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  • A is for Anal

    04/07/2016 6:49:07 AM PDT · by jpsb · 13 replies
    Diana West ^ | March 16, 2016 | Diana West
    What started as the Big Conservative Donald Trump Dictionary is now The Right's Trump Lexicon. It is still a work in progress,
  • What's News? That Foster Phone Call, Isolationism, The National Enquirer, Wifegate?

    03/28/2016 10:16:25 AM PDT · by patlin · 25 replies
    Diana West ^ | March 25, 2016 | Diana West
    The overload factor may be high, but the answer to my title-question is all of the above and more. 1) "More" includes Jeb Bush's endorsement of Ted Cruz this week, making official the merger between Bush, Inc. and the Cruz campaign, which began when the core of the Jeb Bush campaign finance committee, including the tainted Neil Bush (also globalist Boyden Gray) moved over to Team Cruz. Cruz supporters, from Rush Limbaugh (undeclared) to Kellyanne Conway, explain this as proof of how "True Conservative" Cruz has co-opted GOPe. I don't think so. If that were so, why, as the Texas...
  • The Post constitutional election is here

    03/27/2016 12:43:21 PM PDT · by jpsb · 5 replies
    Diana West ^ | March 25, 2016 | Diana West
    1) "More" includes Jeb Bush's endorsement of Ted Cruz this week, making official the merger between Bush, Inc. and the Cruz campaign, which began when the core of the Jeb Bush campaign finance committee, including the tainted Neil Bush (also globalist Boyden Gray) moved over to Team Cruz. Cruz supporters, from Rush Limbaugh (undeclared) to Kellyanne Conway, explain this as proof of how "True Conservative" Cruz has co-opted GOPe. I don't think so.
  • Donald Trump: The Left's Worst Nightmare

    Donald Trump's presidential candidacy threatens the Left's strangehold in this country more than any other movement in American politics in my memory, if not modern history. That's the simple reason thousands of Leftists mobilized in Chicago last week to shut down the democratic process -- to seize the space inside and around a Trump political rally and transform it into a morass of menace, sirens, chaos, and mobs. Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Rachel Maddow, Jake Tapper, Megyn Kelly et al to the woeful contrary: Nothing, but nothing, Donald Trump has said from his podium...
  • Trump Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller: The Moment Ted Cruz Threw in with the Globalists

    02/28/2016 12:44:42 PM PST · by No One Special · 34 replies
    Diana West's website ^ | February 28, 2016 | Diana West
    Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, late of Sen. Jeff Sessions' staff, went on with Breitbart News Saturday Stephen K. Bannon, as reported here (including audio). Breitbart emphasized Miller's "epic" case against Marco Rubio, but Miller's opening remarks about Ted Cruz were to me more illuminating, especially in the context of the "post-constitutional" election series I've been writing. In the course of this series, I've examined Ted Cruz's branding as the "consistent conservative," also the constitutional conservative, and found it wanting on several levels. For one thing, Cruz has flip-flopped in the space of the primary cycle on vital immigration...
  • Trump: Giving Voice to the American "Subconscious"

    08/18/2015 3:20:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 32 replies
    Diana West website ^ | August 18, 2015 | Diana West
    To say the Media-Political Complex has really lost its cool over Donald Trump, also every marble, is barest understatement. From lib's lib Chuck Todd, gasping for oxygen here, to Fox princess & former "W" spokesgal Dana Perino, exasperation disarranging her 'do here, their frustration and even apoplexy are perfect foils to Trump's calm (yes, calm). The Huffington Post has responded oh-so-rationally by relegating coverage of Trump's presidential campaign to its entertainment pages. Can you spell d-e-n-i-a-l? In fact, Huffpo Comix is hoping to ridicule Trump away. Others have more draconian ideas. Con's con George Will (whose wife works for Scott...
  • SPLC Issues Hit List of U.S. Women Against Sharia Law

