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  • Today in Ukraine 16.04.2014 - The Miracle of Slovyansk

    04/16/2014 1:06:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4-16-2014 | WimLuyckx
    The Easter Miracle of Slovyansk today, Soldiers sent for war end up laying down their weapons, eating with the people and enjoying the spring day in the sun. The Alternative? Bombs and Massacre on an empty stomach. If all armies acted like this, World Peace would be the order of the day.
  • Lead, Netanyahu, lead

    04/16/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/16/2014 | David Horovitz
    hen Frazier Glenn Cross is convicted of murder for gunning down physician William Corporon, his 14-year-old grandson Reat Griffin, and occupational therapist Terry LaManno, at the Jewish community facilities of Kansas City on Sunday, he will, at the very least, be jailed for life with no possibility of parole. The capital murder charge with which he has been indicted also carries the possibility of the death penalty. When the gunman who opened fire indiscriminately on Israeli vehicles outside Hebron on Passover eve a day later, killing Baruch Mizrahi, is tracked down and arrested [...]he will face a very different set...
  • Israel 'gave US the finger' in peace talks, MK says

    04/08/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/8/14 | Marissa Newman
    Rather than make bold decisions conducive to peace, the government continues to “give the US the finger” with regard to talks with the Palestinians, Meretz MK Zahava Gal-on charged on Tuesday, reacting to statements by Secretary of State John Kerry that ascribed much of the blame for the present impasse to Israel. Kerry’s statements “are further proof that the extreme rightist… coalition has no interests in reaching an agreement, but rather is dragging out the negotiations and endangering Israel’s existential interests,” she said. “Instead of making courageous decisions, this bad government continued to give the US the finger,” she added....
  • Secretary Kerry and his Israel - Palestinian "peace process"

    04/03/2014 12:16:58 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 3, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The process itself, rather than peace, has become the goal.Senior Palestinian Authority officialA bit of historyThe notion that "the end justifies the means" is bad even when the end sought might be seen as beneficial. Transitory peace might be a beneficial intermediate end if the price of achieving it is not excessive. We should have learned about that shortly after 1938, when Prime Minister Chamberlain's deal with Herr Hitler allowed German expansion into Czechoslovakia and produced a naval agreement between Britain and Germany. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO725Hbzfls?feature=player_detailpage] Video linkPM Chamberlain said this later the same day: My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has...
  • UKRAINE: PRAYER EVENT for peace in Donetsk

    04/02/2014 7:31:28 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Facebook ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sergey Kosyak
    UKRAINE PRAYER REQUEST GOOGLE TRANSLATION of THOUGHTS BY Sergey KosyakPishu: "Another report, and I understand that I write as an autobiography, my thoughts , my findings and observations . If I have hurt hurt you, I'm sorry that I'm writing, I have many flaws, plus fatigue, distress and grief that I skamkivayu at heart and pour them in prayer when I go to church (I live by the church ) and then sit and write the report. On this, my status is my experience. A day passed , it was very windy and cold, rain came, still holding the handkerchief,...
  • Israel's Wildcard: The Man Who Could Stop The Peace Process

    03/30/2014 8:04:55 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Spiegel Online International ^ | 3/26/2014 | Julia Amalia Heyer
    The man who wants to test his power against Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu, Israel's popular "King Bibi," works in a surprisingly understated, tube-shaped office with three telephones ringing off the hook. The only thing that stands out is a picture on the wall. Covered in glass, it shows an embroidered figure of a woman wearing an apron dress. Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, 42, is keen to show that he doesn't hold much regard for the daily grind of political life and that if it weren't for the azure silhouette of his great aunt Zila embroidered in yarn, he might instead...
  • Energy's Role in the Path to Peace

    03/26/2014 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    While the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations of the world's geopolitical terrain are underway simultaneously. The annexation of Crimea by Russia should not have been a surprise for anyone who suspects that President Vladimir Putin is trying to re-establish a powerful Soviet-style empire. When he aggressively attacked Georgia in 2008 after both Georgia and Ukraine failed to obtain NATO admission at the Bucharest Summit, we should have realized that his goals were not limited to one territory. I suspect he is now calculating an excuse to occupy the easiest regions of Ukraine first and...
  • Obama setting Israel up to take the fall for his failed peace talks

