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  • Trump: U.S. wouldn’t necessarily defend NATO countries attacked by Russia

    07/20/2016 9:52:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies ^ | July 20, 2016 | Victor Morton
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. wouldn’t necessarily defend other NATO countries if they were attacked by Russia. In an interview with the New York Times, Mr. Trump essentially said the U.S. would not abide by the military alliance, one provision of which declares an attack on one to be an attack on all.
  • Wait a sec: UN inspectors will be forced to rely on samples provided by … Iran?

    07/23/2015 3:46:50 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This can’t be true, can it? Most interesting news of #Iran hearing: IAEA will have to rely on #Iran to take samples at Parchin and other sites for its PMD investigation— Jackson Diehl (@JacksonDiehl) July 23, 2015
  • Iran vows to buy weapons 'whenever possible,' sell to 'whomever' [tr]

    07/23/2015 11:51:07 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/23/15 | Hall
    In the latest embarrassing blow to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who presided over the talks in Vienna, Abbas Araghchi insisted that Iran would refuse to be shackled by nuclear deal. According to the CIA's Open Source Center, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister has told state television that that he'd insisted the deal continued to allow Iran to 'buy weapons from wherever possible' as well as to 'provide weapons to whomever and whenever it considers appropriate'. Araghchi's worrying claims come just one day after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's highest religious authority, told supporters that nuclear deal would not change Iran's...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal a Clear Success (facepalm)

    07/16/2015 7:45:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Glaser and Justin Logan
    The deal just struck between the U.S., world powers, and Iran is an historic achievement that decreases the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and forestalls the risk of another costly U.S. war in the Middle East.But while the diplomats in Vienna are finished wrangling over the final details, the Obama administration is by no means finished fighting for the agreement’s survival. Congress has 60 days with which to review the deal for final approval, and while Republicans may not have a veto-proof majority, they — along with some Democrats — remain vehemently opposed to any plausible peaceful resolution.The debate...
  • Iran deal ‘done,’ Israeli report says, after major US concessions

    07/11/2015 7:46:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    A deal has been reached between the world powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program after a series of major American concessions, Ehud Yaari, the Middle East affairs commentator for Israel’s Channel 2 television, said Friday night. “It is done. It is done,” he said, and will be signed “early next week.” The aim of the agreement is to put a negotiated end to a 13-year standoff with Iran over its suspect nuclear program and to block its pathway to developing a nuclear bomb in exchange for lifting biting global sanctions. Israel’s leadership has relentlessly opposed the emerging agreement,...
  • BREAKING: Iran Nuclear Deal Reached

    04/02/2015 10:48:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 173 replies ^ | 04/02/2015 | Political MoJo Previous
    The U.S. and other international negotiators reportedly have agreed to the outlines of an understanding with Iran that would allow for a final phase of nuclear talks. The Associated Press, citing officials, reported on the agreement, while noting that negotiators are still in a dispute over how much to make public. A press conference is about to begin to announce the details, but according to Reuters it looks like Iran has agreed to suspend much of its nuclear program.
  • Move over Obamacare. Now there’s Obamabomb

    11/25/2013 5:58:28 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 25 Nov 13 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The president who promised us that his health care legislation would allow us to keep our insurance plans and doctors now insists that his agreement with Iran will not allow it to keep a nuclear weapons program. What the two pledges have in common is that they are both lies. No matter how many times such statements are repeated and seconded by President Obama’s partisans and the press, they amount to serial, intentional and potentially fatal fraud. Now, some Americans may still trust President Obama, or at least be inclined to give his deal a chance. But that means buying...
  • Politicians cross the aisle to condemn Obama’s Iran deal

    11/24/2013 12:40:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/24/13 | S.A. Miller
    The Obama administration’s nuke deal with Iran got a big thumbs-down Sunday from top lawmakers in both parties. “I don’t think you make them bargain in good faith by going squishy,” fumed Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel, as he joined a bipartisan chorus blasting the agreement that will slightly ease economic sanctions against the rogue Islamic regime in exchange for a pause of its nuclear program. “It’s disappointing to me that Iran is still going to be allowed to enrich [uranium] while they’re talking. I would have thought that that should be a prerequisite to any kind of talks,” Engel, the...
  • Seven loopholes favoring a nuclear Iran in deal signed by the world powers

