Tag: the Middle East

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While commenting on a post about the circumstances in Iran, I found this clip on C-Span.  It is a lecture by Author Joel Rosenberg.  His extensive resume includes former adviser to Benjamin Netanyahu.  He has been dubbed the modern Nostradamus because his novels seem to come true shortly after release.  He wrote a few non-fiction […]

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The announcement of Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ departure, followed by President Trump’s announcement that he wants to exit Syria, was a seismic jolt felt around the world. I remember where I was on 9/11, another seismic jolt felt around the world. The second so devastating, causing President George W. Bush to take action by […]

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The United States has been engaged in the Middle East for such a long time that we can’t imagine ourselves not being involved with it. It’s seen as an area where we have made important contributions in terms of financing, military supplies and valuable alliances. But it’s finally time to get out. It’s imperative that I […]

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Obama May Sign Israel’s Death Warrant

 

Netanyahu obama israelFor the past eight years, President Obama has insulted, denigrated, criticized and condemned Israel and its leaders. By taking these steps, he has alienated our best Western ally in the Middle East. In his 2015, as the Free Beacon reported, Michael Oren listed the many ways that Obama and his administration damaged the US relationship with Israel.

But it appears that Obama isn’t finished. He may be planning a final blow against Israel as part of his legacy. In his syndicated weekly column in National Review, Charles Krauthammer cites John Hannah of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, who believes that Obama may go to the UN to force a two-state solution on Israel. (Hannah’s article is behind a fire wall.)

UNESCO has already tried to deny that the city of Jerusalem belongs to Israel. As Krauthammer says,

Curt Schilling and Logical Fallacies

 

CurtSchillingTweetFormer star major-league pitcher and current ESPN broadcaster Curt Schilling found himself running afoul of proper online sensibilities today when he tweeted (and then deleted) a picture comparing Nazis to contemporary Islamic extremism.

Naturally, outrage followed, particularly from Gawker Media’s Deadspin, which referred to Schilling as a “big idiot.” (Watch out, Oscar Wilde!) As expected, Schilling was savaged in the comments, and the discussion quickly turned to how Republican presidential candidates are roughly as extremist as Islamic terrorists.

What most pointedly caught my attention was the casualness with which critics changed the analogy that was being made by the graphic Schilling tweeted.