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Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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So much noise, so much stuff. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 7:30 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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And more than doubled the number of civilians murdered, so proud are they of this deed of derring-do. They invited "friends and journalists." Did any, will any, Westeren -- non-Israeli -- journalists cover this event? Will any of them begin to explain what Israel faces, and what, already, other peoples ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 5:22 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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A few years ago I posted something about Robert Malley and his father Simon Malley. I ended by asking a question of Robert Malley: had he, I wondered, sufficiently examined and pondered the nature of Islam so as to be able to do what his father could not do, get outside all the colonialist and colonialist ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 2:12 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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MK Yitzhak Herzog of Zionist Union on left and MK Ahmed Tibi of United Arab List on right Source: Miriam Alster/Flash 90 When we posted yesterday on “Yellow Journalism Roils Final Week of Israeli Knesset Elections”, we drew attention to the Zionist Union endeavoring to form an alliance with the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 1:30 PM by Jerry Gordon
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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  Sidney Blumenthal and Hillary Clinton Read what my friend Ken Timmerman, author of Dark Forces; The Truth Behind What Happened at Benghazi, has to say about Hillary emailgate.  Note the Benghazi connections vis a vis exchanges between former Clinton aide  Sidney Blumenthal and Hillary via ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 11:49 AM by Jerry Gordon
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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From the BBC Nearly 60 imams and leaders of Muslim organisations have signed an open letter to the government accusing it of criminalising Islam. They say that the "terror threat" is being exploited for political capital in the run-up to the general election. Signatories include ex-journalist ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 10:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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Malia Zimmerman writes in Fox News: A baby-faced executioner who looks to be no older than 12 appears to kill an Israeli Arab who confesses to being a Mossad spy in the latest stomach-turning video released by ISIS. The 13-minute clip was released via Twitter Tuesday evening, and shows a seated ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 8:59 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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Djokar Tsarnaev was a cool and collected customer, when -- twenty minutes after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, which he observed with mild interest -- he went into a store to buy a bottle of milk. He was cool and collected for days afterwards, emailing to his friends and telling them to take care ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 8:40 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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There has always been a question whether Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative definition of Israel’s security interest was an opportunistic political tactic or a matter of well-thought-out conviction that it was the necessary strategy to achieve for the Jewish state a durable security that would not be ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 7:43 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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Here. With the DOJ unable to find anything wrong with Officer Darren Wilson's conduct, but unwilling to dwell on this (it was dealt with quickly at Eric Holder's press conference), the Department of Justice  decided to do everything it could to minimize that finding and instead Eric Holder spent ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 6:24 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
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I would use the term 'defected' to Syria myself. Flee suggests escaping from something threatening; there was nothing threatening about the prospect of a good education, a good career and all the benefits of a life in England which was the future before these traitorettes. From the Telegraph The ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2015 4:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
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Isarel PM Netanyahu on Campaign Trail Source Gali Tibbon/ AFP/ Getty Images When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a snap election in December 2014 for next Tuesday, March 17th, it was on the basis that he would be popularly returned to serve an unprecedented third term as ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2015 10:57 PM by Jerry Gordon
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
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By now everyone knows that EMP stands for Electro-Magnetic Pulse. There are two causes of EMP. The first is natural. Solar flares or storms from the sun occur periodically. In 1859 when about the only electrical device was the telegraph, a huge high voltage EMP hit the earth. It wreaked havoc upon the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2015 5:47 PM by John Constantine
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
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Robert Malley Senior Assistant to National Security Adviser on MENA, Obama White House Source: FrontPageMagazine Robert Malley has been a controversial policy insider and opponent of Israel in both the Clinton and Obama Administrations.  Malley faulted Israel for the collapse of the 2000 Peace ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2015 4:58 PM by Jerry Gordon
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
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Here. He deplores ISIS, but does not connect ISIS to the general contempt that Islam inculcates for everything that is not Islam, and especially for all that preceded it, that is in what Muslims call the Time of Ignorance, or Jahiliyya. For all of his relative outspokenness, Abdulrahman Al-Rashed ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2015 1:36 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
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The barbarism of Islamist terrorists grows every day. They are committing war crimes by systematically destroying the cradle of Western civilization and erasing the history of the region.   The world has become familiar with Islamist actions: not just the cruel brutal behavior of the Islamist State ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2015 8:13 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
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Here. He specialized in killing the foreigners. But to make sure that they would remain calm, until the very end, he would prepare them for their close-up over and over again, assuring them it was only a video which would be used to elicit concessions from their countries of origin, and that no harm ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2015 7:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
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The Senators who signed the letter to Rouhani were making a Constitutional point, and also one that they felt might help persuade the Iranians to be more forthcoming given that they have already managed to wring so many extraordinhary concessions, though in a position of great and growing economic weakness, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2015 7:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
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The reaction of Barack Obama and others who support him, to the letter sent to Rouhani and signed by 47 Senators, is instructive. This former lecturer in Constitutional Law did not address the central Constitutional question, which is whether or not whatever is reached with Iran should be called a Treaty ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2015 6:14 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 09 March 2015
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Arkansas  Republican US Senator Tom Cotton Tall Lincolnesque Arkansas Junior Senator Tom Cotton did his constituents and all Americans proud.  His open letter to Iran’s Supreme Ruler Ayatollah Khamenei signed by 47 fellow Republican Senators was a ringing Constitutional declaration of Senate authority ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2015 10:53 PM by Jerry Gordon
Monday, 09 March 2015
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Here. What the BBC leaves out from its "Muslims are worried" (are they really? where is the evidence for this?) account of a shooting in Dallas of a practically just-arrived Iraqi immigrant, is that the killer was one, or more, of a group of four black males, that the shooting was drive-by, and that ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2015 9:54 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 09 March 2015
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And he, Valls, fails to realize that the Front National's success is the consequence, not the cause, of the failures of both the Socialist Party (PS) and the UMP. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2015 8:35 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 09 March 2015
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Egypt could not continue to claim to have control over the headwaters of the Nile, and this face-saving agreement to try to agree with Ethiopia may, if the Egyptians remain more or less ruled by the sensible, avoid a violent conflict with its riparian rivals.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2015 8:15 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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