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  • To Defeat the Islamic State

    08/26/2014 5:23:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations and empires that failed to survive the 20th century are well known. For the Kaiser's Germany, it was the "blank cheque" to Austria after Sarajevo. For Great Britain, the 1939 war guarantee to Poland. For the Third Reich, it was the June 1941 invasion of Russia. For the Empire of the Sun, the decision to attack Pearl Harbor. And for the Soviet Empire, it was the invasion of Afghanistan. As for the United States, historians may one day concur with the late Gen. Bill Odom. For the lone superpower to...
  • War Drums Along the Potomac

    09/05/2014 3:53:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    By releasing the grisly videos of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, ISIS has altered the political landscape here and across the Middle East. America is on fire. "This is beyond anything that we've seen," said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, "ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen. ... They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess." Sen. Lindsey Graham calls ISIS an "existential threat." Even Rand Paul has caught the war fever: "If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would...
  • Who Are the Cowards Now?

    12/02/2014 11:00:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    In July of 1967, after race riots gutted Newark and Detroit, requiring troops to put them down, LBJ appointed a commission to investigate what happened, and why. The Kerner Commission reported back that "white racism" was the cause of black riots. Liberals bought it. America did not. Richard Nixon said of the white racism charge that there is a "tendency to lay the blame for the riots on everyone but the rioters." The Nixon-George Wallace vote in 1968 was 57 percent to Hubert Humphrey's 43. In 1972, Wallace was leading in the popular vote in the Democratic primaries, when he...
  • Scoring the McLaughlin Group's US Senate picks

    11/09/2014 5:36:30 AM PST · by relictele · 17 replies
    Self | 09 Nov 2014 | Self
    Hadn't watched the McLaughlin Group in quite some time as they had lost or jettisoned some of the more interesting panelists (and no, Jay Carney wasn't one of them!). The lineup seems to have stabilized although these poor folks are looking O-L-D...perhaps because they are. Felt bad for McLaughlin who apparently was wearing someone else's suit, so baggy was it on his frame. I'm not condemning anyone for aging or illness but it was a bit alarming. In the days before cable news and the internet, the McLaughlin Group were one of the few doses of political candor and a...
  • Buchanan: maybe not so bad

    04/28/2004 11:09:11 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 24 replies · 169+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Wednesday, April 28, 2004 | Gerald Schiller (letter to the editor)
    Regarding Cyril Wecht's letter slandering Pat Buchanan ("Buchanan's hatred of Jews," April 25), it is on record that Israeli intelligence (the Mossad), recognized as the best in the world on Middle East matters, predicted prior to the invasion of Iraq that GIs would be welcomed into Baghdad with rose petals as liberators.
  • War Hero or Deserter?

    06/03/2014 1:39:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    "We needed to get him out of there, essentially to save his life." So said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, an Army sergeant in Vietnam, of Barack Obama's trade of five hard-core Taliban leaders at Guantanamo for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a Taliban prisoner for five years. The trade speaks well of America's 's resolve to leave no soldier behind. And the country surely shared the joy of Bergdahl's family on learning their son was alive and coming home. But this secret swap, as well as the circumstances of Bergdahl's capture and captivity, are likely to further polarize our people and...
  • Pat Buchanan: Joni Ernst Almost as ‘Attractive’ as Palin and Bachmann

    11/05/2014 2:51:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 5, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan doesn’t pop up on cable news much these days, but he did get a platform to discuss his thoughts about yesterday’s midterms on Newsmax Wednesday. And when it came to Senator-elect Joni Ernst in Iowa, Buchanan couldn’t say enough about her “attractiveness.” Buchanan began by calling Ernst and “enormously attractive figure” and “a gal with a real sense of humor and a fighting spirit.” He added that she “has the same kind of attractiveness that Sarah Palin had at the start and that Michele Bachmann gained in the Iowa caucuses, I mean, being a...
  • Now That The GOP Has Won, What Does It Stand For?