    06/24/2015 2:42:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Jun 18, 2015
    The Obama-tied leftist group that helped a gunman commit an act of terrorism against a conservative organization has assembled a starter kit for Islamists to attack American women who refuse to comply with Sharia law... It’s the summer special from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an extremist nonprofit that lists conservative organizations that disagree with it on social issues on a catalogue of “hate groups.” A few years ago a gunman received a 25-year prison sentence for carrying out the politically-motivated shooting of the Family Research Council (FRC) headquarters after admitting that he learned about the FRC from the...
  • Through Orwell's Eyes

    06/23/2015 2:54:46 PM PDT · by No One Special · 13 replies
    Diana West's Website ^ | June 22, 2015 | Diana West
    It is not too many centurions, particularly 100-year-old-plus writers, whose vision of the world is as relevant today as it was when first shared with the public over half a century ago. It is this vision of Orwell, the X-ray view through the cant, platitudes and lies to that ugliest of human drives, the lust for powers absolute, that still distinguishes the British writer, born 112 years ago this week on June 25, 1903. He was only 46 when he died on January 21, 1950. It is his frightening acuity that keeps him not only in the pantheon but even...
  • Of Trolls and Truth [Re Diana West and her book, American Betrayal]

    06/07/2015 2:51:38 PM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    Diana West's Website ^ | June 7, 2015 | Diana West
    The New York Times Magazine has published an in-depth report by Adrian Chen on Russian disinformatzyia in the Internet Age. The piece opens a window on the extremely dark and widespread use of well-paid Internet "trolls" who use social media and online outlets (and even non-virtual art exhibits) to wreak havoc not only on public opinion, but on reality itself, both inside and outside Russia, very much including here in the USA. One troll-goal in Russia, according to a Russian anti-corruption activist, is to drive bona fide political debate away from "trolled" Internet forums. “The point is to spoil [the...
  • West: National Review Must Retract 'FDR, Truman, and Ike: Not Communists, Just Naïfs' by Ron Capshaw

    06/06/2015 3:39:08 AM PDT · by No One Special · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 5, 2015 | Diana West
    Last month, Diana West submitted an article to National Review, after it published an attack on her book, American Betrayal. The magazine refused to run her response to the piece, which is reprinted below:Dear National Review Editors,The submission below is self-explanatory; however, I wish to make a request for publication.I appreciate the space you have given me in the past to respond to NRO's many attacks on my book.My first response, however, was posted at The Corner blog so it disappeared from sight quickly. My second response was posted as "Letter to the Editor," and thus had little chance of drawing readers...
  • Finally, the Clinton Legacy (via Saudi Arabia w/VID)

    11/26/2012 1:26:31 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 14NOV12 | Diana West
    Saudi Arabia’s [Prince] Turki al Faisal addressing Bill Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative shindig, September 25, 2012: “Muslims will never forget your deliverance of Bosnia-Herzogovenia and Kosovo, and near-deliverance, within 100 meters, of Palestine from occupation.” There by a smiling Chelsea’s side, in a room full of people who warmly approve of the term Israeli “occupation”: her sellout Jewish husband.
  • The Russian Roots of Terrorism

    04/07/2015 6:16:53 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Ciff Kincaid
    We have heard repeatedly about Americans and Europeans fighting for ISIL, but little attention is being devoted to the Russian-speaking foreign fighters that make up the group. Their numbers are estimated at 500 or more. Omar al-Shishani is usually described as a prominent Islamic State fighter who is Chechen. In fact, he was born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia and was trained there. Some reports suggest these fighters are opposed to the Russian-backed Assad regime in Syria and Russia itself. But if this is the case, then why is Russia opposed to U.S. bombing of these terrorists? NBC...
  • My Column Ends, But the Questions Don't

    12/12/2014 7:29:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 12, 2014 | Diana West
    Dear Readers, This is a hard one to write. After more or less 15 years of continuous newspaper syndication, this column you are reading is the end of the line. I am not ceasing to write, of course. All of my content -- columns, essays, posts, and, of course, books -- will continue to appear at my website,, and elsewhere. But my weekly conversation with readers in good old-fashioned newsprint stops at the bottom of the page. In some ways, that's too bad. For one thing, there is a kind of journalistic romance to appearing on the pages of...
  • Islam Comes to the National Cathedral

