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  • Three Types of People

    10/07/2015 4:42:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2015 | Allen West
    This past Sunday night I decided to watch some war movies, first “The Thin Red Line” and after that it was “American Sniper.” One of my favorite lines in the movie “American Sniper” is the dinner scene when Daddy Kyle explains that there are three types of people – sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. The statement surrounded a young Chris Kyle coming to the rescue of his younger brother, who was being beaten up by a schoolyard bully. When I think about the three types of people, it relates exactly to the current geopolitical situation we are facing. It is a...
  • How 7 years of Obama brought the world from Kumbaya to chaos

    10/04/2015 10:39:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2015 | NY Post Editorial Board
    <p>Three years ago, Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney’s statement that Russia remained America’s main foe, taunting: “The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back.”</p> <p>Four years earlier, Obama stood at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to declare all people would join him around a global campfire and end the world’s evils and miseries.</p>
  • Why the Obama Team Can’t Make National-Security Decisions

    08/09/2015 2:26:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 8, 2015
    The US military now believes that Russian hackers, likely tied to the Putin regime, were behind last month’s massive cyber attack on the Defense Department’s e-mail servers. But don’t expect our government to respond. After all, that news comes on the heels of White House-Pentagon battling over just how much of a threat Vladimir Putin poses. Top US military commanders are imploring the administration to take seriously what Gen. Joseph Votel, head of the US Special Operations Command, calls an “existential threat” from Russia.
  • Where Are the China Hawks?

    07/07/2015 10:30:26 AM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03 June 2015 | Peter Beinart
    On Monday, Lindsey Graham announced his presidential candidacy in a speech devoted mostly to foreign policy. He mentioned variations of the word “Islam” six times. He said “the nuclear ambitions of the radical Islamists who control Iran” constitute the “biggest threat” to the United States. He twice emphasized his devotion to Israel. And once, about halfway through his remarks, he mentioned China. In American politics today, especially in the GOP, Graham’s priorities are typical. Two years ago, during Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel’s contentious seven-and-a-half-hour grilling by the Armed Services Committee, senators mentioned Israel 178 times and Iran 171...
  • The New World Map

    06/18/2015 4:27:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler's new Third Reich had created the largest German-speaking nation in European history. Well before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese government had redrawn the map of Asia and the Pacific. Japan had occupied or annexed Indochina, Korea, Manchuria and Taiwan, in addition to swaths of coastal China. Attacking Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia was merely the logical 1941 follow-up...
  • Al-Qaida's out, ISIS Is in!

    06/12/2015 4:57:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    First, the good news: It turns out President Obama was right. Al-Qaida is being destroyed. One could even say he deserves some credit for this happy turn of events. Which brings us to the bad news: Al-Qaida is dying out because it's being replaced by something far worse. According to a fascinating report in the Guardian newspaper, two of Al-Qaida's leading clerics say that the Islamic State has all but destroyed its parent organization. Basically, people in the market for Jihad think the Islamic State offers the best product on the market. It's ironic. For a decade, terror analysts...
  • Hillary Broke Libya

    06/10/2015 4:20:32 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 5 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 06/10/2015 | Aleister
    ISIS has a seaport, and al Qaeda’s gone wild. You might think that the fact that four Americans died in the 2012 attack on our embassy in Libya (on Hillary Clinton’s watch) was bad enough, but you’d be wrong. Stephen Collinson of CNN: Hillary Clinton’s real Libya problem Hillary Clinton has another Libya problem. She’s already grappling with the political headaches from deleted emails and from the terror attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi. But she’ll face a broader challenge in what’s become of the North African country since, as secretary of state in 2011, she was the...
  • As it happened: Turkey's ruling AKP loses majority in blow for Erdo&#287;an

    06/07/2015 2:58:08 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    Hurriyet Daily Newa ^ | 06/07/2015 | hurriet daily news
    More than 53.7 million Turkish voters head to the polls on June 7 for a crucial parliamentary election. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has framed the June 7 election in Turkey as a key hurdle on the path to the powerful presidential system that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to introduce. With about 99 percent of the vote counted and despite being well ahead of other parties with the support of around 42 percent of the populace, the AKP seemed set to received fewer than 276 seats – the bare minimum to keep its parliamentary majority. The Kurdish...
  • Former UN Ambassador Dore Gold Appointed Director General of Israel Foreign Ministry