    11/05/2014 6:57:21 AM PST · by Abakumov · 45 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 5, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    After billions in attack ads that turned the approval ratings of almost every candidate, in both parties, upside down, Republicans have taken control of Congress. Why did Democrats fall like dominoes? Easy. Theirs is the Party of Government. And government is failing. And their leader Obama projects diffidence and incompetence. National surveys also show that large majorities believe America is heading in the wrong direction, that our children will not have it as good as we did, and that the United States is in a long-term decline. Measuring the performance of Obama against the promise, America is voting for another...
  • The Coming November Wars

    11/02/2014 3:29:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | November 1, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    As it stands today, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate on Tuesday. However, the near-certainty is that those elections will be swiftly eclipsed by issues of war, peace, immigration and race, all of which will be moved front and center this November. Consider. If repeated leaks from investigators to reporters covering the Ferguson story are true, there may be no indictment of officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Michael Brown. Should that happen, militant voices are already threatening, “All hell will break loose.” Police in the city and 90-some municipalities in St. Louis County,...
  • It's All Morally Relative - End Support for Israel

    09/19/2001 7:57:36 AM PDT · by az4vlad · 203 replies · 2,091+ views
    9/29/01 | R. Alexander
    It's All Morally Relative - End Support for Israel An Analysis of the After Effects of the Terrorist Attack by R. Alexander September 19, 2001 Many of us were surprised to hear responses coming from both U.S.citizens and our so-called allies suggesting the U.S. somehow deserved the terrorist attack. With righteous moral indignation, these enlightened critics, suddenly experts on terrorism, lecture us, claiming "this would not have happened if the U.S. hadn't been intervening in the Middle East." This criticism is said with a straight face by Americans who see no problem driving an oversized SUV that gets 12 miles ...
  • After the Election the Real Political Wars Begin

    10/31/2014 9:14:59 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 14 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 1, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    As it stands today, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate on Tuesday. However, the near-certainty is that those elections will be swiftly eclipsed by issues of war, peace, immigration and race, all of which will be moved front and center this November. Consider. If repeated leaks from investigators to reporters covering the Ferguson story are true, there may be no indictment of officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Michael Brown. Should that happen, militant voices are already threatening, “All hell will break loose.” Police in the city and 90-some municipalities in St. Louis County,...
  • Unwavering Support of Israel Harms U.S. Interests, Encourages Extremism (He's serious!)

    08/06/2014 2:29:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 6, 2014 | Professor Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
    The blatant partiality of the United States in favor of Israel has already turned the words “peace process” into a bitter joke. Over many decades, American indulgence of Israel has blighted prospects of any resolution of the conflict with the Palestinians. Consequently, occupation has been entrenched and Israeli colonization of the West Bank and East Jerusalem has metastasized, going from under 200,000 illegal settlers in 1991 to over 600,000 today. This partiality only increases when Israel goes to war. By guaranteeing Israel impunity in its military actions, the United States has contributed massively to the bloodshed in Gaza in recent...
  • Ron Paul: Israel had US OK for war on Gaza (Ron Paul sides with Hamas)

    01/05/2009 11:50:56 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 267 replies · 4,621+ views
    Press TV ^ | 1/5/09
    Outspoken Republican congressman Ron Paul says Israel had received a green light from the United States to launch an offensive in Gaza. The Texas congressman said the Israeli attack on the impoverished Gaza Strip shapes a bleak future for the whole world as it means that, "the whole idea of preemptive or preventive war is spreading." He went on to challenge the idea of Hamas threatening Israel's security and argued that "Palestinian missiles are so minor compared to the fire power of Israel, who has nuclear weapons." The US Congressman's remarks come as Israel continues to rebuff international efforts to...
  • Video: Ron Paul denounces Israel’s flotilla raid, of course

    06/03/2010 7:24:29 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 92 replies · 917+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    No surprise here. Remember when he called Operation Cast Lead, which was Israel’s response to thousands of Hamas rocket firings, a case of “preemptive war”? America’s Greatest Patriot wants you to believe he’s a study in non-interventionist neutrality, with his knocks on Israel a mere function of the fact that we continue to prop them up with foreign aid. Because the U.S. is kinda sorta responsible for their behavior, goes the logic, they’re fair game for criticism. Why he’d want to maintain a posture of neutrality between Israel and an eliminationist outfit like Hamas, I have no idea, but lay...
  • (Anti-Israel) Ron Paul: Blame Israel First

    12/14/2011 6:39:27 AM PST · by xzins · 81 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 13 Dec 11 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ron Paul: Blame Israel First http://frontpagemag.com/2011/12/13/ron-paul-not-anti-foreign-aid-anti-israel/2/ Posted by Daniel Greenfield on Dec 13th, 2011 Do you know who the latest Zionist on the block is? It’s the man who called Israel, “an aggressive, national socialist state” and suggested that the original World Trade Center bombing may have really been carried out by Israel. Then there’s the solicitation letter which boasted that this courageous fellow was exposing the, “Bohemian Grove–perverted, pagan playground of the powerful. Skull & Bones: the demonic fraternity that includes George Bush and leftist Senator John Kerry, Congress’s Mr. New Money. The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like...
  • Clinton Accuses Israel of Being Occupying Force

