Eric Florack on December 29th, 2007

Scott Ott is formidable when he decides to get serious in his writing, as he does here. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto has put on notice the leaders of every European nation. Your secularism, your democracy will not stand. The growing Muslim populations in your own lands that you have done so much to tolerate, […]

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davidl on December 28th, 2007

Promoted, from comments. We live in dangerous times and we need a leader who can make rational and sober assessments of the real world.   Sadly for us, we a have gaggle of candidates in both parties who either are hopelessly naive, or just plain stupid with respect to foreign affairs. Fools have suggested that while we should […]

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davidl on December 18th, 2007

As Canada wages war against the pundit Mark Steyn,  Melanie Phillips, Spectator(UK), poses question does Canada still exist as a free and democratic nation:  The irony, of course, is that by this action Canada is thus demonstrating that if any culture is incompatible with liberalised western civilisation, it is clearly Canada‘s. The idea that certain arguments must […]

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Eric Florack on December 18th, 2007

(AP)- Ailing leader Fidel Castro said in a letter read on state television Monday that he does not intend to cling to power forever or stand in the way of a younger generation, but invoked the example of a renowned Brazilian architect who is still working at 100.”My elemental duty is not to cling to […]

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Eric Florack on December 15th, 2007

Mike Pethar over at Jawa: This week, a battle in the gender war was won by the women. The heraldic lion on the coat of arms of the Nordic Battlegroup has been castrated. Ouch! The armed forces agreed to emasculate the lion after a group of women from the rapid reaction force lodged a complaint […]

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Eric Florack on December 14th, 2007

So Britain has decided to sign away its sovereignty. They will tell you that’s not what happened, but trust me;  That’s exactly what happened today.  When the event finally showed up it was rather anti-climatic, the wishes of the people in this thing have been rather consistently ignored for years. The rest of the world […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

The New York Times is reporting: WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 —New York Times- A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains frozen, contradicting judgment two years ago that Tehran was working relentlessly toward building a nuclear bomb. In reading between the lines […]

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davidl on November 22nd, 2007

I don’t see what Maggie is so surprised about. Europe is the continent that brought you papal infallibility, the divine right of kings, nationalism, fascism, communism, and so on and so on. Europe’s faith in big solutions by big institutions claiming unlimited power is nothing new. [link adeed] Stephen Green, Vodka Pundit. On this Thanksgiving […]

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The United Nations official in charge of spreading global hysteria about AIDS admits he lied.   Craig Timberg Washington Post: JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 19 — The United Nations‘ top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated both the size and the course of the epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing […]

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davidl on November 15th, 2007

 Sarah el Deeb,  Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Gaza’s Hamas rulers issued an edict Wednesday banning journalists from working in the coastal strip unless they submit to sweeping press restrictions, and it said it would soon impose new restraints on public gatherings.   The moves, which follow the arrests of hundreds of opposition activists, […]

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davidl on November 12th, 2007

Ironic, Daily Mail (UK): Gunfire killed at least six people and wounded 80 today at a Fatah memorial rally for Yasser Arafat attended by hundreds of thousands of supporters of the defeated faction in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. A sea of yellow Fatah flags had filled a Gaza square for the biggest gathering held by […]

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Say Anything: Despite all their protestations of piety and clean living as well as their condemnation of anything they deem to be “Unislamic” it seems that our friends from the Religion of Peace have a keen desire to dive right in to internet porn. In fact, it looks like they surf porn more than anyone […]

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Eric Florack on November 7th, 2007

I knew I liked Sarkozy… Don Surber, by way of Memeorandum : Sarkozy said it here, but meant it for the French to hear Wow. I just finished reading Nicolas Sarkozy’s speech to Congress. He waved the American flag in a way that would embarrass George M. Cohan. Seldom has an American politician as unabashedly […]

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Eric Florack on November 6th, 2007

Glenn calls this one correctly, I think: WHY IS THE WORLD MORE CONCERNED with Musharraf’s coup than with Hugo Chavez’s emerging dicatatorship?  Because enemies of the United States, like Chavez, get a pass. Past this, I’ve already made a pronouncement, here.

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Eric Florack on November 4th, 2007

David Kopel at Volokh  Earlier this week, Sen. Fred Thompson wrote to Field & Stream magazine, criticizing the UN’s campaign against the human right of self-defense. The Thompson campaign touted the letter on its website, and the letter got a favorable reception among many pro-Second Amendment bloggers. The Thompson letter, including its quotation of the […]

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