Beijing, Teheran, Building Bridges to Latin America
I frequently complain about Barack Obama not paying enough attention to Latin America. The region affects our security directly, yet the Obama administration gives little sign of recognizing the efforts of China, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba and others to build alliances against our interests. Two recent articles help illustrate the dangers. The first deals with Iran’s ongoing efforts to strengthen supporters in Latin America’s large Arab | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — March 31, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/31/gm-chrysler-move-jolts-markets/ Bankruptcy still looms for GM, Chrysler — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/31/congress-goes-green-but-holds-on-to-coal/ Coal is winner even in ‘green’ Congress — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/31/zimbabwe-prison-compared-to-death-camps/ Zimbabwe prison compared to death camps — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/31/iran-offers-help-afghanistan/ Iran offers to help in Afghanistan — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/31/us-to-retain-pressure-on-iran-guards/ U.S. to retain pressure on Iran Guards — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/31/european-trip-to-test-obamas-influence/ European trip to test Obama’s influence — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/31/obamas-tough-love-doesnt-dent-detroits-spirit/ Motown suffers from Wall Street envy — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/31/gm-move-now-a-tightrope-for-obama/ GM move now a tightrope for | Read More »
The Unready (to Face Evil) One
Podcast Show Notes The unready one: not able to face down evil. (Hat Tip: Right Wing News.) Another Teleprompter malfunction. Geithner seeks unprecedented powers. Liberal blogger: Cantor’s right about Geithner plan. What Primary Challenges wrought: Arlen Specter flips on card check. Health care facts. (Hat Tip: Club for Growth.) Banning plasma TV in California. (Hat Tip: Hot Air.) Should non-profit newspapers become officially non-profit? New | Read More »
Today’s Headlines — March 20, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/20/money-helicopters-urged-for-pakistan-militant-figh/ EXCLUSIVE: Money, choppers urged for Pakistan Civilian efforts to aid strategy against Islamists — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/20/aides-attempt-to-shield-obama-from-controversy/ Aides attempt to cover for Obama — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/20/obama-sends-new-year-greeting-to-tehran/ Obama sends Iran new year’s greeting — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/20/brownback-ill-derail-iraq-nominee-confirmation/ Brownback to block Iraq nominee Senator says Christopher Hill misled him — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/20/wanted-a-corporate-bonus-killer/ Treasury seeks corporate bonus killers Hiring ‘executive compensation specialist’ — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/20/wizards-owner-pollin-ready-to-pay-penalty-to-win/ Pollin would pay penalty to win Salary cap won’t | Read More »
Let the surrender to Iran begin!
The NYT reports that Obama sent a groveling video to Iran. Lovely. I wonder how it will look when the edited version gets to the masses. In any case, Iran’s response is that as long as we’re going to surrender it needs to be unconditional. Invoking art, history and “the common humanity that binds us,” President Obama offered a “new day” in America’s relationship with | Read More »
US message handed to Iran by Turkey
Cross posted at www.thepoliticalclass.com US message handed to Iran by Turkey From the Fars News Agency. Link here. TEHRAN (FNA)- US Ambassador to Ankara James Jeffery alleged on Thursday that Turkey’s president had conveyed to Iranian leaders the message that Washington was sincere in the changed approach toward Tehran. President Abdullah Gul conveyed to Tehran a message that Washington is “serious on talking | Read More »
Moderates in the Taliban?
“There may be opportunities to reach out to moderates in the Taliban, but the situation in Afghanistan is more complicated than the challenges the American military faced in Iraq, Obama said.” The above quote from President Obama puzzles me. I don’t know that there are any “moderates” in the Taliban. What exactly constitutes a moderate? Is it someone that just wants to kill some of | Read More »
Obama Heals The World Via DVDs!
We were told over and over again during the campaign that the presidency of Barack Obama would restore our standing in the world. I’m not sure of the definition of “restore” but I am finding it a little different than what I would have imagined. Consider the following: 1. DVD-Gate: Apparently the appropriate gift to a visiting head of state from one of our closest | Read More »
See No Evil: The Obama Foreign Policy
One of the major concerns conservatives have had with candidate Obama has been his seriously warped view of world politics and foreign policy. Candidate Obama did everything in his power to get into the good graces of the left wing fringe of the party to unseat her royal highness and heir apparent Hillary Clinton, the powerful front runner and New York native (wink wink.) While | Read More »
Loose Lips Sink Ships (Feinstein D-CA torpedoes Pakistan)… why Democrats cannot be entrusted with US Security
It would appear that the following Posters need to be put up all over Washington DC to remind Democrats that “Loose Lips Can Cost Lives” and while the old saying used to also have a “Loose Lips Sink Ships” variety – today it is “Loose Lips Will Ground Predators.” And to think these fools think it will be fine-and-dandy to have Trials for Terrorists in | Read More »
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Would American intelligence analysts cover for Iran?
So what happened? Did our intelligence community just vote for Iran’s nuclear bomb making after they voted against the idea?
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Administration: Obama’s Iran diplomacy plan is going to fail
During his Presidential campaign, Barack Obama famously promised direct diplomacy with Iran, going as far as to say he will meet Iranian leaders without preconditions of any kind. Even as Iranian-funded and -armed forces in Iraq were bombing civilians and shooting at American troops, he promised to meet with their leaders. We’re not at war with Eurasia, and absolutely should not start one. As he | Read More »
Now Iran Wants to Talk to Obama; The Day After Israeli Elections
…and now Iran is asking Obama for talks. That would force Obama to place pressure on whatever new coalition ultimately forms a government in Israel NOT to do a bombing raid on Iran’s enrichment facilities. Predictable move, let’s see if it works. My bet: Obama will start shrieking like an 8 year old girl again.
Iraqi forces kill senior Mahdi Army operative
www.thepoliticalclass.com Iraqi forces kill senior Mahdi Army operative – The Long War Journal Bill Roggio over at The Long War Journal reports that the Iraq police killed one of the bad guys. Well done to them. Story here. Iraqi police killed a senior member of the Mahdi Army during a raid in Diwaniyah province, sparking a protest from the Sadrist movement. Twenty other ” Sadr | Read More »