The brutal choice in Iraq

In a strangely uncovered story, 1 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel offered this advice for President Obama: (W)hen your enemies are fighting one another, don’t strengthen either one of them. Weaken both. The video is below the fold, because it’s an annoying autostart That’s sort of the reverse of what we have said previously on …

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The viral tweet

I did not get an arm blown off in Baghdad so you could sit on your ass and watch Iraq fall, @BarackObama. I did my job. DO YOUR JOB. — J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) June 13, 2014 So far, 3,048 retweets! Of course, President Obama doesn’t care in the slightest.

Isn’t the Commander-in-Chief supposed to protect the troops under his command?

From Marc Thiessen in The Washington Post, via Donald Douglas: Here’s what happens when Taliban leaders are released By Marc A. Thiessen, Published: June 2 If anyone doubts that the five senior Taliban leaders President Obama released this weekend will return to the fight and kill more Americans, they need only look at what happened …

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Telling half the truth, the half-truth, and nothing but half the truth

Robert Stacey Stacy McCain pointed out a rather glaring omission in the stories about the Boko Haram terrorist group which seized a couple hundred school girls in Nigeria, to be sold as slaves or into forced marriages: Boko Haram and the Jihad in Africa Posted on | May 10, 2014 | 50 Comments The #BringBackOurGirls Twitter hashtag — …

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The Editors of The New York Times and Middle East peace

I caught the blurb on The New York Times’ website: Does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have an alternative to a two-state solution? And the link went to the main editorial: Israel’s Choice By The Editorial Board | March 5, 2014 In Washington this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel sounded two different notes about …

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John Kerry’s greatest accomplishment?

He’s managed to make Hillary Clinton look like a good Secretary of State! Ya’alon: Kerry should win his Nobel and leave us alone Defense Minister says in private that US security plan ‘not worth the paper it’s written on’, insists Kerry ‘cannot teach me anything about the conflict with the Palestinians’. Shimon Shiffer | Published: …

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John Kerry and the Middle East peace process

Secretary of State John François Kerry believes that he can broker a real peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians: John Kerry defies the odds with intense drive for Middle East peace By Tim Lister, CNN | updated 10:53 AM EST, Tue January 7, 2014 (CNN) — No-one can fault U.S. Secretary of State John …

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A dangerous development

From The Wall Street Journal: Hezbollah Upgrades Missile Threat to Israel Components Said to Have Already Been Moved to Lebanon from Syria By Adam Entous, Charles Levinson and Julian E Barnes | Jan. 2, 2014 7:03 p.m. ET U.S. officials believe members of Hezbollah, the militant group backed by Iran, are smuggling advanced guided-missile systems …

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