    06/10/2014 11:09:08 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 10 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accuses Israel of being an occupying force in her new memoir Hard Choices and claims that the Jewish state denies “dignity and self determination” to Palestinians in the West Bank. Clinton recalls being surprised by what she termed “life under occupation for the Palestinians,” according to the book. Pro-Israel officials and insiders on Capitol Hill have called Clinton’s comments tone deaf and said that her claim that Israel is an occupying force reveals a bias against the Jewish state. “When we left the city and visited Jericho, in the West Bank, I got my...
  • American White Supremacist David Duke: Israel Makes the Nazi State Look Very Moderate

    11/29/2005 8:09:45 AM PST · by LSUfan · 64 replies · 5,474+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 21 Nov 05 | Unknown
    Following are excerpts from an interview with David Duke, aired on Syrian TV on November 21, 2005. Interviewer: How do you read the ongoing US-led escalation against Syria within the context of re-mapping the Middle East? David Duke: Well, you must understand that the chief architects of the war were Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Pearl, Daniel Feith, Mr. Warmser, Elliot Abrams, in the United States. They were the architects of this war. Mr. Pearl, as well as Mr. Warmser and Feith, wrote a paper called "A Clean Break: Securing the Realm," a paper for Israel, for Benjamin Netanyahu. That paper said...
  • Greek paper: World Jewish plutocracy behind Gaza strife, global financial crisis

    12/29/2008 11:02:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies · 981+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12/29/8 | Haaretz Service
    A daily newspaper in Greece has blamed Jews both for the world financial crisis and the Israeli operation in Gaza, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported this week. "After the American Jews acquired once again the world's wealth and plunged the planet into an unprecedented financial crisis, they started rehearsing for WWIII," JTA quoted the Avriani newspaper's front-page headline as reading Sunday. "Midway through the paper's story on Israel's operation in Gaza, the story, under the heading 'The Plan,' explains that a Jewish plutocracy, having made the 'wealth of the century at the expense of the economies of the world,' is...
  • Russia says UN weakened by US support of Israel

    08/03/2006 7:25:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies · 1,002+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 02, 2006
    Russia and other UN Security Council members are unhappy Washington is blocking attempts to pressure Israel over its offensive in Lebanon, Vitaly Churkin, its ambassador to the United Nations, said. Churkin told the Izvestia newspaper in an interview published today that the US position had weakened the position of the United Nations on the crisis. "Discontent has been rising recently among Security Council member countries with the fact that the US is prepared to block any decision which would bring pressure to bear on Israel," Churkin said. "This discontent is expressed practically every day by many delegations during consultations on...
  • Ralph Nader Calls Israel a "Puppeteer"

    06/30/2004 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 30 replies · 559+ views
    israelnn ^ | 06/30/04 | israelnn
    Ralph Nader Calls Israel a "Puppeteer" 12:30 Jun 30, '04 / 11 Tammuz 5764 (IsraelNN.com) On Tuesday, as broadcast on the American cable network C-Span, independent presidential candidate and environmental crusader Ralph Nader said the following: "What has been happening over the years is a predictable routine of foreign visitation from the head of the Israeli government. The Israeli puppeteer travels to Washington. The Israeli puppeteer meets with the puppet in the White House, and then moves down Pennsylvania Avenue, and meets with the puppets in Congress. And then takes back billions of taxpayer dollars. It is time for the...
  • Jon Stewart and Anti-Semitism

    09/04/2014 4:31:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    I've been accused of anti-Semitism twice, and I still bristle. The first was after the Buchanan presidential run of '92, which I supported, and which triggered an ugly whisper campaign in Hollywood suggesting an anti-Semitic streak lurking under the hood. The second time, 10 years ago, was a frontal attack. I had conducted a teleconference, involving a dozen or more journalists, to unveil the results of a study conducted by the Parents Television Council involving Hollywood and religion. I learned about an hour later that Lynn Smith of the L.A. Times was working up a story suggesting I'd made anti-Semitic...
  • It Breaks My Heart To See Israel's Stupidity (Tikkun Stupid Dopehead Alert - MEGABARF)

