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  • Mideast Echoes Of 1938

    08/24/2006 10:41:56 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 11 replies · 919+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2006 | Richard Cohen
    In his upcoming book about the horrors of the 20th century, "The War of the World," the British historian Niall Ferguson has a chapter called "The Pity of Peace." It is about 1938, when World War II loomed, and Britain -- especially and importantly Britain -- did precious little to stop it. The warnings of Churchill -- "believe me, it may be the last chance . . ." -- were ignored, and the government under Neville Chamberlain obstinately pursued a policy that forever after made the word appeasement one of the most odious in history. Somehow, though, it looks like...
  • An Appeasement Primer

    09/24/2006 9:16:51 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 367+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The U.S. Defense Secretary’s comparison of the anti-war movement in the United States today with its historical analogue in Great Britain in the 1930s sent the left into a tailspin. Locally at least one university figure has taken issue with it in print. “Knowing the facts of history is crucial to much of what we do as a nation and a people, but so is how it is used,” John Prados wrote on on August 31st. “And the Bush administration’s use of history—and specifically its use of ‘appeasement’—requires comment because it is both dangerous and misleading.” “In the past...
  • Rumsfeld a veteran at appeasement [Progressive says we need a Churchill]

    09/05/2006 5:53:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 716+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 9-5-06 | John Nichols
    When the Wisconsin Democratic Party's state convention voted last year for a resolution urging the impeachment of President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, I'll admit that I was skeptical. Of course Bush should be impeached. He is either the most incompetent person to hold the office since pre-Civil War bumbler Franklin Pierce, the most corrupt person to hold the office since Teapot Domer Warren Harding, or perhaps both. An impeachment trial would get to the bottom of the question of whether it was gross negligence or determined deception that led him to dramatically inflate the...
  • Musharraf's "Awkward Balancing Act"

    08/27/2006 9:12:31 PM PDT · by forty_years · 343+ views ^ | 8/27/2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Washington Post warns of "Pakistan's Awkward Balancing Act on Islamic Militant Groups." But if one looks closely at the actions of Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, it is clear that he has made his choice to side with the West, there's no going back, and he is beyond the pale of reconciliation with his country's lunatic Islamists. The scale has tipped to one side. It is time for Musharraf to explicitly say so and do so, as he'll never appease Pakistan's radicals. Here's an excerpt from the Post: The basic problem for Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, is that he...

    08/10/2006 11:27:49 AM PDT · by mojito · 37 replies · 1,380+ views
    Ynet ^ | 08/10/06 | Ilan Marciano
    US, French diplomats working on new formula that would lead to ceasefire in North; new proposal may be submitted to UN by Friday; sources say agreement based on French military deployment on northern border. Senior Israeli official: Revised UN Resolution will stop short of requiring peacekeepers to disarm Hizbullah Getting close to ceasefire? While the IDF is preparing to expand military operations, a French-American proposal for a cease-fire is being formulated Thursday evening and may be presented to the United Nations Security Council by Friday. According to various reports, the agreement is based on the deployment of French troops on...
  • ABC Nightly News Lineup

    06/21/2006 3:36:47 PM PDT · by mcvey · 7 replies · 335+ views
    OK, I just noted that ABC led off with three stories. One the very definite torture and killing of our two soldiers. Two, the debate in the Senate over Iraq. Three, the possible murder of an Iraqi civilian by some soldiers. They, of course, led with the possible murder. It was as blatant an attack on the military and an unconscionable smear. Sorry, just blowing off steam!
  • Farah Says, "We Got Kerry Anyway!"