    11/14/2014 10:48:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | November 14, 2014 | Diana West
    There are several ways to see the National Cathedral's decision to host Islamic Friday prayers this week. First, the facts. The service is the brainchild of the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, the Episcopal cathedral's director of liturgy, and South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, a Muslim, who is delivering the sermon. Invitation-only guests include Masjid Muhammad of The Nation's Mosque, representatives of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). That's some roster if playing "Spot the Muslim Brotherhood Front" is a...
  • Why Communism Dominates in the West

    11/03/2014 5:26:34 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 14 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 4 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    "Red Herrings" is a brilliant historical article by Andrew C. McCarthy that explains one of the most important reasons of the current dominance of the Left in the West (and more than that). It's a review and a defence of Diana West's book American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) , which was published last year and provoked much controversy, as you can gauge from the review itself. The way Joe McCarthy has been treated in America reminds me a bit of the way Enoch Powell has been treated in Britain: both were...
  • 9/11 the 13th: When Will Uncle Sam Pursue American, Not Islamic Interests?

    09/12/2014 12:34:05 PM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Diana West Website ^ | September 11, 2014 | Diana West
    It’s 9/11 the 13th, and these United States have never been closer to losing the last vestiges of their foundational identity. Long ago, our first president, George Washington, prophetically warned against “attachments and entanglements in foreign affairs.” In the last century, such sentiments, tragically (as I increasingly believe), fell into disrepute. In our time, Washington’s 21st-century successors, George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama, have no such compunction. On the contrary, their response to the Islamic assault of 9/11 and the aftermath of continuing jihad have been to link the fortunes of this great nation with those of warring tribes...
  • Content vs. Process [re controversy surrounding Diana West's book, "American Betrayal"]

    08/08/2014 10:36:59 PM PDT · by No One Special · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | August 6, 2014 | Baron Bodissey
    Most of the discussion of the controversy over Diana West’s book American Betrayal centers around content rather than process.That is, people discussing the extreme reactions against her work — whether they agree with her or her critics — revisit the historical events themselves, and the inferences that may be drawn from them. Was Normandy really a better option for the Second Front than the Balkans or Italy? Could Britain and the United States have acted differently so that the Soviets would not have been able to overrun Central Europe? Was Eisenhower an inept commander? How many actual agents did Stalin...
  • A Nation’s Attempt to Survive Isn’t ‘Racism’

    03/28/2014 5:43:08 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 3/27/2014
    It may surprise some to learn that almost one-quarter of the people living in Switzerland are foreigners. Even so, just over 50 percent voted last month to cap immigration, which, unchecked, could leave indigenous Swiss a minority in 50 years. Newsweek’s headline over the story was typical: “Switzerland’s Sudden Fear of Immigrants.” Fear. Immigrants. The German publication Spiegel Online wrote also about “scaremongering.” The enlightened reader’s thought-bubble is now supposed to register the word “racism.” But was it really “fear of immigrants” – read: “racism” – that drove sufficient numbers of Swiss to the polls to check their own demographic...
  • Red herrings - A review of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character by...

    02/12/2014 10:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | December 3, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Red herrings - A review of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character by Diana West Stumbling into a barroom brawl was the last thing I’d intended. Lined up on one side: sculptors of a hagiography that is now conventional wisdom crow about a noble conquest over totalitarian dictators. The other side bellows: “Nonsense! In defeating one monster, your heroes merely helped create another, sullying us with their atrocities and burdening us for decades with a global security nightmare.” The first side spews that its critics are deranged, defamatory conspiracy-mongers. The critics fire back that these “court historians”...
  • 'McCarthyism' by the numbers

    01/21/2014 8:50:27 PM PST · by Viennacon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/2014 | M. Stanton Evans
    The orchestrated attack on Diana West’s important book, American Betrayal, has been brutal and unseemly, but in one respect at least it has served a useful purpose. This lone positive angle--counter-intuitive at first glance--is that her iconoclastic Cold War history has sparked a barrage of charges about “McCarthyism” and the senator from Wisconsin who gave his name to a decisive epoch in America’s long death struggle with the Kremlin. As is well-known, “McCarthyism” was an alleged focus of political evil in the 1950s: accusations of Communist taint, without any factual basis; bogus “lists” of supposed Communists who never existed; failure...
  • Secrets of Katyn Forest: What's Really Buried There?

