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  • "Yes Minister", St. Edward’s And The Empty Peace (Yes, Minister Flashback)

    04/11/2014 7:52:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Sarah Honig ^ | Sarah Honig
    No devotee of Yes Minister, yesteryear’s BBC’s classic, can forget St. Edward’s Hospital – that spanking new cutting edge facility that had no patients or medical personnel. Nonetheless, St. Edward’s hustled and bustled, a veritable hive of activity and creative energy. For 15-months since its much-ballyhooed inauguration, an administrative staff of 500 bureaucrats filled the hospital’s offices, pushed papers and generated red tape. Sounds exaggerated? A bit over-the-top for real life? Not really. John Kerry’s peace project, for example, replicates the parody’s blueprints with mind-blowing precision. It is for diplomacy what St. Edward’s was for health care – an incredible...
  • Tea Party Lawmaker Says Debt Deal Worth Yielding on Obamacare (Dennis Ross, FL-15)

    10/05/2013 4:49:59 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | Michael C. Bender
    U.S. Representative Dennis Ross, a Florida Republican, said he would support a broad spending deal that didn’t include changes to the health-care law, becoming the first Tea Party-backed House lawmaker to publicly back off the fight that has shut down the government for five days. Ross, ranked among the House’s most conservative members by both the Club for Growth and the American Conservative Union, said he shifted his position because the shutdown hasn’t resulted in changes to the Affordable Care Act, which started Oct. 1, the same day government funding ran out. The shutdown also could hurt the party, he...
  • Op-Ed: Suspend Disbelief on Mideast Peace? What a Hoax!

    03/17/2013 3:17:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/3/13 | David Singer
    ..... In a remarkably contrived display of evenhandedness - 6 discussion points apiece... Israel six-point list is as follows: Only build new housing in settlement blocks and in areas west of the security barrier. This means that Israel would build only in about 8 percent of the West Bank and no longer in the remaining 92 percent. Offer compensation to any Jews to relocate to Israel or the designated blocks. Consent to begin construction of housing within Israel or the designated blocks for all those settlers ready to relocate. In “Area C,” which represents 60.1 percent of the West Bank’s...
  • What Is Samantha Power Thinking? The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping “genocide”...

    03/31/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 29, 2011 | Matthew Shaffer
    What Is Samantha Power Thinking?The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping "genocide" is the United States' top foreign-policy priority. On March 18, President Obama explained his decision to mobilize the United States military for international intervention in Libya. “Left unchecked,” he said, “we have every reason to believe that Qaddafi would commit atrocities against his people. Many thousands could die. A humanitarian crisis would ensue. The entire region could be destabilized, endangering many of our allies and partners.” (As if it hasn’t been already?) That last sentence was a Realpolitik, national-interest justification for the U.S. intervention. But it rang hollow....
  • America's Iranian self-deception

    02/27/2012 7:34:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 4+ views
    AEI/WSJ ^ | February 27, 2012 | Frederick W. Kagan, Maseh Zarif
    Americans are being played for fools by Iran—and fooling themselves. There is no case to be made that Iran is not pursuing a nuclear weapons capability. There is no evidence that Iran's decision-makers are willing to stop the nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions or anything else. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported on Friday that it has made no progress in its negotiations with Iran and that Iran continues to accelerate its enrichment operations, which are in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and agreements with the IAEA. Yet the policy discussion in the U.S. is confused. Former...
  • Dennis Ross, Obama’s Mideast Advisor, to Resign

    11/10/2011 12:54:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/11 | Elad Benari
    Dennis Ross, President Barack Obama’s key Middle East advisor, said Thursday he would resign from his post, AFP reported. Ross, a veteran U.S. peace negotiator, said in a statement that he had made a promise to his wife to return to private life after two years in the administration and had outstayed that promise by a year. He added that he was returning to private life with “mixed feelings.” “It has been an honor to work in the Obama Administration and to serve this president, particularly during a period of unprecedented change in the broader Middle East,” Ross said. “Obviously,...
  • Obama’s Influential Mideast Envoy to Resign

    11/10/2011 11:21:52 AM PST · by jhpigott · 19 replies
    Obama’s Influential Mideast Envoy to Resign By MARK LANDLER Published: November 10, 2011 WASHINGTON — Dennis B. Ross, a seasoned diplomat who has been one of President Obama’s most influential advisers on Iran, the Middle East peace process and the political upheaval in the Arab world, will leave the White House in December, a senior administration official said on Thursday.
  • The Fix is In: Obama fires Dennis Ross and Replaces him with an Iranian Regime Lobbyist

    11/10/2009 11:44:37 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 21 replies · 1,182+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/11/09 | Atlas Shrugs
    Armaros wrote, "This is it. As the evidence grew about Iran building bombs and warheads, Obama's team must have shown divisions. Thus he removes the eyes who saw, Ross, (who is a Clintonian) and replaces him with an Iran regime lobbyist. The Iran lobby, the NIAC, is a regime presence within the USA. Led by a famous Brzezinski-endorsed Iranian antisemite who blames Israel for Iran-US tensions and denies Ahmadinejad said "wipe off the map". Basically Obama has handed over the Iran negotiations to an Iranian regime agency. This is grotesque and shows Obama's determination to avoid confronting Iran at all...
  • Betting on Dennis Ross--Is Obama's "Special Assistant" really a friend of Israel?