    01/04/2009 4:13:33 PM PST · by goldstategop · 87 replies · 3,425+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | 1/04/2009 | Michael Lerner
    Israel's attempt to wipe out Hamas is understandable, but stupid. No country in the world is going to ignore the provocation of rockets being launched from neighbouring territory day after day. If Mexico had a group of anti-imperialists bombing Texas, imagine how long it would take for America to mobilise a counterattack. Israel has every right to respond. But the kind of response matters. Killing 500 Palestinians and wounding 2,000 others (at the time of writing) is disproportionate. Hamas can harass, but it cannot pose any threat to the existence of Israel. And just as Hamas's indiscriminate bombing of population...
  • Mark Levin: Pat Buchanan is Helen Thomas in drag.

    06/07/2010 7:31:33 AM PDT · by Politics4US · 18 replies · 101+ views
    His hate and obsession is on display here: http://mobile.twitter.com/PatrickBuchanan Buchanan links to nut jobs, self-haters, leftists, et al, in a pathetic defese of the terrorists, militants and leftists who seek to destroy our ally Israel, and us for that matter. I would encourage you to read Andy McCarthy's great book, Grand Jihad, which describes the common enemy we, Israel, and all freedom loving societies face. Buchanan is, in my view, a poisonous bigot.
  • Why Israel Is The Victim And The Arabs Are The Indefensible Aggressors In the Middle East

    01/11/2002 2:36:51 AM PST · by rdb3 · 66 replies · 1,489+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 11, 2002 | David Horowitz
    1. The Jewish Problem and Its Solution ZIONISM is a national liberation movement, identical in most ways to other liberation movements that leftists and progressives the world over -- and in virtually every case but this one -- fervently support. This exceptionalism is also visible at the reverse end of the political spectrum: In every other instance, right-wingers like Patrick Buchanan oppose national liberation movements that are under the spell of Marxist delusions and committed to violent means. But they make an exception for the one that Palestinians have aimed at the Jews. The unique opposition to a Jewish homeland ...
  • Why Such Strong Opposition to Israel's withdrawal from Gaza?

    06/30/2005 12:00:18 PM PDT · by sola_fide · 99+ views
    Around the World in 5 Days ^ | June 30, 2005 | Grinder
    I have been searching for a good argument against the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza that I could post on this blog, and I have found none better or more eloquent than Natan Sharansky's resignation letter. While I am sympathetic to Mr. Sharon's motives in leaving the disputed territory, I find myself more convinced that it is bad policy for exactly the reasons that Mr. Sharansky outlines in this letter. Lest anyone think that Mr. Sharansky is some right-wing Israeli who hates Arabs, let me suggest you read any number of articles by him or interviews with him. He has long...
  • The delusions of anti-Israel conservatives

    08/24/2014 6:10:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2014 | Ben Cohen
    In 1948, the argument for the creation of Israel was a moral argument; the argument against the creation of Israel was based on an assessment of America’s national interest. Almost seventy years later Israel is an economic and military powerhouse, with a rapidly growing population, while her traditional enemies are weaker than ever. At the present time, most of those who argue against the continued existence of Israel attempt to base their arguments on moral grounds. Still, a small and noisy group of conservatives contend that our support for Israel undermines our standing in the region, and threatens our national...
  • Buchanan of Arabia

    02/20/2006 4:50:45 PM PST · by rmlew · 116 replies · 2,017+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 17, 2006 | Ilana Mercer
    "Dhimmitude, or dementia" – take your pick – is how commentator Lawrence Auster lamented Patrick J. Buchanan's recent lapses. Mr. Buchanan has come out against the Danes for their finger-in-the-dyke bravery in the face of Islamic bullies – and for foreign aid for Hamas for their election victory in the Palestinian Authority. Before Hamas came to power, Buchanan had been a principled opponent of foreign aid, rightly calling it a racket and a shakedown. But Hamas, a deeply and indelibly anti-Semitic terrorist outfit, changed that. In a positively bacchanalian column, Buchanan exalts Hamas for its "sacrifice" and dedication, and mocks...
  • Whose War? (Israel’s “amen corner” has plans for America to fight many wars in the Middle East.)