    01/18/2014 11:54:07 AM PST · by WXRGina · 36 replies
    Diana West ^ | January 17, 2014 | Diana West
    The power of history to speak to us depends on our ability to hear it. When we are deaf to its secrets, or too confused or conditioned to decipher them, we miss the opportunity to be empowered by them. We thus fail to overcome the propaganda our own government, like the dictatorships we revile, has all too often deceived us with. I am struck by this aura of static around a sensational new discovery. Researcher and author Krystyna Piorkowska, the Associated Press reported this week, has unearthed a “lost” U.S. document, dating back to 1945, known as the Van Vliet...
  • A day that should live in infamy

    11/15/2013 12:03:35 PM PST · by Idaho_Cowboy · 20 replies
    Jewish ^ | November 15, 2013 | Diana West
    On Saturday, Nov. 16, the United States marks a milestone: the 80th anniversary of when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt recognized the Soviet Union and "normalized" U.S.-USSR relations. It is a day that should live in infamy. But it's a day that hardly anyone has ever heard of. I certainly hadn't before researching my book, "American Betrayal." As I studied the event, however, it became clear that it was on this day 80 years ago that what I call "American betrayal" began. It is the date on which the U.S. government institutionally learned to lie. After the Bolsheviks seized dictatorial powers...
  • "American Betrayal" Goes to the 36th Annual Pumpkin Papers Irregulars Dinner

    11/02/2013 2:09:45 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 3 replies
    Diana West ^ | November 1, 2013 | Diana West
    I am very happy to reveal that at this year's gathering of the Pumpkins Papers Irregulars, a deluxe dinner held in Washington by intelligence experts and interested observers to honor the memory of Whittaker Chambers and his triumph over the traitor Alger Hiss, I was given the annual honor of lighting the pumpkin and later addressing the assembly about American Betrayal. Highlights of the evening included warm tributes to fallen Cold Warriors: M. Stanton Evans on the late Herbert Romerstein (1931-2013), and Paul Kengor on the late Judge William P. Clark (1931-2013). This year's "coveted" Victor Navasky Award, presented by...
  • Defending Western history

    10/03/2013 7:56:56 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 2, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Diana West, author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character— has been attacked, not from the Left but from prominent pundits who identify themselves as conservatives. “Why did the U.S. and Britain not prevent the totalitarian USSR from taking over Eastern Europe after it had defeated the totalitarian Nazis?” Ronald Radosh wrote on “It had nothing to do with the Rubik’s Cube of diplomatic and military considerations, a calculus that had to take into account the willingness of the American and British publics to continue to sacrifice and their soldiers to die. No, it was a...
  • In Defense of Diana West

    09/14/2013 10:30:57 PM PDT · by No One Special · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 13, 2013 | M. Stanton Evans
    Out of the public eye and far from the daily headlines, a fierce verbal battle is currently being waged about the course of American policy in the long death struggle with Moscow that we call the Cold War. At ground zero of this new dispute is author Diana West, whose recent book, American Betrayal (St. Martin's), is a hard- hitting critique of the strategy toward the Soviet Union pursued in the 1940s by President Franklin Roosevelt, his top assistant Harry Hopkins, and various of their colleagues. Ms. West in particular stresses the infiltration of the government of that era by...
  • An Unthinkable 9/11: War in Support of al Qaeda

    09/14/2013 9:05:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies ^ | September 13, 2013 | Diana West
    Back in 2004, when a NYFD chief reminded the 9/11 Commission that it was never in "anyone's consciousness" that the Twin Towers would fall, he underscored a terrible truth. After 9/11, we entered the Age of the Unthinkable. Seared into our collective consciousness is that the Twin Towers could and did fall. So could the U.S. Capitol, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Superdome. Our children know that which we as children never before imagined -- passenger planes may become guided missiles, and skyscrapers may turn into smoking, twisted rubble. This age of Islamic jihad against the West has indeed...
  • Did Communist Influence Lead to D-Day Invasion over Italy Strategy?

