War

To go or NOT to go to war with Iran

Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, is on his way to the United States to argue, again, for a war with Iran. Plenty of US officials including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have also been in Israel to discuss …

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US Response to Gaddafi’s Death Sets Bad Precedent

“We came, we saw, he died,” said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in one of the most flippant and least diplomatic comments heard in recent history. She, of course, was referring to the violent death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. She completely dismissed any calls for justice; there were no declarations by her or any …

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The Saudi Ambassador, Iran, America and more war.

US officials broke up an alleged assassination attempt which supposedly targeted the Saudi Ambassador right here in the good ‘ol U.S. of A. In one of the most protected and secure areas of Washington, D.C., one or maybe two individuals with alleged connections to Iran were going to walk right in and, in the words …

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War, Weapons, and Secretary Clinton on Eggs and Tomatoes in Syria

US Condemns Attack on Envoy in Syria reports Al Jazeera. “More violence!” I thought. Apparently Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared my initial shock declaring, “We condemn this unwarranted attack in the strongest possible terms.” Whew, that is intense, but then I found out the envoy was “attacked” by eggs and tomatoes. The American Ambassador, …

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Israeli Isolation and Palestinian Pockets at the UN

Palestinian officials are poised to request that the United Nations recognize them as a State. It is very similar to the unilateral declaration that Israel made in 1948. Unfortunately, Israel, and its best friend America, are doing everything than can to stop them. They are claiming that this Palestinian State should not move forward under …

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Today’s Take – As the World Turns

This week’s earthquake is all but a distant memory. After covering it incessantly for several hours, showing the horror of the tremor that knocked chairs over and shook the CNN newsroom, most news stations went back to their continuous coverage of “the almost fallen” “yet to fall” “inevitable fall” of Qaddafi and his regime in …

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Today’s Take – Muddle in the Middle East, GOP Gods and more…

The Muddled Middle East We start today with the news that one more repressive government, this time in Libya, is gone – well more or less. So far it seems as though The National Transition Council (NTC) spokesperson Mustafa Adel Jalil, is in control control and saying all the right things about equality, peace, justice …

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WikiLeaks: Why aren’t heads rolling?

The approximately 91,000 reports from the war in Afghanistan that were leaked to Wikileaks.org caused cries of outrage. Unfortunately this outrage was for all the wrong reasons. Headlines read “Pakistan helping Taliban,” “The [Afghan] war takes a hit,” and the like. What they should have read is “Heads Role” and “WikiLeaks: Founder and Leaker arrested …

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