    06/09/2006 6:08:26 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 35 replies · 1,877+ views ^ | 06-09-06 | Farah, Joseph
    We got Kerry anyway! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: June 9, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 When it appeared I would not and could not endorse President Bush for re-election in 2004, many of my friends – even my own wife – suggested to me that, if I refused to vote as I had in 2000, I would share some personal responsibility for John Kerry becoming our next commander in chief. I must say, it was a compelling argument. I found Kerry to be one of the most detestable human beings ever to walk planet Earth. He was a liar, he...
  • Global Security: Alternatives to the War on Terror (Religious liberal barf alert)

    05/24/2006 2:00:10 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies · 385+ views
    United Methodist Church ^ | 3/11/06 | Jim Winkler
    Global Security: Alternatives to the War on Terror A speech at Ecumenical Advocacy Days, Arlington, VAJim Winkler, GBCS General SecretaryKeynote Address delivered by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, United Methodist General Board of Church & Society at the Global Security Track of Ecumenical Advocacy Days March 11, 2006, Arlington, VA Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written,...
  • Americans Decry Iraq War Casualties, Cost

    05/02/2006 1:39:10 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 19 replies · 301+ views
    angus-reid polling and research ^ | May 2 06 | angus-reid polling and research
    Adults in the United States remain upset over their country’s involvement in the coalition effort, according to a poll by Hart/McInturff released by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. 52 per cent of respondents think removing Saddam Hussein from power was not worth the number of U.S. military casualties and the financial cost of the war. ..[snip]When respondents are informed that the coalition effort has cost an estimated $170 billion U.S.—and reminded that approximately 2,400 American soldiers have died—the level of rejection to the war reaches 56 per cent.
  • President Reiterates Diplomacy to Deal With Iran

    04/28/2006 5:33:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 202+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 28, 2006 – Diplomacy remains America's choice in dealing with Iran, President Bush said today. "We're forming a strong coalition of like-minded countries that believe that the Iranians should not have a nuclear weapon," he said during a White House press conference. "And I've told the American people that diplomacy is my first choice, and it should be the first choice of every American president in order to solve a very difficult problem." "It's very important for the Iranians to understand there's a ... common desire by a lot of nations of this world to convince them, peacefully...
  • Appeasement 101

    02/16/2006 12:06:21 AM PST · by mal · 28 replies · 2,245+ views
    It is easy to damn the 1930s appeasers of Hitler — such as Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain in England and Edouard Daladier in France — given what the Nazis ultimately did when unleashed. But history demands not merely recognizing the truth post facto, but also trying to reconstruct the rationale of something that now in hindsight seems inexplicable. Appeasement in the 1930s was popular with the European public for a variety of reasons. All of them are instructive in our hesitation about stopping a nuclear Iran, or about defending the right of Western newspapers to print what they wish...
  • what is an optimist

    02/14/2006 8:48:07 PM PST · by Flavius · 2 replies · 66+ views
    ap ^ | uesday Feb. 14, 2006 | John McConnico
    Jens Byskov holds up a sign apologizing to Muslims in front of the Danish parliament building in Copenhagen, Denmark Tuesday Feb. 14, 2006 for cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published in a Danish newspaper late last year. The uproar over the Prophet Muhammad cartoons was Denmark's biggest foreign policy challenge since World War II, the prime minister said Tuesday. (AP Photo/John McConnico) guess we can all go home now, jens there gots it all figured out
  • Australian flag banned at Bondi Beach

    01/01/2006 3:43:09 PM PST · by Rosenkreutz · 76 replies · 3,156+ views
    Sydney Daily Telegraph ^ | January 02, 2006 | Steve Gee and Larissa Cummings
    Council bans Australian flag January 02, 2006 PLANS to fly Australian flags over the famous Bondi Beach pavilion were vetoed because of fears the symbols could incite more racial violence on Sydney's beaches. In a decision met with outrage from locals, returned servicemen and ethnic groups, Waverley Council voted 6-5 against the proposal, declaring the popular beach should remain clear of flags to "remove provocation"...
  • Rice: Israel must take more steps

    08/18/2005 4:21:25 PM PDT · by Alouette · 196 replies · 3,323+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 18, 2005 | Herb Keinon
    As Israel struggled Thursday to evacuate the Gush Katif settlements, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said it must take further steps. "Everyone empathizes with what the Israelis are facing," she said in an interview with The New York Times. But, she added, "It cannot be Gaza only." Rice said this is "really quite a dramatic moment in the history of the Middle East," and praised Sharon for proving himself "enormously courageous." According to the Times, Rice said that while the withdrawal would take several weeks, Israel must take further steps soon afterward, including loosening travel restrictions in the West...
  • History According to Harry

