Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

Separating violent Islam from its peaceful twin won’t be easy

March 14th, 2014

Britain seeks to conduct an interesting surgical procedure. Extremely difficult to perform, it is the equivalent of separating Siamese twins. Success or failure rests on where the twins are connected. Britain is the surgeon; the patient is a major religion. While the proposed surgical approach seeks to eliminate one twin suffering from an affliction of

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Muhammad Ali Mocks Obama’s Iran policy

February 26th, 2014

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 25 (UPI) — In an Iranian mosque with hundreds of worshipers present and thousands more watching on television, he denigrated the United States and urged his listeners to chant “Death to America.” He called America’s leaders liars. He mocked U.S. President Barack Obama for “constantly threatening us that the military option is

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Kerry Turns Blind Eye to West Bank Terror

February 13th, 2014

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) — Ironically, an idiom originating more than two plus centuries ago — from an act of courage in meeting an enemy threat — today applies to an Obama administration choosing to ignore one. The phrase “to turn a blind eye” applies when an undesirable truth exists but one opts to

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The Pelosi School of Foreign Policy

February 6th, 2014

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) — As members of the U.S. Senate indicate they favor legislation imposing stricter sanctions on Iran should it violate a nuclear accord — the complete details of which U.S. President Barack Obama has yet to release — and, as he threatens to veto any such legislation Congress may pass, we

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Iranian Fund Should Compensate, Not Create More, Victims

January 24th, 2014

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 21 (UPI) — On Feb. 1, the memory of the deaths of 241 U.S. military personnel slaughtered in the Oct. 23, 1983, Beirut bombing of the Marine Barracks will be dealt a slap in the face by an Obama administration that still doesn’t get it. Barack Obama, never having served in uniform,

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Saudis Recognize Obama as a “Girly Man” President

December 27th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 24 (UPI) — “Saturday Night Live” has run a series of comedy sketches mimicking Arnold Schwarzenegger — “Pumping Up with Hans and Franz.” “Weightlifters” Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon dressed up in sweat suits with inflated, fake muscles. The duo mocked those who didn’t lift weights as “girly men.” Emphasizing the importance

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Obama’s “Fluffy Bun” Iranian Nuke Deal

December 12th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 10 (UPI) — Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairy tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” tells of a vain emperor valuing clothes so much he turns a blind eye when duped into believing he is wearing magical new attire. His tailors con him into believing the clothes will be seen by all

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Obama’s Misguided Tehran-Bound “Peace Train”

December 5th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 3 (UPI) — Listen closely as the Obama administration touts the Nov. 24 Geneva nuclear deal struck between the P5+1 countries (the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia, plus Germany) and Iran. The distant echo, “history repeats itself,” resonates. Obama spin doctors will credit diplomacy with prevailing — the world taking pause

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A Shifting Middle East Alliance

November 27th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 26 (UPI) — The late ventriloquist Edgar Bergen used a dummy named Mortimer Snerd, a character so dumb everything required a full explanation. Finally understanding, Mortimer would shake his head in amazement, saying “Who’d ‘a’ thunk it (possible)?”   Understanding a fascinating realignment recently taking place in the Middle East causes one to respond similarly, for

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For Iranian Negotiators “Time is on My Side”

November 21st, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 19 (UPI) — What a difference half a century makes! Nuclear war was avoided 51 years ago as a young, inexperienced U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, whose foreign policy naivete led to the Bay of Pigs fiasco, came of age, confronting the Soviets “eyeball-to-eyeball until they blinked.” Removal of Soviet nuclear missiles

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