    03/11/2003 1:14:12 PM PST · by quidnunc · 138 replies · 1,403+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | March 24, 2003 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    A neoconservative clique seeks to ensnare our country in a series of wars that are not in America’s interest. The War Party may have gotten its war. But it has also gotten something it did not bargain for. Its membership lists and associations have been exposed and its motives challenged. In a rare moment in U.S. journalism, Tim Russert put this question directly to Richard Perle: “Can you assure American viewers … that we’re in this situation against Saddam Hussein and his removal for American security interests? And what would be the link in terms of Israel?” Suddenly, the Israeli...
  • Former Senior Aide to Pat Buchanan Spoke at Holocaust Deniers’ Meeting

    12/15/2004 11:22:09 PM PST · by yonif · 185 replies · 3,051+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 08:45 Dec 16, '04 / 4 Tevet 5765
    (IsraelNN.com) A former senior aide to talk show host and one-time presidential candidate Pat Buchanan spoke at a meeting of Holocaust-deniers earlier this year, according to this year’s annual report on Holocaust-denial activity around the world. The year-end report, Holocaust Denial: A Global Survey - 2004, has been issued by The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which is located on the campus of Gratz College, near Philadelphia. The report’s co-authors are Holocaust scholars Dr. Alex Grobman (author of a recent book on Holocaust denial) and Dr. Rafael Medoff (director of the Wyman Institute). (The complete text of the...
  • Abu Buchanan's Fatwah on Israel

    08/31/2004 12:56:59 AM PDT · by rmlew · 339 replies · 4,062+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | August 31, 2004 | Don Feder
    Israel represents the synthesis of Pat Buchanan’s paranoid delusions -- rampant interventionism, neo-conservatives (his euphemism for Jews) in charge of the Bush’s foreign policy, American empire and a war on terrorism that can’t be won. Thus, in his new book – "Where The Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency” -- all roads lead to Jerusalem. In Buchanan’s fantasy world, were it not for America’s outrageously pro-Israel foreign policy, Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar would be sending us anonymous love letters, the World Trade Center would still be standing, and the Moslem...
  • BLOOD LIBEL: MSNBC's Buchanan's Website Claims Rabbis Tell Jews to Kill Enemy Children

    11/10/2009 5:38:25 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 634+ views
    PatBuchanan.org/the lid | 11/10/09 | Yidwithlid
    Featured right now on Pat Buchanan's Website is an article that begins: OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – A Jewish rabbi has issued a book giving Jews permission to murder non-Jews, including babies and children, who may pose an actual or potential threat to Jews or Israel. “It is permissible to kill the Righteous among non-Jews even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation,” Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the Yitzhar settlement in the occupied West Bank, wrote in his book “The King’s Torah.” He argues that goyem (a derogatory epithet for non-Jews) may be...
  • Obama, Bush & the Gaza blitz

    12/31/2008 8:47:44 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 22 replies · 737+ views
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh, PA) ^ | 31 December 2008 | Pat Buchanan
    Unwilling to control its fighters, who fired scores of missiles into Israel at the end of their six-month cease-fire, Hamas gave Israel the provocation it needed to deliver a savage blow to the Palestinian enclave in Gaza. Saturday was the bloodiest day in the history of the Palestinian people since being driven from their homes in the War of 1948. One thousand were killed or wounded as the Israeli Air Force conducted more than a hundred strikes. About Israel's right to defend its border towns, there is no dispute. When Hamas permits Gaza to be used as a launchpad for...
  • Buchanan: Israel’s staging a “blitzkrieg” on its Gaza “concentration camp”

    01/08/2009 7:31:38 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1,954+ views
    hotair.com ^ | January 8, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Not the first time a Nazi analogy has tripped lightly from his lips in this area, although like Cardinal Martino, he doesn’t quite have the stones to own up to what he means. He’s not comparing Gaza to a German death camp, you see, just to your average, run-of-the-mill concentration camp. The fact that he coughed up the word “blitzkrieg” literally in the same breath is but an unhappy coincidence.
  • Pat Buchanan, Gaza, and What We Learn from Chris Matthews’ Neo-Communist Propaganda

    06/18/2010 11:48:00 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 5 replies · 229+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | 18 June 2010 | J. Christopher Pryor
    Pat Buchanan, Gaza, and What We Learn from Chris Matthews’ Neo-Communist Propaganda 2010 June 18 by J. Christopher Pryor tags: Chris Matthews, Gaza flotilla, Lift the Siege of Gaza, Pat Buchnan While Chris Matthews’ special “Rise of the New Right” was nothing less than insulting to the intelligence, and pure propaganda, conservatives can learn something from it. If we do not clean our own house, somebody else will. There are many who march under the banner of conservative America, but who have their own agenda. They often keep this agenda to themselves until they are presented with the proper...
  • Goodbye, Columbus