    07/15/2005 7:57:21 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 41 replies · 945+ views
    WSJ ^ | 7/15/05 | Jonathan V. Last
    Tonight, when "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" descends upon bookstores, millions of children will flutter in delight. But the sixth entry in the franchise may well please discerning adults, too. ...snip... In the fifth book, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," something interesting happened. The author, J.K. Rowling, abandoned the mystery genre and gave her readers something more challenging: a historical allegory. Through sleight-of-hand, Ms. Rowling took a children's book and transformed it into a parable about 1930s England. We've heard a lot recently about London and the Blitz. Ms. Rowling's unfolding saga may illuminate that dark...
  • The European Union: Channeling the Spirits of Chamerblain and Pétain

    06/16/2005 7:06:06 PM PDT · by anotherview · 3 replies · 217+ views
    Israel, Zionism, politics, and aliya ^ | 16 June 2005 | Caitlyn Martin
    Thursday, June 16, 2005 The European Union: Channeling the Spirits of Chamerblain and Pétain An Associated Press report tells us that the European Union has renewed contacts with Hamas despite strong Israeli objections. It seems the E.U. is even considering reviewing whether or not to continue to consider Hamas a terrorist group. Tell me this: how many suicide bombings, Qassam rocket attacks, shootings, and other forms of murder of innocent civilians are required before a group is permanently branded a terrrorist group? If such attacks are ongoing (and they are) why would anyone in their right mind consider Hamas anything...
  • Henry Kissinger: Conflict is not an option (Relations Between China and the U.S.)

    06/09/2005 5:40:56 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 743+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | June 9, 2005 | Henry A. Kissinger
    NEW YORK The relationship between the United States and China is beset by ambiguity. On the one hand, seven presidents have affirmed the importance of cooperative relations with China and a commitment to a one-China policy.   Nevertheless, ambivalence has suddenly re-emerged. Various U.S. officials, members of Congress and the news media are attacking China's policies, from the exchange rate to military buildup, much of it in a tone implying that China is on some sort of probation.   Before continuing on this subject, I must point out that the consulting company I chair advises clients with business interests around...

    04/21/2005 4:37:34 AM PDT · by An American Patriot · 21 replies · 987+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | April 19, 2005 | David Brooks
    NEW IPSWICH - In the latest twist of his public battle against illegal immigrants, Police Chief Garrett Chamberlain has taken what may be a unique legal approach: He has charged a man from Mexico with criminal trespass because he was in town without legal documents. As defined in state law (RSA 635:2), a person is guilty of criminal trespass “if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place.” “If we’re going to have immigration, it needs to be controlled and we need to know what’s happening on our borders. Nobody...
  • No, Ladies and Gentlemen, SEND ONE DIME!!!!!!!!! (Shameless Request!)

    04/20/2005 8:53:17 PM PDT · by section9 · 36 replies · 1,245+ views
    Hugh ^ | April 20, 2005 | Section 9
    Any one of you who have followed the contest over judicial nominations have missed a lot if you have missed Hugh Hewitt's website. To catch up on what's going on with the filibuster, and how the present sad excuse for Republican leadership is failing the rank and file, please click on the link provided above. However, I have a modest proposal. For all the differences that I have had with many of you over Condi Rice and other things, I suspect that we all share a passionate disgust when the subject of Bush's judicial nominations are raised. These are...
  • Do They Still Protest WWII? - (good parody!)

    03/20/2005 4:34:39 PM PST · by freeholland · 23 replies · 1,164+ views
    March 20, 2005 will mark the second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. The war lasted only three weeks before Saddam dropped out of sight and into a spider-hole... but for some hopefuls, it will never end. I'm not talking about the Ba'athist thugs who plot and struggle to regain the power -- built on fear and murder -- that they held over the Iraqi people for so long. I'm talking about the looney anti-war Left, who will spend the next few weeks continuing to protest a war that toppled a dictator, ended decades of evil tyranny and brutality, freed...