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  • The United States of Obama are imploding

    04/09/2014 12:10:47 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 9, 2014 | Dan Miller
    What, if anything, do "we" now stand for and why?An article published on April 9th by the Gatestone Institute International Policy Council is titled U.S.: The Great Problem that Needs to be Solved. Written by Elliot Abrams, it contends that the problem has at its center the world view of President Obama. His world view is based primarily on ideology rather than reality; its bases are evident in all that He and His minions do and fail to do. The problem also impacts domestic policy, implemented by Executive Decree when He "won't wait." If the Democrats control neither house of the Congress following the November elections, there...
  • The Game of Thrones in North Africa

    01/18/2013 1:14:36 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 13 January 2013 | Michael J. Totten
    It feels strange visiting a country like Morocco and listening to people extol the virtues of a political system my country waged a revolution against. Morocco has a king, and he’s a real one too, not some kind of a figurehead. But I went there, I listened, and after almost ten years of visiting Middle Eastern countries wracked by tyranny, terrorism, botched revolutions, and wars, I was perhaps a bit more willing to hear what they had to say than I might have been a decade ago. A monarchy is a tough sell for Americans. The founders of our country...
  • (Israeli PM) Olmert struck Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 immediately after Bush refused to do so

    08/27/2012 7:09:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 26 Aug 12 | Yoel Goldman
    ‘If you’re not going to act against the reactor, then we are,’ PM told president, says advisor Elliot Abrams. Then, as now on Iran, the US favored Ehud Olmert ordered the 2007 strike on a Syrian nuclear reactor immediately after former US president George W. Bush informed him that the Americans would not attack the facility, according to a Channel 10 report aired on Sunday evening. Bush’s deputy national security adviser Elliot Abrams was present when the president called Olmert on September 6, 2007 and made clear that the US would not take action, and that then-secretary of state Condoleezza...
  • Newt Gingrich’s Contribution to Reagan’s Strategy of Peace through Strength

    02/02/2012 3:22:40 PM PST · by GoldenEagles · 2 replies
    GoldenEagles | February 1, 2012 | GoldenEagles
    Newt Gingrich’s Contribution to Reagan’s Strategy of Peace through StrengthBy GoldenEaglesWe know that Reagan's basic strategy of Peace through Strength, was made workable, only because the U.S. Congress gave strong and visible expression to Reagan’s Anti-Communist principles. The stronger we became, through the defense buildup, which only Congress could approve, and the stronger we became, through implementation of the Strategic Defense Initiative, again, which only Congress could approve, the better Reagan’s strategy would work. Newt Gingrich’s Special Order of March 21, 1986, went exactly to this point, expressing a strong voice in Congress, that there was a strong desire in...
  • Drudge Versus History, Let It Be Known

    01/26/2012 2:05:25 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 83 replies
    http://legalinsurrection.com ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Drudge versus history Posted by William A. Jacobson    Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:31am Politico’s homepage top headline is The right drops a bomb on Newt featuring photos of Ann Coulter, Tom DeLay, Elliot Abrams and Matt Drudge.Just like in December, the rise of Newt has caused panic in Republican circles.In December the charge was led by National Review, and now it’s being led by Matt Drudge, as reflected in this image from Marooned in Marin:  For several days Drudge has been running almost around-the-clock negative banners against Newt, hyping negatives and burying news which contradicts the Romney campaign narrative that Newt was anti-Reagan.Against...
  • Was Newt Gingrich Really an Enemy of Ronald Reagan? (Two 'in the know' say Good Lord , NO!)

    01/28/2012 11:29:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/12 | Mark Whittington - Yahoo contributor
    COMMENTARY | The latest attack against Newt Gingrich accuses him of the worst thing a Republican can be. Apparently, despite his assertion that he was a loyal lieutenant to President Ronald Reagan, Gingrich was "insulting" to Reagan on a number of occasions. Leading the charge on the theme of "Gingrich was an enemy of Reagan" is Elliott Abrams, who was an assistant secretary of state in the Reagan administration. .. To be sure, the speech seems off-putting considering subsequent events, such as the fall of the Soviet Empire. But was Gingrich really an enemy of Reagan? William Jacobson at Legal...
  • Victory or Death-Mike Reagan, Rush and Sarah Palin, Nancy Reagan said Newt is carrying Reagan torch.

    01/27/2012 7:02:09 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 13 replies
    January 27, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    After enduring tons of lies and half-truths from Romney's spin maching, Newt Gingrich finally cleared the air this week to establish himself as the heir of Ronald Reagan's Conservative Principles and Actions. The coup de grace was Nancy Reagan's direct quote saying that Ronald Reagan passed the Torch of Conservatism to Newt Gingrich. Also, Rush Limbaugh clearly stated that Newt was a Central Figure in the Reagan Revolution. Sarah Palin said the Newt was being crucified unfairly by the press and others. She means that the American people are being saturated with lies and half truths about Newt by the...
  • Reagan Aide: Criticism of Newt 'Laughably Untrue'

    01/27/2012 3:05:28 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Jan 27 2012 | Margaret Menge
    Jeffrey Lord, a political insider in the Reagan White House, railed against Newt Gingrich critic Elliott Abrams today for “grossly misrepresenting” Gingrich’s speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives in the 1980s as anti-Reagan when Gingrich was in fact lauding Reagan for his fight against Communist insurgents in Central America. Romney -- any good to try and say that Newt Gingrich, as loyal a friend and ally to Ronald Reagan as could be found in the day -- was somehow some crazed anti-Reaganite who got the Cold War wrong. Not only is this not true, its laughably untrue,”...
  • Was Elliot Abrams Deceived on Newt?

