Bunny Snuff Vid Shows Syrian Rebels Have Chemical Weapons

At least we can probably count on the Muslims Brotherhood to refrain from making bunny-snuff videos.

J.E. Dyer: Russia, Iran Standing Off from Obama Showcase Events

The holiday from history is over, although we may be the last ones to see it. Neither Russia nor Iran – nor China, North Korea, or Syria, for that matter – is very interested in signing anything with the West right now. Good deals based on the old assumptions aren’t as tempting when better ones seem to lie just over the horizon.

US Marines Off the Coast of Gaza?

Why are we sending an amphibious readiness group (ARG) with a Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) embarked to sit off the Levantine coast? U.S. officials say it’s to be prepared for any eventuality, including the need to evacuate American citizens, as the conflict between Hamas and Israel heats up.

J.E. Dyer: Ceramic Pig Watch – Offensive Speech in Britain

Ever since the case of the offensive ceramic pigs in 1998, the British have been assiduously refining their methods for dealing with offenses to Islam.

‘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.

Obama on Syria: Low-Quality ‘Jaw-Jaw’

I’m skeptical that we have any intention of taking action against Syria – even punitive action, with no view to an outcome or end-state.

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.

J.E. Dyer: A Fun Independence Day List of Things That are Now Considered Taxes

We must not let our concept of the purpose and character of a tax be corrupted, precisely because taxing us is a power accorded Congress in the Constitution. The definition of “tax” is, in fact, the most important limit on what Congress can do with its power to tax. In the wake of the Obamacare ruling, defining “tax” is defending our liberty – or, from the opposite perspective, attacking it.

J.E. Dyer: Tumultus Post-Americanus

The Tumultus Post-Americanus is now well underway. There is no initiative on our collective part – we have done nothing but react in the last three years – and possibly even less appreciation of how the world is changing. The forms of international discourse – the processes of the UN, the G-8 and G-20, the IMF – are being adhered to now because they are a convenience, not because they produce anything useful.

Yet Another Reminder: Iran Still Closing in on Bomb

Iran could produce enough high-enriched uranium (HEU) for a first nuclear warhead in as little as two weeks.

Iran, Syria and Sanctions-Busting Fakery

One of the key lessons from a career in Naval Intelligence is that if you can imagine it, someone is trying to do it.

Has US Laundered $33 billion in Cash Deliveries to Iran since January 2014?

Earlier this week, the public learned that the entire $1.7 billion had been transferred to Iran in cash, like some illicit deal--which it was.

J.E. Dyer: Reflections on Ambassador Shapiro’s ‘We’re ready to attack’ comments in Israel

For the United States, issuing attack threats in the manner of Hugo Chavez is not a convincing posture. I don’t know if the Israelis will find it reassuring; I suspect the Europeans and Iranians will find it annoying, and decide to ignore it.

Paradigm Shift: Why Iran Now Needs the Bomb

Iran’s relative situation has deteriorated. To regain a sense of leadership and invulnerability – as well as to vindicate Shia Islam over the recent Sunni triumphs in the region – Iran needs a big strategic win. She needs a trump card over the emerging Sunni centers of gravity in Cairo and Ankara.

J.E. Dyer: Finally, the Obama Doctrine – “Atrocities Prevention”

President Obama recently unveiled the Atrocities Prevention Board, and appointed Samantha Power as its head; the same Samantha Power that has called Israel a "major human rights abuser." This is only one of the many troubling aspects of this new initiative.

Are the American voters idiots?

There has been a tremendous growth in vague, elliptical, and/or tendentious narration of what’s going on in the nation and the world. The people can be pardoned for being tired and confused.

Steven Sotloff was an Israeli Citizen — and a Symbol of Civilization

In his travels as a journalist in the Islamic world, Sotloff never referred to his Jewishness.

Are Drone Strikes Analogous to the Civil War?

To advance our objectives in the War on Terror there was and will be nothing to justify the extra-judicial, standoff-distance execution of a US citizen.

J.E. Dyer Videos: Iran and the Reagan Strategy

The topics are “The Reagan Strategy,” and the “Iran Time Bomb.”

Missiles, Missiles Everywhere

Missile tests popping up all over Asia should be seen in this light. Everyone’s arming up, starting with Russia

In the U.S. Capitol: Darkness Rather than Light

It would be so catastrophic to not increase the debt ceiling that Senators must have the option of avoiding the people’s scrutiny.

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

J.E. Dyer: America – This time, it’s personal

The period of the Obama tenure, and now the 2012 election, are forcing Americans to reconsider, in a way I’m not sure we have for a good 200 years, what the vote means, and what politics means to our lives. Since 1792, the sense has gradually crept upon us that when we elect a president, we are electing our collective future. That sense took a giant leap forward with the FDR presidency, and frankly, it took another one when Reagan entered office.

An Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program in What was Formerly ‘Syria’

Remnants of Assad’s nuclear program are alive and well, under the control of Hezbollah and Iran

Nuke talks: Iran Keeps Holding Out for a More Complete Surrender From the West

Dear Pres. Obama, A “deal” in which one side makes all the concessions is, of course, a “surrender.”

A House Divided: the GOP Dialogue Continues

We are in uncharted territory today. The answers for the GOP going forward may not be found in the events of the past.

‘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 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.

The Two Key Aspects of Netanyahu’s Speech (Video)

Bibi built the case for stopping Iran and showed there are more choices than "A Deal" or "Attack"

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