AMERICAN JIHAD; U.S. WORRIED ABOUT NUMBER OF AMERICANS HEADED TO SYRIA
GENERAL HAYDON; IRAN FAR TOO CLOSE TO A NUCLEAR WEAPON…Continue
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By Alan Caruba
J.R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, wrote that “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
The current live dragon is Syria and its dictator, Bashar al-Assad. Despite two years in which he killed over a hundred thousand Syrians and made a million more refugees, no one anticipated that he would use also poison gas against them, but that’s what dictators do.
One of the reasons given…Continue
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The red line in the sand was drawn by President Obama in August of 2012, and it was at that point he committed America to a…Continue
I am not now, nor have I ever been an isolationist. I am not insensitive to the suffering of the dislocated, dispossessed and imperiled by the conflict in Syria.
Syria: A commander in chief who ignored the first 100,000 deaths in Syria sends his secretary of state to defend the urgency of a delayed attack with unneeded congressional approval against a "Hitler" Kerry dined with.
Then-Sen. Kerry must have been one of the people then-Secretary…Continue
War On Terror: As the regime of Bashar Assad disintegrates, the security of his chemical arsenal is in jeopardy. The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein's air force says they were the WMDs we didn't find in Iraq.
King Abdullah of neighboring Jordan warned that a disintegrating Syria on…Continue
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Arabs are particularly fond of dates with historical or religious significance. Recall the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the fourth Arab-Israeli war led by a coalition of Egypt and Syria. Like earlier wars, it ended in defeat for the Arabs.
It happens that sundown on…Continue
Mideast: The same al-Qaida-linked Ansar al-Sharia that killed four Americans in Benghazi is now training foreign jihadists to fight with Syria's Islamist rebels. Are we about to provide them air support?
On Sept. 11, 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was…Continue
By Alan Caruba
It’s going to be a long weekend and I am not referring to Labor Day. Depending on how events unfold, the President may order an attack on Syria in the wake of the use of poison gas. Not one military expert interviewed on Fox News Channel has said that the use of Tomahawk missiles will achieve anything likely to deter the Syrians from using poison gas again and—worse—possibly using it against Israel as an act of defiance.
Or he may not. There has…Continue
Foreign Policy: Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's bravado is based on the myth of a U.S. defeat that never happened and a timid White House that let four Americans die in Libya. It might be time to set him and others straight.
The fruits of President Obama's ever-shifting red…Continue
I don’t know why the White House doesn’t just send Syria’s Bashar al-Assad a map of where it intends to attack with Tomahawk and other missiles. The bottom line, however, is that this much heralded military adventure is unconstitutional. The President has no authority to…Continue
By Alan Caruba
Who recalls that one of the reasons Americans approved the invasions of Iraq was the fact that Saddam Hussein had used poison gas to kill Kurds?
Now we are told that Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s strongman, has used poison gas to defeat the rebels…Continue
OBAMA GIVES SYRIA $195M TO MARK EID, THE END OF RAMADAN
It’s the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. President Obama has decided to give $195M of taxpayer money to the Islamic nation of Syria to mark the occasion.
In an official White House release, President Obama said: “Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr here in the United States and around the world. During the past month, Muslims have honored their…Continue
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The Libyan Lie: Dozens more CIA operatives were on the ground in Benghazi than previously acknowledged. Were they running guns to Syrian rebels? And why are they and their families now being intimidated?
The only thing "phony" about the Benghazi scandal has been the…Continue
Mideast: The assault on a monastery and the murder of its priest by Syrian rebels is a stark reminder of the threat to Christians in the Middle East and that the enemy of our enemy is not necessarily our friend.
The Vatican has confirmed the murder by beheading of Syrian Catholic…Continue
The Mideast: The president opposed arming the Syrian rebels last year on the grounds the arms could find their way into Islamist hands. This year he's changed his mind — but the rebels haven't changed their Islamist spots.
One would have thought that the decision to intervene in…Continue
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