    08/08/2013 6:40:45 AM PDT · by cutty · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Aug 2013 | Diana West
    The two most ardent boosters of the Normandy invasion were Stalin and Harry Hopkins ... Churchill famously urged that the advance on Germany continue from already-won bases in Italy and elsewhere in south-central Europe. Stalin’s demand for the big U.S.-British push in northern France, however, prevailed. According to the tally of one peeved letter to the editor in the New York Times, this would put the Allies on track to open their ninth front. Of course, in order to gather sufficient forces for the June 1944 D-Day invasion, men and equipment, particularly landing craft, had to be withdrawn from the...
  • Truth, Snowden and the Surveillance State

    06/11/2013 12:00:03 PM PDT · by kreitzer · 14 replies
    The Death of the Grown-Up ^ | 6/11/2012 | Diana West
    On November 14, 2002, the late, great New York Times columnist William Safire wrote a column called "You Are a Suspect." It is posted below, an early signpost to our current state of dislocation and upset. It is dislocating and upsetting to be confronted with the Edward Snowden leaks: the leaked court order, the leaked logistical scope of what is being aptly labeled the Surveillance State. This what Safire predicted would be foisted on Us, the People. We are told it is The Only Means Possible to prevent "another 9/11." The mendacity of this rationale is as appalling as the...
  • Surveillance: Can We Take a Step Back?

    06/08/2013 6:54:17 PM PDT · by thouworm · 25 replies
    Diana West ^ | June 8, 2013 | Diana West
    Surveillance: Can We Take a Step Back? Written by:Diana West 6/8/2013 7:56:00 AM I'm taking a short break today from promoting "American Betrayal" to write about the latest stages of tyrannical development in these United States for Dispatch International. The assignment is the burgeoning Obama scandals -- IRS, Prism, whatever breaks next.This means two things: One, this assignment is really no break at all from promotion of American Betrayal, because American Betrayal is a history of tyrannical development in these United States, and why we can't see it. Two, partly because of the newspaper's mainly Euopean readership, I will be...
  • ‘A Conspiracy So Immense’ — Was FDR Aide Harry Hopkins a Soviet Agent?

    06/06/2013 10:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | June 6, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    “A confidential message from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, reproduced in [Diana] West’s new book, told [White House aide Harry] Hopkins that a ‘continuing’ investigation had discovered that Russian diplomat (and Comintern agent) Vasily Zarubin had made a payment to U.S. Communist Party official Steve Nelson to help place espionage agents ‘in industries engaged in secret war production … so that information could be obtained for transmittal to the Soviet Union.’ This information had come from a ‘bug’ at Nelson’s home in Oakland, California, through which the FBI first learned of the Soviet effort (code-named ‘Enormous’) to obtain the atomic...
  • Agents of Influence (Some Cold War traitors in World War II and afterwards by Diana West)

    06/06/2013 5:46:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6.6.13 | ROBERT STACY MCCAIN
    <p>Diana West’s new book unravels the lies Americans have been told about Cold War history.</p> <p>There is no statue of Elizabeth Bentley at her alma mater, Vassar College, nor is there any memorial to her at Columbia University, where she received her master’s degree. Bentley’s career as a Communist spy could be the stuff of a Hollywood thriller, complete with a romantic interest in the form of her lover, Soviet intelligence agent Jacob Golos...</p>
  • Author Diana West on Benghazi: ‘It’s what happens when you switch sides openly’ [VIDEO]

    06/06/2013 8:34:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2013 | Diana West
    Author Diana West says the Obama administration’s attempts to engage with the Islamic world are “very similar” to the “appeasement” policies pursued by Cold War-era presidents towards the Soviet Union. “[The Benghazi attack] is sort of the ideological anomaly, the thing that is not supposed to happen,” West, the author of “American Betrayal,” told The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. “It threatens the whole strategic premise of supporting al Qaeda in Libya — This is what we did to over throw Gaddafi. This doesn’t really seem to have even registered with the Congressmen now investigating…It’s reality, it’s what happens when you...
  • Time to Rediscover America's Truth-Tellers