    07/30/2009 5:31:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 327+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Daniel Mandel
    Betting on Dennis Ross By: Daniel Mandel FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, July 30, 2009 One of the small, but interesting, indeed significant, things to have emerged from the Alan Dershowitz – Melanie Phillips FrontPage Magazine debate over the Obama Administration’s policies towards Israel is the manner in which Dershowitz seeks a security blanket in the existence of individual Obama Administration figures deemed pro-Israeli.  Yet, his is a curious argument: it tacitly concedes that the President’s background and the record of at least some of his relevant advisers and appointees – and thus the auguries regarding the likely direction of policy under...
  • Key Iran Adviser Gains Obama's Ear

    06/17/2009 7:11:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 518+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | * JUNE 18, 2009 | JAY SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, facing a mounting political crisis in Iran, is increasingly relying on the counsel of a career diplomat who has been a staunch supporter of tough measures to curtail Tehran's nuclear program.The emergence of Middle East specialist Dennis Ross as a presidential confidant is being scrutinized in Washington for its potential impact on Mr. Obama's approach to Tehran, as the nuclear issue and electoral crisis play out.Mr. Obama has committed himself to direct talks with Tehran, but has said the U.S. should keep all options on the table to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. He also has...
  • Why is Dennis Ross being ousted as Obama envoy to Iran?

    06/15/2009 11:17:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,174+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 6/15/09 | Barak Ravid
    Dennis Ross, who most recently served as a special State Department envoy to Iran, will abruptly be relieved of his duties, sources in Washington told Haaretz. An official announcement is expected in the coming days. The Obama administration will announce that Ross has been reassigned to another position in the White House. In his new post, the former Mideast peace envoy under President Bill Clinton will deal primarily with regional issues related to the peace process
  • Dennis Ross,Out As Special Envoy To Iran;Was He Ousted Because He's A Jew Or A Bit Hawkish On Nukes?

    06/15/2009 1:14:46 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 19 replies · 1,304+ views
    The New R epublic ^ | June 15, 2009 | Marty Peretz
    Dennis Ross, Out As Special Envoy To Iran; Was He Ousted Because He's A Jew Or A Bit Hawkish On Nukes? The news that Dennis Ross, long time State Department strategist and peace processor, is being bounced as special envoy to Iran comes from an article by Barak Ravid in the reliable (at least on these matters) Ha'aretz. The story seems to assume that Ross was declared persona non grata by Tehran either because he was a Jew or because he believes that Iran should not be permitted to acquire nuclear weapons. If the Obama administration so readily capitulated to...
  • Was Dennis Ross ousted as U.S. envoy to Iran because he's a Jew?

    06/15/2009 5:46:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 451+ views
    IMRA - Haaretz ^ | 6-15-09 | Barak Ravid
    www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1093058.html Dennis Ross, who most recently served as a special State Department envoy to Iran, will abruptly be relieved of his duties, sources in Washington told Haaretz. An official announcement is expected in the coming days. The Obama administration will announce that Ross has been reassigned to another position in the White House. In his new post, the former Mideast peace envoy under President Bill Clinton will deal primarily with regional issues related to the peace process. Washington insiders speculate that a number of reasons moved the administration to reassign Ross. One possibility is Iran's persistent refusal to accept Ross...
  • The Mother of All Myths [if only Palestinian conflict were solved, all other ... would melt away]

    06/03/2009 7:14:29 AM PDT · by Tolik · 7 replies · 566+ views
    michaeltotten.com ^ | May 29, 2009 | Michael J. Totten
    Dennis Ross, Special Advisor on Iran for the Secretary of State, has a book coming out next month that inconveniently takes issue with the Obama Administration’s thesis of “linkage.” “Of all the policy myths that have kept us from making real progress in the Middle East,” Ross writes in a chapter titled “The Mother of All Myths,” “one stands out for its impact and longevity: the idea that if only the Palestinian conflict were solved, all other Middle East conflicts would melt away.” Meanwhile, the Obama Administration – which Ross currently works for – is pressuring Israel in part because...
  • Obama SOS to Gulf Emirs: Invest in US and Global Economies (no recovery until 2011)

