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Explosion rips at heart of Syrian regime

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 10:38am 7/18/2012 at 10:38am

In late June I noted that something seemed to have changed in Syria, that the threat to the Assad regime seemed more real than ever.

A massive explosion in Syria confirms that indeed things have changed.  The Syrian defense minister and a brother-in-law of Bashar Assad both were killed, via Jerusalem Post:

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Something seems to have changed in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1:30pm 6/27/2012 at 1:30pm

There seems to be a change in Syria, a worsening of the situation for Assad. I can’t tell if this is the turning point, a turning point, or just a bump in Assad’s road to staying in power with the military help of Iran, Hezbollah and Russia.

But there seems to be...

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Syrian rebels gaining upper hand?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 3:56pm 6/20/2012 at 3:56pm

With so much going on in the domestic political arena, it’s easy for attention to get distracted from the Iranian-Hezollah-Russian attempt to keep Bashar Assad in power.

Other than when there is a heavy one-day body count, Syria is not in the U.S. news media radar.

This analysis at The Jerusalem Post suggests...

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That other mysterious 2007 explosion in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 15, 2012 at 8:33pm 6/15/2012 at 8:33pm

Not the destruction in September 2007 of the nuke facility likely being built with the help of the Norks.

Via Jerusalem Post, a story I had not heard before, Syria’s chemical weapons program has been focus of Israeli intelligence operations since the mid-1970s.

It was July 2007 and in Aleppo, Syria, the muezzins...

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Stuxnet-on-steroids Flame virus hits Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 28, 2012 at 4:31pm 5/28/2012 at 4:31pm

This is a little scary, particularly if it were put in the wrong hands. Via The Times of Israel:

A new, unprecedented computer virus called “Flame” (or “sKyWIper”) has hit Iran, the West Bank, and other Middle Eastern locations. It is already considered one of the most sophisticated cyber weapons ever unleashed....

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Obama on verge of his grand Iranian bargain

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 9:45am 5/20/2012 at 9:45am

It looks like Obama is going to get the “grand bargain” which has been the point of U.S. policy towards Iran since the Obama administration stood silently as Iranians took to the streets in June 2009.

The grand bargain theory assures the Iranian theocracy’s continued control over not just Iran but an extended terrorist...

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Defending Iran is where credibility goes to die

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2011 at 3:55pm 12/5/2011 at 3:55pm

When someone finds himself so in need of criticizing the U.S. that he ends up defending the brutal Iranian regime which for over 30 years has funded anti-U.S. and anti-Israel groups around the globe and sought to export Islamist fundamentalism, then all credibility has been lost.

See, Glenn Greenwald, George Orwell on the...

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Obama Mishandling of Libya Hurting Efforts Against Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 10, 2011 at 3:05pm 6/10/2011 at 3:05pm

I saw this coming from a mile away.  Actually, from two months away.

Obama insisted on a U.N. Security Council Resolution authorizing a no-fly zone in Libya.  But the U.S. and NATO attacks on Libya have exceeded the U.N. mandate.  What was hailed as a major diplomatic victory in fact laid the...

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Near Silence On Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 12:59pm 4/10/2011 at 12:59pm

The carnage in Syria continues at a dramatic pace, with the Syrian armed forces and/or police routinesly using live fire against protesters.

Yet there is virtual silence from the world community and the Obama adminsitration.  Some recent words of  condemnation, but not much more.  No U.N. action; no sanctions; no demands that...

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Iran Completes Takeover of Lebanon

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 10:13am 1/25/2011 at 10:13am

In an event which should surprise no one, Hezbollah, the Iranian proxy in Lebanon, has taken control of the government in anticipation of indictments of senior Hezbollah officials in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri:

Saad Hariri, whose government was toppled after Hezbollah and its allies withdrew from it...

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Iran Has Been At War With Us For Years

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 2:18pm 10/23/2010 at 2:18pm

There are many take-aways from the Wikileaks documents dump. 

The left is focused on the failure of the U.S. to stop Iraqi-on-Iraqi brutality and torture. 

But there is a theme in the documents which has enormous implications not so much for the past, but for the future.  Iran has been killing American...

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U.S. Ambassador Grenell Urges Germany to Ban Terrorist Group Hezbollah

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 4:00pm 9/8/2019 at 4:00pm

The U.S. Ambassador to Berlin, Richard Grenell, has urged Germany to ban the Islamist terror organization Hezbollah from the country. Writing in the German newspaper Die Welt, the envoy called on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to outlaw the Iran-backed terrorist group that has been “murdering innocent people from Lebanon to Syria,...

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New Book Documents Ties Between BDS Campaign and Terror Groups

http://jcpa.org/pdf/PACBI_unmasked_web.pdf
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:00pm 6/1/2019 at 8:00pm
http://jcpa.org/pdf/PACBI_unmasked_web.pdf

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs just released an electronic “book,” documenting the ties between the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and Palestinian terror groups.

The book, written by  Dan Diker and Adam Shay lays out the connection between Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)—effectively...

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Hey @JoeNBC, we have answer for you: Ukraine helped Hillary with Oppo Research

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8:47am 7/11/2017 at 8:47am

On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough stared into the camera and invited people to contact him if they’re aware of a presidential campaign that accepted “oppo research or support” from a foreign power. The question was based on a quote, shown on the screen, from former Romney campaign strategist Stuart Stevens...

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Legal Insurrection Authors React to Trump’s First 100 Days

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-signs-executive-order-rolling-back-obama-era-climate-change-policy-908435523922
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/26/2017 at 8:30pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-signs-executive-order-rolling-back-obama-era-climate-change-policy-908435523922

Author reaction posts are one my favorite things to publish on the site. The breadth and variety of thought and opinion articulated by our bloggers always make my little political heart beam.

See:
Trump is the Nominee, What Now? Legal...

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Visa Waiver Program Legislation: Bolstered Security or Feel-Good Fix?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:15pm 12/11/2015 at 7:15pm

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris last month, Congress is considering legislation designed to strengthen the existing Visa Waiver Program of which France is a particpant and, “help prevent terrorists from entering the United States,” said Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Subsequent investigations of the Paris attackers revealed a troubling trend —...

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USA: Still believe Norks behind Sony hack, and imposing sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:30pm 1/2/2015 at 2:30pm

Despite widespread media and social media claims that the North Koreans were not behind the Sony hack, the U.S. government stands by the assertion that North Korea is the culprit.

Obama signed an executive Order today imposing sanctions, as The Washington Post reports:

President Obama, while vacationing in Hawaii, signed an executive order...

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