    10/14/2014 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    In 1492, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue" and discovered the New World. And Oct. 12 was once a celebrated holiday in America. School children in the earliest grades knew the date and the names of the ships on which Columbus and his crew had sailed: the Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria. They knew his voyage had been financed by Queen Isabella of Spain, after the Genoese Admiral of the Ocean Sea had been turned down by other monarchs of Europe. Oct. 12, 1492, was considered a momentous and wonderful day in world history: the discovery of America -- by...
  • Can America Fight a Thirty Years' War?

    10/07/2014 10:04:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    "The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature." With this citation from Madison, Cong. Walter Jones is calling for a debate and decision on whether America should go to war in Syria and Iraq, when Congress reconvenes after Nov. 4. Last week's events make Jones' request a national imperative. For former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says we are heading into a "30-year war" against the Islamic State and the emerging threats in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere. He faults Obama for not bombing Syria when...
  • 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,...
  • Report: US Aircraft Watched Yazidi Massacre From Air – Responded After the Killings (Video)

    08/17/2014 11:46:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    US aircraft spotted the Yazidi massacre this week. But did not act until after the killing. At least 80 men from the Yazidi faith were killed, and scores of women and children abducted, in the village of Kawju (also spelt Kocho) on Friday.
  • Behind the Sinking of the Lusitania

    09/02/2014 8:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    About how America became involved in certain wars, many conspiracy theories have been advanced -- and some have been proved correct. When James K. Polk got his declaration of war as Mexico had "shed American blood upon the American soil," Rep. Abraham Lincoln demanded to know the exact spot where it had happened. And did the Spanish really blow up the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor, the casus belli for the Spanish-American War? The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, involving U.S. destroyers Maddox and C. Turner Joy, remains in dispute. But charges that North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked U.S. warships...
  • Allying with Assad to Stop ISIS is 7 Different Kinds of Stupid

    08/27/2014 8:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/27/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The latest genius to come up with this particular plan is Pat Buchanan. It’s not unique, but it’s a refreshing change from all the proposals that we ally with Iran to stop ISIS. Alternative proposals that we ally with Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy to stop ISIS are on the table. Here’s why it’s stupid 1. Assad is getting his ass kicked by ISIS and most of the other rebel groups. In other words what is the point of this alliance exactly? We’re already allied with an Iranian client in Baghdad that’s incapable of fighting its own battles and is...
  • Buchanan: Obama Will 'Set the Country Completely on Fire' with Executive Amnesty by Labor Day

    08/24/2014 4:25:41 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 165 replies
    brietbart ^ | 24 Aug 14 | IanHanchett
    On the Friday broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” columnist Pat Buchanan predicted that President Obama would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants via executive order by Labor Day and that such an action would “set the country completely on fire.” After Washington Examiner Chief Congressional Correspondent Susan Ferrechio argued that “Democrats could gain from Hispanic voters turning out, especially if the president decides to take key executive actions in this summer that would help Hispanics who are here in the country, perhaps living here illegally. That could boost popularity for the party,” Buchanan responded “executive amnesty will set the country completely...
  • Some Lawmakers Press for War-Powers Vote Over Iraq (Hussein's flexibility)

    08/14/2014 2:27:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/13/14 | Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON—A handful of lawmakers are saying President Barack Obama must get congressional authorization for military action in Iraq, a vote that could exacerbate tensions between the branches and present members with a difficult vote just before the midterm elections. Mr. Obama's announcement of limited airstrikes last week aimed at slowing the advance of militants from the Islamic State toward the Kurdish city of Erbil initially triggered few complaints that he had usurped the power to declare war that Congress claims as its own. But with the president warning over the weekend that "I don't think we're going to solve this...
  • Iraq crisis: 'It is death valley. Up to 70 per cent of them are dead'