    11/24/2013 8:37:03 AM PST · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Debka ^ | November 24, 2013, 4:51 PM (IDT)
    The first preliminary nuclear deal the six world powers (US, Russia, China, UK, France and German) signed with Iran before dawn Sunday, Nov. 24, at the end of a four-day marathon, failed to address the most questionable aspects of Iran’s nuclear program, i.e. its clandestine military dimensions. The accord confined itself to aspects of uranium enrichment and stockpiles. UN inspections were expanded – but not applied, for instance, to Iran’s concealed nuclear sites - or even the Parchin military base where Iran is suspected of having tested nuclear-related explosions. Israel, the Gulf States and others are therefore highly dubious of...
  • Iranian President Rouhani: 'Iran's nuclear rights recognised'

    11/24/2013 4:57:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 24, 2013
    Iran has reached an agreement with world powers over its nuclear activities. In a televised address, the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, welcomed the deal, saying the country had the right to continue its uranium enrichment programme.
  • Statement By The President On First Step Agreement On Iran's Nuclear Program

    11/23/2013 10:07:46 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 40 replies
    THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Today, the United States -- together with our close allies and partners -- took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program.
  • Europe still has “sleeping war demons”

    03/13/2013 12:37:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11.03.13 @ 09:48 (March 11) | Valentina Pop
    Former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned of “sleeping war demons” in Europe and compared the current situation to the year before the outbreak of the first world war, when everybody took peace for granted. “For my generation, the common currency always meant politics of peace. Today, I am to some extent saddened to see that too many in Europe are again lost in petty national thought processes,” the Luxembourg Prime Minister said in an interview with Der Spiegel published on Monday (11 March). … “Those who think that the question of war can never be raised in Europe any...
  • One Year Ago: Barack Obama Declared Peace in Our Time at the United Nations

    09/14/2012 4:35:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | September 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Al Jazeera is reporting that American and Israeli flags are being burned in London. Israeli and US flags being burned in London according to Al Jazeera. We know that the University of Texas has evacuated their campus after a phoned-in bomb threat from Al-Qaeda. No bombs were found. Fargo, North Dakota, state university has ordered all employees and students off campus after receiving a bomb threat. But everything's okay because I got an e-mail from the Obama campaign. Ambassadors are being murdered, former SEALs are dying, embassies are burning across the Middle East, but don't worry, we...
  • Chamberlain's Secret Bid to Reach a Deal With Hitler, Revealed in Newly Released Documents

    09/03/2011 11:20:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4th September 2011 | ABUL TAHER
    British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain held secret talks with Hitler's henchmen to work out ways of making the Nazis look more sympathetic to ordinary Britons, classified documents released last week reveal. The cloak-and-dagger meetings in London came shortly after Chamberlain signed his disastrous appeasement deal with Hitler in Munich in September 1938, declaring 'peace for our time' on his return to Britain. The meetings were held without the knowledge of the Cabinet and Foreign Office. Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax only learned of them later because of an MI5 mole in the German embassy. Two newly-declassified documents show Chamberlain was ready...
  • US boy returns from outreach visit to North Korea [Peacenik morons]

    08/19/2010 9:09:54 AM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Thu Aug 19 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    "On this trip, I discovered that both sides want reunification and that Korea is one, so I see hope on the Korean peninsula," Lee, who made the visit with his parents, Kyoung and Melissa Lee, told The Associated Press.
  • (Obama's) Bowing To China

    04/13/2010 4:44:43 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies · 874+ views ^ | April 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily Staff
    Realpolitik: At the start of the Nuclear Security Summit, we see an all-too-familiar gesture from our president. Is it a matter of courtesy, an idiosyncrasy or the administration's acceptance of a new world order? If there ever was an iconic tribute to the idea of U.S. exceptionalism, it was the fact that the American flag was never dipped during the parade of athletes at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. We never dipped or bowed to anybody, with the possible exception of figurehead royalty.
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • Obama Drops Plan to Isolate Sudan Leaders (cuddles up with the islamist butchers)

