Categories: "International Issues" or "Terrorism"

News of the Future — Moderate Syrian Rebel Edition

Mosul, Iraq, October 8, 2014 — Multiple sources have confirmed that Free Syrian Army (“FSA”) forces, part of the “moderate” rebel groups recently trained and armed by the Obama administration, have defeated three small groups of ISIS fighters — with… more »

13 Hours in Benghazi (Buy the book!)

On September 11 and 12, 2012, in an attack by Islamist militants on the U.S. Diplomatic Compound (unofficially sometimes called a consulate) in Benghazi, Libya, Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed — the first death of an American ambassador by… more »

Extraordinary Irresponsibility

In yet another uninspiring performance by our unengaged and unengaging president, this time a press conference at the end of a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., Barack Obama discussed, among other things, the ceasefire between… more »

Bodies of Kidnapped High School Students Found in West Bank

The bodies of three young men, assumed to be the two Israeli and one Israeli-American yeshiva (religious high school) students kidnapped on June 12th, have been found "under a pile of rocks in an open field" between two towns in the West Bank, according… more »

Laughing So I Don't Cry

Sometimes the best form of criticism is humor, especially when all other forms seem ineffective. So in order to try to help you laugh, or at least stop crying, I offer these two gems in response to the trade of 5 Taliban terrorist leaders for one Army… more »

US Taxes Drive International Deals

Until fairly recently, most corporate takeovers (i.e. one company buying another) were done primarily for business development reasons, for economies of scale, for access to increased distribution, and/or because the target company seemed inexpensive to… more »

US Markets Yawn at Ukraine (For Now)

On Monday, financial news outlets reported breathlessly on markets’ reactions to the crisis in Ukraine*. The Wall Street Journal said the events “rocked global financial markets.” Television business anchors used words like “roiled” and “tumbling.” But… more »

Singularities

In astrophysics, there is a concept called a “singularity.” Most often discussed in terms of the Big Bang or black holes, a singularity is, among other things, a point in spacetime from which no prior matter or information can escape. Because pressures… more »

Obama is just not that clever

Because Barack Obama was elected on a campaign promise of “fundamentally transforming” the United States, and because our nation then proceeded to lose much of its international influence and domestic economic dynamism, it is easy to say “this is intent… more »

Obama and Putin agree on something

At the end of President Obama’s Tuesday night speech on Syria, he threw in a line about America being “exceptional” because “with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and thereby make our own children safer over the… more »
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