Tweet I did something very nice yesterday: I attended a luncheon at which Victor Davis Hanson spoke. I’ve read his work for years, and knew that I would be in the presence of an intellectual giant. Hanson is an expert in both Classic and military history (not to mention Classic military history). He is also [...]
Tag Archive 'Middle East'
Pat Condell says that, as long as Hamas exists (and, worse, is feted) there will be no peace in the Middle East
Tweet Reality, stripped of politically-correct pap — or, Hamas is even worse than the Nazis:
Tweet It’s been another family-maintenance day, which precludes not only blogging but, quite often, even thinking. Having a house full of children is revitalizing and exhausting all at once. I also took my Mom clothes shopping, which makes her extraordinarily happy, but leaves me limp and floppy. I am every cheapskate’s dream, because I just [...]
Have Liberals (including religious Liberals) lost their capacity to distinguish between Good and Evil?
Tweet John Hinderaker caught a very funny statement from Jen Psaki, who is one of the president’s official spokesmen. She was responding to a reporter’s question regarding the fact that PBS asked the Democrats to take down an add using Big Bird (emphasis mine): We have received that request [from PBS]. We’re reviewing it. I [...]
Tweet Since the British mandate, western nations, especially oil-poor European nations, have pandered to Middle Eastern tyrants for a single reason: oil. Israel, poor little Israel, had no oil. That’s why, when the Arabs and Iranians said that they wanted Israel, Europeans were willing to fall in line. Anything, after all, to get that Saudi [...]
Tweet Was it a surprise to you that Egypt went Islamist? It wasn’t to me. Was it a surprise to you that Libya went Islamist? It wasn’t to me. Was it a surprise to you that Tunisia went Islamist? It wasn’t to me. Has it been a surprise to you over the last decade that [...]
Tweet I’ve never doubted Obama’s fundamental anti-Israel beliefs, nor have I ever thought he’s on a right, or even a sane, track in the Middle East. As much as anything, though, my feelings regarding Obama’s Israel/Middle East attitudes were predicated on a gut attitude resulting from his pre-presidency friendships and his execrable Cairo speech. Now, [...]
Tweet Bruce Kesler spoke with Jonathan Spyer, who wrote Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict. Despite the current upheaval in the Middle East, and its attendant rise in antisemitism (which is impressive, considering its previous high level), Spyer is sanguine, and even optimistic. Check out Bruce’s post and see what you think.
Tweet Barry Rubin is talking about the Middle East, but he could just as well be talking about the world wide protests that our dear President is encouraging: There’s a saying that goes something like this: When things are bad, a Jew cries. When they get even worse, a Jew cries more. And when they [...]
Tweet Bill Whittle narrates this clear summation of 20th and 21st century relations between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East. It does not reflect well on the Arabs:
Tweet Bruce McQuain, of the always thought-provoking and very economically libertarian QandO blog, has an interesting post that provides a good overview of just how many large natural gas resources there are in the U.S. and the world. http://www.qando.net/?p=10647 Add to that our vaste coal and oil resources… Folks, there is absolutely no [...]
Tweet Israel as the next Saudia Arabia? According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, Israel’s unusually large and high-quality shale oil reserves may yield as much oil as all of Saudi Arabia’s proven oil reserves. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703806304576242420737584278.html These discoveries are in addition to of Israel’s recently diclosed gas reserves, also anticipated to [...]
Tweet Poor Cassandra was cursed by the Gods with the gift of making accurate prophecies that no one would believe. The disasters she foresaw always came true, but she was helpless to stop people (and nations) from racing towards their doom. The endings were always so terrible — and Cassandra was herself swept up in [...]
Tweet From James Lewis’ must-read article today about the effect of Iran’s ICBM’s (which it has spread throughout the Middle East) and its future nuclear arsenal: Mahmoud Ahmadijenad is the aggressive chess player behind all these missiles surrounding Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Iranian strategy has been to move its missile assets closer and closer to [...]
Tweet There’s an emerging pattern in the administration, which is the willful refusal to acknowledge realities they don’t like, especially their mistakes. This goes for the whole administration: the White House and both sets of Congressional leaders. Examples of this are the refusal to acknowledge the tea parties, the refusal to acknowledge that the fall [...]
Tweet I haven’t seen the context in which Obama made the reported statement and, really, I don’t want to, because the AP report — which is a mere one sentence in length — seems to encapsulate everything we know about the man. Here is the entire AP report: WASHINGTON (AP) – Obama to Israeli leader: [...]