolve Today marks the start of Operation Valiant Resolve, the (finally) Marine action to (supposedly) quash Falluja. The Marines have "addresses" they're checking out (yeah, sounds like war to me). Reports confirm that the town has remained completely uncooperative when it comes to bringing those who killed the Americans to justice. Not surprising, because the entire town is responsible and we should respond accordingly. I remain concerned that this will be a police action, not a visit of war upon Falluja. The reason violence is increasing in Iraq is because Iraqis have seen that there is no punishment...
  • Appeasing Osama is recipe for disaster

    03/29/2004 10:18:48 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 142+ views
    Advertiser-Tribune ^ | March 30, 2004 | Advertiser-Tribune editorial
    First, Hitler practiced his evil during the 1930s and 1940s, while Osama bin Laden is active now. Second, bin Laden is a Saudi Arabian leading Middle Eastern terrorists while Hitler was an Austrian leading Nazi terrorists. Time and geography, then, are the two major differences between the two great evils. In many ways, they are strikingly similar. One in particular - the ability of both Hitler and bin Laden to convince others that they should be appeased, not eradicated - comes to mind. That is because many of the people of Spain, including the man who soon will be their...
  • US turns on Spanish 'appeasement'- I smell some US appeasement as well.

    03/17/2004 4:04:45 PM PST · by dinok · 8 replies · 124+ views
    London telegraph ^ | 3/17/04 | David Rennie
    Spain would be sending out a "terrible message" if it let terrorists influence its policies, the White House said yesterday as President George W Bush urged his European allies not to abandon the Iraqi people. The blunt comments were softened by hints that Washington might propose a fresh United Nations mandate on Iraq, answering a major demand of the new Spanish leader, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
  • The Perils of 'Soft Power' (Earth to Canada… Earth to Canada!)

    12/08/2003 11:08:08 AM PST · by quidnunc · 4 replies · 143+ views
    The New York Post ^ | December 8, 2003 | Amir Taheri
    What would you do if you opposed the war to liberate Iraq and yet did not wish to join the Marxist-Islamist anti-war coalition? You might well present "soft power" as an alternative to military intervention. The first time I heard the term "soft power" was in 1994 during a visit to Oslo to interview Norway's leaders. They were then on top of the world because they believed they had solved the Palestinian problem by organizing secret deals between Yasser Arafat and the Israeli government then headed by Yitzhak Rabin. By 1995, the term had entered the diplomatic jargon. Others, including...
  • Bill Clinton: Don't Blame Canada

    04/21/2003 1:55:34 PM PDT · by RepPhil · 24 replies · 261+ views
    BILL: DON'T BLAME CANADA By Richard Johnson WHILE President Bush doesn't have much use for Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, former President Bill Clinton plans to play golf with him in the Dominican Republic this week. Bush hasn't spoken to the appeasement-minded Canadian leader for two months, obviously annoyed that Chretien failed to join the coalition that liberated Iraq (news - web sites) or to clamp down on Bush-bashing by members of Canada's ruling Liberal Party. On Sunday, Bush canceled his May 5 state visit to Ottawa, though he's had time to visit Tony Blair twice, to take a four-day...
  • France's Game: French opposition to the U.S. is not about Iraq but about who runs the world

    03/17/2003 12:06:56 PM PST · by yonif · 28 replies · 227+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Monday, Mar. 24, 2003 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    What is it with France? It is one thing to oppose American policy on Iraq. Germany, China and many others have done so. France, however, has gone beyond mere opposition. France has been bent on organizing a worldwide coalition — a coalition of the unwilling — to stop the U.S., not just lining up other major powers like Russia but even sending its Foreign Minister on a tour of Africa to persuade three members of the U.N. Security Council to vote against the U.S. and ensure an American defeat. Why? The usual reasons apply — France's enormous Iraqi oil contracts...
  • Saying no to war - Saying yes to International Criminal Court

    02/11/2003 7:14:19 AM PST · by rface · 11 replies · 232+ views
    page A15 of the Boston Globe ^ | 2/11/2003 | James Carroll
    <p>DON'T BE FOOLED by Colin Powell. With testimony before the UN Security Council last week, the secretary of state brought many formerly ambivalent politicians and pundits into the war party. But that is a measure of how callow (immature) the entire American debate over war against Iraq has been. The question is not whether Saddam Hussein is up to no good. Powell's indictment confirmed the Iraqi's malfeasance, although with no surprises and no demonstration of immediate threat. The question, rather, is what to do about Saddam's malevolence.</p>
  • Will of Allah' pre-empts Iraq invasion