    03/23/2014 10:56:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/24/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Jennifer Rubin's analysis of President Hussein Obama is spot-on.. This past week, Abbas came to visit Obama at the White House. In advance of his trip, Obama made no statements expressing displeasure with the Palestinian Authority’s intransigence and its continued demonization of Israel. Just before the meeting Obama told the assembled press corps: I have to commend President Abbas.  He has been somebody who has consistently renounced violence, has consistently sought a diplomatic and peaceful solution that allows for two states, side by side, in peace and security; a state that allows for the dignity and sovereignty of the...
  • Obama's a 'Colossal Sick Joke'

    03/20/2014 4:59:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    It was just gag gift. A joke. That Nobel Peace prize that the Norwegians, on behalf of the Swedes gave Barack Obama. I always found it ironic that the guy who was a major weapons manufacturer and inventor of dynamite would put up a prize for peace to begin with. But at least he tried to make amends for being known as a merchant of death. Not so with Barack Obama. As wars break out all over the world, our weakest man is stuck saying what he always says: “Who? Me?” This is the same man who so quickly returned...
  • Kerry: It's a Mistake for Israel to Demand Recognition

    03/13/2014 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    INN ^ | 3/13/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry thinks it is a “mistake” for Israel to demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) recognize it as a Jewish state in order to achieve peace. “I think it's a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the decider of their attitude towards the possibility of a state and peace, and we've obviously made that clear," Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday, when asked to clarify the official position of the Obama administration on the issue, according to the Breitbart website. He further said that the...
  • African Union Welcomes Phase Two of South Sudan Peace Process

    03/07/2014 7:54:08 PM PST · by IsraelBeach
    South Sudan News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Joe Odaby
    African Union Welcomes Phase Two of South Sudan Peace ProcessADDIS ABABA — March 7, 2014 … The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomed the conclusion of Phase II of the South Sudan Peace Process. The South Sudan Peace Process has consisted of two weeks of substantive consultations on a Declaration of Principle and a Framework for Political Dialogue towards National Reconciliation and Healing. She commended the IGAD Special Envoys, including its Chair, Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin, for their relentless efforts towards the resumption of the political negotiations and the progress they have achieved thus...
  • Surviving Obama

    03/07/2014 8:43:10 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 22 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/7/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg minced few words in discussing the interview that President Barack Obama gave him on the eve of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's latest visit to Washington. Speaking with Charlie Rose, Goldberg equated Obama's threat to stop supporting Israel in international forums to the talk of a mafia don. Obama told Goldberg, that if Israel doesn't cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, "our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited." He added, "And that has consequences." That statement, Goldberg noted, was a "veiled threat" and "almost up there with, 'Nice little Jewish state...
  • Amazing final days of a Jackson attorney who found peace

    03/05/2014 4:32:10 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 05, 2014 | Brad Flory
    JACKSON, MI – The human race is divided between people who see amazing coincidences, and people who see no coincidences. Both types should hear about the last days of Jackson attorney Bruce Clark. Clark, 79, who lived at Clark Lake, was an Eagle Scout as a boy and a respected member of his profession as an adult. But this is not the story of Clark’s life. It’s the story of what happened before he died two weeks ago. Struck by cancer, pneumonia and a heart attack, Clark said something unusual one day from his bed at Allegiance hospital. “He told...
  • Kerry: Peace Isn't About Me, It's About You; Israel’s security "is our first priority,"

    03/03/2014 7:04:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 3/3/14 | Ari Soffer and Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday reaffirmed America’s friendship with Israel and its commitment to the Jewish state’s security. Kerry, who spoke at the AIPAC conference in Washington, said that his peace efforts were “not about him” but were about the “dreams of Israelis” and the “dignity of Palestinians.” “People ask me why am I so committed to these negotiations and why am I convinced that peace is possible,” he said, adding, that it was wrong to ask him why he visits the region so much. “This isn’t about me,” said Kerry, adding that his peace efforts were...
  • Obama: US won't be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

