Posts Categorized: Global Regions

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The Conservative victory in the UK augurs well for Republicans in 2016 (Guest Post)

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  The British center right party, the Conservatives, won a stunning victory upsetting all predictions of a hung Parliament. This makes the US the exception in the English speaking world of being the only government headed by a leftist, Barack Obama (whom I shall call oBUMa from now on). John Key (New Zealand), Tony Abbott… Read more »

Was toppling Libya all about the money?

Was toppling Libya all about the money?

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In 2011 Barack Obama led from behind a NATO coalition bent on removing Moammar Gaddafi from power in Libya. The removal and death of Gaddafi was, Obama put it, a warning to “iron fisted” rulers everywhere. Syria, Iran and North Korea excepted, of course. Over at Foreign Policy this was hailed as a huge success…. Read more »

Charlie Rose becomes Hillary's campaign spokesman and Chris Wallace screws up

Charlie Rose becomes Hillary’s campaign spokesman and Chris Wallace screws up

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  CBS This Morning was on the screen (I almost said “tube”) this morning and I watched an exchange between Charlie Rose and John Dickerson.  Rose introduced the topic as Marco Rubio being the latest GOP candidate  to “run into trouble” this morning over his comments about the Iraq war. There clearly is a herd mentality out… Read more »

The Lie that George W. Bush/U.S. Created ISIS

The Lie that George W. Bush/U.S. Created ISIS

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Who created ISIS? Was it Jeb Bush’s brother? (Shout out to Rob Lowe- Thank you!). Can it be traced back to CIA overthrow in 1953 of Mossadeq? Jimmy Carter’s lack of leadership support for the Shah in 1979? Is it due to our support of the Saudi royals and other secular Muslim dictators? Or our… Read more »

It's not just Pam Geller. Gays are asking for it too

It’s not just Pam Geller. Gays are asking for it too

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  The response in many quarters to Islamists’ so-called outrage to insulting the prophet Mohammed has been to cower in fear and blame those who exercise their right to free speech rather than those who would kill over it. Lost in the argument is the simple truth that Islamists kill for the sake of killing… Read more »

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Is Reality Starting To Seep Into Greece’s Government? (Guest Post)

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Recently, Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis was sidelined by his own government in the negotiation with its European partners. This followed a lack of progress in the talks to unlock more loans in exchange for reforms. The problem is that the Greek government was elected to roll back the reforms which entails painful austerity measures…. Read more »

Selling out the country is a long standing Clinton family tradition

Selling out the country is a long standing Clinton family tradition

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  In 2014 China made a round trip to the moon with robotic explorers. The Chinese intend to launch a mission to the moon that will return samples back to Earth. They have outlined their ambitious plans for outer space here. IEEE/Spectrum calls China the “Next Space Superpower.” “The Chinese have said repeatedly that they… Read more »

Obama kills another American. And an ally. They were good guys.

Obama kills another American. And an ally. They were good guys.

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  An American drone strike in January killed four people in Afghanistan: An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed in U.S. counterterrorism operations earlier this year, the White House said Thursday. The White House said that Warren Weinstein, an American… Read more »

The biggest jerk ever to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

The biggest jerk ever to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

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It’s confounding: Friday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) reacted to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, downplaying ISIS being close to capturing Ramadi, saying, “This may be one of the most bizarre and insensitive statements I have ever heard a military leader make.” Dempsey said,… Read more »

Iran has Obama by the short hairs

Iran has Obama by the short hairs

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Flashback 2013: Obama hails an agreement with Iran: Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on a historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions. The agreement, sealed at a 3 a.m. signing ceremony in Geneva’s Palace of Nations, requires Iran to halt… Read more »