    10/17/2009 1:56:08 PM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 721+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/17/09 | Ginger Thompson
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has formulated a new policy for Sudan that proposes working with that country’s government, rather than isolating it as President Obama had pledged to do during his campaign. In an interview on Friday, President Obama’s special envoy to Sudan, Maj. Gen. J. Scott Gration, retired, said the policy, to be announced Monday by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, would make use of a mix of “incentives and pressure” to seek an end to the human rights abuses that have left millions of people dead or displaced while burning Darfur into the American conscience.
  • Barack Obama sees Nobel peace price as a call for action

    10/10/2009 6:03:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 27 replies · 995+ views
    AFP via The Australian ^ | Oct. 10, 2009 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama basked in new-found glory today, vowing to consider his surprise Nobel Peace Prize as "a call for action" to address the challenges of the new century. But critics argued the award may have been premature. A visibly surprised Mr Obama, 48, said he did not feel fit to join the honour roll of revered Nobel peace laureates, but vowed to use the prize as a “call to action” to lead the world in confronting its deepest challenges. As shockwaves from the Nobel committee in Oslo raced around the world, many saw the award as a final...
  • Abject Surrender in the Dead of Night

    09/18/2009 3:50:25 AM PDT · by docbnj · 11 replies · 1,615+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 Sep 2009 | anonymous
    Czechs are used to betrayal by their Western allies. It was at Munich in 1938 that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sealed their doom in exchange for a piece of paper promising "peace in our time." The fact that this further gutting of missile defense came on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland on Sept. 17, 1939, is an eerie coincidence. "Just after midnight I was informed in a telephone call by President Barack Obama that (his) administration had decided to pull out from the planned missile defense shield installations" in the Czech Republic and Poland, the...
  • Abject Surrender In Dead Of Night

    09/17/2009 5:25:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 2,799+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Strategic Defense: With Iran on the verge of a deliverable nuke, the administration tells our allies in the dead of night that we will scuttle missile defense plans in Eastern Europe to please the Russians.Czechs are used to betrayal by their Western allies. It was at Munich in 1938 that British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sealed their doom in exchange for a piece of paper promising "peace in our time." The fact that this further gutting of missile defense came on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland on Sept. 17, 1939, is an eerie coincidence. "Just after...

    08/29/2009 6:18:01 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies · 400+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives, McHenry Library, U.C. Santa Cruz | 8/29/39 | Otto D. Tolischus
  • Obama has begun discreet talks with Iran, Syria (AFP)

    02/01/2009 3:34:46 PM PST · by phothus · 25 replies · 1,320+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat Jan 31, 9:54 pm ET | Sylvie Lanteaume
    Obama has begun discreet talks with Iran, Syria by Sylvie Lanteaume – Sat Jan 31, 9:54 pm ET Featured Topics: Barack Obama Presidential Transition … WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama has already used experts within the last few months to hold high-level but discreet talks with both Iran and Syria, organizers of the meetings told AFP. ...
  • Rice: Mideast peace by year-end no longer possible

    11/06/2008 10:01:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,144+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/6/8 | MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer
    The Bush administration conceded Thursday that an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by a year-end deadline is no longer possible. "We do not think it is likely it will happen before the end of the year," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said in Washington, while Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged as much at the outset of a Mideast trip meant to secure the modest gains from a year of U.S.-sponsored talks between Israel and one part of the fractured Palestinian leadership. Perino said U.S. advisers began to doubt the deadline months ago, as a corruption scandal and related political uncertainties occupied...
  • "Bush's North Korea Capitulation" (Dynamite BOLTON Op/Ed!)