    03/02/2014 5:47:53 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 182 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014 | Adiv Sterman
    Ahead of meeting with Netanyahu, president says unprecedented ‘aggressive settlement construction’ detrimental to peace process Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister. In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israel’s citizens behind an agreement. But if Netanyahu “does not...
  • Obama: Time is Running Out for Peace "Bibi, if not now, when?" President Obama says

    03/02/2014 4:52:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 23/1/14 | Elad Benari
    One day ahead of his meeting Monday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Barack Obama is urging the Israeli leader to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Speaking to Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg in an interview published Sunday, Obama warned that time was running out to negotiate a peace agreement. Obama further claimed that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas “is sincere about his willingness to recognize Israel and its right to exist.” “We are coming to a point, though, over the next couple of months where the parties are going to have to make some decisions about how they move...
  • Abbas ‘exploded with rage’ at Kerry over ‘insane’ framework proposals

    02/27/2014 12:51:01 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 40 replies
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas left a two-day meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris last week fuming over Kerry’s proposals for a framework accord between Israel and the Palestinians, according to a Palestinian report. The top American diplomat reportedly offered for Abbas to form a Palestinian capital in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina, not all of East Jerusalem, as the Palestinians have demanded. Kerry also suggested that Israel keep 10 settlement blocs as part of any territorial exchange, according to Al Quds, the most widely read Palestinian daily, on Wednesday. The Jordan Valley would not be...
  • A year after resignation, ex-Pope Benedict has no regrets

    02/10/2014 12:50:07 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 9, 2014 | Philip Pullella
    A year after his shock resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict has no regrets and believes history will vindicate his tumultuous and much-criticised papacy, the man closest to him told Reuters in a rare interview. "Pope Benedict is at peace with himself and I think he is even at peace with the Lord," said Archbishop Georg Ganswein ,who is in contact with the current and former pope daily. Ganswein, who has been at Benedict's side since before his election in 2005, said the former pope had no regrets about leaving office and held no resentment against his critics who the Vatican says...
  • Obama Lauds Kerry's Peace Efforts Amid Israeli Criticism

    02/06/2014 5:39:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 2/6/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed his appreciation towards his Secretary of State’s peace efforts in the Middle East. Speaking at an interfaith breakfast in Washington, D.C., Obama said, “I want to take this opportunity to thank Secretary Kerry for his extraordinary passion and principled diplomacy that he’s brought to the cause of peace in the Middle East. Thank you, John.” “As we support Israelis and Palestinians as they engage in direct talks, we’ve made clear that lasting peace will require freedom of worship and access to holy sites for all faiths,” he added. The expression of support for...
  • Kerry continues to extort Israel because Jews -- American and Israeli -- allow him to

    02/06/2014 3:59:45 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/5/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Once again, on Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry tried to extort Israeli concessions to the PLO by threatening us with a Western economic boycott. Kerry is obsessed with Israel's economic success. Last May he told us that we're too rich to surrender our land. Now he's saying we'll be poor if we don't do so. The anti-Semitic undertones of Kerry's constant chatter about Jews having too much money are obvious. But beyond their inherent bigotry, Kerry's statements serve to legitimize the radical Left's economic war against the Jewish state. Administration supporters and fundraisers from Code Pink and other...
  • Israel said willing to give up 90% of West Bank

    02/06/2014 9:22:17 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 39 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/6/2014 | GAVRIEL FISKE
    The closed-door negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority over the future contours of a Palestinian state, and how much land and settlements Israel will retain, have reportedly come down to a matter of a few percentage points, with both sides agreeing in principle that the majority of Jewish West Bank settlements would be transferred to Israeli sovereignty in a final status deal. Citing anonymous Israeli, Palestinian and American sources close to the negotiations, Walla News reported on Thursday that Israel is seeking to annex about 10 percent of the West Bank’s land area in a final deal. Meanwhile, the...
  • The Naive Newsman