    05/31/2013 10:52:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 31, 2013 | Diana West
    A book called "American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character" (St. Martin's Press) shouldn't promise uplift and spiritual renewal. I know. I wrote it. That said, the story of "betrayal" that my new book lays out -- betrayal enabled by a de facto Communist occupation of Washington by American traitors loyal to Stalin, which would solidify in the 1930s under FDR and be covered up by successive U.S. administrations and elites -- is not without inspiration. I am talking about the inspiration of the truth-tellers. "American Betrayal" presents a rewrite of most of World War II and Cold...
  • Author: Soviet agents subverted US in 1930s

    05/26/2013 9:20:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2013 | Ginni Thomas
    Syndicated columnist Diana West says the ultimate conclusion of her new book shocked even her. “Americans have been betrayed … by our leaders going back to FDR’s administration in the 1930s because we were penetrated by Soviet agents to such an extent that our policies and, indeed I argue, our character as a nation was subverted,” she explained in an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas about her book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character.” “I don’t believe we won World War II,” West added. “I believe that we were actually carrying out Soviet strategy due...
  • Warning: You Are About to Read a "Forbidden" Column

    04/05/2013 11:44:55 AM PDT · by kreitzer · 23 replies
    The Death of the Grown-Up ^ | 4/4/2013 | Diana West
    Get ready for the last straw. First, though, I’d like to suggest that anyone reading this column in a local newspaper or news site pat the editor on the back for publishing what in our neo-medieval world of fear amounts to a “forbidden” column. Yup, I am about to say something about the Great Barack Obama Identity/Eligibility Scandal again. I know that this is one rich and urgent topic that doesn’t see the light of day in certain so-called news outlets – and I say that from the experience of watching my own syndicated columns fail to appear when covering...
  • Al Jazeera as Voice of Qatar (as Voice of muslim Brotherhood)

    01/08/2013 4:04:08 PM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies ^ | 05JAN13 | Diana West
    Before we heard that Al Gore's Current TV had rejected Glenn Beck's The Blaze TV as a buyer for, as Beck put it, "legacy" reasons and selected Al Jazeera as its white knight instead, Fjordman passed along this December 25 Deutche Welle interview with Aktham Suliman, Al Jazeera's former Berlin correspondent. Suliman argues that Al Jazeera's coverage is a policy instrument of its owners the Qataris, who, as he puts it, "tend toward the Muslim Brotherhood." Saudi-investor-funded Al Arabiya TV, on the other hand, is more Salafist. Big difference? Hah -- not when it comes to extending sharia. "Generally speaking,...
  • The Mysterious Case of Obama’s Identity

    08/31/2012 12:18:19 AM PDT · by Kukai · 79 replies ^ | August 30, 2012 | Diana West
    Why has the President spent millions to suppress his ID and who is he really? As President Barack Obama completes four years in office and runs for re-election in November, a majority of Americans – 55% – believe he was born in the United States. However, 20% of Americans do not believe Obama was born in the US, while another 25% aren’t sure where he was born. Never before have so many Americans doubted the fundamental basis of their president’s identity. Why is this so? On one level, the answer is easy given the absence of verifiable bona fides attesting...
  • The Constitution Trumps Islamic Law (Great piece by Diana West)

    09/10/2010 8:47:41 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 8 replies
    Diana West ^ | Friday, September 10, 2010 3:57 AM | Diana West
    One answer is because people who do not believe in Allah, from Sarah Palin to Gen. David Petraeus to assorted ministers and rabbis, have succumbed to a specifically Islamic brand of blackmail (the "or else" of violence or other outbreaks of "extremism"), thus accommodating and even lobbying for the uniquely Islamic prohibitions against written, pictorial or symbolic criticism. In so doing, they have also succumbed to the Islamic narrative. That narrative, or rationale, tells us that burning a Quran causes murder and mayhem, putting our troops, our citizens, our cities and our interests at increased risk. In this narrative, the...
  • The "Big Ideas" of Gen. Petraeus (Diana West zings Petraeus of Arabia)

