MARTIN SHERMAN: TOM FRIEDMAN A DISINGENUOUS CHARLATAN WITH BLATANT ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS…..***

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=239097
Into the Fray: ‘Ground Control to Major Tom (Friedman)’
‘New York Times’ columnist Tom Friedman emerging as disingenuous charlatan whose blatant anti-Israeli bias is increasingly detached from reality.

Ground control to Major Tom, your circuits dead,
there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you…

– Radio transmission to a fictional astronaut as he drifts into space, losing contact with Planet Earth… and his grasp on reality – Lyrics from David Bowie’s song “Space Oddity”

In many ways, Barack Obama’s UN address on Wednesday was a catastrophic blow to Tom Friedman’s credibility as an authoritative, well-informed political commentator. Indeed it is difficult to imagine how anything could make it look more like he was caught in an alternative universe, detached from earthly events, than the US president’s resounding endorsement of Israel’s position against the Palestinians’ unilateral attempt at statehood.

TAKE A QUIZ ON QUESTIONS OF NO IMPORTANCE: BURAK BERDIL

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/index.php Q- Why does Turkey spend around $5 billion every year on new weaponry while it strictly adheres to a policy that calls for zero problems with its neighbors? a) Because it secretly plans to invade Bolivia and, that failing, Papua New Guinea. b) Because it fears military aggression from Armenia and Georgia. c) Because […]

JOSH ROGIN: BILL CLINTON ON A RANT; “NETANAYHU KILLED THE PEACE PROCESS”…SEE NOTE PLEASE

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/09/22/bill_clinton_netanyahu_killed_the_peace_process

FROM THE PRESIDENT WHO IGNORED TERRORISM AND AL QAEDA AND HAD ARAFAT AS MOST FREQUENT COCKROACH IN THE WHITE HOUSE…..RSK

Who’s to blame for the continued failure of the Middle East peace process? Former President Bill Clinton said today that it is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — whose government moved the goalposts upon taking power, and whose rise represents a key reason there has been no Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Clinton, in a roundtable with bloggers today on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, gave an extensive recounting of the deterioration in the Middle East peace process since he pressed both parties to agree to a final settlement at Camp David in 2000. He said there are two main reasons for the lack of a comprehensive peace today: the reluctance of the Netanyahu administration to accept the terms of the Camp David deal and a demographic shift in Israel that is making the Israeli public less amenable to peace.

BRUCE KESLER: R2P…RIGHT TO PROTECT OR RIGHT TO PREEN?

http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/18075-R2P-Right-To-Protect-or-Right-To-Preen.html R2P: Right To Protect or Right To Preen? Mark Safranski is elaborating at his defense issues blog Zenpundit on the problems raised by R2P, Right To Protect, or what I termed “Transnational Elites Uber Alles,” for intervention on humanitarian grounds against those nation’s rulers who our liberal elites dislike. …it extends the uncontrolled reach […]

SARAH HONIG: FROM BAKSHISH TO KHAYBAR?

http://sarahhonig.com/2011/09/22/another-tack-from-bakshish-to-khaybar/ In many ways Egypt-present isn’t like Egypt-past. In many ways nothing in Egypt has changed at all. Herein prevails the paradox. Egypt is a bedeviling composite of the mutating and the immutable. I described its immutability years ago, when recalling my first work assignment to Egypt. In those days peace with Israel hadn’t yet […]

DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE ISRAELI CONTRIBUTIONS TO MEDICINE? AMAZING COUNTRY….DR. MANNY ALVAREZ….SEE NOTE

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/09/21/remember-mr-president-israel-is-world-leader-in-medicine/#ixzz1YgiuzMo9

AND THIS NATION NEEDS RECOGNITION OF “ITS RIGHT TO EXIST”????? RSK

President Obama stood before the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday – in the same place he stood last year to make a bid for Palestinian statehood within the year – only this time, to plead his case against recognition of the Palestinian Authority from the U.N. Security Council.

The Obama Administration has come under intense scrutiny for what many have perceived as a lack of support for Israel. And recently, Republican presidential frontrunner, Gov. Rick Perry, blasted Obama for fostering a policy of “appeasement” in the Middle East, by demanding concessions from the Jewish state and empowering the Palestinian Authority to seek statehood.

Now, I’m no politician, but to me, this is a very important issue for many reasons. Israel stands for many things: democracy, human rights, culture and strong religious values. But what stands out most in my mind, as a doctor, are the important contributions that Israeli scientists and researchers have made to the practice of medicine.

DIANA WEST: COIN FOOT PATROLS IN AFGHANISTAN…WINNING TRUST OR JUST LOSING LIMBS?

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1913/Are-COIN-Foot-Patrols-Winning-Afghan-Trust-or-Just-Losing-American-LImbs.aspx My upcoming column this week takes off from a new report on the continuing spike in amputations among US troops in Afghanistan. The AP reports: The counterinsurgency tactic that is sending U.S. soldiers out on foot patrols among the Afghan people, rather than riding in armored vehicles, has contributed to a dramatic increase in […]

TURMOIL IN JORDAN OVER WIKILEAKS CABLES: YOEL MELTZER

Turmoil in Jordan over WikiLeaks cables Yoel Meltzer Page Printed from: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/turmoil_in_jordan_over_wikileaks_cables.html The recent disclosure by WikiLeaks of cables sent by the American Embassy in Amman back in 2008 has created a storm in Jordan.  The King has accused the Americans of meddling in domestic affairs by trying to force an unsolicited change in his […]

YORAM ETTINGER: US-ISRAEL TIES-CONVENTINAL WISDOM CHALLENGED

US-Israel Ties: Conventional Wisdom Challenged http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=526 The suggestion that US-Israel relations are trending downward is a derivative of baseless conventional wisdom, as reflected in a recent study by Haim Malka, the Deputy Director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. For example, conventional wisdom assumes that the recent turmoil, […]

ANDREW BOSTOM:POLL; LIKELY AMERICAN VOTERS ARE ISLAMO-REALISTIC

http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2011/09/22/poll-likely-american-voters-are-islamo-realistic/ Poll: Likely American Voters Are Islamo-Realistic Posted By Andrew Bostom On September 22, 2011 @ 11:17 am A national poll of 1,000 likely voters [1] was completed in August by Democratic pollster Pat Caddell, and Republican pollster John McLaughlin for Secure America Now. The published results [1] indicate that unlike our media, academic, and […]