    02/04/2014 6:25:37 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/4/2014 | Dry Bones
  • Israel said set to accept Kerry’s framework proposals

    02/02/2014 7:32:44 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/2/2014 | YIFA YAAKOV
    Israel is set to give its wary assent to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework peace proposal as the basis for continuing talks with the Palestinian Authority through to the end of 2014, Channel 2 news reported on Saturday night. The TV report said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman are all inclining to accept the US framework terms, some of which were detailed by Martin Indyk, the State Department’s lead envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, in a conference call with American Jewish leaders on Thursday. The framework document would have to...
  • Scaring the Jewish state straight

    01/31/2014 8:05:07 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/31/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid delivered a scary speech on Wednesday. At the Institute of National Security Studies conference, Lapid warned that if we don't accept US Secretary of State John Kerry's framework for negotiations, the Europeans are going to take away our money. Lapid claimed that Israel's economic future is dependent on surrendering Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to the PLO. If we don't, he said, the EU will abrogate its economic association agreement with us. And such a move on Europe's part will cause serious harm to our economy. >>SNIP<< Kerry is waiting for Netanyahu to agree to his...
  • Why Kerry Is Scary (Trying to Force a Middle East "Peace")

    01/30/2014 2:20:03 PM PST · by tom h · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2014 | Thomas Friedman
    TEL AVIV — It is pretty clear now that Secretary of State John Kerry will either be Israel’s diplomatic salvation or the most dangerous diplomatic fanatic Israel has ever encountered. But there isn’t much room anymore for anything in between. This is one of those rare pay-per-view foreign policy moments. Pull up a chair. You don’t see this every day. In essence what Kerry is daring to test is a question everyone has wanted to avoid: Is the situation between Israelis and Palestinians at five minutes to midnight or five minutes after midnight, or even 1 a.m. (beyond diplomacy)?
  • Birds attack peace doves freed from Pope Francis' window

    01/26/2014 10:48:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-26-14 | AP
    Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.
  • The Sick Middle East

    01/25/2014 7:32:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2014 | Daniel Pipes
    The recent fall of Fallujah, Iraq, to an Al-Qaeda-linked group provides an unwelcome reminder of the American resources and lives devoted in 2004 to 2007 to control the city – all that effort expended and nothing to show for it. Similarly, outlays of hundreds of billions of dollars to modernize Afghanistan did not prevent the release of 72 prisoners who have attacked Americans. These two examples point to a larger conclusion: maladies run so deep in the Middle East (minus remarkable Israel) that outside powers cannot remedy them. Here's a fast summary: Water is running out. A dam going up...
  • Peace Of Cake

    01/22/2014 1:57:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/22/14 | SrutonimADS SrutonimADS
    Mr. Abbas, Israel wants to sign a peace treaty based on the principle of "two states for two peoples." You have refused to accept this formula. Israel has proven that it will withdraw to new borders, remove Israelis from your state, and give up its claims to Biblical lands. It's time for you to reciprocate. Recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, stop the incitement against Israel, and let's bring an end to the conflict once and for all.
  • Video – Obama on Iran: “Give Peace A Chance” … Seriously. He Said That Actual Thing.

    01/13/2014 6:47:59 PM PST · by absentee · 18 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/13/2014 | Caleb Howe
    [VIDEO AT LINK] After his remark, the President suggested we imagine all the people living for today. It’s funny, people joke about hippie Democrats, and then they go and give you something like this on a silver platter. With a platitude like give peace a chance, one cannot help but think of the recent revelations from Robert Gates’ explosive new memoir. Now that we know how unseriously Obama dealt with Iraq and Afghanistan, hearing him state his philosophy on Iran’s nukes as something so trite and so contrary to everything we know about the Iranian regime takes on a meaning...
  • [CATH/ORTH CAUCUS] From Mediocrity to Magnificence: A Meditation on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