    05/25/2015 9:13:10 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach
    Israel News Agency ^ | May 25, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — May 25, 2015 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the appointment foreign policy expert and former UN Ambassador Dore Gold as director-general of the Israel Foreign Ministry. Dr. Gold, who currently serves as the Director of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, will replace Nissim Ben-Sheetrit. Ben Sheetrit is a veteran ministry employee who started out in the minsitry’s administrative track and then moved over to its diplomatic side. Ben-Sheetrit, a former ambassador to Japan, was appointed by former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman in November 2013. Dr. Gold is considered...
  • Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

    04/23/2015 4:13:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-23-15 | Jonathon Allen
    Link only per rules. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-usa-election-clinton-taxes-exclusive-idUSKBN0NE0CA20150423
  • Hillary's Vietnam

    04/22/2015 6:41:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Headless bodies lie in the sand. Above those corpses stand the black-clad minions of ISIS, outlined against the coastline of Libya. This is the second video in three months depicting Islamic terrorists cutting the heads off of Christian captives. Bodies float in the Mediterranean Sea, face down. Twelve Christian bodies, thrown from a rubber boat by 15 Muslims. Their launch point: Libya. Approximately 700 more bodies float face down in the Mediterranean, victims of a smuggling operation gone wrong when their rickety craft sunk as it made its way to Italy. Its source location: Libya. Four American bodies in Benghazi,...
  • Helping Barack Remember History

    04/16/2015 9:40:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Does anyone remember what it was that turned America hostile toward the tropical paradise of Cuba? Our president tells us "we're caught in a time warp, going back to the 1950s and gunboat diplomacy, and 'Yanquis' and the Cold War." Yes, really, "gunboat diplomacy." That is how University of Chicago adjunct law professors talk about American foreign policy. And he adds, "Sometimes those controversies date back to before I was born." So, what got America so riled up over the Castro brothers and Cuban communists even before Barack Obama was born? As I recall, it was a bipartisan...
  • Obama issues dire prediction for Saudis

    04/08/2015 5:03:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    WND ^ | Aaron Klein
    “I think the biggest threats that they face may not be coming from Iran invading,” said Obama. “It’s going to be from dissatisfaction inside their own countries.” While the president’s remarks were mostly overlooked by the U.S. and Western media, the comments received headline coverage in news outlets run by Iran and by the Hezbollah jihadist organization. Obama sat down Saturday with Times’ columnist Thomas L. Friedman, who asked about “protecting our Sunni Arab allies, like Saudi Arabia.” Obama explained he thinks “that our friends in the region, our traditional Sunni states, have some very real external threats, but they...
  • The Bear and the Community Organizer

    03/30/2015 5:19:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Vladimir Putin scheduled the war to retake the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – for the first half of the last Final Four college basketball game. He anticipated, correctly, that the President’s focus would be on his brackets instead of Russia’s plan to recapture its former glory. The signs were all there – prior aggression in Georgia, the invasion of Ukraine, the unscheduled “maneuvers” in both Russia and Belarus adjacent to the panicking Baltic States’ borders, the provocative military flights into their airspace and that of nearby Sweden. And the administration, fixated on pushing through its domestic agenda...
  • Guernica All Over Again

    03/27/2015 2:35:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It was one of the most searing paintings of the modernist era: Pablo Picasso's scream of a masterpiece inspired by the fascist bombing of Guernica in the Spanish Civil War, a horror that would prove but a prelude to the Second World War that began a couple of years later. The same evil empires that conspired to crush republican Spain in the 1930s -- Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia -- would unite again to invade Poland at the end of that decade, and set off worldwide calamity. Spain was only an early victim. While the West continued to dither,...
  • This is what a real leader sounds like

