Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

Iran makes ‘mincemeat’ out of U.S. intelligence

January 26th, 2010

Published in The Daily Caller January 26, 2010 It was described as “the most successful strategic deception in the history of warfare.”During World War II’s Operation Mincemeat, the man at the center of the plot never knew he was—having died months earlier by his own hand. The identity of “the man who never was” is

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U.S.-Iran foreign policy may rest on case heard today

January 12th, 2010

Today an important step will be taken in determining whether an injustice created nearly two decades ago by our executive branch will be corrected by our judicial branch. At issue is a challenge, before the U.S. Court of Appeals, which will hear oral arguments on the issue, to the Secretary of State’s refusal to revoke the

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For Iran’s Tyrant, Escape Cometh Before the Fall

January 8th, 2010

Also published online at Stand Up America, January 8, 2010  In time, most tyrants become aware of a brutal reality.  Such reality generates paranoia for some, sleepless nights for others or a quick death for those failing to grasp it.  It gives them pause to reflect, not on changing their brutal ways to avoid the reality,

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The Omen

August 15th, 2009

Whether an omen portends an ominous or promising future event lies in the eyes of the beholder.  Three years ago, as the US appeared forever bogged down in the Iraq war, such an omen occurred.  For the US, it ultimately boded a more promising future; for al-Qaeda, an ominous one.  Last week, a similar omen

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Iraq’s Puppet Master

July 31st, 2009

Published in Middle East Times / Insight July 31, 2009 Once again, Iran’s mullahs play the West for a fool. When international pressure mounts against Tehran, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seek a release valve in the form of a foreign policy diversion to enable them to carry on with their business.

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No ‘kinder, gentler’ way

July 29th, 2009

Published in The Washington Times Wednesday, July 29, 2009 In 1989, President George H.W. Bush vowed to apply traditional American values to make the United States “a kinder and gentler nation” — using our strength as “a force for good.” Twenty years later, that strength has been weakened by a faltering economy and the challenges

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A ‘white hat’ emerges from Iran’s many ‘black hats’

July 28th, 2009

Published in The San Francisco Examiner July 20, 2009 Revolutions, to be successful, ultimately require that leaders evolve who not only lead the charge for change, but also motivate the masses to join the cause. Iran’s post-presidential election initiated a revolution for change — one the government has used brute force to stop — yet

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Iraqi Sunset for MEK

March 19th, 2009

Published in Human Events March 19, 2009 When American forces defeated those of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003, they also captured and disarmed a group that had been labeled “terrorists” about six years earlier. This group — called the Mujahideen e-Khalk — is an Iranian exile group much feared by the kakistocracy that runs

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