Category Archives: Middle East

Israel: The Double Standard – Pt. 3,182

From Haaretz, a truly remarkable story wherein a major national political figure… is honest. (“Justice Minister: Israel Must Keep Jewish Majority Even at the Expense of Human Rights”): Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Monday that if not for the fence … Continue reading

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Slave Auctions in Libya

CNN online has a story (with accompanying video) on slave auctions in Libya. You have to read between the lines, but the essence of the phenomenon is black African ‘refugees’ on their way to the Disneyland of Western Europe being … Continue reading

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Who Names Diseases?

Aeon has a piece titled “Who names diseases?”, by byline which reads: “Swine Flu, Naples Soldier, Ebola. Disease names express fear, create stigma and distract attention. Can they be improved?” Here is a choice paragraph, which inadvertently shows the backwardness … Continue reading

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The Organizer’s Efforts To Help Iran

Politico’s lead story “Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway” is a huge, huge story. By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces. I’m sure you can see adequate … Continue reading

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Michael Savage on Syrian Strike

Michael Savage is a rarity, a conservative Jew who recognizes the key role that both Israel and Jewish Neocons (like Kushner) play in the drumbeat towards war.

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Andrew McCarthy on Syria

Andrew McCarthy has a good NR column about why the Syrian strike was a bad idea. (Hat tip: Punk): The U.S. has no vital national interest in joining its civil war. President Donald Trump has now done what candidate Donald … Continue reading

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NYT: ISIS Used Chemical Arms at Least 52 Times in Syria and Iraq, Report Says

They’re not likely to refer to it to today, but in Nov 2016 the NYT reported this: WASHINGTON — The Islamic State has used chemical weapons, including chlorine and sulfur mustard agents, at least 52 times on the battlefield in Syria … Continue reading

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Trump, Syria, & Other Things

Laura Ingraham’s Twitter feed is full of ‘WTF Trump?!’ tweets, as is Ann Coulter’s. Nigel Farage tweets: Military intervention has opened the door to ISIS across the Middle East. Many Trump supporters will be worried by talk of regime change. … Continue reading

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The Scorpion & The Frog – Pt. 3,188

From a NYT piece titled ‘Generation Revolution’: Why Youth Was Not Enough in Egypt”: What happened to Egypt’s revolution? After January 2011, Tahrir Square became a byword for hope, defiance and the unpredictability of history. The Egyptian people’s unexpected revolt … Continue reading

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Is Israel a Jewish State or a Democracy?

Today, The Gigolo inadvertently pointed out the longstanding double standard when it comes to Israel: [Kerry] said that the “fundamental reality” was that “Israel can either be Jewish or it can be democratic, but it cannot be both.” Joel Pollak … Continue reading

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