One of Barack Obama’s first actions as president was ensuring the American public understood what terrorism does not involve. Obama’s Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, quickly sought to dumb down the public’s perception on terrorism. While most Americans recognized terrorism as involving the use of violence and intimidation to pursue
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President Barack Obama assured us last year the nuclear agreement he struck with Iran would improve relations with that country. But since then, the number of naval confrontations with Tehran has doubled and the mullahs have threatened to shoot down U.S. spy planes operating in international airspace. Even to the most fervent Obama supporters, such developments suggest the nuclear deal has done
Fifteen years after 9/11, Americans still struggle to understand what it is we are fighting. While the mastermind of those attacks, Osama bin Laden, paid the ultimate price for murdering over 3,000 Americans, our “whack-a-mole” strategy in targeting the group he led, al-Qaeda, and its ilk leaves many Americans pondering a question raised by
Soon after taking office, President Barack Obama promised he would work with Iran to negotiate a nuclear agreement that “will open the door to greater opportunity” not only for its people but for U.S.-Iranian relations. We were also told he would only negotiate a deal that prevented Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. A deal with
On occasion, monumental events occur in history resonating globally. When they happen, historians—to signify their importance—call them “shots heard ‘round the world.” Just such shot occurred July 9th but failed to attract the attention of a world too easily distracted. Ever since Prophet Muhammad’s death, Muslims have been divided along sectarian lines—Sunni versus Shiite.
North American fur ranchers, seeking to increase trade in the early 20th century, imported a large, herbivorous, semi-acquatic rodent from South America known as nutria. But when the increased fur trade failed to materialize, ranchers released the animal into the wild. Today, its destructive feeding and burrowing behaviors wreak havoc on U.S. wetlands. Nutria’s transition from
By Sherry Andervich In celebration of the July 4th holiday, Solera Beaumont residents and guests were treated to a special presentation by internationally acclaimed best-selling author and speaker Lt. Colonel James Zumwalt, USMC retired, who writes extensively on foreign policy and defense issues. Son of Adm. Elmo T. Zumwalt, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam (1968-1970)
Washington Post Oped: Obama’s Nordic Nonsense: Touting their security and prosperity reveals his ‘ignorance of world affairs’
While in Japan last month at a Group of Seven conference to discuss the global economy, President Obama took time to criticize Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He claimed world leaders “are rattled by [Mr. Trump] — and for good reason. A lot of the proposals he has made display either ignorance of world affairs,
Frontpage Mag Oped: HIROSHIMA: A TALE OF TWO U.S. PRESIDENTS: Obama’s attack on Truman’s necessary decision.
One week into office, President Barack Obama apologized to the Muslim world declaring, “we have not been perfect.” Traveling the globe as president, he continually blames America for the world’s ills. Unsurprisingly, therefore, veterans groups opposed Obama’s May 27 visit to Hiroshima, Japan, where America dropped the world’s first atomic bomb, bringing an end
Recently, England’s 190-year-old Oxford Union – the world’s most prestigious debating society – debated a topic many today consider taboo. President Barack Obama would assure us debate is unnecessary as he knows the answer. The topic: Is Islam a peaceful religion? Obama repeatedly assures us it is. Many non-Muslims accept this neologistic perception because most religions are