Blog

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

“I Realized I Do Not Fear Death. I Fear My Daughter Will Not Be Free When I Die”

June 19, 2009

Tonight Bret Stephens, foreign affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal, had some fascinating comments about Iran – its race toward nuclear capability, its connections with North Korea, and the bravery of Iranian people giving...

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Seven Peaceful Protestors Killed, 50 Injured in Iran Yesterday as Demonstrations Continue

June 16, 2009

Demonstrators in Iran today continue to demand a recount of what they charge was a fixed vote that handed Iran’s election to Ahmadinejad. The mullahs have begun drastically restricting press coverage, but citizen journalists in Iran...

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Hear Securefreedom Radio’s Maiden Broadcast Here

June 16, 2009

Caroline Glick, Ralph Peters, and Rick Santorum were the lineup tonight on Securefreedom radio, the new radio show covering national security issues that will begin airing nationally in two weeks on 30 am stations across the country....

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Journalist Still in Crosshairs: Asks Supporters to Make Noise About His Plight

June 11, 2009

Today Bangladeshi journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury e-mailed me that unknown men continue to stake out his family’s home and to chase his car, on motorcycles, when he leaves the house.

Such a pattern is extremely worrisome, he...

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Moderates Stand Firm in Lebanon

June 9, 2009

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Congratulations to the people of Lebanon who this week cast their votes against extremism and brutality.

The dynamic of extremists and elites who refuse compromise, and are inclined to seize power, imposing their will on a pliant, intimidated...

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Journalist Pushes on in Bangladesh Despite Harassment; His U.S. Supporters Keep Faith With Him

June 8, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, who was physically attacked and beaten in February by thugs he believes were members of the Bangladeshi government’s ruling party, has recovered from his injuries.

But this independent...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Let’s Find Out What it Means To Us

June 4, 2009

In his speech last Thursday in Cairo, President Obama emphasized his respect for the Muslim world. While the notion that, with superior¬† diplomatic skills, Obama can sweet talk fanatics like Iran’s Ahmadinejad into becoming statesmen...

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Bobby Jindal and the Soft Bigotry of Good Intentions

May 30, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Interesting story today on how Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal supposedly rebuked former Vice President Dick Cheney for asserting the U.S. is less safe due to some of President Obama’s decisions.

Despite the Huffpo’s headline...

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Let’s Support President Obama in Stopping Iran

May 30, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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This week I have a piece on the web site of the Center for Security Policy detailing former deputy national security advisor Elliott Abrams’ views on President Obama’s chances of effectively employing sanctions to squeeze...

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Bibi: Today in Washington, Remind Our President of These Hard Truths

May 30, 2009

From The Huffington Post

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to the White House today to meet with President Obama, Israel faces a potentially existential threat from Iran, whose leadership has repeatedly stated its intention to destroy the...

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