A Brief Meditation on Media Manipulation: Israel, Republicans, Ordinary Politics
This isn’t news; it’s a polemic
Israel: Rumors of War in a World Transformed
Surveying how much has changed.
Israel, Iran, Hamas, and Why it’s Not 2014 Anymore
Hamas' purpose was to attack the unity of the de facto Middle East coalition – a coalition against radical Iran – forming through the Abraham Accords. The premise of the attack was that framing the conflict as a response to an outrage against Al Aqsa, and forcing Israel to strike back hard, would peel away the Arab partners to the Abraham Accords.
Biden: ‘NO Amendment to the Constitution is Absolute.’
Got your amendments right here, Mr. President
Divide-istan: Straight Talk about Breaking up the USA
The impetus for a break-up depends mostly on how badly "RED" America wants to escape the repressive policy overreach of "BLUE" America.
2021 and the Power and Scope of Revelation
The pretense of honoring the rule of law is already gone. It was gone under Obama for years, but it has now emerged into the open as a change in the rules of engagement.
‘9/10’ Media Mindset: Threat from Soleimani ‘Not Imminent’
In military planning terms, Soleimani was the operational center of gravity for Iran’s proxy campaign throughout the Middle East, from Iraq to Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. That operational center of gravity just received a knockout blow.
‘Trump Effect’ Takes Iran: Regime Carpets Country with American and Israeli Flags
Probably the most overlooked aspect of the “flags on the sidewalk” phenomenon in Iran is that, as the regime paints those flags everywhere, hoping Iranians will step on them, it is basically symbolizing its – the regime’s – effective “occupation” by its obsession with the Great Satan and the Little Satan.
Port in Turkey, Israel Bombing Iraq, U.S. Embedding Along Land Bridge
Shadow battle with Iran continues
On Purim, the Spiking of Iran’s Land Bridge Across Mesopotamia
It has been clear for some time now that Iran has been eyeing the Golan as a gateway to military leverage over Israel. With U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan, the vector of geomilitary momentum will shift significantly.
Apology is NOT Enough: House Democrats must Sanction Ilhan Omar
In America, Ilhan Omar has the right to express anti-Semitic views, using, if she chooses, the same anti-Semitic themes as Nazi propagandists. Her constituents in Minnesota have the right to elect her to Congress. But that doesn’t mean any of them has a right to any committee assignments for Omar in the House of Representatives, much less choice ones like the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Trump Resets Syria Strategy: Announces Syria Pull-out
The U.S. leaving Syria won’t mean Syria descending into chaos. I can’t say I like what it does mean for Syria. But chaos is not in the offing.
VP Pence Hints Who’s Behind Migrant March; Media Mum
the timing of the migrant caravan tells its own story. If we look at it as a move by Russia and Iran, in particular, it can be logically recognized as part of a campaign to attack U.S. interests on a broad front. The motive is to increase the pressure on the Trump administration across the board, partly but significantly because Trump is shifting his strategy in Syria toward going for Tehran’s solar plexus by kicking Iran out of it.
Mexico’s Probable Next President: ALL World’s Migrants have ‘Human Right’ to Live in US
AMLO is all for tearing down borders – except that of course Mexico gets to have them, and rely on them to protect policies on economics and other issues. Mexico moreover gets to use the power of the nation-state to … well, not to put it too delicately, to extort the United States.
Downhill Slide: Posturing Over the ‘Plight of Gaza’ has Passed Peak Virtue-Signaling
It probably doesn’t feel this way to the people trying to explain why Israel has to defend herself, but over the past week, since Hamas’ border fence “protests” from Gaza cranked up, there has been a distinctly tinny, perfunctory sound to the adverse media coverage and political shouting.
Non-credible: Report of Israeli F-35s Operating Over Iran
The source of the report claiming that Israeli F-35 strike-fighters flew into Iranian airspace during the past month was a sensationalist Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. So the claim seems most suspect.
While Media Repeated ‘********’, Trump Altered Policy on Iran, Hezbollah
As long as the mainstream media have rumors of geniuses and *********to combat, they may not be able to mount a concerted, thematic counter-effort against Trump’s actual policy moves.
An Interesting Timeline not Found Elsewhere on Iran Protests
A report is also circulating that a top member of the clerical council in Qom has expressed support for the popular protesters. That doesn’t mean anything specific is going to be conceded to the protesters. But it does mean, at the least, that at least some on the council see a need to appease the people
Cry Havoc: Iran Builds Land Bridge to Syria
The pretext for Iran, as always (since 2014), is “defeating ISIS.” Iran has exploited this strategic pretext in order to gobble up the territory that will form her land bridge.
Trump Moves to Decertify Iran; Iran SUDDENLY Open to Negotiating Missile Program
By conducting numerous tests of nuclear-capable missiles, Iran has been daring the UN and JCPOA parties to stop them. Now that Trump looks prepared to call Iran’s bluff, the mullahs are suddenly ready to negotiate the missile program.
Crazed Reaction to Trump on NFL Kneel-Squad
NFL players who refuse to honor America’s symbols as a way of denouncing the police (or, apparently, white people) are wrongheaded. So are those who make excuses for them
Israel’s ‘Not Routine’ Strike on Syrian Special Weapons Facility Confirmed by Imagery
Israel is in this as a fight for her existence, and will not be deterred or limited by the military arrangements of others. Put more bluntly, Russia’s interests in Syria, and effective control of Syrian airspace, will not hold a veto over Israel’s strategic latitude.
Priebus out; Trump Names DHS Sec. Kelly New Chief of Staff
Kelly’s walking into something that will be a tougher challenge than homeland security. He’s a good choice, and we have reason to hope for good things to come of it.
In Clear Attempt to Sabotage U.S. Relations, Intel-Leakers Tell Media What Trump Did NOT...
Bottom line: Trump didn’t expose sensitive information about intelligence sources and methods. (Keep that in mind. Trump has not exposed anything.)
Strike at Damascus Airport: Israel Shows How it’s Done
Iran, Assad, and Hezbollah tried to sneak in yet another high-value arms shipment via the Damascus Airport. Israel's destroying the shipment is a reminder of the IDF’s readiness to react immediately
Surveillance of Trump: House Now has First BIG Answer to the RIGHT Question
It’s a new world we’re in today, the world of Big Data. The handling of Big Data has been oozing out beyond the boundaries of the Fourth Amendment for some time now. Trump was a victim of this
Getting Real: Why Israel is Ramping Up Responses to Iran-Backed Provocations From Syria
Surprisingly, Israel not only went public about the strike and missile intercept but followed up with an explicit vow to destroy Syria’s air defense systems if they are used against IAF aircraft again
Short-circuit: Trump Hacks the ‘Deep State’
The long and short of the "Trump/Russia-election" line of attack is that the Obama Democrats can’t run it without implicating every unsightly thing the Obama administration did to set it up.
Threats and Vandalism Targeting Jews: Time for Leadership, Pres. Trump
That law enforcement hasn’t identified the perpetrators is a big “tell” here. It tells me this is a suspicious development, not legitimate evidence of a spontaneous wave of anti-Jewish crimes.
Keep Calm and…Keep Calm
The mainstream media and the Left keep telling you everything is in chaos and everyone hates Trump.None of it's true. It’s amazing how much of the supposedly factual reporting turns out to be false.