Middle East

BIBI LEADING ISRAEL TO DEFEAT

Sunday, Sep, 19 at 8:45 pm,

9.19.10 – Caroline B. Glick – Netanyahu is the man who is now leading us on a path to degradation and defeat. The current flurry of diplomatic activity is deeply disturbing.

Taliban attacks target Afghan polls

Saturday, Sep, 18 at 11:03 am,

9.18.10 – Voting in parliamentary elections got off to a slow start amid rocket attacks and bombings across the country.

An Afghan bone for Obama to chew on

Saturday, Sep, 18 at 9:15 am,

9.18.10 – Former senior United States official Robert Blackwill has proved remarkably prescient over the years in predicting the US's policy shifts, notably with regard to India and Russia. His radical plan for Afghanistan, in which parts of the country would be left in Taliban hands, could be a geopolitical coup for the US; seemingly recent random "happenings" already mesh with the plan.

From 0% to 20% illiteracy — an Iraqi feat

Friday, Sep, 17 at 8:22 am,

9.17.10 – BAGHDAD: One in five Iraqis aged 10 to 49 cannot read or write, with large discrepancies in literacy levels between men and women, a report by United Nations has found. The report, released by the UN Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit, found that illiteracy among women in Iraq (24 percent) is more than double that of men (11 percent) while inhabitants of rural areas are much more likely to be illiterate (25 percent) than those in urban areas (14 percent).

Talks go nowhere as Israel won't back down on settlements

Thursday, Sep, 16 at 9:52 am,

9.16.10 – JERUSALEM: Palestinian militants and Israeli forces attacked each other Wednesday, forming a grim backdrop for the latest round of US-driven peace negotiations. The talks ended with no agreement on the most pressing issue: Jewish settlements.

Taliban and US get down to talks

Friday, Sep, 10 at 9:24 am,

9.10.10 – Preliminary peace talks between the Taliban and the United States have begun, with the Pakistan military and Saudi Arabia acting as go-betweens. A US concession could be the release of Pakistanis detained at Guantanamo Bay. Much thornier issues include a continued US presence in northern Afghanistan and what to do with al-Qaeda, which is busy extending its reach.

Jerusalem Post Judenrat

Monday, Sep, 06 at 11:15 am,

9.6.10 – I pray Hashem is watching. The Jerusalem Post has a hit piece on Spencer and me, lifted in large part from the anti-freedom, lefty loving Politico. I knew it was a set-up. I posted about Vogel's (Politico) email correspondence with me here, and he did not disappoint. I answered all his questions forthrightly, but none of my answers made it into print. Vogel, Pelosi's organ grinder's monkey.

Bahrain to monitor religious forums

Monday, Sep, 06 at 11:00 am,

9.6.10 – DUBAI: Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa gave a national address on Sunday to decry “strife, aggression and terrorism” and announced plans for greater government monitoring of “religious forums” — an apparent reference to preachers and others who seek to challenge the government.

Iran hangs five for 'anti-revolutionary' activities

Sunday, Sep, 05 at 10:23 am,

9. 5.10 – TEHRAN: Iran hanged five people accused of "anti-revolutionary" acts, including "moharebe" or waging war against God, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

LIFE IN TALIBANISTAN Married to the mob

Saturday, Sep, 04 at 11:32 am,

9.4.10 – Ten years ago, while the Taliban were filling their coffers with taxes from the world's largest smuggling ring, a reincarnation of the Queen of Sheba was playing her part in a sprawling west Afghan underground network of women refusing to be locked indoors. Today, the Afghan-Pakistan border is still porous, and the Taliban seem to believe they may even get their Talibanistan back.

Fighting to Survive in Sadr City

Thursday, Sep, 02 at 9:28 am,

9.2.10 – Iraq's poorest people live on trash heaps, sleep amongst the rats and drink polluted water. In the country with the world's third largest oil reserves, a million people live in misery, despite the fact that the US has spent $53 billion on the country's reconstruction efforts.

Israel prepping for war with Iran?

Sunday, Aug, 29 at 11:28 am,

8.29.10 – Jerome R. Corsi – Jewish state orders military fuel from U.S. Defense Department. Increasing speculation it may be preparing for a military assault on Iran or a regional war involving Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza, Israel has placed its largest order of military fuel with the United States on record.

Afghanistan: Campaigning in Crazyville

Saturday, Aug, 28 at 11:03 am,

8.28.10 – KABUL, Afghanistan – The old man in a loosely wrapped turban shrugged and smiled, baring nearly toothless gums. “Yeah, they’re doing something over there in Lewanai Kalai,” he pointed, using the old name for Ashraf Khel, a small village on the outskirts of Kabul Province.

US wars: People vs Generals

Thursday, Aug, 26 at 10:45 am,

8.26.10 – Marwan Bishara questions the wisdom and legitimacy of rebranding, outsourcing, prolonging and expanding US military campaigns in the Muslim world.

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