US: Iran is Helping Syria Acquire WMDs

The US Congressional Research Service reveals that Iran has helped Syria obtain “various forms of weapons of mass destruction” and missiles, as well as buying midget submarines – all from North Korea. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the North Korean miniature subs are capable of dropping small teams of commando forces on enemy shores, damaging […]

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Bahrain Moves To Outlaw Contact With Israel

Lawmakers in Bahrain passed a bill that would outlaw any contact with Israel, including travel and business relationships. The lower house of the parliament on Tuesday approved the bill, which includes jail terms of three to seven years and a $27,000 fine for “any contact or relations with Israel” or “the establishment of diplomatic or […]

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Karzai’s Brother and Washington’s Kept Politicians

by Daniel Pipes Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai (pictured) is reportedly on the American payroll. Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of the Afghan president, “a go-between between the Americans and the Taliban,” and “a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade,” the New York Times informs us, “gets regular payments […]

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U.S. Home Price Rebound Already in ‘Bubble Territory’

Robert Shiller The gains in U.S. home prices in recent months may not be sustainable and increases in some areas of the country appear to be in “bubble territory,” an economist known for his property market expertise said on Tuesday. Robert Shiller, an economics professor at Yale University and co-developer of Standard and Poor’s S&P/Case-Shiller […]

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Did Schwarzenegger drop 4-letter bomb?

Letter to Ammiano Did California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s use a coded veto message to send the f-bomb to Tom Ammiano, soon after the San Francisco assemblyman made news by telling the governor to “kiss my gay ass”? A straight reading of Schwarzenegger letter laments “the fact that major issues are overlooked while many unnecessary bills […]

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Turkey: An Ally No More

by Daniel Pipes The foreign ministers of Turkey and Syria met in Aleppo in October 2009. “There is no doubt he is our friend,” Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, says of Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, even as he accuses Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman of threatening to use nuclear weapons against Gaza. These outrageous […]

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