A man shouts from window after shelling by Assad's army

Pentagon Has Desk-Drawer Military Plan to Attack Syria: Report

The Pentagon has detailed plans for military action if President Barack Obama decides to intervene in a humanitarian move to stop the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s death machine that has murdered thousands of opponents, CNN reported Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested Tuesday that Assad could be termed a “war criminal.” The United […]

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Finkelstein’s BDS Secrets

This article by Ran Baratz is republished courtesy of Jewish Ideas Daily to complement our coverage of Norman Finkelstein’s attack on the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. Ubiquitous anti-Israel activist Norman Finkelstein stirred up the blogosphere last week.  In a YouTube interview with pro-Palestinian advocate Frank Barat, Finkelstein said—in his aggressive, condescending way—that members of the […]

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Stimulus-Backed Solar Company Lays Off 70 Percent of Workforce

President Obama used a weekly address in July 2010 to tout his stimulus package’s support for the solar industry. One of the companies he mentioned specifically, Abound Solar, just announced that it will lay off 70 percent of its workforce. Abound would “creat[e] more than 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs,” Obama claimed, and […]

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Iranian centrifuges in Natanz

WikiLeaks: Russia Gave Israel Codes for Iran’s Missiles

Russia gave Israel codes for breaking Iran’s missile defense system in return for codes of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Israel sold to Georgia, WikiLeaks claims. The information was among 5 million emails released this week by WikiLeaks, which said it worked in cooperation with the Anonymous hacker group. The leaked information focused on the U.S.-based […]

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Syria: Arguing for U.S. Inaction

by Daniel Pipes February 25, 2012 updated Feb 26, 2012 Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner Some thoughts on U.S. policy toward Syria on the occasion of the just-ended “Friends of Syria” meeting in Tunisia: Since the end of the cold war, many Americans have a sense of being so strong, they don’t need […]

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Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui

Syria Storms Out of UN Human Rights Meeting

Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva threw a tantrum and then stormed out of an emergency session of the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday. Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui charged that sanctions imposed on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for its brutal year-long crackdown on civilians, prevented Damascus from buying medicines and fuel. […]

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