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  • ISG (Iraq Study Group - remember them?) moves from consensus to conflict

    04/23/2008 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 200+ views ^ | 4/22/08 | DANIEL LIBIT
    ISG moves from consensus to conflictBy DANIEL LIBIT 4/22/08 4:32 AM EST In December 2006, in an effort to build a national consensus on a “new way forward in Iraq,” the Iraq Study Group painted itself as a portrait of bipartisan chumminess, with all political hackery checked at the door. Sixteen months later, seven of the 10 ISG members are backing presidential candidates with radically different views about how to proceed in Iraq. Republicans James Baker, Lawrence Eagleburger and Ed Meese are supporting Sen. John McCain, who argues that the United States should be sending more troops to Iraq. Democrats...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • U.S. Taxpayers Fund Pro-Hamas Propaganda

    08/06/2009 3:15:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 344+ views
    With the federal government facing trillions of dollars in red ink, one might think that the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), which receives upwards of $30 million a year from the taxpayers, would want to show Congress it wasn't squandering money on propaganda for terrorist groups like Hamas. But that hasn't happened.
  • Shooting suspect was baptized

    07/30/2006 2:57:52 PM PDT · by wideminded · 51 replies · 1,658+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | July 29, 2006 | SCOTT GUTIERREZ
    RICHLAND -- Those who knew Naveed Haq said Saturday that to them he was an enigma, a puzzle that they wish they could have solved before his deadly rampage in a Seattle Jewish center. (snip) He held a degree in electrical engineering and was the son of a successful engineer, yet he couldn't keep a regular job. He was smart, creative and skilled as a writer. He recently won an essay contest for a U.S. Institute of Peace scholarship. Yet Haq was frustrated at his lack of friends and female companionship.He told friends he felt alienated from his own family,...
  • Ukraine Opposition Gives Kuchma Ultimatum

    11/28/2004 8:21:50 PM PST · by KOZ. · 19 replies · 498+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sunday, November 28, 2004 | Associated Press
    KIEV, Ukraine — The crisis over Ukraine's disputed presidential election intensified Sunday, as a key eastern province called a referendum on autonomy andthe opposition demanded the current president fire his prime minister, the official winner of last week's votethat has bitterly divided this former Soviet republic. The opposition warned President Leonid Kuchma it would block his movementsunless he fired PrimeMinister ViktorYanukovych and fulfilled other demands within 24 hours. Earlier, Kuchma called on the opposition to end its four-day blockade of government buildings, saying compromise was the only solution to the crisis that has developed into a tense political tug-of-war between...
  • Ukraine's postmodern coup d'etat(AMERICA Fault alert!)

    11/25/2004 6:49:45 PM PST · by Pikamax · 19 replies · 651+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/26/04 | Jonathan Steele
    Ukraine's postmodern coup d'etat Yushchenko got the US nod, and money flooded in to his supporters Jonathan Steele Friday November 26, 2004 The Guardian Oranges can often be bitter, and the mass street protests now going on in Ukraine may not be quite as sweet as their supporters claim. For one thing the demonstrators do not reflect nationwide sentiments. Ukraine is riven by deep historical, religious and linguistic divisions. The crowds in the street include a large contingent from western Ukraine, which has never felt comfortable with rule from Kiev, let alone from people associated with eastern Ukraine, the home-base...
  • Russian Political Scientist Blames Polish Conspiracy for Ukraine Election Crisis

    11/25/2004 9:31:55 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 37 replies · 1,059+ views
    Mosnews ^ | Nov. 25, 2004 | Mosnews
    Renowned Russian political scientist Sergei Markov told reporters in Moscow on Thursday that the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine was in fact a Polish conspiracy with the aim of imposing Polish patronage over Ukraine and thus raising Polish influence within the European Union. “Yushchenko’s electoral campaign has been developed within the Polish diaspora abroad and its ideological basis was prepared by former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and his two sons,” the web-site quoted Markov as saying. Markov said that another ethnic Pole, Andrian Karatnitsky, the head of the U.S. foundation Freedom House, had hired Serbian spin doctors...
  • Yushchenko calls on soldiers and militia to defend Ukrainian people