    03/11/2015 7:36:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Nick Adams
    While American leadership on the Islamic State terrorist group has been marked by reluctance and lethargy, the response of its Australian ally has been strikingly different.The anodyne words of the Obama Administration in describing the terror threat have been conspicuously absent in the highest levels of the Australian government. The latter has demonstrated repeated willingness to identify the enemy, with repeated references to “Islamist” and “the Muslim community”, and is yet to use the term “violent extremism”. This comes amid reports that Prime Minister Tony Abbott canvassed unilateral action against ISIS in Iraq with 3500 ground troops, with Australia’s leading...
  • Kill ISIS, Don't Coddle It

    02/15/2015 5:23:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2015 | John Ransom
    BuzzLOL wrote: That 'slapdown' ignored that the Bushes created their buddy Osama bin Laden... and that Pres. BushSr. gave Kuwait to Iraq/Saddam Hussein for waging war against Iran for 10 years to benefit Israel... then the USA public objected so hard that Sr. had to drive him back out of Iraq... - Legislation Proposal: Limit Obama's Ability to Cash in on the PresidencyDear Comrade Buzzed,ThereÂ’s good news for you. Thanks to the folks at FilterEMF you can discard all of that unsightly aluminum foil that you put in your hat. ThatÂ’s right. The company has developed what they call the...
  • The Assassination of Scott Walker By The Coward Liberal Media

    02/13/2015 12:45:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    We all knew this was coming: liberal attacks on Gov. Scott Walker for not having a college degree. In 1990, Walker decided to drop out of Marquette University during the spring semester of his senior year - a decision that’s mystified the political left. But then there’s former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who–as Dan wrote–basically questioned Walker’s intelligence: "This is a particular problem for Scott Walker which has not been an issue yet, but it will. Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations who did not have a college degree. So the...
  • 'We are Charlie': Across France, nearly 4 million march to honor victims of terrorist attacks

    01/11/2015 5:41:47 PM PST · by truth_seeker · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-11-2015 | staff
    At least 3.7 million people including more than 40 world leaders are marching throughout France on Sunday in a rally of national unity to honor the 17 victims of a three-day terror spree that took place around the French capital. The French Interior Ministry said the rally for unity against terrorism is the largest demonstration in France's history, more than the numbers who took to Paris streets when the Allies liberated the city from the Nazis in World War II. The ministry said between 1.2 million and 1.6 million marched the Paris streets. But it said a precise account is...
  • The Welcome Return of the Cheneys [No matter how the Left shrieks]

    06/23/2014 7:15:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/23/2014 | Quin Hilyer
    Shhh — Don’t tell anybody, because it’s a big secret: The Cheneys of Wyoming, father and daughter, were largely right about Iraq back in 2003, and they are correct now as well. Former vice president Dick Cheney and former high-ranking State Department official Liz Cheney kicked up a predictable firestorm last week when they wrote a Wall Street Journal column blasting President Obama’s foreign and defense policies. Concurrently, they announced a new 501(c)(4) grassroots organization called The Alliance for a Strong America. This group is sure to become a target for lefty loonies and Rand Paul, who doubtless hope to...
  • Hagel Didn't Start the Fire

    11/25/2014 2:18:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on Obama's national security team, has been fired. And John McCain's assessment is dead on. Hagel, he said, "was never really brought into that real tight circle inside the White House that makes all the decisions which has put us into the incredible debacle that we're in today throughout the world." Undeniably, U.S. foreign policy is in a shambles. But what were the "decisions" that produced the "incredible debacle"? Who made them? Who supported them? The first would be George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq, a war...
  • Could It Possibly Get Any Worse?

