Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

West needs to heed Iran’s ‘kill, kill again’ message

October 23rd, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 15 (UPI) — It is ironically appropriate to apply an old biblical term “den of iniquity” to mosques as the New York City Police Department has been doing for some Islamic centers there. Originally meaning “a thieves’ lair,” today the term suggests a center of criminal activity. A classified NYPD report, written

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Mosques — Smiling dens of iniquity?

October 17th, 2013

By JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., Oct. 15 (UPI) — It is ironically appropriate to apply an old biblical term “den of iniquity” to mosques as the New York City Police Department has been doing for some Islamic centers there. Originally meaning “a thieves’ lair,” today the term suggests a center of

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Why U.S. is Losing Iraq and Why Iran Can’t Afford to

October 10th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 8 (UPI) — At times in U.S. history its leaders failed to “get the message” of a national security threat, suffering dire consequences as a result. Prior to World War II, the United States had broken the Japanese code but failed to recognize Tokyo planned a surprise military strike. In 1998, U.S.

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Iranian horror movie turns reality

October 2nd, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 1 (UPI) — As a youngster, I found it amusing to watch horror movies depicting characters naively falling victim, repeatedly, to monsters harboring hostile intent. As an adult, I find it far from amusing to see a U.S. president naively falling victim to such monstrous hostile intent. Last week, U.S. President Barack

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Warning to Israel

September 26th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 24 (UPI) — As Iran gets closer to developing nuclear weapons, Israel has to decide whether to await U.S. military assistance to stop Tehran or to go it alone. Israel should heed lessons both from the Vietnam War and U.S. inaction in Iraq today.   From the Vietnam War, Israel should remember:

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Confronting Iran, Syria’s conjoined twin

September 11th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 10 (UPI) — As U.S. President Barack Obama seeks congressional support authorizing military action against Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people, he ignores a lesson of the April 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Oil spewing from a leak on the ocean floor following the explosion of a

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How a 21st Century Hitler Could Succeed

August 14th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Was Adolf Hitler born too early? That is, could a 21st-century Hitler have prevailed in imposing Nazism upon the world where a 20th-century Hitler failed?   An argument can be made the West is much more susceptible to Hitler’s efforts today than it was in the early 20th century.

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Napolitano’s Failing Homeland Report Card

July 30th, 2013

Four years after heading the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano announced she will depart in September. Is the county safer now? By JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., July 30 (UPI) — Four years after heading the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano announced she will depart in September. Wishing her well,

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Future Sci-fi–Tehran Feeds Pyongyang “Soylent Green”

July 17th, 2013

By JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., July 16 (UPI) — The 1973 science fiction movie “Soylent Green” focused on a futuristic world plagued by rising temperatures, pollution, depleted resources, overpopulation, dying oceans and poverty. Massive food shortages leave Americans surviving on processed food rations. One, known as “soylent green,” was advertised as

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Muslim chutzpah

July 10th, 2013

HERNDON, Va., July 9 (UPI) — Only the Hebrew word “chutzpah” appropriately describes it but a recent demand of the Vatican by Egypt’s senior Sunni cleric Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb screams for its use. To better understand why, a brief history of recent Muslim/Catholic relations is necessary. In 2006, ties between Muslims and

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