Hariri’s assassination

A brilliant article by Chris Sanders: In retrospect his assassination should probably be less of a surprise than the fact that he survived as long as he did. He and his patron Fahd symbolise an old equilibrium in the politics of the region that became untenable once the United States decided on a global offensive […]

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Confronting China

Neocons again and again here: Using the immense wealth of the Scalife, Olin, and Carthage foundations under the umbrella of the highly influential American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the “lobby” recruited a group of well-placed, powerful political figures.AEI members include neoconservative icons like Lynne Cheney, Charles Murry, Michael Novak, Irving Kristol, Ben Wattenberg, Frank Gaffney, and […]

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Pat Buchanan

reminds us of the true problem: In his inaugural address, Mr. Bush calls 9/11 the day “when freedom came under attack.” This is sophomoric. Osama did not send fanatics to ram planes into the World Trade Center because he hates the Bill of Rights. He sent the terrorists here because he hates our presence and […]

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Syria Targeted

Eyal Zisser, a pundit from JCPA (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) has been interviewed on what Syria will do next. Zisser showed his scepticism and thinks that Americans should show “real pressure” if it intends to uproot Syria from Lebanon, because Syria won’t easily relinquish “vital Economic and Political assets”. the concert of nations should […]

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Military Industry update

Hey, I missed the advices given by Frank Gaffney Jr. to George Bush before he took off for his European tour. The focus is on Russia. It reads well now that Bush has criticized Putin of scoring low on the “democracy” test, Frank Gaffney had already said basically the same thing. As a proponent of […]

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Meanwhile Neocons

are busy working. Daniel Pipes has has proposed the creation of a new Anti-Islamist Institute (AII) designed to expose legal “political activities” of “Islamists,” such as “prohibiting families from sending pork or pork byproducts to U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq,” which nonetheless, in his view, serve the interests of radical Islam.(…)Pipes is also working with […]

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Hariri and the Syrians (take 3)

Although some people would be shocked, I like this passage: Hariri, however, wasn’t quite the Lebanse nationalist hero he’s made out to be. A billionaire who made his fortune as a construction contractor to the Saudi royal family, he made plenty of Syrians rich while orchestrating a building boom in Beirut since the 1990s.

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Hariri’s murder (take 2)

Justin Raimondo draws an excellent parallel between events in Ukraine and what’s taking place in Lebanon. Instead of “Orange” we have a “Red and White” revolution. Notwithstanding the fact that people are gathering under one sky and shouting, the only touching aspect of this story is the “together” factor. What they shout, and who shouts […]

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Some things Unsaid on Sharansky

Tom Barry has a new posting on Right Web about the influence of Nathan Sharansky.check out this passage: According to Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the 1970s Sharansky engaged “in underground Zionist activities” until his 1977 arrest by Soviet authorities on charges of treason and espionage. Although the U.S. government denied any connection between […]

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Dangerous Lebanese pundits

Everybody knows Walid (Christian Freak) Phares, and this a new article on Hariri’s assassination. But here is a new kid on the block, Habib Malik (surely the son the cousin or the grandson cousin of Charles Malik, because there is a mention of Human right activist blabla) writing for the Middle East Forum of Daniel […]

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Hariri’s assassination

I war trying to pick up among the burst of emotions following the assassination the interesting articles that need tried to tackle the gravity of the situation in a realistic way.first, Zvi Bar’el makes an interesting observation on Hezbollah in Haaretz.second, Tim cavanaugh has a moderate approach in Reason.third, Jim Lobe shows how it’s a […]

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L’économie en retrait

Un article d’Eric le Boucher dans le Monde qui prette à réflexion: Après avoir régné pendant deux siècles industriels en juges de paix de la production et de la distribution, après avoir régenté les bases de la société, après avoir fait les élections politiques, les économistes ne font que subir des revers, depuis, grosso modo, […]

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Another Meeting

That discusses the future of the Middle East Process. Somewhat moderate (if you consider Dennis Ross as a moderate!) as well as pure brand hawks are present (such as Danielle Pletka to discuss Rice’s current policies.

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CIA and the Nazis

New revelations have come to light as to possible American recruitments from Nazi military ranks right after WWII, thanks to Jewish-issues-professional-trackers Haaretz and friends.

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Barry Rubin in the Daily Star

Barry Rubin, director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center, editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs, usually writes columns for the Jerusalem Post. But he has decided to share his thoughts with us through the Daily Star. Democracy, Arab mediocrity, etc. usual themes.

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Turkish Israeli military deal

Well, after all this talk about Syrian-Turkish or Iranian-Turkish deals, Israel has just signed a $1.5 billion arms deal with Turkey: that would involve the refurbishment of another 48 of the Turkish air force’s F-4 Phantoms and some 200-300 M48 Patton tanks belonging to Turkey’s armored corps. Turkey is also looking into the possibility of […]

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