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Kerry jumps into the Peace Process with Two Strikes against him

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 8:13am 6/26/2013 at 8:13am

1) Kerry to make his mark?

Michael Gordon profiles the new Secretary of State, in Following a Star, Kerry applies a Personal touch

Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Moscow early last month, determined to involve Russia in a new push to try to end the carnage in Syria. After a two-and-a-half-hour...

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Did Syria Receive Russian Missiles?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 4:00pm 5/30/2013 at 4:00pm

In an interview today, President Bashar Assad of Syria claims that Russia has delivered some of the S-300 missiles he bought.The Lebanse paper, Al Akhbar, quoted from an exclusive interview Assad gave to Hezbollah’s Al Manar television channel.

“Syria has received...

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Rats and ships

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 2:30pm 7/5/2012 at 2:30pm

Some flee the sinking ship.  Via Times of Israel:

Manaf Tlas, one of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s closest friends and most trusted military colleagues, who is also the son of the Assad regime’s former long-serving defense minister, has defected from the Assad regime and fled to Turkey, in what one analyst described...

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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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They say you want an education

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2:00pm 5/12/2012 at 2:00pm

well, you know, we all want to change your world view.

Part 2 here.  And remember Hannity’s interview with one of the yutes.

 
 
 

Dick Lugar’s Iran problem: 1998 – one of only four Senators to oppose Iran Missile Sanctions Act

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:52am 4/27/2012 at 8:52am

Dick Lugar’s strong point in the campaign against Richard Mourdock is Lugar’s claim to foreign policy expertise.

Yet an examination of Lugar’s history shows consistent wishful thinking on Iran, something which will be the subject of posts over the next two weeks in the run up to the May 8 primary.

For today, let’s focus...

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30 seconds

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 1:00pm 4/1/2012 at 1:00pm

That’s what this web ad needs to be reduced to.  Just run the part where they are whispering.

Via Lonely Conservative (h/t Linda).

 
 
 

I just needed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 8:58pm 1/29/2012 at 8:58pm

to watch this again.

I was a student in Moscow at the time, and it was overwhelming.  No one thought it was possible.  And it wasn’t, it just happened.

 
 
 

Good and bad cyberwar news

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12:15pm 11/18/2011 at 12:15pm

First the good news, completely unconfirmed but great to speculate about:

Is the Stuxnet computer malworm back on the warpath in Iran?

Exhaustive investigations into the deadly explosion last Saturday, Nov. 12 of the Sejil-2 ballistic missile at the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Alghadir base point increasingly to a technical fault originating in the...

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They still hate us, but now they’re not afraid of us too

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 5, 2011 at 11:52am 8/5/2011 at 11:52am

The breadth and depth of the Obama’s administrations screwed up priorities is straggering.

It’s not bad enough that they are on the wrong side of big government history domestically, we have witnessed a wholesale abdication of power abroad in a myriad of ways.

This story at

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5 Russian Nuclear Experts Aiding Iran Die In Plane Crash

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 10:45am 6/23/2011 at 10:45am

While there has been plenty of speculation that Israel has been assassinating Iranians involved in Iran’s nuclear program, and sabotaging the program through Stuxnet and other means, would the Israelis sabotage an entire passenger plane to get at five key Russian nuclear experts involved in the Iranian nuclear program?  Via Haaretz:

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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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Obama to Assad: “Reform” is the New “Now Means Yesterday”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 6:15pm 6/1/2011 at 6:15pm

We have set the bar so low for how the international community deals with the bloodshed in Syria, that even Bashar Assad probably can meet it:

The United States said Wednesday that Syria’s release of political prisoners “does not go far enough,” adding that all such inmates should be freed and the...

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Russian Defense Minister Still Smiling

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 9:15am 3/2/2011 at 9:15am

Via Instapundit comes word that Russia is embarking on a $650 billion expansion of its conventional military forces and upgrade of its existing nuclear forces:

The graying bear is getting a make-over. Russia’s military is launching its biggest rearmament effort since Soviet times, including a $650 billion program to procure 1,000 new...

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“Back in the USSR” Was Just a Song

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 11:28am 2/15/2011 at 11:28am

“You don’t know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the USSR, yeah”

It was just a song.  But to Brian Leiter, a law and philosophy professor at the University of Chicago who frequently takes swipes and swings at conservatives, it had a ring of truth to it:

“I should add, of course,...

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Russia “Unexpectedly” Objects To U.S. Missile Defense

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 7, 2011 at 2:00pm 2/7/2011 at 2:00pm

I posted numerous times before about the alleged ambiguity in the New START Treaty language regarding missile defense, and how in the rush for a lame duck, pre-Christmas ratification, the Senate ignored differences in interpretation rather than seek clarification from the Russians.

The Russians consistently had voiced objection to U.S. interpretations, including from...

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