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Why on Earth are we selling spare aircraft parts to Iran?

Posted by: Phineas on April 8, 2014 at 4:17 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas This is an unbelievably stupid decision. I’ll let my friend Michael Ledeen explain why: Somebody on Twitter posted an upbeat message saying the US delegation to the latest round of talks with Iranian officials was quite optimistic. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a born optimist and I love optimism, but I’d rather […]

 

Suicide-bombing instructor blows up his own class

Posted by: Phineas on February 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As you can imagine, I’m shedding rivers of tears over this news. Tears of laughter: A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army […]

 

Iran tests U.S. maritime borders

Posted by: Phineas on February 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, how cute! The Iranian Navy is trying to show the Great Satan (1) that it’s all grown up, now! A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time. The commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet, […]

 

#Benghazi: Obama knew that night that it was a terrorist strike

Posted by: Phineas on January 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And not some lousy video made by a two-bit crook. Minutes after the American consulate in Benghazi came under assault on Sept. 11, 2012, the nation’s top civilian and uniformed defense officials — headed for a previously scheduled Oval Office session with President Obama — were informed that the event was a […]

 

Iraq and Syria: al Qaeda on the march

Posted by: Phineas on January 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Boy, it’s a good thing President Obama destroyed al Qaeda, isn’t it? Otherwise they’d have conquered the world, by now. As it is, we can be grateful they only control more territory than they ever have: From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda […]

 

Smart-Power Success! Al Qaeda takes Fallujah!

Posted by: Phineas on January 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Not “al Qaeda central,” as the Obama administration likes to call it, but the revived affiliate “al Qaeda in Iraq” (Zarqawi’s old outfit), which is more or less merged with its Syrian equivalent in one big happy family of murdering jihadi psychos. And, taking advantage of internal Iraqi political frictions, they’re making […]

 

Shocker: Syria to miss deadline on Obama WMD deal

Posted by: Phineas on December 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Hey, didn’t the Assad regime get the message that Obama really meant it when he said he was really, really serious about getting Syria to give up its chemical weapons? Keep this up, and he’ll go tell Putin on them: Syria’s failure to move part of its chemical weapons arsenal to a […]

 

Snow in the desert: is there nothing global warming can’t do?

Posted by: Phineas on December 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Photo credit: AhramOnline) Can’t wait to see how climate alarmists spin this — the first snowfall in Cairo, Egypt!, in over 100 years: Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Mideast storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave […]

 

In which Barack Obama resembles James Buchanan

Posted by: Phineas on November 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Not in the sense of “after him, a civil war,” of course. That line of thinking, which I’ve occasionally seen, is a bit overwrought. But something Stanley Kurtz wrote today made me think of Jimmy B. Discussing what may have motivated Obama to ink this bad deal with Iran, Kurtz discounts the […]

 

#IranDeal: It wasn’t just the Israelis and the Saudis Obama backstabbed

Posted by: Phineas on November 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s been a lot of talk since the weekend about the deal brokered between Iran on the one hand, and the US and its European partners on the other, that supposedly somehow represented a breakthrough in the quest to prevent the Iranian mullahs from getting their hands on nuclear weapons. Discussions have […]