    05/09/2009 11:51:17 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 21 replies · 1,040+ views
    Debkafiles ^ | May 8, 2009, 1:40 | Gioria Shamis/Diane Shalem
    A secret American delegation was sent by US President Barack Obama this week to solicit Saudi Arabian and other Gulf rulers for hundreds of billions of petro-dollars for investment in US and global economic stimulus plans, exclusive Gulf sources report. They came away empty-handed. The chilly welcome received by the delegation, which met finance ministers and the heads of banks in Riyadh and the five emirates, was generated by wide disapproval of the US president's policy of engagement with Iran. Two other US missions had just been and gone, headed by defense secretary Robert Gates and special adviser to the...
  • Iran Dupes The Brain Trust

    03/09/2009 6:31:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 610+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 9, 2009
    Nuclear Terror: Some Obama advisers have a dubious strategy to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran: Present "a common front" including Russia and China and "demonstrate U.S. respect" for the Islamofascist regime.It may be judged the most astonishingly naive analysis of Tehran's nuclear ambitions ever unveiled. Last week, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) — a think tank founded by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and which should know better — released a report titled "Preventing a Cascade of Instability: U.S. Engagement to Check Iranian Nuclear Progress." Among the paper's signatories: Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind.; House Middle East...
  • Obama's Iran strategy (likely to opt for a policy of containment)

    02/22/2009 4:06:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 562+ views
    latimes.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2009 | Doyle McManus
    President Obama is working against time to untangle 30 years of enmity and prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb, but even his own advisors know the chance of success is slim. So they also have been working on Plan B: What do we do if Iran gets the bomb? Today, the Obama administration is debating its Iran policy behind closed doors. Last year, however, four of its key appointees wrote about the issue as private citizens, and their writings suggest they are already planning for how to handle a nuclear Iran. Dennis Ross, the former Middle East peace negotiator...
  • Are You Supporting a Nuclear Iran? (Full page ad in WSJ)

    02/19/2009 7:34:36 AM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 683+ views
    What if you could protect America and our allies from nuclear weapons with your choice at the grocery store...the mall? Would you do it? What if you could make the world safer with the car you drive and the gas you put in it? Would you? United Against Nuclear Iran will make it easy with a website that lists all the international companies that do buisiness in Iran - businesses that are maiking it easier for Iran to pursue its nuclear ambitions. The Iran Business Registry is a compilation of those countries and corporations that continue to sustain the Iranian...
  • Appointment of Power angers some Jews

    02/08/2009 4:11:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies · 1,319+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/6/09 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, THE JERUSALEM POST, WASHINGTON
    US President Barack Obama faced a host of personnel problems this week, as two top appointees bowed out because of unpaid income taxes and another pick distressed some in the Jewish community. Slideshow: Pictures of the week Samantha Power, a Harvard University genocide expert and former Obama campaign adviser, has been appointed to the the National Security Council's multilateral institutions office. She has been criticized in the past for making statements critical of Israel and its treatment of the Palestinians. In one clip making the rounds courtesy of YouTube, Power accuses Israel of "major human rights abuses," though she distinguishes...
  • Hawks depart as Clinton ushers in new era of US 'soft power'

    01/10/2009 6:22:06 PM PST · by melt · 47 replies · 1,977+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 1/11/09 | Paul Harris
    Barack Obama will mark a radical break in American foreign policy this week by unveiling a team of diplomats tasked with ushering in a new era of dialogue with enemies abroad. As Hillary Clinton prepares for Senate confirmation hearings this week, she will head a group of advisers who are virtual opposites to the appointees made by President George W Bush. While Bush favoured aggressive neoconservative ideologues, Obama has selected people whose doveish credentials seem impeccable. They will be responsible for reversing the political unilateralism of the Bush years and opening direct negotiations with hostile states, potentially ranging from Syria...
  • IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT THE HAMAS OFFICER WAS KILLED...

    01/10/2009 1:20:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 88 replies · 2,988+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | January 10, 2009 | n/a
    "IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT THE HAMAS OFFICER WAS KILLED... ...it's that he was killed operating a mortar that his subordinates were not firing, because they refused to come out of hiding."
  • Myths and Facts Online:A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    08/26/2002 10:00:34 PM PDT · by jjreilly · 1 replies · 342+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | August 19, 2002 | Brian Whitaker
    World dispatch -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- US thinktanks give lessons in foreign policy Brian Whitaker reports on the network of research institutes whose views and TV appearances are supplanting all other experts on Middle Eastern issues Monday August 19, 2002 A little-known fact about Richard Perle, the leading advocate of hardline policies at the Pentagon, is that he once wrote a political thriller. The book, appropriately called Hard Line, is set in the days of the cold war with the Soviet Union. Its hero is a male senior official at the Pentagon, working late into the night and battling almost single-handedly to rescue...
  • So that's how Arafat did it

