The Obama Administration's Middle East errors are deepened and the lessons of experience once again rejected in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s latest defense of these wrong-headed policies in a speech given at my first employers, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. Her argument is that the United States should ignore violence and extremism while helping to build democracies. The problem is that most of the violence and extremism comes from forces that the Obama Administration supports or groups basically allied with those forces. The violence and extremism is the inevitable outcome, not a declining byproduct, of this process.
Obama has chosen shaky ally on the way out over strong ally solidly in the American orbit.
Until recently, most of the Arab countries had boycotted Hamas. But now many Arab leaders are competing who will embrace Hamas stronger than the other.
Living well, as the saying goes, is the best revenge, even if it comes at the cost of international criticism.
Col. Meinertzhagen: Brit. policy in the Middle East bets on the wrong horse when appeasing the Arabs
Instead of sticking with our commitment to a new Libya, one in which Americans have friendship and influence – one in which we can walk free, and so can Libyans – we have closed our post in Benghazi and drawn down our embassy staff in Tripoli to “essential” personnel only. It will be of some interest to see how long it takes al Qaeda or other terrorist savages to attack us in Tripoli.
In the 6400 words used by Obama, Islam only constitutes three of them.
It is really wonderful how every day I learn something new. Now I've learned that all government employees can be divided into three professions: teachers, police, and firefighters.
A key feature of “Trump truth” is Donald Trump’s unvarnished, attention-grabbing imprecision when he frames contentious statements.
Maimonides himself walked and prayed in the permissible areas when he visited Eretz Yisrael in 1165
In public, Fayyad tells his people and the rest of the world how much he cares about freedom of expression. He has gone so far as announcing an annual award for press freedoms to be conferred on a deserving Palestinian journalist. Behind the scenes, however, his security officers continue to arrest and intimidate journalists who expose corruption or voice criticism of the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah.
Far from contributing to Mid East peace, the emergence of a new fragile Palestinian state would intensify conflict and instability, with potentially devastating consequences for its people, neighbors, and international order
Supreme Ct ruled on power of Executive vs Legislative branches NOT on Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Niqab(Facemask) & burqa (body sack)mask all 5 senses,so what’s wrong with the hijab (head covering)?
At the outset of President Obama's second year in office, his entire Middle East strategy lies in tatters. But Obama appears incapable of learning the lessons of his failures.
Bibi built the case for stopping Iran and showed there are more choices than "A Deal" or "Attack"
"People are not quitting and running away in disgust. This is the White House cleaning house.”
The Olmert government's September 29 decision to define the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as a "hostile entity" was greeted with quite a few raised eyebrows.
At least Russia and China are probably as mystified as we are about where Obama is going with his missile defense policy.
Was this a catastrophic display of incompetence by Navy personnel or a big lie by the Iranians?
If the Western journalists and donors continue to ignore the reality on the ground, the West Bank could soon fall into the hands of gangsters and armed clans, as has been the case in Jenin -- among the main reasons the Palestinian Authority collapsed in the Gaza Strip in 2007, speeding the rise of Hamas to power.
Overnight, their home became 'illegal'.
Nurtured in hate & usurpation, Muslim hordes historically bring rape, crime & death to Europe
Should we feel good that democracy has functioned and that the people are getting what they want? Or should we feel bad that the people want a repressive dictatorship, the repression of women, the suppression of Christians, conflict with Israel, hatred of the West, and the freezing of Egyptian society into a straitjacket that can only lead to continue poverty and increasing suffering?
You will be reading a lot of accounts of this event mostly saying the same things. But what’s really important?