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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.

U.S. Attorneys, Activists, and Journalists Convene to Defend Free Speech in Washington D.C. Today

May 19, 2009

United in their commitment to defense of free speech against the threat of harassment by radical Islamists, speakers at today’s “Islamist Lawfare” conference, hosted in Washington D.C. by Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum, debated...

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Hold the Line Today in Washington, Bibi, and Remind Our President of These Painful Truths

May 18, 2009

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to the White House later 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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It’s Gone from High Noon to Kumbayah at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C.

May 5, 2009

The mood at this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference – the yearly gathering that drew thousands of Israel-supporters from Sunday till today to be briefed on issues related to the U.S.-Israel...

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Waterboarding of 9/11 Mastermind and Murderer Enabled C.I.A. to Glean “Intelligence Riches,” according to Today’s New York Times

May 2, 2009

Looks like even The New York Times acknowledges that the C.I.A.’s use of water boarding as an enhanced interrogation technique was effective in gleaning vital intelligence from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of the...

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Durban II Would Have Been Good Comedy, Were Abuses by the Self-appointed Arbiters Not So Appalling

April 23, 2009

Serious defense of Israel shone alongside clever and zany protest at the United Nations Conference Against Racism in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this week.

For representatives of countries like China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Cuba to sit on...

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The Founding Fathers Would Have Been Proud of Tea Party Demonstrators

April 21, 2009

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This opinion piece, which ran in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review today, discusses the significance of the tax day tea parties as a healthy expression of the right to petition government for redress of grievances. As the piece...

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Good Call on Durban II, Mr. President

April 20, 2009

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In boycotting the second United Nations Conference Against Racism (dubbed “Durban II”), being held today in Geneva, Switzerland, President Barack Obama has shown leadership in opposing anti-Semitism.

Over the weekend,...

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When President Obama Captures Bin Laden, Will the Loony Left Protest?

April 20, 2009

Looks like the loony left just can’t stop agitating for terrorists’ rights.

The U.S. should never mistreat ordinary prisoners of war. But from what I’ve read, the three terrorist master-planners subjected to the so-called...

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The Soft Bigotry of Good Intentions

April 17, 2009

Interesting story on Huffpo today on how 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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Senior Fatah Leader Denies Existence of the Hand That Feeds his People

April 7, 2009

In this video, senior Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan admits that the entire Palestinian economy is dependent on Israel, yet insists Fatah still does not recognize Israel’s right to exist. Bizarre. One can only hope that ordinary Palestinians,...

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