    09/16/2010 2:48:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/15/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    What do you expect from your relationship to Jesus Christ? I have come to discover that many do not expect all that much. In effect they hope that faith can kind of help them “muddle through” life and offer them a few consolations that, perhaps things will be better some day, and in heaven. Others see the moral life described in the scriptures more as a duty than a description of the person being transformed by Jesus Christ. And because they see it as a list of duties,  rather than the result of grace, they tend to resent it, consider...
  • The Humility that Heals – A Homily for Christmas

    12/25/2013 4:57:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/24/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I. The Paradox of this Night - In a way, we are too familiar with the Christmas story, and so many of its strange paradoxes and stunning “absurdities” fail to shock and amaze us. And yet it does not take long to consider that no human being would ever craft this sort of entrance of God into our world. Surely we would envision God’s entrance in Cecil B. DeMille proportions.  (DeMille was producer of “The Ten Commandments” and other classic Hollywood Epics, in case I’m showing my age). Yes, there would be grand sets, a cast of thousands, palaces, trumpets,...
  • A Sabbath Day thought: December 29, 2013

    12/29/2013 9:02:31 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 29 December 2013 | Jeff Head
    Well, we had 9 degrees this morning, but warming up to 32 degrees later today. Everyone be safe out there on this Sabbath day, and take time to warm your souls and feed your spirits by remembering and worshiping God in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, this day. Drink of the living water. John 4:14 "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
  • Israel can have peace by merely relinquishing her land and security

    12/26/2013 12:18:50 PM PST · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 26, 2013 | Dan Miller
    What could go wrong with that? This is a re-post of an article written last December when Palestinians exercised their universal human right to send missiles and freedom fighters (messengers of peace and love) to hateful Israeli settlements and elsewhere in Palestine. Three Cheers for President Obama and his peace makers, whomever they may happen to be!With recent increases in Palestinian peace efforts and Obama Administration support for peace everlasting in the entire nation of Palestine (wherever and whatever that may turn out to be), this seemed an appropriate time to revisit the situation. Mahmoud Abbas has created a tiger with his...
  • Nelson Mandela vs Abraham Lincoln

    12/08/2013 10:02:57 AM PST · by PeaRidge · 54 replies
    self | 12/08/13 | Self
    We are hearing a multitude of broadcasts, blogs, and stories about Mandela. Hosts fill their alloted time with stories of Mandela, and cannot help but slip into comparisons with modern politicians. It is also appropriate to compare him with our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, who faced some of the very same challenges as Mr. Mandela.
  • Everything that is good for Obama is necessarily bad for Israel. Why that's not hyperbole

    11/06/2013 1:31:01 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/6/2013 | Caroline B. Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu apparently believes the greatest threat the country now faces is an escalated European trade war. He's wrong. The greatest threat we are now facing is a national leadership that cannot get its arms around changing strategic realities. Over the weekend, Yediot Aharonot reported that during Secretary of State John Kerry's seven-hour meeting in Rome last week with Netanyahu, Kerry warned that the price for walking away from the talks with the PLO will be European economic strangulation of Israel. According to the newspaper, "[T]he secretary of state told the prime minister that he heard from his...
  • Real salvation...not the false phony type!

    10/21/2013 8:04:26 AM PDT · by fabian · 343 replies
    Facebook ^ | 10/21/13 | fabian
    Have you been searching for the real thing in spirituality and salvation? We hear a lot of talk about it by ministers who are no more saved than the average Joe, sadly. Well, I have begun this FB page to promote the real thing because I have found it myself. I am not talking from theory or rote learning. No! And I want you all to be on that path to real salvation, peace of mind, and being able to fight socialists/ communism and still remain happy! Please give it a like too...if you do like it! Thank you, fabian
  • The spirit of the Lord visited me one night...

