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I thought I could no longer be surprised in IP. I was wrong. The New York Times wrote this morning about Hezbollah and Lebanese civilians . Owing to fair use limits, I note that the earlier parts ...
by Christy1947
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 03:03 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
I count 43 interruptions for applause. I count one substantive. That is Prime Minister Netanyahu's assertion that the twitter account of Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei was used to post statements ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 03:03 PM PST with 8 Recommends
The War on Some Terror has always been rather complicated, but lately its gotten downright confusing. The war already seemed duplicitous when Bush supported anti-Iran terrorists back in 2008. ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 02:29 PM PST with 14 Recommends
This is crazy stuff. The United States and Israel are on opposite sides in the ISIS War. Same time Jordan sends its Air Force in to pummel the Islamists, Israel under Bibi Netanyahu kills more of ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 85 comments on Sun Feb 15, 2015 at 10:57 AM PST with 13 Recommends
It has been 10 years since the accused terrorists from Hezbollah assassinated the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and to date justice has yet to have been served for the victim and the nation. ...
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 11:38 AM PST with 6 Recommends
The Washington Post is reporting that CIA operatives on the ground directed a 2009 car-bomb attack that killed a Hezbollah leader who had been implicated in the Beirut embassy bombing over 20 years ...
by FischFry
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 10:43 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Rapprochement between Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas doesn't help anyone but the ...
by Sofiamo
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 10:41 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Police sentries guarded the federal prosecutor’s luxury high-rise building. His door on the 13th floor had been locked from the inside, and a gun with a spent cartridge was found on the floor ...
by Paleo
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 07:39 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Israel's role in the Syrian Civil War has been largely ignored by the news media. It's easy to see how Israel would take an active interest in a civil war in the only bordering country that it has ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 58 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 03:11 PM PST with 26 Recommends
Among the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 43 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 08:32 PM PST with 43 Recommends
November 5, 2014. Jurf al-Sakhar is a city of 80,000 on a line from Baghdad going south-by-southwest toward Karbala. Back in early June an ISIS attack group took the city unopposed. Since then this ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 01:33 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Who, what, where, when, how and why ??? Do they ever get it right? For conservatives, getting the best of analysis from "their guys" means relying on American Enterprise Institute and Heritage ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 05:30 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
American hostages have been brutally ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 143 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 11:25 AM PDT with 154 Recommends
The trumpets for war are once again becoming deafening, the cries of why isn't the President doing something; louder. Why isn't the President bombing ISIS in Syria? Well for a start Syria is a ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 01:05 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
The feel-good story of the day is how the Syrian Kurds have fought their way into northern Iraq to help tens of thousands of trapped Yazidis escape from Islamic Jihadist group ISIS . What most ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 75 comments on Sat Aug 09, 2014 at 02:15 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Its alright if the distinctions are a bit blurry. Read this though, and afterwards, whenever someone at the dinner table mentions how complex the Middle East is, you can set down your knife and fork ...
by echochamberlain
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 04:59 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 11:44 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
After my family returned from three years resident as temporary workers in Israel, my mother told me to write a book about the experience. Israel provides a wealth of material. American Jews who ...
by Andrew Lazarus
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 10:04 PM PST with 5 Recommends
A post here today relayed a report of an Israeli attack on targets in Syrian territory. I normally stay away from this topic, but some of the comments in the pie fight that erupted in the comment ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 02:52 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." -- William Shakespeare, Mark Anthony's funeral oration in "Julius Caesar" There were two parts to what Reagan did:
by waterstreet2013
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 07:41 PM PST with 23 Recommends