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Iran Condemns Western Sanctions “They are an invasion of the Iranian nation”

 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an “invasion” on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals. “Sanctions are an invasion of the Iranian nation. We should resist the invasion and put the invaders in their place,” Rouhani told officials in remarks broadcast by state TV. “We should not allow the […] Continue reading →

Obama’s 5 Worst Foreign Policy Decisions

John Hawkins  Since Barack Obama has been the Hindenburg of Presidents on the domestic front, there hasn’t been as much commentary as you’d expect about the fact that he has been the Titanic of Presidents on foreign policy. George W. Bush certainly made his mistakes as President, primarily in Iraq, but you did at least […] Continue reading →

Pat Buchanan: Has Hillary Ever Been Right?

 Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy? The valkyrie of the Democratic Party says she urged President Obama to do more to aid Syrian rebels years ago. And last summer, she supported air strikes on Bashar Assad’s regime. Had we followed her advice and crippled […] Continue reading →

ISIS, the Neocons, and Obama’s Choices

 Scott McConnell  Confronting the new Islamic State requires reevaluating old alliances and enemies.  Though Congress and the president were out of town, the final weeks of August have seen the arrival of an unexpectedly critical moment. The brutal beheading of James Foley by ISIS (the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) confirmed that there remains a […] Continue reading →

Iran unveils new short-range missiles, drones

 Iran unveiled a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones on Sunday, as President Hassan Rouhani said its military doctrine was based on deterring and countering threats from unnamed foreign powers. The official IRNA news agency said the Ghadir missile, with a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), is designed to destroy marine […] Continue reading →

As the World Burns: Obama’s “Stupid Stuff” Foreign Policy and its Disastrous Effects

Gayle Trotter  The crowded stadium roars its approval — “Allah is great!” — as a man shoots a woman in a public execution. Militants destroy a historic religious shrine. Women and children face public abuse, private violence, and daily fear. Girls, denied access to education, remain trapped in a seventh-century dystopia. A bloodthirsty terrorist organization […] Continue reading →

Let Congress Vote on Iraq War III

Pat Buchanan  Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain facing starvation if they remained there, and slaughter by ISIS if they came down. But a team of Marines and Special Forces that helicoptered in has reported back that, with a corridor off the mountain opened up by U.S. air strikes, […] Continue reading →

Thomas Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

 Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East — Arab and Israeli alike — were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that […] Continue reading →

In Israel’s Desperate Hour, Obama Leads from Behind

Ken Blackwell “We have your back,” President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently. Mr. Obama’s administration famously claimed to “lead from behind” in overthrowing Libya’s strongman, Khaddafi. Young Sergeant Benjamin Anthony spoke to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit this week.  Sgt. Anthony described a different […] Continue reading →

The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi

Sarah Jean Seman  Kenneth Timmerman has reported from the Middle East for 35 years. He was one of the first journalists on the scene after Iranian terrorists bombed the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. When the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi left four Americans dead, Timmerman recognized the pathetically inadequate […] Continue reading →

Walter E. Williams: Our Unwillingness to Defend Ourselves

 The U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity theft pale in comparison with the costs of paperwork, time and inconvenience imposed on the larger society in an effort to protect ourselves. According to LifeLock, while the laws against […] Continue reading →

Despite Academia’s Best Efforts, Reagan Tops in Poll of Modern Presidents

Matt Towery  In past columns, I’ve mentioned some teachers and professors that I’ve known who bluntly said that Ronald Reagan was the nation’s worst president. It has become rather common in academia to describe the Reagan years as being filled with greed, and later, with deception in the Iran-Contra matter. Ronald Reagan’s “trickle down” economic […] Continue reading →