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Syria endgame emerging: Turn over chemical weapons

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Syria endgame emerging: Turn over chemical weapons

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9/9/2013 at 11:52am
The threat of possible military action, as attenuated as Congressional authorization now seems, has led to what may be the endgame. John Kerry floated the idea of Syria turning over its chemical weapons or else, the Russians seized on the idea, and Syria in principle has accepted it: https://twitter.com/BreakingNews/status/377094774282801152 It may very well be…
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Forgotten History: Assad has the blood of American soldiers on his hands

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2013

The notion that Assad is only Syria’s problem ignores the history of the Iraq insurgency, Lebanese assassinations, and the global Iranian-Hezbollah war against Israel and the United States.

Forgotten History: Assad has the blood of American soldiers on his hands

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9/9/2013 at 11:20am
One of the reasons most often cited why the United States should not get involved in any way despite the use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces is that Assad may be a brutal thug inside Syria, but he poses no threat outside Syria. Indeed, Assad’s brutality inside Syria long pre-dates…
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John Kerry’s most worrisome testimony: Thomas Friedman “most often correct”

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 09/09/2013 – Friedman has made a career of being wrong.

John Kerry’s most worrisome testimony: Thomas Friedman “most often correct”

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9/9/2013 at 10:00am
John Kerry’s testimony last week before Congress does not give confidence in the wisdom of his understanding. In response to a question about a Thomas Friedman column – in which Friedman wrote that all Assad needed was a really good talking to and not any physical attack – Secretary of State John…
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NAACP Pres. Ben Jealous to resign, leaves legacy of racial polarization

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NAACP Pres. Ben Jealous to resign, leaves legacy of racial polarization

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9/9/2013 at 8:30am
NAACP President Ben Jealous says he is stepping down at the end of the year to spend time with his family and pursue a career in teaching. From ABC News: NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who is credited with boosting finances at the nation’s largest civil rights organization and helping to stabilize…
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Al Qaeda 911

Branco Cartoon – Regime Change

Posted by  ▪  September 9, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Regime Change

Al Qaeda 911
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9/9/2013 at 7:00am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco 
 

Are you ready for Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren?

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2013

Are you ready for Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren?

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9/8/2013 at 8:12pm
You better at least get ready. There’s a buzz being fed. Warren gave a speech to the AFL-CIO today, and the “draft Warren” talk is starting. https://twitter.com/Organize20/status/376852557068386304 There is no bigger or better demagogue in American politics. No one is as keyed into the politics of victimhood as she is. The former law…
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Missouri liquor store robber almost wins Darwin Award

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2013

Missouri liquor store robber almost wins Darwin Award

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9/8/2013 at 4:15pm
This past Sunday, September 1, saw the release of a remarkable bit of security footage from a Marionville, MO liquor store. In it, store clerk (and military veteran) Jon Alexander is behind the counter when he is approached by a would-be robber — a robber who came very close to winning…
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Hamas targeted Mamilla Mall because it symbolizes co-existence

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Hamas targeted Mamilla Mall because it symbolizes co-existence

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9/8/2013 at 2:37pm
While in Jerusalem I stayed at the Mamilla Hotel, just above the open-air Mamilla Mall, near the Jaffa Gate to the Old City. What struck me about it was how Arabs and Jews intermingled freely — it was a very mixed crowd and a seeming respite from my near miss with stone throwing in…
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Come on Virginia, are you really going to elect Terry McAuliffe?!?

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Come on Virginia, are you really going to elect Terry McAuliffe?!?

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9/8/2013 at 12:00pm
Note the “?!?” in the title. It’s because we’re too damn classy to put “WTF?” in the title. Really, Terry McAuliffe, corruptocrat, insider of insiders, money man, fixer, green-bagger? All the recent polling says McAuliffe is going to win: Really, Virginia, Really?!? Someone tell me that yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and Cucinelli…
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Research 101 (Part 4): Advanced Search Syntax

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2013

Research 101 (Part 4): Advanced Search Syntax

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9/8/2013 at 10:20am
In this installment of the Research 101 Series, I cover advanced search syntax. Sometimes in your research using standard search engines like Google and Bing, you’ll find that just typing in a bunch of keywords doesn’t quite deliver the results you’re looking for.  Search engines index an immense amount of information, and…
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Syria mounts “human shield” operation with help from international activists

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Syria mounts “human shield” operation with help from international activists

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9/8/2013 at 8:30am
In an effort to deter the US from attacking Syria, the “International Human Shields” movement is eying to locate civilians to Damascus from across the globe, including Britain and the US, reports the Daily Telegraph. Even as residents are evacuating Syria, hundreds of activists are volunteering to be placed in harm’s way…
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Go back to Jersey

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2013

Go back to Jersey

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9/8/2013 at 7:00am
Spotted on the mean streets of Manhattan last Thursday. Jersey plates.
 

“She was dating more than she had at school”

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

“She was dating more than she had at school”

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9/7/2013 at 8:43pm
Really creepy story about how Harvard Business School treated women like children to help them succeed at Harvard Business School. https://twitter.com/CHSommers/status/376495408308318208 The social engineering experiment went so far as to teach the best and the brightest how to raise their hands with confidence: Women at Harvard did fine on tests. But they lagged badly…
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It’s only racist to oppose Obama on Syria when you do it

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game plays its Syria hand

It’s only racist to oppose Obama on Syria when you do it

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9/7/2013 at 6:00pm
Hey, let’s do an experiment. Let’s view the Syria conflict and whether it is in our national interest to authorize use of force, and what force, and when, and the timing, and everything about it, through the prism of liberal racial politics. I know, it’s stupid to try it.  Consider this a “thought…
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Man to plead guilty in 2011 Anonymous cyberattack on Koch Industries

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

Man to plead guilty in 2011 Anonymous cyberattack on Koch Industries

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9/7/2013 at 2:14pm
A Missouri man will plead guilty for his role in connection with a 2011 series of cyberattacks on websites associated with Koch Industries that occurred during the recall protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. From the Smoking Gun: In a plea agreement struck with Department of Justice lawyers, Christopher Sudlik acknowledged his role…
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The “Assad v. al-Qaeda” narrative may not be what it appears

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

The “Assad v. al-Qaeda” narrative may not be what it appears

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9/7/2013 at 12:01pm
There are very good arguments against intervention in Syria, even if I disagree with the conclusions reached from those arguments.  I haven’t denigrated those who disagree, although I can’t say the same is true in reverse. Unfortunately, regardless of how you come out on the issue, many people are buying into a media…
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“Conservatives on Campus shall overcome” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

“Conservatives on Campus shall overcome” Week at College Insurrection

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9/7/2013 at 9:35am
The internet fights back to overcome liberal funding bias on campus: UNC Gives far left groups larger budget than College Republicans Campus leaders at UNC Chapel Hill find conservative women unworthy to speak UNC Republicans crowd-source fundraising to bring conservative speakers to campus Rioting is a human right — “Berkeley officials are already working to…
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