Source: CIA May Be Helping PA Torture

The CIA is aware of, if not helping, PA “special forces” to torture prisoners and terrorists, mainly those of the rival Hamas faction, the London Guardian reports. The use of torture by both the Fatah and Hamas factions has been well-documented in the past, but this is the first time that the United States has […]

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Routine Turned to Mayhem on Terror Flight

Seconds after passengers spotted flames climbing above the back of a window seat midway down the left side of Northwest Flight 253, Friday’s routine descent toward Detroit’s main airport turned into horror, mayhem and instant heroism. Just as the widebody Airbus A330 made a rumbling sound as the landing gear started down, horrified travelers in […]

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Fannie and Freddie Executives to get Millions

Mortgage Execs’ Hefty Salaries To Be Disclosed Federal regulators plan to disclose Thursday that the top executives of government-controlled mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac each earned between $4 million and $6 million this year, two people briefed on the matter said. The people, who declined to be identified because the announcement was […]

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Some Common Sense in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post December 23, 2009  Invited recently by the newly formed Pechter Middle East Polls to ask three questions of 1,000 representative Egyptians and 1,000 urban Saudis, the Middle East Forum focused on Iran and Israel, the countries that most polarize the region. The results are illuminating. Some Egyptians and Saudis support […]

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Dishonest Reporter Award 2009

Our annual recognition of the most skewed and biased coverage of the Mideast conflict. This year, a four-letter word dominated coverage of Israel on a near-daily basis. Gaza. The war — which began at the end of December in response to increased Palestinian rocket fire — ended on the 20th day of the year. The media […]

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Amateur Barack Obama’s Speechifying Causes an International Incident

Posted by Erick Erickson While Americans are fixated on the weekend blizzard and the health care debate, the rest of the world is fixated on the disastrous “climate change” talks in Copenhagen. More importantly, though world leaders could not agree on much of anything significant, they could all agree on one thing: Barack Obama screwed […]

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Niqab, the Pseudo-Islamic Face-Veil

by Irfan Al-Alawi and Stephen Suleyman Schwartz December 3, 2009 Countries from Italy to Sweden are debating the right of women to wear the niqab. Canada is the latest country to enter the fray, with the Muslim Canadian Congress desiring to ban it. Is such a ban possible in the U.S., where its prevalence is […]

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Moulitsas: Democrats Get Killed in 2010 Elections

Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos and an influential leader of the Web-based political left, said Sunday that Democrats are facing huge defeats in the 2010 elections because the Obama administration has alienated the Democratic Party’s liberal political base with its escalating involvement in Afghanistan, and its failure to push for universal healthcare. Speaking […]

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China warns Obama deficit spending must stop

Beijing reluctant to keep bankrolling president’s belt-buster budget One day after the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao snubbed President Obama at the United Nation’s Copenhagen Climate Summit, the Chinese warned the United States that China’s ability to continue buying U.S. Treasury debt was limited. Zhu Min, the deputy governor of the People’s Republic of China, […]

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Obama Refuses to Release Facts of Fort Hood Massacre

by Paul L. Williams of thelastcrusade.org Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is charging the Obama administration with stalling to provide information to the leaders of the House and Senate and the congressional intelligence committees on the multiple murders committed by a radical Muslim Army officer at […]

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