Iran Defense Exercise is a Bust

Not equal to defense function From the word go on Sunday, Nov. 22, Iran’s five-day drill demonstrated that its air force and air defense units were unequal to their mission of keeping the skies over its nuclear sites clear of incoming strike aircraft, DEBKAfile‘s military and Iranian sources report. This was quickly borne in on […]

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U.S. Recognizes Honduran President-Elect, But Regional Leftists Balk

By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor Honduras’ President-elect Porfirio Lobo at a press conference in Tegucigalpa on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. (AP Photo) (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration said Monday it recognized the outcome of Honduras’ presidential election, but it stressed that an end to the country’s political crisis would require further steps, including the reinstatement […]

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Germany Will Not Allow Tehran to go Nuclear

A nuclear-armed Iran is unacceptable, Germany’s new Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on his first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Guido Westerwelle, of the Free Democratic Party, also urged quick resumption of Middle East peace talks, with a two-state solution as the goal. Meeting Monday in Jerusalem with his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor […]

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White House Security Lapse a Disgrace

By: Ronald Kessler The fact that party crashers were allowed into a White House State Dinner without being on the guest list is emblematic of the Secret Service’s corner cutting detailed in my book, “In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect.“ It’s clear […]

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Islamism 2.0

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post November 25, 2009  [JP title: “Islamism 2.0 – an even greater threat”] To borrow a computer term, if Ayatollah Khomeini, Osama bin Laden, and Nidal Hasan represent Islamism 1.0, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an (the prime minister of Turkey), Tariq Ramadan (a Swiss intellectual), and Keith Ellison (a U.S. congressman) represent Islamism […]

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The Terrorists Will Plead Not Guilty

Posted by Erick Erickson It should not be surprising to learn, though it may make your blood pressure go up. The terrorists who orchestrated 9/11 and masterminded the deaths of thousands of Americans will plead not guilty. They will use their case to try American foreign policy. Fox News has the details. Scott Fenstermaker, the […]

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Lieberman Says No

Posted by Erick Erickson The Wall Street Journal reports Joe Lieberman is digging in his heels. He will filibuster any health care legislation that contains a public option, even if the legislation allows states to opt-out. Lieberman has been a thorn in the side of the left ever since they decided to challenge him back […]

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