Tension in the Middle East
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August 21st, 2019
Congresswoman Rashida-Tlaib
By: Dr. Jim Denison – denisonforum.org – August 20, 2019 Here’s the article I wish I were writing today: the daughter of Palestinian immigrants is elected to the United States Congress, shining a light on the significance of Palestinian people everywhere. She returns to the West Bank to visit her elderly grandmother and to inspire the Palestinians with her example...
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August 20th, 2019
Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib
By:  Alex Pappas – foxnews.com – August 19, 2019 Progressive ‘Squad’ members Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib hold news conference following canceled congressional trip to Israel. An emotional Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Monday held back tears during a news conference as she and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar condemned Israel’s recent decision to impose restrictions on visiting the country, with the Democrats calling for...
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August 19th, 2019
Graves - Burying 63
By: Rahim Faiez & Cara Anna – apnews.com – August 18, 2019 The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul’s strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled vest, killing dozens — and Afghanistan grieved again. The local Islamic...
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June 25th, 2019
US Military on high alert in Iraq
By: Staff – newsmax.com – June 25, 2019 President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow Iran’s downing of a more than $100 million U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait...
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June 21st, 2019
flight-ops-arabian-gulf
By: Victor Davis Hanson – nationalreview.com – June 20, 2019 What worked during the Obama administration may not work now. In May 2018, the Donald Trump administration withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal. The U.S. then ramped up sanctions on the Iranian theocracy to try to ensure that...
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June 14th, 2019
By: Staff – cbsnews.com – June 14, 2019 The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous, one of two oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, said Friday that sailors on board saw “flying objects” just before it was hit, suggesting the vessel wasn’t damaged by mines. That account contradicts what the U.S. military said as it released a video Friday it...
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May 16th, 2019
US Military on high alert in Iraq
By: Kim Hjelmgaard – usatoday.com – May 15, 2019 The U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert, and the State Department ordered all nonemergency employees Wednesday to leave the country immediately amid escalating tensions with Iran. Some U.S. allies have expressed skepticism about the Trump administration’s claims that Iran poses a growing threat. Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman at the U.S. military’s Central Command, said...
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December 28th, 2018
Osama bin Laden
By: Cal Thomas – townhall.com – December 27, 2018 Osama bin Laden predicted it and his prophecy appears to be coming true. In his book, “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” Lawrence Wright quotes bin Laden as saying: “Look at Vietnam, look at Lebanon. Whenever soldiers start coming home in body bags, Americans panic and retreat. Such...
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December 26th, 2018
By: Andrew C. McCarthy – nationalreview.com – December 22, 2018 Unlike my colleagues, I’ve been a bemused spectator during this week’s Syria follies. As readers of these columns know (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, and here), I believe the United States has less interest in Syria than in the persistence of drought in Burkina Faso. That is why I...
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October 17th, 2018
Man through the door to Saudi Embassy in Turkey
By: Cal Thomas – townhall.com – October 17, 2018 Major media are now reporting that the Saudis are “preparing” to admit that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, died in their consulate in Istanbul, as the result of an interrogation gone wrong. Odds are good that admittance will never come. The Saudi’s response, whatever it is,...
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