    05/10/2010 11:36:06 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 22 replies · 876+ views
    The Death of the Grown-Up ^ | Monday, May 10, 2010 | Diana West
    He did discuss COIN principles, which begin with "securing and serving the people." Not the American people, mind you; but local populations within and of the Islamic world. It is the disastrous vacuousness of COIN doctrine that it ignores the existence of Islamic culture, Islamic law, as I've written many, many times, but it is the disastrous vacuousness of COIN doctrine that now, by the general's telling, influences all US military thinking. Worse than thinking, however, is how COIN doctrine manifests itself in unconscionable rules of engagement predicated on "courageous restraint" as a means, COIN theory goes, to make them...
  • Diana West: Glad McCain didn't become president

    03/03/2010 10:44:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 106 replies · 1,271+ views
    My brother and I have a running conversation about whether it is a good thing that John McCain didn't become president. We both voted for him, but I decided early on, as much as I oppose every Marx-tinged thing President Obama stands for, I was glad Obama had won and McCain had lost. At least, I was glad McCain had lost. That's because only out of ashes may the phoenix be reborn. The liberal-lite frustrations of a McCain administration would have smoldered on the Right but lit few fires, dampening the possibility of real post-Bush regeneration. From Bush's "compassionate conservatism"...
  • "A Cartoon for a Cartoon" (Attempted Jihad Against Westergaard)

    01/04/2010 3:46:47 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 15 replies · 1,024+ views
    Death of the Grownup ^ | January 04, 2010 | Diana West
    Writing at Brussels Journal today, Thomas Landen brings the attempted assassination of Kurt Westergaard on Friday in Denmark into vivid focus by comparing the horrific moment of crisis -- Westergaard and his five-year-old granddaughter in his steel-reinforced secure room (the bathroom) as the Muslim would-be assassin struck at the door with an axe yelling "blood!" and "revenge!" -- to the well-known scene in "The Shining" when the wife and child of Jack Nicholson cower behind a door as Nicholson strikes at it with an axe yelling, "Heeeere's Johnny!" The piece is aptly titled "Heeeere's Mohammed!" Was this Somali man, dada-esquesly...
  • "Losing" Our Way to Victory (Diana West's Plan Against Jihad)

    01/02/2010 10:45:46 AM PST · by GOPGuide · 31 replies · 1,195+ views
    Death of the Grown Up ^ | October 02, 2009 | Diana West
    Today's column is for all hawkish Americans currently wrestling with looming doubts about the pointlessness of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and clubbing those doubts down with the much-mentioned perils of leaving Afghanistan to "the terrorists." In short, it's about how to "lose" Afghanistan and win the war. And what war would that be? Since 9/11, the answer to this question has eluded our leaders, civilian and military, but it remains the missing link to a cogent U.S. foreign policy. It is not, as our presidents vaguely invoke, a war against "terrorism," "radicalism" or "extremism"; and it is not, as...
  • Our Iraq Strategy is Now a Tale of "Diminishing Returns"

    08/15/2009 7:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 495+ views ^ | August 14, 2009 | Diana West
    Question for Americans: How can we as a nation even consider using our military for another "surge" in Afghanistan when the "surge" in Iraq has left little more imprint on the sands of Mesopotamia than the receding tide? This, to clarify, is not the antiwar Left writing. I am writing from a pro-military, anti-jihad point of view that has long seen futility in the U.S. nation-building strategy in Iraq, and now sees futility in the rerun in Afghanistan. Problem is, the same blind spot afflicts both strategies: the failure to understand that an infidel nation cannot fight for the soul...
  • Obama's war for socialism. Yes, for socialism

    07/17/2009 5:12:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies · 895+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 17, 2009 | Diana West
    At some point of embittering clarity, Americans will open their eyes to the glaring significance of the Obama era and see the Power Grab Years for what they are. Whether this realization comes in time to stave off the eradication of the United States as we thought we knew it, or whether it comes too late, I predict it will surely come. If it comes in time, the realization that the nation dodged history's bullet will produce massive waves of relief. If it comes too late, the understanding of our fallen state will live on as the lost lore, not...
  • Take a Breath on Iran