    04/16/2008 7:23:17 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 69 replies · 106+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 15 April 2008 | Ambassador John R. Bolton
    President George W. Bush is fond of comparing himself to Ronald Reagan. But as he meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in Washington this week, his policy regarding North Korea's nuclear weapons program looks more like something out of Bill Clinton's or Jimmy Carter's playbook. In dealing with the Soviet Union on arms control, Reagan was famous for repeating the Russian phrase, "Doveryai, no proveryai" (trust, but verify). Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly once complained to Reagan, "You use that phrase every time we meet." To which Reagan smilingly replied, "That's because I like it so much." This administration...
  • Human Rights, Liberty Are Values Practiced by Most Muslims, Says Rice

    03/11/2008 8:48:33 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 62 replies · 1,098+ views ^ | March 11, 2008 | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the appointment of Washington's first-ever special envoy to the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference will help to promote principles that Muslims and non-Muslims alike "hold dear," such as human rights, liberty and the rule of law. "These are not American values or Western values," she told OIC ambassadors in Washington on Monday. "They are universal values, values that are lived and practiced by the majority of Muslims in the world, many of whom are citizens of democracies."

    02/08/2008 2:20:26 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 86 replies · 119+ views
    I've seen a lot of Condi-bashing on FR, mostly around issues regarding Israel. Condi's a genius, and helped end the cold war. She would be a powerful addition to McCain's ticket, and would bring a lot of people enthusiastically on board to support him. Just thinking about the possibility, charges me up for the first time in weeks. It would be a devastatingly effective ticket, and she would be a perfect VP. Might even drive a GOP sweep. Imagine majorities again...
  • Prime Minister Invited to Olympics by Chinese Premier

    01/18/2008 10:45:46 AM PST · by XR7 · 5 replies · 119+ views
    Gordon Brown today received a personal invitation to the 2008 Beijing Olympics from Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. The invitation to the games, which take place in August, came as Mr Brown and his wife Sarah visited the People's University on the outskirts of Beijing on the first day of his official visit to China. Mr Brown and Mr Wen joined a question and answer session with students and watched exhibition matches between young British table tennis hopefuls and their Chinese counterparts. During the session, Mr Brown was asked if he would attend the Beijing games - which London will host...
  • Philippine Government Drafts Constitutional Amendment to Create Muslim Homeland

    01/10/2008 12:03:04 AM PST · by camerakid400 · 30 replies · 134+ views
    VOA News ^ | January 09, 2008 | By Douglas Bakshian
    The Philippine government is drafting a constitutional amendment that would authorize the establishment of a federal homeland for Muslims in the south of the country. The proposed amendment is part of a complex peace process between the government and a major Muslim rebel group. Douglas Bakshian reports from Manila. Last November, an important agreement was reached between the Philippine government and the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The two sides agreed on the size of a proposed homeland for the country's Muslims in the south of the country. This definition of what is called "the territory" is part of...
  • The best U.S. weapon against Iran is diplomacy ["Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy"]

    09/28/2007 12:47:11 AM PDT · by familyop · 15 replies · 155+ views
    Newsday ^ | 26SEP07 | John Burroughs
    John Burroughs is executive director of the New York-based Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy...What is needed is not another UN Security Council resolution strengthening existing sanctions. Rather the Bush administration should talk directly with Iran, and soon, because the U.S.-Iran confrontation is heating up dangerously...In a recent interview, Nobel Peace Prize winner ElBaradei said, "We are moving rapidly toward an abyss." It is not too late to step away.
  • Talking to al Qaeda? Don't rule it out, some say (MEGAHURL!)

    09/13/2007 12:32:06 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 45 replies · 615+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Thu Sep 13 | Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent (lol)
    LONDON (Reuters) - Six years after the September 11 attacks, a few cautious voices are beginning to suggest the unthinkable -- maybe it is time to consider talking to al Qaeda. The idea will revolt some people and raises obvious questions -- through what channels could such a dialogue take place and what would there be to negotiate? But proponents say al Qaeda has established itself as a de facto power, whether the West likes it or not, and history shows militant movements are best neutralized by negotiation, not war. "No insurgency or terrorism has been defeated by warfare or...
  • U.S. says Iran talks may start 'new era'

    05/19/2007 4:40:52 AM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 350+ views
    wilington star ^ | 5/18/07 | By Ravi Nessman
    Baghdad | Talks between the United States and Iran this month will be an opportunity for Tehran to enter a "whole new era" in relations with Iraq, but first it has to stop aiding Iraqi insurgent groups, the U.S. envoy leading the discussions said Thursday. Both Iranian and American officials said Thursday that the talks, beginning May 28 in Baghdad, will be limited to the security situation in Baghdad and will not delve into the diplomatic deadlock between the two countries over Iran's nuclear program.
  • Edwards: Treaty With Iran Possible - Candidate Talking About Nonaggressive Alternatives

