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My running commentary on events: local, national, and international. Areas of special interest include Israel, Iraq, and dissidents in the Muslim world.

President Obama, It’s Not About the Film

September 25, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Just watched President Obama deliver his speech at the U.N. A few thoughts.

First, the President did a decent job condemning extremism and pointing out that most people around the world are peaceful and moderate. He also stood up for the principle...

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President Obama, it’s not about the film; it’s about facing realities

September 25, 2012

Just watched President Obama deliver his speech at the U.N. A few thoughts.

First, I thought the President did a decent job condemning extremism and pointing out that most people around the world are peaceful and moderate. He also stood up for the...

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Freedom of speech cornerstone of American identity, way of life

September 25, 2012

In the aftermath of the attacks on U.S. embassies in Benghazi and Cairo, many outlets rushed to condemn the creators of the film that supposedly prompted the attacks. The fact that information has emerged in recent days suggesting that the...

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Thomas Sowell: income redistribution doesn’t work

September 20, 2012

Thomas Sowell has a great piece in today’s New York Post about why income redistribution, which then-state-Senator Obama was revealed this week on tape to have endorsed, doesn’t work.

Why, for instance, within a few years of...

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Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren in Manhattan today says, “We have to be ready to defend ourselves”

September 18, 2012

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Today Michael Oren, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, spoke during High Holy Day services at Town & Village synagogue in Manhattan. Oren, who was profiled in today’s New York Times, which characterized him as the...

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Islamist extremists up to their old tricks; moderate/reformist Muslims exist and need our support

September 13, 2012

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On Tuesday, September 11 Islamist extremists murdered U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three staffers in Benghazi, Libya, and others attacked the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Protests continue to rage at U.S. embassies throughout...

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J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. ambassador, murdered in Libya; Islamist extremists torch U.S. embassy in Egypt

September 13, 2012

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Yesterday Islamist extremists attacked the U.S. embassy in Egypt. Islamist radicals in Libya murdered four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, pictured above.

Prior to serving as ambassador, Mr. Stevens did...

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Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood crack down on Egyptian press

September 10, 2012

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been cracking down on journalists, targeting those who criticize the Muslim Brotherhood.

This development is a sobering indicator of Egypt’s regression toward theocracy in the year and a...

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Iran sends troops into Syria; Dems convene in Charlotte

September 5, 2012

Tonight, the second night of the Democratic National Convention, it will be interesting to hear what if any discussion there is of America’s role as leader of the world in protecting human rights. I will be listening for any...

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Exclusive: Iraqi Ally of Israel Dispossessed of his Home, he Says by Iraqi PM Maliki

August 31, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, who in a series of recent interviews with The Algemeiner has spoken of Iran’s alleged bribery of numerous Iraqi officials, says he has received notice from the office of Iraqi Prime Minister...

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