Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

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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Israel and the Syrian chemical weapons deal

September 23rd, 2013

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 17 (UPI) — As a U.S. Marine going through basic training many decades ago, light humor occasionally came to the fore. Trainees approaching a safety pit to throw hand grenades for the first time confronted a straight-laced instructor barking instructions, concluding with the warning, “Remember, when the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade

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Who is winning the coin toss in Syria?

June 5th, 2013

By James G. Zumwalt In an old comedy routine, Bill Cosby jokes about warring parties in history determining terms of battle beforehand by adopting the coin toss—used today by football teams to see who first goes on offense or defense. In the Battle of Little Big Horn, for example, Cosby—playing referee—introduces Indian “team” captain Chief

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Holding Assad to Account

May 7th, 2013

During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, a 17-year old deserter successfully made his way to the West in 1981. But he found life there much different from the structured, disciplined lifestyle under which he had been raised in the Soviet Union. He felt uncomfortable with so many options in life demanding decisions. For him, it

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Secrets in Ramallah tomb?

January 2nd, 2013

JAMES ZUMWALT || UPI Outside View Commentator HERNDON, Va., Jan. 2 (UPI) — HERNDON, Va., Jan. 2 (UPI) — Usually tight-lipped about targeted assassinations, Israel recently has gone public. Why the sudden openness? The answer may — or may not — lie buried in a tomb in the West Bank. On Nov. 1, Israel acknowledged

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2012: Iran’s Plan to Take Human Life and Israel’s Plan to Preserve It

February 6th, 2012

Published: February 6, 2012 in Family Security Matters As the West continues to pressure Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program to develop nuclear weapons, Tehran refuses to do so, assuring the outside world its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. For those wishing to believe Iran, they should take little comfort from such assurances. An

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Muslim “Children of a Lesser God?”

June 14th, 2011

Published in Human Events, June 14, 2011 Nothing reveals more about man’s soul than how he treats a child.  Manipulation of a child’s innocence or taking a child’s life to further man’s grander objective is pure evil.  It is worrisome when a culture gives rise to a mindset where this happens as children fall victim

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“Global Ship” Passengers Don’t Share a Common Destination

January 24th, 2011

Published in Family Security Matters January 24, 2011 Americans have always been a very giving people. Wherever disaster strikes or poverty reigns, victims have benefitted from the flow of US aid or other assistance. The race and/or religion of victims involved has mattered not–for the focus has simply been to help those less fortunate. We tend

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Israel Behind Iran’s Computer Worm?

October 19th, 2010

Published in Human Events October 18, 2010 As Iran awaited delivery of nuclear fuel at its Bushehr facility in late August, all eyes were upon Israel. In two previous attempts by Middle East countries unfriendly to Israel to develop a nuclear capability, the Israelis never allowed development of a facility to get that far. In

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