Syria and the Middle East: An Insider’s Look

    Jonathan Spyer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs and lives in Jerusalem. He is also a columnist for various news outlets and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, including Syria during their current civil war. As such, he is probably more of an expert in this region than anything the Obama administration can muster forth. He was given | Read More »

    Georgia on my mind…

    The U.S. has been left reeling by an op-ed that appeared in the New York Times, and a lot of the focus has been on Putin’s thoughts on American exceptionalism… And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage | Read More »

    Georgia on my mind…

    The U.S. has been left reeling by an op-ed that appeared in the New York Times, and a lot of the focus has been on Putin’s thoughts on American exceptionalism… And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage | Read More »

    Mark Levin Rips Rep. Adam Kinzinger: “He Detest The Conservative Base”

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger On his program Tuesday night nationally syndicated talk show host Mark Levin ripped into Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger over his recent actions which included attacking Texas Senator Ted Cruz, refusing to support efforts to defund Obamacare, and being a cheerleader for military action in Syria. Levin would say: Adam Kinzinger, Air Force vet, 2010 Tea Party candidate.  Tea Party Republican primary | Read More »

    Up a Creek

    It’s easy to see where the Democrats are headed. Are the Republicans going to jump on board?

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    America’s exceptional faith

    Today we got to enjoy Vladimir Putin’s critique of American exceptionalism at the New York Times: My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. | Read More »

    Vladamir Putin Owns US Foreign Policy

    Has Barack Obama unofficially resigned? We wouldn’t get that lucky – at least not until he can figure out how the AACA effects his retirement healthcare. It only seems that way because of some White House Mouth of Sauron’s response to Vladimir Putin’s New York Times Op-Ed.

    “That’s all irrelevant,” the White House official said in response. “He put this proposal forward and he’s now invested in it. That’s good. That’s the best possible reaction. He’s fully invested in Syria’s CW disarmament and that’s potentially better than a military strike – which would deter and degrade but wouldn’t get rid of all the chemical weapons. He now owns this*. He has fully asserted ownership of it and he needs to deliver.”

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    Putin Twists the Knife in Obama’s Side

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Vladimir Putin’s NYT Op-Ed, Obama’s credibility on Syria and what may happen next in the hostile Middle East.

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    Obama, Syria and Impeachment- Yes We Can

    In a previous article here, I posited the question whether Obama could be impeached for an attack on Syria if Congress expressly refuses to grant authorization. From some comments, there would appear to be some misunderstandings. The fact is that- YES- Obama can be impeached for violating the will of Congress regarding Syria. It would be a practical impossibility since it is inconceivable there would | Read More »

    Vladimir Putin Trolls America

    Vladimir Putin Trolls America

    Vladimir Putin has decided to troll America with an op-ed in the New York Times. He gets the better of Barack Obama with much of his op-ed, including pointing out that if our rule is we won’t touch countries with nukes it is just going to incentivize countries getting nukes. But he ends with this: My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked | Read More »

    Finger Lickin’ Frauds and Fence Sittin’ Scoundrels

    One of Newton’s laws of motion states that “every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.” Conservatives would be wise to internalize that law when observing the behavior of the Republican Party.  They will not change on their own.  We need an external force to supplant the current leadership | Read More »

    Obama’s Syria Speech Shows What We Haven’t Learned From 9/11

    So what can we learn from all this going forward?
    1) Don’t draw a Red Line unless you’ve got a nice “or else” ready if the other guy snorts it up off the floor.
    2) People outside the constraints of Judeo-Christian morality will resort to WMDs, terrorism and anything else if force pays off better than Pacifism.
    3) Military action of too small an order of magnitude to enter into the risk-reward mathematics of a would-be terrorist will only piss them off instead of deterring them.

    President Obama failed all three of these lessons. As long as our nation remains this ignorant of the lessons of 9/11, we can expect more terrorism. It works like Hell.

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    Syria: Can Obama Be Impeached?

    With the Syrian military option on hold for now while Obama and his inept administration are played like the proverbial fiddle by Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad, the apparent congressional vote on the authorized use of military force is put off for another day…maybe. It was obvious that Obama was headed towards a stunning defeat in the House of Representatives in a vote that cut | Read More »

    That Speech

    That Speech

    Never has a President given a speech in which he wished to convince Americans to take an action he no longer is going to take. He has become to war what the Clapper is to turning on the lights. War is on and now war is off. But we will never call it war. The President told Americans they need to do this for the | Read More »

    Libya: Obama’s other foreign-policy disaster

    The Weekly Standard offers a glum assessment of Obama’s fiasco in Syria: “With the Russian proposal on Syrian chemical weapons, the United States is being escorted out of the Middle East.” Reset with Russia was originally a strategic priority for the Obama administration because it saw Moscow as the key to getting Iran to come to the negotiating table. Putin, from the White House’s perspective, was destined | Read More »


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