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The Quiet U.S. War On Russian Corruption

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 10:30am 2/7/2016 at 10:30am
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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) added five more Russians to the Specially Designated Nationals List pursuant to the Magnitsky Act on February 1.

In a press statement, a senior State Department official noted that one of the officials had nothing to do with the murder of the eponymous Sergei Magnitsky,...

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UN Admits Own Impotence, Sort Of

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 3:30pm 2/2/2016 at 3:30pm
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As negotiations to negotiate an end to the Syrian civil war plod along, the UN has admitted, internally, that it is powerless to enforce any Syria peace deal.

According to Foreign Policy, the UN knows it cannot enforce or even monitor any peace deal it brokers:

In a confidential strategy paper exclusively obtained...

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What if Assad were overthrown?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 1:25pm 1/27/2016 at 1:25pm
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“Getting rid of Assad” often comes up as a throw away line in political discourse, particularly during Republican presidential debates.

Overthrowing or replacing Bashar al Assad would be easy enough, the U.S. has deposed and replaced plenty of tyrants in its day, but seldom does anyone discuss what would happen in...

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Madaya – the starving town you probably never heard of

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:50pm 1/10/2016 at 7:50pm
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You probably never heard of Madaya.

It’s a town in Syria near the Lebanese border that has been under rebel control, and now is under seige by Hezbollah and the Syrian regime.

And the people are starving to death. That mass starvation has received very little media coverage in the U.S....

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Soros: Don’t Let Demagogues Make You Fear ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:00am 12/29/2015 at 7:00am
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One of the things that I find amusing about the Democrats’ war on the Koch brothers is the fact that it seems to be based more in projection than in fact.  George Soros is notoriously behind and/or involved in a slew of progressive initiatives, websites, and assorted pot stirrings.

It’s usually a...

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Meeting Refugees Coming Ashore In Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 7:00am 12/27/2015 at 7:00am
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WAJ Intro: Mirit Hadar is our friend in Ithaca. She is Israeli, and is traveling to Greece over winter break as a volunteer with IsraAID. Mirit will post about her journey, at Legal Insurrection and her own website. This is her second post. Part 1 is here.

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Volunteering was mostly about meeting people,...

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My Journey to help Syrian Refugees in Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:00am 12/23/2015 at 7:00am
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WAJ Intro: Mirit Hadar is our friend in Ithaca. She is Israeli, and is traveling to Greece over winter break as a volunteer with IsraAID. Mirit will post about her journey, at Legal Insurrection and her own website, periodically over the next two weeks.

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When I am asked why I am about...

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ISIS didn’t need Trump to recruit and grow, it had the Obama-Clinton foreign policy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 2:30pm 12/22/2015 at 2:30pm
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Hillary Clinton flat-out lied when she claimed during the Democratic Debate on December 19, 2015, that ISIS was showing videos of Donald Trump’s immigration comments as a recruiting tool.

Despite the lack of any proof of the video claim, Team Hillary is refusing to apologize, and instead has fallen back on the...

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Iran’s Bad Week In Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 6:30pm 12/20/2015 at 6:30pm
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Iran and its allies have taken a beating in Syria according to recent reports.

Perhaps the most spectacular was the airstrike overnight that killed the notorious child killer, Samir Kuntar and eight other terrorists in a Damascus suburb. Prof. Jacobson rightly called Kuntar “among the most notorious and vicious terrorists,” for shooting...

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Chuck Hagel Slams the White House

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 5:00pm 12/20/2015 at 5:00pm
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Chuck Hagel was Obama’s third Defense Secretary–the other two: Robert Gates and Leon Panetta–to leave his position under difficult circumstances.

As late as November 19, 2014, Hagel told Charlie Rose that he didn’t wake up in the morning worried about his job, and in less than a week, on the 24th of...

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Terrorist and Hezbollah commander Samir Kuntar killed in Israeli airstrike near Damascus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 1:00am 12/20/2015 at 1:00am
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Samir Kuntar was among the most notorious and vicious terrorists.

A Druze, he was part of a group that landed in Israel in 1979, took a family hostage, and smashed a 4-year old child’s head against a rock with his rifle butt:

On April 22, 1979, Quntar, commanding a small unit of four...

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Russia’s Focused Brutality Trumps US’s Gentle Touch In Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 3:45pm 12/17/2015 at 3:45pm
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Russia’s policy of bloody deterrence and intimidation is reaping battlefield victories, and exposing US fecklessness in Syria.  President Obama has decided the risk of alienating the Syrian population and providing propaganda fodder for ISIS and other anti-Western organizations outweighs the benefits of a substantive military intervention, but Russian President Vladimir Putin’...

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What about the Syrian Christian refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10:00am 12/16/2015 at 10:00am
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The number of Syrian Christian refugees the United States has taken in is extremely small.

And yet this is a group that ought logically to be first in line because members face the most obvious danger and persecution—not only in Syria, but in several Arab or Muslim countries to which they might...

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Texan Sues Ford Dealer After Truck with Company Logo Used by Syrian Fighters

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 11:45am 12/15/2015 at 11:45am
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What would you do if your old truck adorned with your business name and phone number became part of a viral photo? Assumed to be a “terrorist sympathizer” by many viewing the photo, this Texan plumber sued the dealership.

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Texas Drops Request for Temporary Restraining Order Against Syrian Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2:45pm 12/4/2015 at 2:45pm
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Earlier this week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a complaint seeking to block resettlement of six Syrian refugees.

Sarah Rumpf reported:

The lawsuit names as defendants various federal entities such as the Department of State, Secretary of State John Kerry, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and HHS Secretary...

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Texas Files Suit to Block Syrian Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/2/2015 at 7:30pm
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On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (Texas HHSC), filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking to block the resettlement of six Syrian refugees in Texas.

The lawsuit names as defendants various federal entities such as...

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Ankara vs. the Kremlin: Putin Signs Sanctions Decree Over Downed Jet

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:00pm 11/29/2015 at 12:00pm
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Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing sanctions against Turkey in retaliation over last week’s downing of a Russian jet that crossed into Turkish airspace near the Syrian border.

The decree went into effect immediately, and places a stranglehold both on Turkish businesses operating in Russia and on Russians who...

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