Category: International

December 6, 2007

Fred Thompson?

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Filed under: International - 06 Dec 2007

Oh what a stir Monday’s intelligence report has caused. Everybody wants a piece. Just for amusement, just because it sounds absurd and pathetic, here’s a darned quote from tough-as-nails-by-gad presidential contender Fred Thompson:

“The administration gets to say its …


December 5, 2007

More On The Iran Intelligence Report

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Filed under: International - 05 Dec 2007

There are some pretty strong claims floating around that the U.S. Intelligence community’s statement from Monday is less than perfectly accurate, and it’s only fair to give these suggestions a little air. The chief objection is that the lines …


December 4, 2007

Amadinejad Sure Is Shrewd

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Filed under: International - 04 Dec 2007

While most of the world breathes a collective sigh of relief as the specter of war with Iran recedes a little, President Amadinejad wasted no time in making what I think is a rather shocking proposal this afternoon, at a …


December 3, 2007

IRAN IS INNOCENT

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Filed under: International - 03 Dec 2007

Sometimes I feel like our country acts like a big, ugly chode. Especially when it comes to foreign policy, and especially when it comes to our current administration’s attitude towards foreign policy. But when one part of our …


December 2, 2007

Iran’s Uranium Enrichment

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Filed under: International - 02 Dec 2007

Iran took a very important step today towards provoking economic sanctions. Saeed Jalil, Iran’s nuclear negotiator with the UN, sat down for five hours of debate today with the promise that he would bring “new initiatives” to the table: …


November 27, 2007

French Suburbs Rekindled

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Filed under: International - 27 Nov 2007

On Sunday, two teenagers in an immigrant suburb called Villiers-le-Bel, about twelve miles north of Paris’ center, collided with a police car and were killed. Claims that the accident was the result of police negligence — or perhaps hostility …


November 18, 2007

Perforated Border – Afghanistan & Pakistan

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Filed under: International - 18 Nov 2007

While it’s really no secret that the intense fighting engaging our troops in eastern Afghanistan at the moment is the product of an open border with Pakistan, I was just talking with a friend of mine who was over there …


November 13, 2007

Heat On The Turkish Border

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Filed under: International - 13 Nov 2007

Things are definitely heating up on the Turkish border with Iraq since Kurdish guerrillas killed 4 Turkish soldiers in the south of their country last week. Tens of thousands of troops are now massed on the border and the …


November 11, 2007

Pakistani Elections

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Filed under: International - 11 Nov 2007

The elections that Musharraf has announced for the 9th of January are going to be held under the same “state of emergency” that is currently in effect, but it’s a big improvement on the apparently endless reign of the military …


November 8, 2007

Well, Here Goes Nothing

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Filed under: International,Law - 08 Nov 2007

In the ongoing Pakistan-turmoil, events are picking up speed. Musharraf’s martial law cannot hold, and even the President of the United States is not going to back him on this one (no matter how badly we need friendly alliance …


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