    02/26/2007 1:32:37 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 968+ views
    Edwards: Treaty With Iran Possible Candidate Talking About Nonaggressive Alternatives By TERRY MORAN Feb. 26, 2007 — - Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a group of New Hampshire voters Saturday that he would consider pursuing a nonaggression pact between the United States and Iran. Edwards' statement came in answer to a voter's question at a house party in Nashua on Saturday morning. Asked about it later in an interview with ABC News, Edwards confirmed that he views such a treaty -- in which the United States would promise not to attack Iran -- as "a possibility down the road."...
  • Talking to Iran, Syria, is diplomacy, not conceding (MUNICH-1938 ALERT)

    12/08/2006 5:01:02 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies · 646+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 8, 2006 | LYNN SWEET Sun-Times Columnist
    The co-chairmen of the Iraq Study Group were at the head of a long table, and James Baker scrunched over as he draped his right arm around Lee Hamilton to underscore a point he was making. The move was prompted by my question about the Bush administration policy of using talks with antagonistic nations to reward behavior, rather as diplomatic tools toward a goal. That means the Bush White House is not willing to engage in direct talks with Syria and Iran to get their help on Iraq. President Bush reaffirmed his position at Thursday's press conference with British Prime...
  • N Korea raises threat of new test

    10/11/2006 12:12:08 AM PDT · by Republicain · 40 replies · 1,840+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10/11/2006
    North Korea's second most powerful leader has said that whether further nuclear tests are carried out depends on US policy, Japanese media report. Kim Yong-nam said the decision depended on how the US treated North Korea, Japan's Kyodo news agency said. He said US policy was also the main factor in determining whether to return to stalled six-party talks. The comments were the first from a senior North Korean official since the country's claimed nuclear test.
  • Israeli prime minister accepts U.N. cease-fire deal

    08/11/2006 3:58:31 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 272 replies · 4,098+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/11/2006 | By KARIN LAUB
    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert endorsed an emerging Mideast cease-fire deal late Friday, after a day of dramatic day brinksmanship including a threat to expand the ground war in Lebanon. The agreement calls for the deployment of 30,000 Lebanese and U.N. troops along the Israel-Lebanon border. It falls short of some of Israel's demands, including a strong mandate for the U.N. forces to take on Hezbollah guerrillas. However, the draft is the best chance yet for peace after more than four weeks of war that has killed more than 800 people, destroyed Lebanon's infrastructure and inflamed tensions across...
  • Mike Wallace Says Iranian President an 'Impressive Fellow'

    08/09/2006 5:28:30 PM PDT · by Greystoke · 97 replies · 2,280+ views ^ | Wednesday, August 09, 2006
    Veteran CBS journalist Mike Wallace described current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as an "impressive fellow" following their meeting Tuesday in Tehran. "You'll find him an interesting man," the 88-year-old Wallace said. "I expected more of a firebrand. I don't think he has the slightest doubt about how he feels ... about the American administration and the Zionist state. He comes across as more rational than I had expected."
  • A peace to end all peace

    07/26/2006 6:22:51 PM PDT · by Sabramerican · 12 replies · 497+ views
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | Jul. 26, 2006 | Evelyn Gordon
    A peace to end all peace Evelyn Gordon, THE JERUSALEM POST Jul. 26, 2006 David Fromkin's excellent study of the World War I peace settlement's effect on the Middle East was titled A peace to end all peace. That title would be equally apt for a proposal put forth by Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and France for ending the current round of fighting in Lebanon. According to Haaretz, the proposal calls for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire, followed later by implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1559, which mandates Hizbullah's disarmament and the deployment of the Lebanese army along the Israel-Lebanon border....
  • Iraq crisis adds to Blair's troubles

