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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 […] 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 →

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 […] 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 →

Former al-Qaeda Commander: ISIS Works for the CIA

Jihadist groups part of “Clean Break” plan to balkanize Middle East Nabil Na’eem, the founder of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and former top al-Qaeda commander, told the Beirut-based pan-Arab TV station al-Maydeen all current al-Qaeda affiliates, including ISIS, work for the CIA. “What I want to tell you, the efforts of all Islamic countries, […] Continue reading →

Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrest

 Partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel’s behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him. The Republican governor’s remarks came as Israel […] Continue reading →

Middle East Holds Few Attractive Options for Obama

 Two and a half years ago, the U.S. pulled every soldier out of a mostly quiet Iraq. In the void, formerly al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists calling themselves “The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” are now tearing apart the country, leaving medieval savagery in their wake. Obama partisans are blaming the Bush administration for going into Iraq […] Continue reading →