Posts Tagged ‘Islamic Extremism’

Inspector Clouseau at DHS

March 10th, 2010

Published in Human Events March 10, 2010 In the 1975 comedy film “The Return of the Pink Panther,” the late Peter Sellers played a bumbling French police officer, Inspector Clouseau.  In the opening scene, while walking his beat, Clouseau eyes an organ grinder on a street corner with a monkey chained to his musical instrument. 

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The Road to Damascus Leads to Tehran

March 4th, 2010

Published in Human Events March 4, 2010 The photograph taken in Damascus last Thursday of 6’ 2” Syrian President Bashar Assad standing beside the visiting 5’ 2” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  conjured up memories of two characters from America’s first daily newspaper comic strip, “Mutt and Jeff.”   But there was nothing funny about these two

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What evil lurks within Ahmadinejad’s heart?

February 23rd, 2010

Published in The Daily Caller, February 23, 2010 Experiencing frustration in his efforts to resolve myriad foreign policy issues, President Barack Obama blames some failures on President Bush. As to Obama’s failed policy to derail the Iranian express train seeking to load a nuclear arms cargo, he may want to consider blaming the 18th century

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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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