    02/08/2003 7:21:16 PM PST · by gitmo · 7 replies · 153+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Feb 6, 2003 | Ann Coulter
    I knew the media were up to something with their wall-to-wall coverage of the Columbia space shuttle explosion. The full story is: Shuttle disintegrated during re-entry; all astronauts killed, including some very remarkable people; very sad; NASA picking up the debris to figure out what happened. It was a plane crash story, only a lot more expensive. So why was the shuttle explosion being covered like the 9-11 terrorist attack? A quick review of the Treason Times laid bare the objective. Monday's New York Times proclaimed: "As Iraq War Looms, a New Sense of Vulnerability." American hubris blunted again! The...
  • Dancing Around A Mushroom Cloud

    02/04/2003 2:16:47 PM PST · by F_Cohen · 11 replies · 558+ views ^ | September 22 | Lowell Phillips
    Dancing Around A Mushroom Cloud September 22 By Lowell Phillips Toogood Reports Democracy can be a wonderful thing. Respect for individual rights, opportunities for even the most downtrodden to succeed and the ability of a common voter to help guide a nation are all things to be grateful for. But let's be honest here, even our much-heralded system is flawed and its operation often cumbersome. Modern times have seen the safeguards of our representative republic breakdown under the weight of an omnipresent media and endless public opinion polls, resulting in the near chaos of a pure democracy. The problem with...
  • Do you think the shuttle disaster will hurt the Appeasement movement?

    02/03/2003 4:48:16 PM PST · by Captal de Buch · 9 replies · 272+ views
    Me | 03Feb03 | Captal de Buch
    I’m wondering if the Appeasement movement may have taken a hit with the shuttle disaster. It seems like America always comes together after a tragedy like this. Will that hurt the anti-Bush / anti-American causes here in the US? Will fewer people be willing to go along? What is your opinion on this subject?

    10/19/2002 7:04:57 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 2 replies · 254+ views
    The Iconoclast ^ | October 19, 2002 | Muray Soupcoff
    Will the depressing news about the ever-eroding "legacy" of William Jefferson Clinton, not to mention the never-ending gullibility and stupidity of Nobel Prize winner Jimmy Carter, never stop? Since 9/11, we've had countless reports of the missed opportunities of the Clinton administration to put Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda out of commission. And now comes the recent headline news that North Korea reneged on the Carter-brokered 1994 peaceful "accomodation" between the Clinton administration and the tyrannical North Korean dictatorial regime -- the "Agreed Framework" between the two nations in which North Korea agreed to freeze its nuclear weapons program and...
  • Munich Pact (64 Years Ago Today!)

    09/30/2002 5:39:03 AM PDT · by Ditto · 8 replies · 361+ views
    Agreement concluded at Munich, September 29, 1938, between Germany, Great Britain, France and Italy GERMANY, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, taking into consideration the agreement, which has been already reached in principle for the cession to Germany of the Sudeten German territory, have agreed on the following terms and conditions governing the said cession and the measures consequent thereon, and by this agreement they each hold themselves responsible for the steps necessary to secure its fulfilment: (1) The evacuation will begin on 1st October. (2) The United Kingdom, France and Italy agree that the evacuation of the territory shall...
  • Double Standard: Dead Jews vs. Dead Arabs [how Liberals rationalize supporting Arab terror]

    08/05/2002 6:02:24 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 8 replies · 205+ views | August | Alan Caruba
    Double Standard: Dead Jews vs. Dead Arabs August 2, 2002 by Alan Caruba Does anyone seriously believe the Palestinians want peace? The Israelis retaliated against a man who had plotted the deaths of hundreds of their countrymen and, in return, his colleagues kill whom? University students. Young people among whom were three Americans. The Palestinians danced again in the streets of Gaza. When Israeli Jews die, the world looks on and regards it as part of a war being waged against them. I am not talking of soldiers, but the countless civilians, the children and teenagers who are targeted along...

    04/23/2002 5:57:45 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 1 replies · 261+ views (Daily Notebook) ^ | April 23, 2002 | The Iconoclast
    Now that Secretary of State Colin Powell has returned from his disastrous "peace" mission to the Middle East, perhaps it's time for the Bush administration to get back to Bush basics and return to its previously-successful America-first, "go-it-alone-if-necessary" foreign policy. Based on various "insider" news reports, it appears that President George W. Bush's instinctive response in these matters has always been to go after the "evil" guys, whoever they are and wherever they are, regardless of what America's erstwhile European and Arab "allies" think. However, lately the Euro-obsessed Mr. Powell, and the arabist-loving bureaucratic dandies in the U.S. state department,...