    01/27/2012 11:33:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned his name yesterday -- Jeffrey Lord was in the political office of the White House during the first term of Reagan, maybe both terms. Jeffrey Lord now writes at the American Spectator. Jeffrey Lord, like me, didn't understand all this stuff at Newt yesterday. AP has a story referring to me now as "conservative radio titan." And they describe me as trying to defend Newt on this yesterday, and in the process, nevertheless, recounting all of the things that Newt had said. I wasn't trying to defend Newt, as AP said. All I was saying...
  • Rush just filleted Elliot Abrams' Newt-bashing as hoodwinked by Romneybots. (Rush is right vanity)

    01/27/2012 10:01:51 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Broadcast | 01/27/12 | (vanity)
    Holy cow. Powerful start to Rush's show today. - Disclaimer: this information is provided as an imprecise, recollection second-hand of statements on Rush Limbaugh's broadcast this morning. No claim of accuracy is made, do your own due diligence please. - Yesterday, one of the most damning statements (as far as Newt's perspective would be) Rush made, as he was attempting on-air to make sense of the blizzard of Newt-hate yesterday from Drudge et al, was his thoughts about a rather nasty article by Elliot Abrams. The article claimed Newt Gingrich opposed Reagan's foreign policy toward the evil empire. Rush clearly...
  • What happens when Iran kills American soldiers?

    07/10/2011 5:19:11 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | July 8th, 2011 | Elliot Abrams
    There must be very few times in American history when a foreign government is accused of killing American troops, and absolutely nothing is done about it. -excerpt- Our forces are not killing Iranians, but Iran has been killing Americans–in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also through involvement in terrorist attacks such as the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996–for decades, and it has paid no price. This is the probable explanation why continuing American promises, or threats if you like, that “it is unacceptable for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons” don’t appear to rattle Tehran. What credibility can we possibly have when...
  • Scapegoats anyone?--Push to blame the Iraq war on "Jewish influence" sounds a familiar theme

    03/13/2003 4:49:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 678+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-13-03 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Push to blame the Iraq war on "Jewish influence" sounds a familiar theme http://www.jewishworldreview.com | A few months ago, a great deal of tut-tutting and dignified outrage emanated from much of the civilized world over the broadcast of a series on Egyptian television which sought to dramatize the "truth" of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. But, as the debate over President Bush's rightful determination to pursue war against the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein heats up, it looks like the dimwitted propagandists who write scripts for Egyptian potboilers have been sharing sources with prominent Washington pundits, leftist anti-war...
  • No More Visas For The State Department (Move It To DHS Alert)

    12/29/2009 1:05:16 PM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 436+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/29/2009 | Elliot Abrams
    The mishandling of the would-be airplane bomber Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab’s visa is only the latest piece of evidence that the granting of visas should be taken away from the State Department. Doing so would improve our national security — and actually help the State Department itself. The granting of visas has little to do with State’s main function, which is to manage relations with foreign governments. The department’s “mission statement” reads as follows: Advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world...
  • Bush forces Hamas down Israel’s throat in Jerusalem. Olmert government is stunned

    01/09/2006 7:46:28 PM PST · by strategofr · 161 replies · 2,242+ views
    DEBKAfile Exclusive ^ | January 9, 2006, 11:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
    Sunday night Jan 8, US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice discussed the forthcoming Palestinian elections to the legislative council on the telephone with Palestinian Authority chairman Abu Mazen. Jerusalem was not briefed, DEBKAfile’s political sources report. Twelve hours later, the US consul in Jerusalem Jacob Walles visited Abu Mazen’s office in Ramallah with an oral message from President George W. Bush. According to our sources, it was a presidential guarantee that all the Palestinian parties running for election on Jan 25 would be allowed to campaign openly in East Jerusalem, eligible voters in the city would be permitted to cast...
  • Conspiracy theory

    03/28/2005 3:25:44 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 21 replies · 738+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 25, 2005 | John H. Hinderaker
    Reader Mark Coffey pointed out that the Yemen Observer has a theory about who is responsible for the assassination of former Lebanon prime minister Rafik Hariri: According to high-level Lebanese intelligence sources—Christian and Muslim—former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was reportedly assassinated in a sophisticated explosion-by-wire bombing authorized by the Bush administration and Ariel Sharon's Likud government in Israel. This kind of thing is old hat in the Arab press of course, but this time the conspiracy theory delves deeper: A number of intelligence sources have reported that assassinations of foreign leaders like Hariri and Hobeika are ultimately authorized by...
  • Bush aide draws line on Jewish settlements

    12/20/2004 7:53:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies · 413+ views
    The Age ^ | 12-20-04 | Andrew Metz
    US President George Bush's top strategist on the Middle East conflict has told private gatherings of scholars and Jewish leaders that Jewish settlements outside Israel's controversial barrier through the West Bank will have to be dismantled. The comments by Elliot Abrams, a senior director at the National Security Council, exceed previous Bush Administration statements and have sent a signal to tens of thousands of settlers that they are on untenable ground. But by specifying that these settlements must be abandoned, Mr Abrams indicated that Israel would be able to hold on to its most populous settlements and continue building the...