An interesting juxtaposition: two articles from The Wall Street Journal

From The Wall Street Journal: Exploiting Obama’s Foreign Policy Retreat Why did Vladimir Putin thumb his nose at the U.S. in the Snowden affair? Because he could. By Josef Joffe ‘We are extremely disappointed,” the White House press secretary said after Moscow granted asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden. A nice understatement. Washington is …

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Here It Comes – The October Surprise – Iran To Stop Work On Nukes, or Hell Freezes Over

Bend Over everyone, here it comes, the BO OCTOBER Surprise. Now as you read this, you have to suspend belief that BO will get an agreement to stop enriching uranium for a bomb, and we’re going to lift Iranian Sanctions. Oh how effing convenient a week before the elections. So, here is what you have …

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When You Tell a Commie – ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’ – What Does It Mean?

President Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’ This is so open to so many interpretations, it’s scary. Given BO’s Military feelings, and announcement of wanting to cut missile defense, it is open to not so good interpretations. By Jake Tapper Mar 26, 2012 6:17am SEOUL, …

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By A Fluke, The Left Manufactured a Distraction From Gas, Unemployment, and BO’s Dismal Record

Dig and you find the Fluke debacle is a Manufactured Distraction (Excerpts from the Fluke Open Thread)York Anyone who believes all that bile is a useful idiot for the Puppet Master, Soros. Let’s face it, Fluke is a manufactured crisis to distract the Proles from reality that Unemployment is back up to 9.1% – reality …

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An optimistic, but probably false story

One of the first blogs to which your editor started paying attention is the several-years-departed Liberal Avenger. Some might even suspect that our good friend, the Limerick Avenger, took his screen name as a play on the Liberal Avenger’s site. Both Avengers have, for example, commented fairly frequently on Patterico’s Pontifications. Well, his website is …

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Will Israel attack Iran’s nuclear facilities?

From The Washington Post: U.S. officials concerned by Israel statements on Iran threat, possible strike By Joel Greenberg and Joby Warrick, Published: February 2 JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders on Thursday delivered one of the bluntest warnings to date of possible airstrikes against Iranian nuclear sites, adding to the anxiety in Western capitals that a surprise …

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So, which one do you believe?

From CNN: Sanctions fail to change Iran’s behavior, White House concedes By Pam Benson, CNN Senior National Security Producer updated 6:19 PM EST, Tue November 22, 2011 Washington (CNN) — While international sanctions continue to mount against Iran and its nuclear program, the Obama administration acknowledged Tuesday that the steps have done little to change …

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North Korea is making fast progress on construction of a nuclear plant

From The Washington Post: North Korea makes fast progress on construction of nuclear plant By Chico Harlan, Published: November 14 TOKYO — North Korea has made rapid progress on the construction of a new nuclear reactor, with work nearly complete on the outside walls of the reactor building, according to an analysis of recent satellite images. …

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While the Obama Administration and the Republican presidential candidates talk about what they are going to do about Iran’s nuclear weapons procurement program, it looks like someone else is actually doing something about it.

From TIME: Was Israel Behind a Deadly Explosion at an Iranian Missile Base? By Karl Vick / Jerusalem Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 Israeli newspapers on Sunday were thick with innuendo, the front pages of the three largest dailies dominated by variations on the headline “Mysterious Explosion in Iranian Missile Base.” Turn the page, and the …

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