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Monday, 27 April 2015
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Bob Dylan in 1964 told us the times they are a-changin. He also urged senators, congressmen, to please to heed the call. That call has been proclaimed by the New York Timesand the Washington Post that have become part of the vast right-wing conspiracy as a result of their strong stories about the improprieties, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/27/2015 6:07 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015
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On March 9, 2015, an open letter, drafted by United States Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by 47 senators, was sent to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.  It sought to enlighten the Iranians about two features of the United States Constitution.  One was that Congress plays a significant ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/22/2015 7:20 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 20 April 2015
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Everyone except the idiots of the world knows the truth about Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps, and the one where an estimated 1.3 million were murdered. It is preserved as it was in January 1945 when the camp was liberated. The gas chambers at Birkenau were destroyed by the Nazis ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/20/2015 7:26 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 18 April 2015
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Casey Stengel, sometimes reputed as the greatest 20th-century American philosopher, is reported to have asked a simple but critical question: “Can’t anybody here play this game?”  He was apparently referring not to the Obama administration’s Middle East policy, but to the ineffectiveness and hapless ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/18/2015 8:07 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015
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The death in Paris on April 8, 2015 of Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac, historian and member of the French resistance in World War II, has reawakened the controversy of what has been termed “the French paradox.” Although 76,000 Jews were deported from France to their death, how was it that 75% of Jews in ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2015 7:57 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 11 April 2015
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Horrors and chaos in the Arab world never cease. The continuing catastrophe of the brutal civil war in Syria has so far led to 210,000 deaths and 11 million driven from their homes. The latest horror is the siege and battle between Islamic groups taking place within that country in April 2015 in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2015 9:12 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 4 April 2015
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The Obama administration has shown a lack of historic understanding concerning its policy towards China’s proposal to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The White House must understand that its policy lacks judgment when former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, in unladylike ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2015 3:09 PM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 3 April 2015
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A political vacuum exists in the Middle East, and it is significant that France has stepped in to fill it in a principled way.  It is a rebuke to the current Obama administration “reassessing” its options regarding Israel, and lacking a trumpet that sounds a clear call to get ready for battle.   The ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/03/2015 10:22 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 29 March 2015
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A senior White House official, who had perhaps recently seen the film The Godfather, was heard to remark "It's not personal; it's strictly business" when commenting on the attitude of the U.S. administration toward the Israeli prime minister.  One might accept the administration position if President ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2015 8:52 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 29 March 2015
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On February 19, 2015, a full-page ad was published in the New York Times by the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) opposing the invitation given to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress.  It asked the question: “Will Congress side with our President or a Foreign Leader?” The ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2015 8:18 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 21 March 2015
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A saying attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt is that small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, and great minds discuss ideas. This is not applicable to all commentators on public affairs but sadly rather true about the remarks made by the White House after the victory of Israeli Prime Minister ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2015 7:49 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 16 March 2015
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In the week of deadly attacks by Islamic terrorists in Paris, a heavily-armed 32-year-old Frenchman born of Malian descent, Amedy Coulibaly, on January 9, 2015 stormed the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket store near the Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris and killed four Jews during a day-long siege. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2015 10:02 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 13 March 2015
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“Our age” wrote Julien Benda in 1927 in La Trahison des clercs “is indeed the age of the intellectual organization of political hatreds.”  The newest example of this organized hatred is the Conference to be held in the UK between April 17 and 19, 2015 under the auspices of the Southampton Law School. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/13/2015 8:07 AM by Michael Curtis
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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
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Wednesday, 4 March 2015
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Women, if in relatively small numbers, have become as radicalized and militant as males of their own age on behalf of Islamic terrorist organizations. According to recent studies by British research groups, gender is largely irrelevant in likelihood of people becoming extremists. Young Muslim women ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 7:39 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 1 March 2015
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On January 16, 2015, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, a Gambian lawyer, opened a “preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine.” Her decision quickly followed the accession of the Palestinian Authority on January 2, 2015 to the Rome Statute, the founding ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2015 10:41 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 26 February 2015
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On February 21, 2015, one of the lesser known groups of those competing for the Oscar for the greatest global threat of Islamic terrorism made an appearance in the modern form of a video broadcast.  The organization calling itself al-Shabaab (The Youth), the Somali affiliate of al-Qaeda, issued a highly ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2015 6:44 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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To offend one group of people may be regarded as carelessness; to offend two at the same time looks like self-inflicted misfortune. The 92 year-old French Socialist politician and lawyer, Roland Dumas, managed to offend two groups on February 16, 2015 when he accused Prime Minister Manuel Valls of being ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 7:38 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 23 February 2015
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During his visit to the White House on March 5, 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave President Barack Obama a copy of the Book of Esther (the Megillah), the biblical story of the plan by the chief minister of the great Persian Empire to annihilate all the Jews in the kingdom. To understand ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/23/2015 8:19 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 19 February 2015
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In recent days, the dark ideology of Islamic terrorism has been implemented, among other places, by massacres in a kosher deli in Paris, in Belgium towns, outside a synagogue in Copenhagen, and in Libya where dozens of Christian Copts have been murdered.  It must be countered. Destiny makes Saudi ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2015 5:51 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 12 February 2015
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In a by-election runoff on February 8, 2015 in the district of Le Doubs in Eastern France, the Socialist candidate won with 51.4% of the vote. The disquieting element of the vote was that the candidate of the National Front (FN) got only 800 votes less than the winner. Almost certainly, this near success ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2015 11:56 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 7 February 2015
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There has been much talk lately about whether “no-go zones” exist in areas that are totally occupied or dominated by Muslim inhabitants in France and Britain. While these zones are not officially forbidden to non-Muslims, they, like the zones urbaines sensibles(ZUS) in France, are usually regarded as ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/07/2015 8:00 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 2 February 2015
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In a scarcely veiled and undiplomatic allusion to the “Jewish lobby,” President Barack Obama speaking on January 15, 2015 about the views of politicians who disagreed with him on the issue of sanctions against Iran, said he “understood the pressures that senators face from donors and others.” Equally ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2015 7:12 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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On January 16, 2015 President Barack Obama condoned a gross breach of diplomatic protocol. He allowed visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron to appeal directly to a number of U.S. Senators to reconsider their support for a bill imposing new tough sanctions on Iran. Cameron explained he was ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 6:47 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 30 January 2015
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The earth may not have shaken, but it was a delightful surprise that at an informal meeting of the plenary of the United Nations General Assembly, held on January 22, 2015, representatives of 37 nations convened to register their disapproval of anti-Semitism.  Perhaps most surprising was the comment ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/30/2015 6:44 AM by Michael Curtis
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