    09/28/2013 9:45:27 PM PDT · by fabian · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09/28/13 | fabian
    One evening several years ago, I was laying upon my bed almost ready for sleep after my quiet and silent prayer that I have been practicing for many years. Then, this presence came hovering over my body, filling it with warmth and a very real feeling of well being and love. It was not a dream and was the most wonderful sensation I have ever had. Far surpassing any drug induced feeling of happiness that I and many were prone to seek in our troubled childhoods. No, this was the rel deal and had a wordless telepathic message: I had...
  • Yes, We Are the World’s Policeman: U.S. troops are the greatest preservers of liberty & peace

    09/17/2013 7:09:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 09//17/2013 | Dennis Prager
    In his speech to the nation on Syria last week, the president twice emphasized that America is not the “world’s policeman.” According to polls, most Americans agree. Unfortunately, however, relinquishing this role assures catastrophe both for the world and for America. This is easy to demonstrate. Imagine that, because of the great financial and human price, the mayors and city councils of some major American cities decide that they no longer want to police their cities. Individuals simply have to protect themselves. We all know what would happen: The worst human beings would terrorize these cities, and the loss of...
  • Burping John Kerry

    09/16/2013 4:07:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    John Kerry burped. Excuse him. That’s how he does foreign policy. Don a burping pad before asking him questions; you never know whether he will spit out war or peace. Last Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry held a press conference. CBS reporter Margaret Brennan asked Kerry how Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a U.S. air strike on Syria. MARGARET BRENNAN: “…is there anything at this point that his government could do or offer that would stop an attack?” SECRETARY KERRY: “Sure. He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the...
  • The Vanishing Anti-War Left

    09/04/2013 2:12:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Barack Obama ran for president as the last of the red-hot pacifists, so it might have sounded preposterous to predict that after a few security briefings at the White House, President Obama would follow in the same policy footsteps of horrid warmonger George Bush, with his anti-terrorist wars and strategies. So where is the anti-war movement now? "What anti-war movement?" former Congressman Dennis Kucinich asked when called for comment last week. Medea Benjamin of the radical group Code Pink agreed: "The antiwar movement is a shadow of its former self under the Bush years." Cindy Sheehan quipped, "The 'anti-war left'...
  • How to Win the Nobel Peace Prize In 12 Days (The Remarkable Obama)

    09/02/2013 3:48:58 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 9, 2009 | Tommy De Seno
    Editor's Note: Although President Obama had only been in office for 12 days before the nominations for this year's Nobel Peace prize closed the entire process actually takes a full year... Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize this morning. Over the last decade the only requirement to win the prize was that the nominee had to be critical of George W. Bush (see Al Gore, Mohamed El Baradei and Jimmy Carter). President Obama has broken new ground here. Nominations for potential winners of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ended on February 1. The president took office only 12 days...
  • "Bad Science" ... A Dentist Wants to Clone John Lennon from His (sic, Lennon's) Rotten Tooth

    08/21/2013 6:44:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    IO9 ^ | August 21, 2013 | Charlie Jane Anders
    A dentist wants to clone John Lennon from his rotten tooth All you need is DNA. A Canadian dentist says he's working with "American scientists" to clone John Lennon from a rotten molar the Beatles singer had extracted in the 1960s. According to the press release (warning: it autoplays a weird parody song, "Love Me Tooth") dentist Michael Zuk bought the tooth at auction for $31,000 and now is working with an unspecified lab to see if they can clone him. Says Zuk: I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John...
  • Third 'Positive' Peace Meeting Concludes; Hours after a second secret meeting, Israeli and PA

    08/20/2013 5:49:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/13 | Elad Benari
    Israeli and Palestinian Authority negotiators on Tuesday night concluded a third meeting as part of the renewed peace talks between the sides. The meeting, reportedly held at an undisclosed location in Jerusalem, was described as “serious”. The sides agreed to meet again soon. As usual, Israel was represented at the meeting by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s envoy Yitzhak Molcho. The PA side was represented by chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayeh. The late evening meeting, which ended shortly before midnight, was the second meeting of the day between the sides. Earlier Tuesday, a senior...
  • Palestinian Prisoner Freed by Israel Has American Blood on His Hands