    10/16/2014 3:07:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | October 15, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Let’s review: The stock market is in free fall. The Islamic State is on the brink of taking Baghdad and Kobani. The Ebola crisis is spreading and seems on the verge of becoming a pandemic while the CDC is being unmasked as incompetent. The Iran talks are a charade and everyone expects that country to get the bomb. Our vaunted college campuses are transfixed by so-called micro-agressions and a supposed rape epidemic while banning the likes of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and George Will (!) from speaking — and they still cost nearly $70,000 a year. Our putative ally Turkey —...
  • Neville Chamberlain Would Have Been a Perfect Fit for Obama’s Foreign Policy Team

    09/30/2014 2:13:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    On this day, in 1938, the British and French Prime Ministers signed the Munich Pact with Adolf Hitler in an effort to avoid the onset of another world war… Spoiler alert: It didn’t work. Someone once said that history doesn’t always repeat itself, but that it often rhymes. Well, brace yourself for some poetry:By fall of 1938 Hitler had already managed to annex Austria into Germany, and was already trying to “stand up” for the Russian German speaking portions of Ukraine Czechoslovakia. The eventual conquest of Czechoslovakia was a part of Hitler’s grand plan to reestablish the “greatness of Germany”;...
  • A Basket of Snakes

    09/26/2014 6:12:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    "Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. "War's very object is victory, not prolonged indecision." So said Gen. MacArthur in some of the wisest counsel the old soldier ever gave his countrymen. Yet, "prolonged indecision" would seem the essence of the war the president has begun to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State. For, following only one night of bombing in Syria, Gen. Bill Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs, asked to estimate how long this new war would last,...
  • Bombing ISIS Is Hardly Enough

    09/12/2014 3:23:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Peter Morici
    Resident Obama’s vow to destroy ISIS rings hollow and sets the course for another American misadventure. Along with allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, he refuses to grasp that security can’t be purchased on the cheap. The cancer has metastasized to spawn terrorist groups and cells on every continent financed through business fronts, extortion and donations. Those recruit fighters from the United States, Britain, France, and all the way to Australia, kidnap westerners and Africans for ransom, and commit far reaching acts of wanton violence. American bombings in Syria and Iraq will slow down ISIS but hardly destroy...
  • How to Beat an Evil Empire: Just Do It

    09/02/2014 6:33:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    As NATO meets to develop a new strategy to follow up with their Obama-led non-strategy on Russia, perhaps they should ponder what the old, successful strategy with Russia was that served NATO so well. “On the one hand,” said the blueprint that helped beat back the Russian threat during the Cold War, NSC 68, “the people of the world yearn for relief from the anxiety arising from the risk of… war. On the other hand, any substantial further extension of the area under the domination of the Kremlin would raise the possibility that no coalition adequate to confront the Kremlin...
  • Minds in the Dumps

    08/30/2014 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Charles Payne
    “We don’t want to put the cart before the horse.”- President ObamaOur Commander-in-Chief explaining that there is no current plan for dealing with the terror group, ISIS, beyond our containment efforts is the kind of thing that hurts the overall mood of the nation. But is disappointment with our elected leaders and slow recovery enough to explain why Americans are so glum? We are really down in the dumps, and it’s not just the fact summer is almost over.The market is rocking, housing is coming back, and unemployment is plunging… those are common headlines from the New York Times and political...
  • Do Not Disturb: Ignorant Bliss In Progress

    08/24/2014 5:15:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    This summer of unusually heavy news has revealed some stark truths. Ugly truths that bother me deeply as someone who is mortally concerned that everything around us is headed in the wrong direction. A mental picture from this last week illustrates what I'm discussing perfectly. The leader of the free world could barely be bothered to don a navy blue blazer on Martha's Vineyard, before delivering all of a five minute statement on the barest face of the evidence of raw evil the world has faced since 9/11. And that delayed him all of four minutes from making his...
  • As the world burns: Obama’s “stupid stuff” foreign policy and its disastrous effects

    08/22/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Gayle Trotter
    The crowded stadium roars its approval -- “Allah is great!” -- as a man shoots a woman in a public execution. Militants destroy a historic religious shrine. Women and children face public abuse, private violence, and daily fear. Girls, denied access to education, remain trapped in a seventh-century dystopia. A bloodthirsty terrorist organization promises death to Americans. Think this resembles the Middle East today? No, these references date to the turn of the millennium in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Today, these same toxic forces behead children, sell women into sex slavery, drive ethnic and religious minorities from their homeland. Refugees hide in...
  • China: The Danger From Within