    06/21/2009 5:22:09 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 75 replies · 1,929+ views
    Having been in transit during the start of the Iranian election protests, I've taken a little time to come up to speed on the issue. Scanning English-language (UK) papers in airports, I will say that my initial reaction to the euphoria I saw breaking out all over the West -- especially the US? -- to the obtusely labeled "green" revolution was, Why should we be so happy about Mousavi? When I learned that Mousavi was Mullah Rafsanjani's boy, that A-jad was Mullah Khameini's boy, my wonder deepened, as in: What's the diff? When I read John Bolton's piece at Politico...
  • Rush Limbaugh Is Not the Problem

    03/13/2009 10:19:17 AM PDT · by rmlew · 8 replies · 517+ views ^ | March 13, 2009 | Diana West
    Forced to the ramparts to defend Rush Limbaugh against spurious, low-down attacks from the Obama White House and assorted Obamedia, conservatives, in their understandable zeal to defend a salient voice of conservatism, are letting the real enemy slip away unnamed. Who would that be? The answer is George W. Bush, whose stealthy political legacy stands as taking what is popularly known as "conservatism" on a disastrously leftward lurch. A shocking statement, maybe. But I came to believe long ago -- at some point after the insipid limpness of former President Bush's theories of world democracy, delivered in his second inaugural...
  • What If McCain Had Been Palling Around With a Terrorist? [MUST READ!]

    10/16/2008 11:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1,180+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 16, 2008 | Diana West
    We interrupt regular column writing to ... imagine John McCain ahead in the polls. Imagine that McCain had spent the last 20 years in the pews of a white supremacist church that supported an apartheid-like separationism from black people, and also that, until a few months ago, McCain had proudly claimed the church's white racist pastor as his "friend, mentor and pastor" -- even taking the title of his best-selling 2006 memoir from one of this man's sermons. Imagine further that, in the 1990s, McCain had directed foundation funding toward a white-separatist educational program supported by this same pastor. Now...
  • A Day That Will Live In... Accommodating Islam

    09/11/2008 5:17:34 PM PDT · by rmlew · 16 replies · 425+ views ^ | September 11, 2008 | Diana West
    A high school sophomore asked me this week whether Sept. 11 would always be remembered. Would it always be, as she put it, "somber"? Lacking a crystal ball, I have no answer. And, frankly, looking back seven years to that cataclysmic jihadist atrocity, I realize I'm probably not the most dependable prognosticator because never would I have imagined back in 2001 how successful that heinous strike would be in utterly changing us and our world. Blame ignorance, blame cowardice: The strangest effect of 9/11 has been, on balance, an accelerated campaign of accommodation of Islam's law in the West, a...
  • We’re All Children Now?: An adolescent culture (Interview with Diana West)

    07/07/2008 11:24:23 AM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies · 115+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/2/2008 | Diana West and Kathryn Jean Lopez
    ‘Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, childhood was a phase, adolescence did not exist and adulthood was the fulfillment of youth’s promise. No more,” Diana West writes in her book, The Death of the Grown-up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization. West is worried that “eternal youth” is “fatal” and recently took questions from National Review Online editor Kathryn Lopez. Kathryn Jean Lopez: You note that more adults watch the Cartoon Network than CNN. Surely, you’ve seen Jack Cafferty. Is this really a problem? Diana West: Not if that were the only statistic...
  • We Have a Lot to Learn From 'Over There'

    06/27/2008 6:33:08 PM PDT · by rmlew · 4 replies · 156+ views ^ | June 26, 2008 | Diana West
    As a dutiful American columnist, I should probably be pondering the half-baked presumption behind Barack Obama's bizarre "presidential" seal. Or shaking my head at John McCain's hair-trigger panic over an aide's answer to a question about terrorism's political impact. Or clucking over the irresponsibly childish $300 billion goodie bag -- I mean, mortgage bailout bill -- that just passed in the U.S. Senate. But I can't stop thinking about Europe. No surprise there. I just returned from a swift-moving, fact-finding journey through six European countries. And that tally doesn't even include two side-trips: one to Luxemburg just to buy cheaper...