LEE SMITH:Obama at Saban: No Military Strike on Iranian Nuke Facilities

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-saban-no-military-strike-iranian-nuke-facilities_769733.html The military option against the Iranian nuclear weapons program is still on the table: That’s the message President Obama wanted to leave listeners with Saturday at the annual Saban Forum, hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy. Sure, Obama explained in his live interview conducted by Democratic fundraiser Haim Saban, his […]

IPT EXCLUSIVE: Al-Arian Resurfaces in New American Brotherhood Campaign

http://www.investigativeproject.org/4234/ipt-exclusive-al-arian-resurfaces-in-new-american A new group advocating for the restoration of Muslim Brotherhood power in Egypt held a briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday. It is part of a series of events calling for “restoring democracy to Egypt.” But like similar efforts before it, the push by the newly-established Egypt Freedom Foundation involves people with ties to Muslim […]

CAROLINE GLICK: OBAMA’S FOUR STATE SOLUTION

http://carolineglick.com/obamas-four-state-solution/ Inadvertently, President Barack Obama just made an important contribution to our understanding of the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Since Hamas ousted all PLO forces from the Gaza Strip in 2007, Gaza has operated as a separate political entity from Judea and Samaria. Indeed, it has been a de facto independent Palestinian state, controlled by […]

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MUST READ: ROOSTER OF THE APOCALYPSE

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“Roosters of the Apocalypse” describes predictions of looming catastrophe from global warming as an apocalyptic prophecy with a scientific gloss, making it palatable to the modern mind. The book’s title comes from Richard Landes’s study of millennial movements: Landes calls those who crow an exciting new message demanding urgent action “roosters.” In this case, the action is to sacrifice fossil fuels, the lifeblood of our economy. Dire consequences do indeed loom as a result of “climate change” but they are economic and the book describes them: billions wasted on uneconomic “green energy,” millions forced into “fuel poverty” by green levies, jobs lost as industries are destroyed or forced abroad. The damage thus far is greatest in Europe, but the United States under President Obama, a committed climate rooster, is heading down the same path. Distinguished climatologist Richard Lindzen (professor of atmospheric science at MIT) has written the foreword: he notes that the book, appropriately in his view, places the current concern over climate in the realm of social anthropology rather than science.
Roosters of the Apocalypse: How the Junk Science of Global Warming is Bankrupting the Western World (New, Revised and Expanded Edition) Paperback

MY SAY: A DAY THAT LIVES IN INFAMY

This weekend on December 7th is the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of America’s naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The air forces of Japan, in a devastating surprise attack killed 2400 Americans and injured 1100. they sank four Navy battleships and damaged four more, sank three cruisers, three destroyers and crippled 188 aircraft.

The day after the attack, The United States declared war on Japan and entered World War 11. On September 2, 1945 the Japanese surrendered ending the Pacific war. That was to be the last time that the United States fought a war to win, even at the cost of using overpowering force, and brought the enemy to total surrender.

Japan, a brutal and heartless combatant was pacified, Imperial Shintoism was destroyed and Japan became a democracy and an ally.

There is a lesson that.

It’s the Iranian Constitution, Stupid by BILL SIEGEL

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/its-the-iranian-constitution-stupid Announcing the November 24th agreement between Iran and the P5 plus 1, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly touted that the world is now safer. As Neville Chamberlain, ridiculed by Adolph Hitler as “that silly old man,” eventually found out, it was the leadership, not the piece of paper, that […]

Setting the Record on Joe McCarthy Straight Posted By Harvey Klehr

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/harvey-klehr/setting-the-record-on-joe-mccarthy-straight/print/

Harvey Klehr’s note: The talk printed below was delivered at the Raleigh Spy Conference in 2005 and new archival materials uncovered in the past eight years would lead me to make a number of small changes to various parts.

Rather than make alterations, however, I would simply note that several of the people whom I say are unidentified have been identified – including the two atomic spies, Quantum and Fogel.

I would refer interested readers to Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America, that I co-authored with John Haynes and Alexander Vassiliev for the details. It turns out that Senator McCarthy did identify a few additional Soviet spies – but only a few – and I feel no need to change the assessment of him that I offered then.

*Was Joe McCarthy Right?

I am tempted to start my talk by saying: “I have here in my hands a list of names.” That, of course, was the phrase made famous by Senator Joseph McCarthy, who built his political career in the early 1950s, the history books tell us, on exaggerating the extent of Communist subversion of American life. He also gave his name to a phenomenon that has become a term of opprobrium in American political life. To accuse someone of McCarthyism or to label a person a McCarthyite is not to issue a compliment. The implication is that a person so named has made scurrilous and unwarranted accusations and is engaged in unethical and sleazy maneuvers. The late Senator from Wisconsin even gave his name to the period. The McCarthy era is commonly depicted as one where America, consumed by a paranoid and irrational fear of domestic communism, went on a witch-hunt. In fact, the one work of literature that virtually every very high school student in American will read is Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, an account of the Salem witch trials, in which the main character is pushed and pressed to name his fellow citizens as witches. John Proctor’s refusal to falsely implicate innocent people leads to his own condemnation and execution. Miller wrote his play during the heyday of McCarthyism and consistently maintained that it should be read as a parable of what happens when a community begins searching for and persecuting heretics.

A NEW LOW FOR BRITAIN” PAM GELLER AND ROBERT SPENCER BANNED FOR SUPPORTING ISRAEL

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/robert-spencer/banned-from-britain-for-supporting-israel/print/ New revelations about why I was banned from entering Great Britain reveal how deeply compromised the British government is to hard-Leftists and Islamic supremacists – including the most virulent haters of Israel. As faithful FrontPage readers may recall, last June I was banned from Britain because, as a letter from the U.K. Home Office […]

DANIEL GREENFIELD: CIVILIZATION AND “THE KNOCKOUT”GAME

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/civilization-and-the-knockout-game/ The Jewish part of Crown Heights is a narrow island a handful of blocks in length and width. Walk one block out of the way and you’re suddenly in a dangerous neighborhood The names, Empire Boulevard, President Street, Eastern Parkway, Montgomery Street, reflect an old vanished grandeur. The men in top hats and tails […]