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Where Have All the Allies Gone?

Victor Davis Hanson,   The so-called Islamic State has left destruction everywhere that it has gained ground. But as in the case of the tribal Scythians, Vandals, Huns or Mongols of the past, sowing chaos in its wake does not mean that the Islamic State won’t continue to seek new targets for its devastation. If unchecked, […] Read More →

Walter Williams: Multiculturalism is a failure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly failed.” Both Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain’s ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown Islamic terrorism. UK […] Read More →

Foreign Fighters: White House tries to clarify administration’s ISIS Border Strategy

 The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that officials are considering “additional security measures” to intercept foreign fighters who have joined up with radical militants overseas, on the heels of reports that two Americans have died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. The development comes as the British government raises its threat level to […] Read More →

The Three Stooges of the Apocalypse

John Ransom,  The Middle East isn’t just a foreign policy problem it’s another one of the man-caused disasters that has become the hallmark of the Obama administration’s version of Moe, Larry and Curly. And the cause of the disaster is transparently clear: These stooges are all campaign and no common sense. Because the amigos tres […] Read More →

America Can Expect That ‘another 9/11 is imminent’

Noah Rothman,  Ali Khedery is the chairman and chief executive of the Dubai-based Dragoman Partners. He negotiated Exxon Mobile’s entry into Kurdistan as an executive with that company. Before that, he worked with the U.S. State and Defense departments, and was the longest serving American official in Iraq from 2003 to 2009. Khedery served as […] Read More →

Lessons of the War in Gaza: Tunneling behind enemy lines

Daniel Pipes  As Israeli operations against Hamas wind down, here are seven insights into the month-long conflict: Missile shield: The superb performance of Iron Dome, the protective system that shot down nearly every Hamas rocket threatening life or property, has major military implications for Israel and the world. Its success signals that “Star Wars” (as […] Read More →

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 […] Read More →

Does the Obama Admin Stand with Israel or the Terrorists?

 The Obama Administration’s air embargo of israel has ended. The two-day flight ban played right into the hands of Hamas and had Republicans wondering if the administration had launched an economic boycott of israel. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Republican from Texas, lashed out at the administration’s $47 million aid package to Gaza and the FAA’s […] Read More →

Why There Can Never Be ‘Peace in the Middle East’

Larry Elder  Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest to think the power of his personal diplomacy can bring “peace to the Middle East.” But, once again, when one side publicly calls for the destruction of the other, what is there to discuss? Hamas, designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S., has governed […] Read More →

Middle East Scorpions

Herb London  The old story about the deadly scorpion and the frog has been adapted to the current situation in the Middle East. In the original fable, the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across a river, but the frog is afraid of being stung. The scorpion manages to convince the frog by arguing […] Read More →

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 […] Read More →