During a press conference last month with German leader Angela Merkel in Berlin, President Barack Obama provided us with a “Jesse Jackson moment.” For those who have forgotten, in 1998, as the Monica Lewinsky sex scandalreared its ugly head, Reverend Jesse Jackson offered President Bill Clinton his services as a spiritual advisor. It would turn out
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We have heard President Barack Obama, on several occasions, endeavor to allay fears about world violence. His nuclear deal with Iran does not do this. It now is up to President-elect Donald Trump either to re-negotiate an agreement that will or to reject it. Obama’s false assurances the world is safer have sounded like
As President-elect Donald Trump awaits his inauguration, as with all previous president-elects awaiting the two-and-a-half month lapse time between the election and taking office, the reality of delivering on campaign promises starts to set in. Two promises—one on the domestic front; one on the international—require immediate decisions by Trump. Ironically, the latter, on which
A bombshell awaits America — one that, for all intents and purposes, will permanently define the legacy of President Barack Obama and, if elected, Hillary Clinton. As the November 8 presidential election has now become a virtual toss-up due to the FBI’s recent announcement that it would re-open its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email
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
For eight years, President Barack Obama has been reluctant to expose skeletons in the closet of the Iranian mullahs. Even his own party members are now fed up with this policy, as a number of them joined Republicans to pass legislation dragging out one of these skeletons. On September 21, 42 Democrats joined House Republicans,
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was one of the most prolific child serial killers and rapists in U.S. history. Known as the “Killer Clown,” he used his professional clown talents to lure victims into his home, where they then were asphyxiated or strangled. He claimed 33 victims before being arrested, convicted and, finally, executed in 1994.
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.
Eight major maritime chokepoints, through which oil tankers transit, exist globally. Seventeen million barrels of oil daily pass through one of them — the Strait of Hormuz. Located off the coast of Iran, situated between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, uninterrupted oil flow through it provides an energy lifeline for Asia and Europe.