    11/24/2004 7:43:54 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 52 replies · 1,346+ views
    Kyiv Post ^ | Nov 24, 17:06 | Staff
    "The criminals want to send you to the barricades," he tells nations cops, soldiers ( - Presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko called on the leaders of the armed forces and security forces to defy all orders to take action against the Ukrainian people, appealing to them to take care of the country's citizens, Interfax-Ukraine reports. Flanked by Ukrainian boxer Volodymyr Klitschko, pop star Ruslana, and Okean Elzy rock band leader Slavko Vakarchuk, Yushchenko made the appeal in front of several hundred thousand people on Maidan Nezalezhnosti during late afternoon of Nov. 24. Yushchenko appealed "on behalf of the Ukrainian nation,...
  • Klitschko rallies hundreds of thousands of opposition in Kyiv

    11/24/2004 7:57:43 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 357+ views
    Kyiv Post ^ | Nov 24, 15:23 | Staff
    Younger boxing brother backs Yushchenko: "the people are the authority" (Post Staff) - Heavyweight boxer Volodymyr Klitschko spoke to hundreds of thousands of supporters of opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in central Kyiv during the early afternoon of Nov. 23. An estimated million opposition protesters are clogging central Kyiv on this snowy afternoon during Ukraine's political crisis. Wearing a scarf and tie in Yushchenko's signature colors of bright orange, Klitschko -- whose older brother Vitaly is heavyweight champion of the world and who flew into Kyiv from Las Vegas -- said "Viktor Andreyevich Yushchenko is our...
  • The U.S. Institute of Peace Stumbles (Daniel Pipes)

    03/23/2004 4:31:09 PM PST · by The Westerner · 8 replies · 218+ views
    E-Mail from Daniel Pipes ^ | March 23, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Last week, I became a whistleblower. (According to Merriam-Webster, a whistleblower is someone "who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority.") This is not a role I expected or sought, but I felt compelled to go public when the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington, D.C., the taxpayer-funded organization to whose board President Bush appointed me, insisted on co-hosting an event with a group closely associated with radical Islam. That group is the Washington-based Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy; the event was a workshop that took place — over...
  • U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse'

    03/20/2004 5:56:20 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 15 replies · 1,173+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 20, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse' Guest panelist threatened America, openly supported terror groups Posted: March 20, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: WorldNetDaily is pleased to have a content-sharing agreement with Insight magazine, the bold Washington publication not afraid to ruffle establishment feathers. Subscribe to Insight at WorldNetDaily's online store and save 71 percent off the cover price. By Kenneth R. Timmerman © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. The congressionally funded United States Institute of Peace hosted an event yesterday in Washington on reforming Islam, with a guest panelist who has threatened the United States and openly supported...
  • Defund Middle East Studies

    02/24/2004 7:32:35 PM PST · by Salem · 2 replies · 164+ views ^ | 24 February, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Defund Middle East Studiesby Daniel PipesNew York Sun February 24, 2004 Here's a prime example, one that involves me personally, of how the radical Left and the Islamists, those new best friends, readily deceive.It has to do with a proposed piece of U.S. legislation passed by the House, the "International Studies in Higher Education Act of 2003," known familiarly as H.R. 3077, and awaiting action by the Senate. H.R. 3077 calls for the creation of an advisory board to review the way in which roughly US$100 million in taxpayer money is spent annually on area studies, including Middle East studies,...
  • Bad News for Islamists: Bush Makes Recess Appointment of Daniel Pipes to USIP

    08/22/2003 4:26:08 PM PDT · by forty_years · 92 replies · 11,286+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 22, 2003 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Bad News for Islamists: Bush MakesRecess Appointment of Daniel Pipes to USIP By Andrew L. Jaffee, August 22, 2003 Home   Search   Forum   Terms The White House announced today that: The President has signed the recess appointment of Daniel Pipes of Pennsylvania to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace. The President nominated Mr. Pipes on April 2, 2003. By signing appointments during a congressional recess, an American president can avoid the Senate's confirmation process. Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and their Islamist friends, CAIR - The...
  • LA Times ("flower-power liberal newspaper") Supports Pipes Nomination