    08/19/2014 4:01:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | August 16, 2014
    The government anti-corruption campaign has prosecuted more high-ranking thieves recently, and a lot more lower-ranking officials as well. This campaign has been going on longer, and taking down more people than any previous effort. The government also insists that this campaign will not, as in the past, simply diminish and fade away as past anti-corruption efforts have. This worries a lot of Chinese, even though most admit that the corruption is the greatest threat the current communist government faces. The potential problem is the growing risk that corrupt businessmen and officials who fear prosecution will get organized and fight back....
  • Nothing Says “Freedom” Like a Hammer and Sickle

    08/13/2014 2:45:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Russian dictator humanitarian, Vladimir Putin, is sending some much needed food and water to those poor oppressed rebels in Eastern Ukraine. After already having shown his penchant for helping individuals who suffer under the tyranny of democratic freedom in the semi-autonomous Peninsula of Crimea, Putin has decided to lend aid to a “rag-tag” group of Pro-Russian separatists… Because if the 20th Century has taught us anything, it is that nothing says “freedom” like a hammer and sickle. In justifying his “humanitarian aid”, the Bond Villain Putin explained that his humanitarian mission was endorsed by the Red Cross… Surely he...
  • The Cowardice of the Left Gave Us the Islamic State

    08/12/2014 5:44:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    It must be exhausting for Barrack Obama. I sometimes feel worn down just reading about all the events going on in the world – I can’t even imagine how tiresome it must be, trying to avoid leadership on all those issues. Lucky for our Vacationer in Chief, he’s found a way… Apparently a healthy mix of golf and swimming is exactly what is needed to distract yourself from the chaos in the Middle East. And, to be fair, this genocidal chaos in Iraq is not completely the fault of a Nobel Laureate who plays the American President on TV. The...
  • War on golf: Obama is escorted by SWAT team and two snipers..(shortened)

    08/10/2014 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    As conflict continued in Iraq, President Barack Obama waged a different kind of war during his vacation at Martha's Vineyard - on the golf course. Obama was escorted to the Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, by a huge motorcade, which included a SWAT team and two snipers who peered out of an open trunk. Sporting a United States Secret Service baseball cap, Obama seemed reasonably relaxed despite the hefty protection, laughing and chatting with his golfing buddies in between holes. Obama fled Washington for his family's familiar vacation spot yesterday for a two-week summer break.
  • A Teachable Moment

    07/19/2014 4:34:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Hank Adler
    This week there was an exchange of classified and confidential e-mails between Russian leaders and our Administration. Ultimately, if necessary, the Administration will claim executive privilege over the e-mails that were immediately provided to the Internal Revenue Service for safekeeping. The e-mails have been leaked through a source currently resident in Moscow. Russian: Look, we need some help. We are really sorry, and I mean that, but one of our guys thought that the Malaysian airplane was carrying Ukrainian troops. He is an idiot, our idiot, but yes, an idiot and trust me, we won't give him the keys...
  • Ron Paul, Obama: Different Guys, Same Foreign Policy (Long Article)

    07/13/2014 4:32:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | John Ransom
    Flattus wrote: It's funny to watch Cons attempt to portray this disaster in Iraq as Obama's issue. Sorry, no sale. Thinking Americans know whose war this is. But it's not surprising to see you run from it. From Ron Paul's column today, referring to Necons:"They cannot admit they were wrong about the invasion being a ‘cakewalk’ that would pay for itself, so they want to blame last week's events on the 2011 US withdrawal from Iraq. But the trouble started with the 2003 invasion itself, not the 2011 troop withdrawal. Anyone who understands cause and effect should understand this."-- Welcome...
  • Poland leak: Radek Sikorski scorns 'worthless' US ties

    06/23/2014 8:02:01 AM PDT · by fifthvirginia · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 Jun 14 | Unknown
    Poland's Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski called his country's ties with the US "worthless", a Polish news magazine says, giving excerpts of a secretly recorded conversation.
  • This is How You Lose a War