    10/23/2007 3:22:22 AM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies · 108+ views
    Power Line ^ | October 23, 2007 | Paul Mirengoff
    Dennis Ross is perhaps the least successful diplomat in American history. And his lack of success isn't down to bad luck. Ross concluded that Yasser Arafat was a legitimate peace partner for Israel, and embarked on the fool's errand of trying to bring about peace between Israelis and Palestinians on that basis. Has any American diplomat ever misjudged an important matter so thoroughly? Ross now brings his analytical powers and judgment to bear on Iraq. He accuses President Bush, who has brought about both regime change and the rise of a constitutional government that's just about holding together, of engaging...
  • Statecraft--Author Dennis Ross discusses how to restore America's standing in the world.

    09/10/2007 5:22:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 326+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-10-07 | Jamie Glazov
    Statecraft   By Jamie GlazovFrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 10, 2007 Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Dennis Ross, the Middle East envoy for George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton and now a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Foreign Affairs called his first book, The Missing Peace, “a major contribution to the diplomatic history of the twentieth century.” He is the author of the new book, Statecraft: And How to Restore America's Standing in the World. FP: Dennis Ross, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Ross: Thank you.FP: What inspired you to write this book? Ross: Originally, I...
  • The Art of the Possible Peace (Hamas needs a respite!!!***)

    02/15/2007 8:07:03 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 7 replies · 571+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 15, 2007 | Dennis Ross
    ... In Middle Eastern terms, what is logical and possible is intra-Palestinian peace and Palestinian-Israeli calm. That would argue for a comprehensive cease-fire to be negotiated between Abbas and Olmert. A deal would require all Palestinian attacks against Israelis to stop and all smuggling of weapons into Gaza or the West Bank to end. In return, the Israelis would stop all incursions, targeted killings and arrests. As Palestinians demonstrate that they are fulfilling their responsibilities, checkpoints would be lifted and crossing points opened, making economic revitalization possible. This agreement would differ from previous cease-fires in that it would be negotiated...
  • Jimmy Carter Steals Proprietary Maps for new Israel-Bashing Book

    12/08/2006 1:32:54 PM PST · by daveinboca · 6 replies · 372+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 8, 2006 | daveinboca
    "President Carter's book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analyses; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments." Besides the statement above, Dr. Stein pointed out a gross factual error that Carter used to bolster the argument that people "weren't listening to [him]."
  • A Non-Nuanced Middle East Peace Plan

    10/12/2004 3:28:37 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 1 replies · 211+ views
    Jewish Press.Com ^ | October 11, 2004 | Rich Pichman
    A Non-Nuanced Middle East Peace Plan Posted 10/11/2004 By Rick Richman In the October 7, 2004 issue of The New York Review of Books, Rob Malley, who was part of the U.S. team at Camp David, reviewed Dennis Ross's book on the peace process (The Missing Peace) and came to a conclusion very different from Ross. For reasons that will not be evident at first, it is a conclusion worth studying. In his book, Ross blamed the collapse of the Oslo peace process on Yasir Arafat, as well as the failure of the U.S. to insist, as part of the...
  • The Dennis Ross Surrender Show on Brit Hume/Fox

    08/08/2004 6:53:28 PM PDT · by Yehuda · 40 replies · 1,354+ views
    Fox | Sunday, August 8, 2004 | Yehuda
    Who on Brit's staff put this appeasement artist on? This show was produced with someone's money, and if it was Fox's, we need to get some hearts and minds moved, or consider Fox the enemy of anti-terrorism. Dennis Ross proposes going back to the table AND GIVING BACK THE GOLAN HEIGHTS. He equivocates defense of Israeli civilians with terrorist attacks by Arabs. Dennis Ross is a danger not only to Israel, but to America. Contact Fox: Fox News Channel 1211 Ave. of the Americas New York, NY 10036 Phone: (212) 301-3000 Fax: (212) 301-4229 Email: comments@foxnews.com speakout@foxnews.com, Viewerservices@foxnews.com, Comments@foxnews.com, Foxnewsonline@foxnews.com,...
  • Mofaz: Gaza attack was deliberately directed at Americans

    10/15/2003 1:57:01 PM PDT · by anotherview · 21 replies · 225+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 15 October 2003 | ARIEH O'SULLIVAN
    Oct. 15, 2003 Mofaz: Gaza attack was deliberately directed at Americans By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN The bombed US vehicle Photo: AP Israel's Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz telephoned National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and told her that the attack was deliberately directed at the Americans. "I promise to do all that is necessary and possible to help apprehend the terrorist cell that perpetrated the attack," Mofaz told Rice. He also told her he instructed that all intelligence information Israel can gather on the attack be handed over to the Americans and he personally instructed that Israeli security forces fully cooperate with the...