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Archive for the ‘Middle East’ Category

“Lawfare” Keeps Israeli Officials Home

January 5, 2010

Using the usual tactics of fear and intimidation, Palestinians stop Israeli officials from travelling.  It matters not that the so-called government of the Palestinians is run by groups who are perpetrating violence against a sovereign nation and innocent civilians.  The fact that Palestinians have died makes Israel guilty of “evil.” When will the Palestinians hold […]

Wednesday Hero: Staff Sgt. Dennisur Thompson

November 22, 2009

Staff Sgt. Dennisur Thompson Staff Sgt. Dennisur Thompson, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, overcompensates a left turn while on a driving simulator as a part of the Save a Life Tour in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the […]

Immigration, Democrats Duck-and-cover, and The FDA

May 15, 2009

For those who think the United States is alone in it’s immigration troubles, you should check out Italy’s immigration situation. Kind of reminds me of how the US deals with Cuban refugees. If they are fond at sea they are returned to Cuba, if found on land, they are on arrested. Meanwhile, the Obama administration […]

History Repeats Itself In Afghanistan and Pakistan

May 10, 2009

Reports on Friday and Saturday indicated that the Taliban is using civilians as human shields. This article seems to imply that this is a surprise. I fail to understand why it should be. This has been a tactic of intimidation used by every terrorist guerilla warfare group, at least in recent history–Hamas, the Taliban, all […]

Abandoned Partners

March 24, 2009

Sunday’s announcement that former insurgents were under Iraqi control was fantastic news. It defied all the gloomy predictions since the plan was announced. Of course, independent journalists, like Michael Yon have been telling the real story of these former al-Qaeda members for a long time. While only about 10-15% of those fighters will actually have […]

More of the Same…

March 14, 2009

Washington needs to be very cautious making deals with Afghan insurgents? Really? Do you think the Obama administration will listen? The International Crisis Group said previous deals had broken down within months and strengthened the militants. Instead, it said Afghans needed a stronger state and the rule of law. In its report, the Brussels-based ICG […]

10/09 Morning Report

October 9, 2008

Does anyone remember that 10 years ago, some experts were already predicting the financial crisis we are in today? A Fox News report shows that indeed they were. So why is everyone so suddenly surprised that it happened? (…maybe the media ignored it rather than make people worry about their credit levels…that conservatives were saying […]

01/08 Morning Report

January 8, 2008

Iran is playing games in the Gulf, again. I realize that 5 armed speedboats are no match in open waters for 3 navy warships. But, the significance cannot be overlooked. Attention getting is one thing. Deliberately sparking an international incident is something altogether different. The commander of the Hopper, a guided-missile destroyer, was “very close […]

1/4 Morning Evening Report

January 5, 2008

I saw one little political tidbit that really caught my attention. It seems that Islamic organizations are politically pressuring the Pentagon about how they counter the war on terror. Aside from the special interest argument, do we really want special interest groups deciding how the military does it’s job? Hasn’t that been the argument against […]

11/27 Morning Report

November 27, 2007

Isn’t it encouraging that Iran has TWO long range missiles? Modeled after Chinese and North Korean devices, and some modified US weaponry, these rockets can reach targets up to 1250 miles away! Isn’t that exciting! (…oh, but don’t worry about those nuclear non-compliance issues…Iran has no military ambitions…besides the declared purpose of wiping Israel off […]