    06/13/2014 3:51:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Mark Davis
    The names of the towns tug me back a decade to when we were on the road to liberating them. Fallujah. Mosul. Tikrit. We learned how to pronounce them as our nation learned what was necessary to rescue them from the hands of terrorists. Iraq was not the source of 9/11, but under the leadership of President Bush, we had chosen to take the war to the most hostile regime in the part of the world that wanted to kill us. Saddam Hussein had slaughtered his own people in addition to launching attacks on U.S. forces in violation of...
  • Western Elites Fail to Grasp Reality in Egypt

    06/01/2014 12:57:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Now that Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won a decisive victory in the Egyptian presidential election (held May 26-28, 2014), the pro-Islamist Western media—such as the BBC and CNN—are downplaying his impressive win. Western media outlets cannot help themselves. They are smitten with their grievance over what they call “the ousting of the first democratically-elected Egyptian president.” Although the election of Mohamed Morsi (Sisi’s predecessor) was full of irregularities, they are wedded to the narrative that their guy was “wronged.” But consider the following: 1. During the 2011 election, Muslim Brotherhood thugs stood at the doors of hundreds, if...
  • The Ecomonist on Obama's impotence

    05/01/2014 12:26:25 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 27 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/1/14 | Economist
    “WHY is it that everybody is so eager to use military force?” America’s cerebral president betrayed a rare flash of frustration on April 28th when dealing with a question in Asia about his country’s “weakness”. Barack Obama said his administration was making steady, if unspectacular, progress. By blundering into wars, his critics would only harm America. Mr Obama has still made a difficult situation worse in two ways. First, he has broken the cardinal rule of superpower deterrence: you must keep your word. In Syria he drew “a red line”: he would punish Bashar Assad if he used chemical weapons....
  • Cruz: Reverse Obama’s disastrous missile defense policies to keep Putin in check

    03/19/2014 12:08:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Friendswood Journal ^ | March 19, 2014 | Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - With a few strokes of his pen, Vladimir Putin has in recent days both created the Republic of Crimea and annexed that new entity into the Russian Federation, thereby violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine. To hear Putin tell it in his address to the Duma, this action is not only perfectly legal, it also rights a historical wrong in which Russia was “robbed” of its rightful claim to the Crimean peninsula in 1954. President Obama has disputed the legality of these actions, observing that “President Putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a...
  • Under Obama: Are WE Austria-Hungary?

    03/14/2014 6:14:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    The centenary of World War I is upon us. That Great War began in August, 1914. We can expect a flood of new books and documentaries on what some then called “the war to end all wars.” The rising power of the United States was not fully felt in Europe then. In fact, some German militarists unwisely dismissed the U.S. “They won’t land a single soldier in France,” one of their admirals vainly told his Kaiser. “Our U-boats will sink their troop ships.” One new book on the sudden outbreak of the war is attracting attention and critical praise. Diplomatic...
  • The West Needs Russia's Help More Than it Realizes

    03/05/2014 9:03:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Remember when you were a kid and packed your bag to run away from home, only to quickly realize that you lacked the requisite means to follow through on your threat? Mom and Dad, after giving you a little time to save face, had to drive down the road and toss your penniless little behind and your Transformers backpack into the backseat. We're now witnessing a similar scenario with the pathetic display of political theater underway between the West and Russia over Ukraine. Those first few hours back home with your parents were pretty awkward, weren't they? Just...
  • Radio Host Michael Savage Designated As American Spokesman for Vladimir Putin Fan Club

    03/03/2014 3:52:30 PM PST · by scott55 · 73 replies
    http://www.christiannewswire.com/ ^ | March 3, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Radio host Michael Savage has trumped Matt Drudge's notorious tweet from last year that Vladimir Putin is the "leader of the free world." Savage on Thursday on WMAL in Washington, D.C. claimed the freedom fighters in Ukraine are neo-Nazis and his guest, former conservative Paul Craig Roberts, alleged that American neo-cons are secret Israelis provoking Russia.
  • The Ambivalent Superpower

