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Obama’s New Arms Race

Obama’s New Arms Race

  • December 30, 2011
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Is it possible to take back the Nobel Peace Prize?   I only ask because the award given to Barack Obama may well go down as one of the dumbest decisions the Nobel Committee has ever made, even worse than the prizes given to Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat for a treaty that enabled Begin the peacemaker to launch an invasion of Lebanon.

Certainly nothing that Obama has done since receiving the award has justified the bizarre and precipitate decision to give it to him in the first place.   Today the Wall Street Journal...

9/11: Iran Did It!

  • December 24, 2011
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With impeccable timing, a New York judge has ruled that Iran and al-Qaeda were responsible for the September 11 attacks.   Remember when you were told that Iraq was responsible for the attacks in the lead up to the invasion?  Now it turns out that Iran bore “material responsibility” for the attacks, according to US...

We Want Our Drone Back

We Want Our Drone Back

  • December 13, 2011
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Somewhat improbably, Barack Obama is demanding that Iran returns the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that was brought down by the Iranian Army’s electronic warfare unit while carrying out a CIA reconnaissance operations last Thursday.     According to the Washington Times, the Iranians have been trying to extract   data in the Lockheed Martin RQ-170...

The Iran Assassination Plot – a Pretext for War?

  • October 13, 2011
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After so many years of threats and sabre-rattling, is the United States trying to provoke Saudi Arabia into a war against Iran?   If so, it must be truly desperate,  because this supposed plot to kill the Saudi Arabian  ambassador  is so wildly implausible that it really makes no sense at all.

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