    08/12/2014 9:43:12 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8:00AM BST 10 Aug 2014 | Jonathan Krohn
    On board Iraqi army helicopter delivering aid to the trapped Yazidis, Jonathan Krohn sees a hellish sight Mount Sinjar stinks of death. The few Yazidis who have managed to escape its clutches can tell you why. “Dogs were eating the bodies of the dead,” said Haji Khedev Haydev, 65, who ran through the lines of Islamic State jihadists surrounding it. On Sunday night, I became the first western journalist to reach the mountains where tens of thousands of Yazidis, a previously obscure Middle Eastern sect, have been taking refuge from the Islamic State forces that seized their largest town, Sinjar....
  • Media Lies About US Backed Coup

    08/11/2014 6:30:37 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 9 replies
    Pertinent parts of Iraqi constitution: "...2- The Council of Representatives may withdraw confidence from the Prime Minister based on the request of one-fifth (1/5) of its members. This request may be submitted only after a question has been put to the Prime Minister and after at least seven days from submitting the request. 3- The Council of Representatives shall decide to withdraw confidence from the Prime Minister by an absolute majority of its members." ---There has not been a successful "no confidence" vote against Maliki. "...Article 73: First: The President of the Republic shall name the nominee of the Council...
  • Republicans Are Trying To Trick The American People Into Supporting Another Iraq War (Huh?)

    08/11/2014 8:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” or as George W. Bush said, “fool me once…you fooled me, can’t get fooled again.” However one puts it, the proverbial definition is that after being tricked once, one should be very wary so a person cannot trick one again. Republican warmongers certainly understand they fooled Americans in 2003 and lied through their teeth to take the country to war against a sovereign nation with no connection to al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, or the terror attacks on 911. Now, they are back again lying,...
  • Is ISIS 'An Existential Threat'?

    08/12/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens of thousands of Yazidis, trapped and starving on a mountain in Iraq, have escaped to safety in Kurdistan. The Kurds, whose peshmerga fighters were sent reeling by the Islamic State last week, bolstered now by the arrival of U.S. air power, recaptured two towns. But the peshmerga have apparently lost the strategically important town of Jalawla, 20 miles from Iran, the furthest east that ISIS forces have penetrated. Last week's gains by the Islamic State caused Republican hawks to flock to the Sunday talk shows. "ISIS is...
  • Obama declares mission accomplished in Iraq

    08/14/2014 3:13:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Thursday, the Pentagon revealed that the Yazidi minorities have been encircled by Islamic State forces on Mt. Sinjar for weeks were in much better shape. Military officials determined that select airstrikes on ISIS positions around the mountain had been successful, and some Yazidis had already evacuated the area. Defense officials determined that the success of contingency operations against ISIS in western Iraq indicated that no further action would need to be undertaken. In a press conference on Thursday, President Barack Obama confirmed that the mission to save the Yazidis had been a success. He added that, while the...
  • Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

    08/15/2014 1:08:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 2014 9:14 PM EDT | Robert Burns and Ken Dilanian
    President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to expand U.S. humanitarian relief to Iraqis threatened by the advancing army of the Islamic State militants. He took credit for alleviating the genocide threat to thousands trapped on a mountaintop but said the situation “remains dire” throughout the country. Obama also said U.S. airstrikes would continue to protect Americans and U.S. facilities in Iraq, and he said Washington has increased its delivery of military assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State. But he gave no indication he intends to shift from the limited, defensive military campaign he announced last week...
  • 'The siege of Mount Sinjar is NOT over'

    08/15/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8-15-2014 | Simon Tomlinson
    An Iraqi MP and United Nations relief workers today dismissed claims by the U.S. and the UK that the humanitarian crisis on Mount Sinjar was all but over. Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil claims some 70-80,000 refugees are still stranded on the mountain despite assertions from American and British leaders that they number only in their low thousands. President Barack Obama yesterday said the ten-day siege by the Islamic State had been 'broken' by missile strikes and humanitarian aid drops, allowing tens of thousands of Yazidis to escape. Downing Street also said the situation had improved so much that further aid...
  • Despite U.S. Claims, Yazidis Say Crisis Is Not Over

    08/14/2014 10:50:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2014 | By Rod Nordland
    ISTANBUL — Yazidi leaders and emergency relief officials on Thursday strongly disputed American claims that the siege of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq had been broken and that the crisis was effectively over, saying that tens of thousands of Yazidis remained on the mountain in desperate conditions. On Wednesday, the United States military said that a small team of 18 Marines and Special Operations soldiers had completed an assessment of conditions on Mount Sinjar and found that most of the Yazidis, a small Iraqi religious minority, had succeeded in escaping, and the numbers remaining were in the low thousands. American...