    05/08/2006 1:13:54 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 32 replies · 327+ views
    Merc News/AP ^ | May 6 06 | Merc News/AP
    Critics of Britain's involvement in Iraq urged Prime Minister Tony Blair to step down Saturday after a helicopter crash killed four British soldiers, bringing jubilant Iraqis to the area to celebrate. The ugly confrontation that followed between British troops and Shiite gunmen left five Iraqi civilians dead and was the latest bad news for Blair, whose government has lurched from crisis to crisis in recent weeks. On Thursday, Blair's Labour Party won 26 percent of the vote to the Tories' 40 percent in local council elections. ...[snip] In the latest poll on the war for the Daily Telegraph newspaper, 57...
  • Americans Decry Iraq War Casualties, Cost

    05/02/2006 1:39:10 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 19 replies · 301+ views
    angus-reid polling and research ^ | May 2 06 | angus-reid polling and research
    Adults in the United States remain upset over their country’s involvement in the coalition effort, according to a poll by Hart/McInturff released by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. 52 per cent of respondents think removing Saddam Hussein from power was not worth the number of U.S. military casualties and the financial cost of the war. ..[snip]When respondents are informed that the coalition effort has cost an estimated $170 billion U.S.—and reminded that approximately 2,400 American soldiers have died—the level of rejection to the war reaches 56 per cent.
  • Return of America first

    04/18/2006 6:43:27 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 107 replies · 1,971+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 4/18/06 | Pat Buchanan
    Friday's lead story in America's largest newspaper must have made for sober reading at AEI and the Council on Foreign Relations, the twin dorms that house the Wilsonian wings of our national parties. Americans, it appears, have had a bellyful of interventionism and globaloney. Reporters Susan Page and David Jackson merit quoting at length: "In a USA Today/Gallup Poll, nearly half of those surveyed said the United States 'should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.' ... "The leave-us-alone mood is apparent not only in the proportion of Americans,...
  • An October Surprise? (Rhetorical question alert)

    04/17/2006 9:11:40 AM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies · 1,099+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | April 10, 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    An October Surprise? by Patrick J. Buchanan President Bush says Iranians are behind the more lethal IEDs, the roadside bombs killing our troops in Iraq. Rumsfeld warns the Iranian Revolutionary Guard may now be in Iraq. Cheney says Iran will not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. McCain says, “the military option is on the table.” And Israel is getting impatient. Writes Yaakov Katz in the March 10 Jerusalem Post, “The United States has until now not done enough to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, a senior Defense Ministry official has told the Jerusalem Post ...” Katz quotes...
  • BBC Spooked by al-Qaeda (Network pulls TV episode over fears it will upset Muslims)

    02/16/2006 11:59:41 AM PST · by Stoat · 46 replies · 1,497+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | February 15, 2006 | By THOMAS WHITAKER and SARA NATHAN
    EXCLUSIVE BBC Spooked by al-Qaeda MI5 drama ... Shaun Dingwall     By THOMAS WHITAKER and SARA NATHAN BBC bosses are ready to AXE a Ł1million episode of hit drama Spooks in which an al-Qaeda terrorist is shot dead — in case it upsets Muslims. Filming the assassination plot for the MI5 drama took four weeks. But actor Shaun Dingwall who plays a renegade Christian gunman, fears he could become a target for fundamentalists if the scene is aired. In the episode, due to be shown later this year, a religious nut played by Shaun, 35, guns down the fanatic...
  • Appeasement redux

    02/13/2006 5:19:48 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 8 replies · 673+ views
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | Feb. 13, 2006 | Barry Rubin
    The Region: Appeasement redux Barry Rubin, THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 13, 2006 We have come full circle. Here is how the last great historical era began, the one we seem to be starting over afresh. It's January 30, 1933, and here's what the Cleveland Press reports from Washington under the headline, "US Unruffled by Hitler Rise." "High authorities here regard with complacence Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany... They [express] faith that Hitler would act with moderation... Experts based this belief on past events showing that so-called radical groups usually moderated, once in power." The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin stated...
  • Why we should take Osama's olive branch ,It's the first step in winning the peace

