Middle East  (Page 22)

Nutroots Doing al-Jazeera’s Bidding

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 3:16pm 5/5/2009 at 3:16pm

Al-Jazeera, which has served as a continuous conduit for alQaeda videos, has released a hit-piece on American troops in Afghanistan.

The highly edited, and ominously narrated, few minutes of tape purport to reveal a plot a year ago by a group of Christian evangelical American soldiers to distribute Bibles in Afghanistan. The...

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Relax, The Dems Will Screw Up

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 6:56am 4/29/2009 at 6:56am

It would be very easy to fall into a depression over Arlen Specter switching political parties, giving Democrats a likely filibuster-proof Senate majority. The result will be that Obama will be able to push through much of his agenda without meaningful debate.

Not that I will miss Specter personally. Specter h...

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“What If” May Be Here Soon

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:21am 4/24/2009 at 7:21am

Bill Roggio, who runs a great website, The Long War Journal, has been reporting for months on the steady increase in the power of the Pakistani Taliban, who are approaching the capital of Islamabad. What is most frightening is that the Taliban also are approaching Pakistani nuclear weapons storage areas:

The Taliban...

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Which City Would You Sacrifice?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2009 at 10:22pm 4/20/2009 at 10:22pm

The debate over interrogation of the three top-level al-Qaeda leaders who were subjected to waterboarding is entering the honest phase. The first phase was the “this is the worst thing that has happened in the history of the earth” handwringing on the left. The second phase was the “who gives a...

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Harman Tape Leak A Shot Across Israel’s Bow

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2009 at 12:49pm 4/20/2009 at 12:49pm

CQ Politics reports, based on an anonymous source, that California Democratic Representative Jane Harman “was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges aga...

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The Somali Pirates Are Turning Into The Left’s Useful Idiots

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 13, 2009 at 5:19pm 4/13/2009 at 5:19pm

If ever there were poster children for the term “useful idiots,” the Somali pirates would be it. They just don’t know it yet.

For years, Somali pirates have run amok off the east coast of Africa, taking advantage of private shipping companies, and taking various non-U.S. nationals captive. With wars in Iraq...

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Pirate Episode Hurts Obama’s Negotiating Cred

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 13, 2009 at 12:28pm 4/13/2009 at 12:28pm

I’m thrilled that the Somali pirates were killed, and the Maersk ship captain is safe. The Obama administration is claiming credit for giving the go-ahead for military action. But this presents Obama with a problem.

There are two choices when negotiating with hostage takers/pirates. One is the Israeli model...

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Now He’s Embarrassing Himself

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 7:37am 4/9/2009 at 7:37am

President Barack Obama bowed down to a foreign monarch as part of his apology tour. Whatever one thinks about our relationship with the Saudis, no President has prostrated himself before a Saudi King before in a sign of subservience. The attempts to twist George Bush’s participation in Arab rituals of respect,...

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Why Didn’t The Saudi King Also Bow?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 8:48am 4/7/2009 at 8:48am

The Obama “bowing” incident is taking on a life of its own. Even those who defend Obama without question are acknowledging “the fact that Obama briefly bowed...

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Please Watch The Video — Bush Didn’t “Bow”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2009 at 12:21am 4/6/2009 at 12:21am

President Barack Obama bowed down on bended knee when meeting the King of Saudi Arabia at the G-20 Summit recently. The incident is on video and was widely reported except in the U.S. mainstream media. The White House spin machine has been eerily silent on the issue, which is not...

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Brooks Hearts Obama On Afghanistan

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7:55am 3/27/2009 at 7:55am

David Brooks is back on the Obama ranch, having been lassoed by White House officials when he briefly strayed. Brook’s latest puff piece is The Winnable War. You don’t need to read it. I’ll give you the punch line, which is a shocka:

BUSH BAD, OBAMA GOOD

As in, almost everything we have...

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Double Standard On Americans Hurt In Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 11:44am 3/24/2009 at 11:44am

Tristan Anderson was seriously injured earlier this month while participating in violent protests against the security barrier built by Israel in response to a wave of suicide bombers from the West Bank:

Every Friday for the past seven months, the villagers of Nilin, bolstered by foreign volunteers from the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity...

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Great Reagan Story

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 1:12pm 3/18/2009 at 1:12pm

I happened upon the following, which I hope you will enjoy as much as I did:

Mr. Reagan tells the story of the time in 1981 when a senior admiral came to the White House to brief the President and Cabinet on maneuvers scheduled to begin in the Gulf of Sidra...

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