    08/16/2013 11:03:40 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Aug 16, 2013 | Eli Lake
    At the behest of the State Department, Israel began releasing Palestinian prisoners this week in a deal to get peace talks going. One of them killed an American. Eli Lake reports. For decades, the United States has urged foreign governments not to free prisoners who have killed Americans. But a man who murdered an American was freed this week by Israel in a prisoner-release deal encouraged by Secretary of State John Kerry. Among those released Tuesday as an inducement to the Palestinian Authority to return to peace negotiations was Al-Haaj Othman Amar Mustafa, a Palestinian convicted in 1991 of killing...
  • The Two State Concept is Wrong

    08/15/2013 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva - blog ^ | 8/14/2013 | David Ha'ivri
    This might come as a surprise to some, but many Israelis do not believe that establishing a Palestinian state is the right thing to do. Actually, we are disappointed to see Israeli representatives going through the motions in order to demonstrate to the world that we are the good guys while putting their faith in the PLO functionaries to mess it up. They are basing their actions on the well-known Israeli saying “the Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” Some Israeli leaders feel that they can only depend on the Palestinians for one thing - their dedication...
  • U.S. Air Force Chief Completes Secret Visit to Israel

    08/12/2013 7:26:53 AM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | August 11th, 2013 | JTA
    Gen. Mark Welsh, the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has completed a secret visit to Israel, where was the guest of the Commander of the Israel Air Force, Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel. snip The officials discussed a number of topics including mutual security challenges in light of the regional security situation. Welsh and Eshel also discussed plans to further strengthen the cooperation between the U.S. Air Force and the Israel Air Force, according to the IDF. The meeting, which reportedly was kept secret at the request of the United States, comes in advance of a scheduled visit by...
  • Hope – more than just our national anthem

    08/03/2013 7:24:58 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/1/2013 | DAN ILLOUZ
    With the announcement of yet another round of negotiations that will be based on the flawed two-state paradigm, I immediately expressed my opposition. After hearing my opposition, many of my colleagues looked at me with puzzled expressions and asked: “Do you not have any hope for a better tomorrow?” I am a realist, and as such, I think our foreign policy should not be guided by “hope,” but by reality. However, characterizing those who oppose the creation of an enemy Palestinian state in the historical homeland of the Jewish people as not having “any hope for a better tomorrow” is...
  • 'All Issues on the Table' Kerry hopes for 'lasting peace' based on "Two-State Solution

    07/30/2013 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/13 | Ari Soffer
    US Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed his government's commitment to a "2-State Solution" between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) today, as he summed up the initial progress made between the sides amid renewed negotiations. The brief press conference started an hour late, and relatively few details of the discussions held between Israeli chief negotiator Tzipi Livni and her PA counterpart were revealed. One significant point which was mentioned by Kerry was that "all final status issues... core issues and all other issues are all on the table." Calling for a "change" in "the way we think about compromise,"...
  • City of Longmont Honors Fallen CO Police Officers With Moving Ceremony

    07/10/2013 5:19:47 PM PDT · by BobTEA
    Youtube video ^ | June 20, 2013 | Bobtea2
    In 2012 Colorado lost six law-enforcement officers killed in the line-of-duty. On May 19, the city of Longmont held a fitting, dignified, and moving memorial service to honor the fallen officers. The video covers the highlights of the memorial, which included a bagpiper, 21-gun salute, and taps. Worth watching to the end. May we always be thankful for those who put their lives at risk to keep our nation safe.
  • Argentinean Jewish group proposes Francis for Nobel Peace prize

    07/08/2013 4:02:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 6, 2013 | GERARD O'CONNELL
    Pope Francis met relatives of the worst anti-Jewish attack in Argentina’s history, and supported their efforts to discover the truth and obtain justice. They are nominating him for the Nobel Prize for Peace, for the work he did THE POPE WITH HIS FRIENDS Relatives and friends of victims of the worst attack on Jews since World War II, which took place in Buenos Aires in 1994, are nominating Pope Francis for the Nobel Prize for Peace.  The group announced this after a 90-minute private audience with him in the Vatican on July 5, during which he expressed support for their...