Will the Europeans be stupid enough to do it? Updated!

From The Wall Street Journal: Greece Asks for Third Bailout Amid Last-Minute Diplomatic Push Athens nears expiration of European bailout program, likely default on IMF loan repayment By Viktoria Dendrinou, Nektaria Stamouli and Gabriele Steinhauser | Updated June 30, 2015 11:58 a.m. ET BRUSSELS—Greece on Tuesday requested a new bailout amid a last-minute diplomatic push …

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We told you so!

From The Wall Street Journal: Stocks Tumble Around the World on Greek Crisis European stocks and bonds, as well as the euro, fall as Greece shuts banks and implements capital controls By Tommy Stubbington and Josie Cox |Updated June 29, 2015 8:08 a.m. ET A sudden deterioration in Greece’s debt crisis shook global markets Monday. …

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Can someone please tell the truth here?

From The Wall Street Journal: Greek Bailout Proposals Lift Hopes of Deal Athens makes a potentially major concession on pensions, officials say By Viktoria Dendrinou and Nektaria Stamouli | Updated June 22, 2015 10:20 a.m. ET BRUSSELS—The eurozone is working toward a deal later this week on desperately needed bailout aid for Greece, European policy …

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A gutless Commander-in-Chief

If, in 1943, Franklin Roosevelt had exact knowledge that Adolf Hitler and his top henchmen were doing their main work from a mostly unguarded building, with no real bomb shelters, on the Wilhelmstrasse in Berlin, do you think that the President would have told General Dwight Eisenhower, “No, we can’t bomb that building, because there …

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The success of socialism

‘Twasn’t so long ago that the then-President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela was a hero to the American left, with his Bolivarian socialism and constant criticism of President George Bush. Well, Señor Chavez has gone to his eternal reward, and Venezuela, still governed by socialists, is reaping the rewards of socialism. From The Wall Street Journal: …

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€urosclerosis: What? The Greek government lied? Shocking!

The Editor of The First Street Journal is not a diplomat. He attended the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce in the early 1980s, but did not complete his Master’s degree there, and thus, as not a Master of Arts in Diplomacy, can wonder why real diplomats can’t just tell the …

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The Iranian nuclear deal

Two obvious points: President Barack Hussein Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both dislike and distrust each other; and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s primary concern is with the safety and security of Israel; if this new deal — which is still only an agreed-to framework — increased the safety and security of Israel, as President …

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The unreality-based community

I don’t usually follow Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs, but she normally has a lot of good stuff; I spotted this one due to a link from Robert Stacey Stacy McCain: No Insurance Available for Jewish Kindergartens in Belgium Europe nearly “exterminated” all of its Jews, and chose instead to import tens of millions of Muslims. …

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The inefficiency of capital punishment

In 1991, Thomas Clyde Bowling was sentenced to death for the murders of Eddie and Tina Earley. The Earleys were sitting in their automobile outside of the Earley Bird Cleaners, a dry cleaning business in Lexington, Kentucky, that they owned, with their two-year-old son, when Mr Bowling shot them; their son was also shot, but …

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Can someone explain to me . . .

. . . how Muslim anger over Guantanamo incited this? More Than 100 Killed In Mosque Attacks In Yemen March 20, 2015 9:12 AM ET | Updated at 11:35 a.m. ET | Scott Neuman Suicide bombers in Yemen attacked two mosques during Friday prayers in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least 126 people and wounding …

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