    02/28/2014 11:35:49 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 12 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 2/28/14 | Robert Kagan
    The world never really loved America as much as Americans like to think. In the Eisenhower era, to take one period now seen in rosy hues, Latin mobs pelted Vice President Richard Nixon’s motorcade with stones, shouting, “Out, dog! We won’t forget Guatemala!” Angry Japanese students protested American “imperialism,” forcing President Dwight Eisenhower to cancel a “goodwill” visit to Tokyo, and Ike spent his days wishing he could find a way to get people in other countries “to like us instead of hating us.” In the late 1960s and again in the 1980s, young Europeans took to the streets by...
  • In first, majority says Obama is not respected on world stage

    02/24/2014 5:25:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    For the first time, more than half of the United States public said President Obama is not respected by other world leaders, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. The new poll indicates 53 percent said Obama is not respected on the world stage compared to 41 percent who said he is respected. Gallup notes the public’s opinion has shifted significantly in the last year. In 2013, 51 percent said Obama was respected internationally while 43 percent said he wasn’t. The latest results came from Gallup’s World Affairs poll, conducted Feb. 6 to 9. Obama’s perceived respect from other world...
  • NBC's Lauer Grills Bob Gates on 'Dangerous or Dishonorable' Criticism of Obama

    01/13/2014 11:09:51 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 47 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | January 13, 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    During a live interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer suggested that criticism of President Obama in Gates's new memoir was endangering American troops overseas: "As this criticism is leveled by you in the book of the commander-in-chief, the acting commander-in-chief, at a time when some 40,000 U.S. troops are in harm's way, do you think that by calling him into question at this stage it is either dangerous or dishonorable?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] After Gates rejected the notion, Lauer insisted: "But you don't think...
  • I wonder who's Kissinger now? Rice does Benghazi dodge

    12/31/2013 8:37:16 AM PST · by luke1825 · 16 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | December 31, 2013 | Peter Lucas
    She may occupy his old office in the White House, but Susan Rice is no Henry Kissinger, not by a long shot. Rice, who is President Barack Obama's national-security adviser, is known as the person who appeared on five Sunday morning television news shows days after the planned, deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, to push the lie that the attack was a spontaneous uprising based on a video. It was an attempt by the administration to hide the fact that the attack, which took the lives of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, was a planned Islamist...
  • Ambassador (Caroline) Kennedy: A star is born

    12/15/2013 8:22:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | December 15, 2013 | Alexander Burns
    Caroline Kennedy is a long way from Syracuse. The soft-spoken presidential scion, who four years ago this month toured upstate New York in a short and ill-fated bid for the U.S. Senate, has swept with force into her newest public role as President Barack Obama’s ambassador in Japan. And if the iconic daughter of American political royalty showed herself to be deeply uncomfortable as a glad-handing pol, she’s on her way to becoming something of a rock star in the more dignified world of diplomacy. She has been swarmed by well-wishers in her public appearances, including Japanese men and women...
  • Would Democrats Embrace a JFK Today?

    10/21/2013 4:50:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    As Democrats begin maneuvering for the 2016 presidential race, there isn't one who would think of disparaging John F. Kennedy's stature as a Democratic Party hero. Yet it's a pretty safe bet that none would dream of running on Kennedy's approach to government or embrace his political beliefs. Today's Democratic Party — the home of Barack Obama, John Kerry, and Al Gore — wouldn't give the time of day to a candidate like JFK. The 35th president was an ardent tax-cutter who championed across-the-board, top-to-bottom reductions in personal and corporate tax rates, slashed tariffs to promote free trade, and even...
  • The Nairobi Terror Attack: Icons and Images From the Terrorists' War On the Globe

    09/25/2013 8:50:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Austin Bay
    resident Barack Obama declared in his 2013 inaugural speech that, "a decade of war is receding." However, al-Shabab's seizure of a Nairobi, Kenya shopping mall illustrates, in cold blood, that the terrorists' war on the civilized continues -- its savagery and political calculation undiminished. American soldiers say the enemy always gets a vote. On Sept. 21, al-Shabab, al-Qaida's Somalia branch, voted by staging a militant Islamist terror spectacular, rife with icon targets and domination imagery of the ilk Osama bin Laden exploited. Emulating tactics Pakistani Islamist terrorists employed in their November 2008 Mumbai, India assault, at least 15 heavily-armed terrorists...