    08/17/2003 10:09:46 PM PDT · by forty_years · 3 replies · 379+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2003 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Has hell frozen over? The LA Times--what my eloquent colleague calls a "flower-power liberal newspaper"--has come out in support of President Bush's nomination of Daniel Pipes to the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). Will wonders never cease? The LA Times yesterday stated (click here for alternate source): But in trying to prevent Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes from joining the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace, Sens. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) are abusing their privilege. Pipes has a long record of stirring up controversy on Islamic affairs. Long before Sept. 11,...
  • Diana West on Pipes USIP nomination in Wash Times

    08/01/2003 5:43:53 PM PDT · by Salem · 3 replies · 198+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 01 August, 2003 | Diana West
    <p>It may be not be harmonic convergence exactly, but the coincidence is still worth flagging: Last week, just about the time a Senate committee was failing to muster the quorum necessary to vote on Islamic terrorism expert Daniel Pipes' nomination to the U.S. Institute of Peace —thrilling the Islamic groups that apologize for such terrorism — the Pew Research Center was releasing a new poll finding that 44 percent of Americans now believe that Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its believers. This number is up sharply from the 22 percent who in March 2002 had begun to notice jihadis in Sudan and Nigeria and Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and the Philippines and the Palestinian Authority and Malaysia (and ? Italy, France and Lackawanna) poking out from behind the smoother ranks of the "Islam is peace" PR professionals.</p>
  • Professor Daniel Pipes Under Fire!

    07/30/2003 2:26:16 PM PDT · by Salem · 39 replies · 450+ views
    30, July 2003 | Me
            Dear Valued FRiends and Peers,         Professor Daniel Pipes, Director of the Middle East Forum and publisher of Militant Islam Comes To America, has been nominated by President George Bush to the United States Institute of Peace. Most people here know his credentials. This nomination, when brought up in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, "failed to reach a quorum," under pressure by Islamic activist groups like The American Muslim Council (AMC), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and Democrat collusion.         These extremist Islamic interest...
  • The Petition to Support Daniel Pipes' Nomination to USIP Board (Please sign if not done so already)

    05/23/2003 11:29:03 AM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 216+ views
    To: U.S. Senate (& possibly Pres. Bush, too) To President George W. Bush and all members of the United States Senate: We support the nomination and confirmation of Daniel Pipes to the Board of the United States Institute of Peace. Sincerely,
  • USIP Nomination of Daniel Pipes: Please FREEP/Support Him!

    05/02/2003 6:41:24 PM PDT · by fed_up_with_un · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Write to your Senators to support the Pipes nomination: the petition supporting his nomination: is one of America’s foremost authorities on the Middle East. He believes Islamism is a great threat to democracy, and he is a very fair and balanced man (with guts). Pipes warned about 9/11 long before it happened. President George W. Bush nominated Daniel Pipes to the board of the United States Institute of Peace on April 1, 2003. It went to the Senate the next day for confirmation. In response, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) put out a press release against his...
  • Oppose the Islamists by Supporting the Nomination of Daniel Pipes

    04/25/2003 3:40:53 PM PDT · by forty_years · 7 replies · 229+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC - ^ | 4/25/2003 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Oppose the Islamists by Supporting the Nomination of Daniel PipesBy Andrew L. Jaffee, 4/24/2003 ACT NOW! - SUPPORT THE PIPES APPOINTMENT In a recent interview Daniel Pipes described Islamism as: a modern, 20th century ideology, arising at roughly the same time as fascism and Marxist-Leninism. It is attractive to a small percentage of Muslims. It is a mechanism, a blueprint, for taking over governments and running societies. It is something very different from Islam. He added: And, by the way, the first victims of militant Islam, or Islamism, are Muslims themselves. We can join together, Muslim and non-Muslim, to...