    01/29/2006 9:15:24 AM PST · by Pikamax · 74 replies · 1,658+ views
    SFGate ^ | 01/29/06 | John Arquilla
    Osama bin Laden's offer of a truce has sunk from sight without leaving a ripple, but it should have made waves. When the audiotaped proposal was made 10 days ago, the White House dismissed it out of hand. That was a politically logical move, given the need to appear tough on terror at all times. An image of strength and determination may be particularly important in the months ahead because Republican Party leaders have put security issues at the heart of their 2006 congressional election campaign strategy. But there are reasons why bin Laden's overture should be carefully weighed and...
  • Republican Moderates Declare ‘Peace in our Time’ on Judicial Filibusters-(no spine,backbone!)

    06/01/2005 12:20:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 870+ views
    Like many, I was tempted to write with outrage about the sellout called compromise by seven Republican senators on the judicial filibuster issue this week. But what the heck. We Republicans have a man in the White House who would do John Wayne and Gary Cooper proud. Most of our Representatives in the House don’t need bloodhounds to find their spines. And Arnold Schwarzenegger, God bless him, is governor of California. We send most of our girlie-men to the Senate - and there’s only seven left there. Time to give thanks for small blessings, I suppose. Here’s a little quiz:...
  • The Anti Clausewitzian Orthodoxy

    04/20/2005 7:49:53 PM PDT · by GOP_1900AD · 7 replies · 365+ views
    Self ^ | 4/20/2005 | Self
    I would say that pretty much since the bloody and muddy stalemate of WWI, there has been a growing orthodoxy amongst Western opinion leaders that is contra Von Clausewitz. In a nutshell, the orthodox logic goes something like this: 1. The Flanders mud, and the horrors of stalemate trench battles, endless artillery bombardment and chemical warfare, taught us that modern, mass, mechanized, highly destructive warfare is so damaging to civilization that war of any serious magnitude must now be considered uncivilized. 2. The League of Nations was the right idea but the implementation was flawed. 3. The leaders who started...
  • Joe Galloway, Top Military Writer, Backs U.S. Pullout in Iraq

    09/26/2004 10:35:34 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 215 replies · 3,337+ views ^ | Sep. 26, 04 | By E & P Staff
    [O]ne of country's leading military writers, Joseph Galloway, has made up his mind. In his latest column, Galloway, a Knight Ridder columnist formerly embedded in Iraq and many other war zones, sketched out the only three options the country now faces: double the number of forces on the ground to root out the insurgents (but "no one seems prepared to pursue" the major buildup); continue as we are, taking steady casualties as insurgents grow bolder; or "We get out." The path Galloway favors is easy to discern from what follows: "A suggestion in one of my recent columns that we...
  • If Western Europeans Could Vote: Kerry 56%, Bush 9%, Nader 5%, Other/Undec 31%

    09/14/2004 7:15:44 AM PDT · by tellw · 144 replies · 1,487+ views
    Harris Interactive Europe ^ | 9/14/04 | Harris Interactive Poll
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If Western Europeans Could Vote in U.S. Presidential Election, Kerry Would Lead Bush by 6-to-1 Majority: Less than 20 percent of adults in each of five largest countries support Bush Rochester, N.Y. and London – 14 September, 2004 – A new survey by HI Europe conducted in the five largest European countries finds that if Europeans could vote in the U.S. elections, they would currently prefer John Kerry over George W. Bush by a massive 6-to-1 majority. However, the survey also finds that many adults (27%) in these countries are undecided about whom they would vote for....
  • Stronger At Home, Respected In The World (Hate America Democrats Go Orwellian At Convention Alert)

    07/21/2004 3:42:03 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 1,112+ views ^ | 07/21/04 | Don Feder
    The Democratic Party has a theme for its 2004 nominating convention, which starts next Monday. It’s not, "From each according to his abilities; to each according to his needs." Nor, despite the fact that Ted Kennedy is a featured speaker, is it, "Yo, ho, ho, and a bottle of rum." Believe it or not, the slogan with which the party of retreat will try to sell its internationalist nominee is "Stronger At Home, Respected In The World." John Forbes Kerry is going to make America Stronger At Home, Respected In The World? And will Bill Clinton lead a moral revival?...