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Are the U.S. and Turkey on a Collision Course

By Gallia Lindenstrauss

Turkish-American relations currently face two significant challenges.  One has to do with the Turkish inclination to enter northern Iraq in order to deal with Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters operating there.


The Rise and Fall of Vicente Fox: A Five-Hour Thriller

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox spent most of last week sticking his intrusive nose into matters that are the exclusive domain of the American people and elected representatives, and which are absolutely none of the business of Mexico, it’s current president, or any former Mexican president.

By John Lillpop - Monday, October 15, 2007 - Full Story

Iraqi civilian death toll plunges

From http://www.Breitbart.com
The civilian death toll in Iraq fell to its lowest level in recent memory on Saturday.

By Guest Column - Sunday, October 14, 2007 - Full Story

Sudan on the Brink of Another Disaster

The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) http://www.persecution.org has learned that, in a dramatic development, the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM), the party that represents the interest of Southern Sudan, made an announcement to withdraw from the National Unity Government of Sudan. This decision, which was made yesterday, could lead to another war between the Southern Sudanese and the Government of Sudan.

By Guest Column - Saturday, October 13, 2007 - Full Story

Eurocrats Target Poland

Last Thursday, Viscount Etienne Davignon, a Belgian who is the chairman of the secretive Bilderberg Group, celebrated his 75th birthday. Mr. Davignon is a former vice president of the European Commission and the author of the 1970 “Davignon Report” that laid the foundations for a common European foreign policy.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Thursday, October 11, 2007 - Full Story

Bald-Faced Lies About the U.N.

Do you think our “adversary press” is on the lookout for government lies? Consider the false testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte on behalf of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This is a treaty that our media want passed by the Senate. So they are letting his lies go completely unchallenged.

By Cliff Kincaid - Thursday, October 11, 2007 - Full Story

White farmers in court for growing crops

By Peta Thornycroft, in Johannesburg, The Telegraph

Ten white farmers appeared in court in Zimbabwe yesterday accused of growing crops on their land—in a country where millions of people will need food aid within the next few months.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - Full Story

German Jews: Drop Iranian-born soccer player who won’t play in Israel

By Assaf Uni (Berlin) and Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz Correspondents and Reuters
Germany’s leading Jewish organization has called for an Iranian-born player to be dropped from Germany’s under-21 national soccer team for withdrawing from an upcoming match against Israel.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - Full Story

Bush Ambushed by Arab Perfidy

President Bush, supposedly the world’s most powerful man, is being humiliated and hung out to dry by the Palestinian Authority and the Arab League as they use their collective muscle to try and change the focus and possibly cause the cancellation of next month’s international meeting called by the President.

By David Singer - Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - Full Story

Negotiations with the Palestinians: An Inevitable Failure or a Chance for Change

By Amir Kulick
Over the last few weeks Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) have conducted political discussions meant to culminate in a joint declaration according to the Israeli approach, or in an agreement on principles according to the Palestinian approach.


Save Belgium: Postmodernists to the Rescue

Aaron Timms of The Sydney Morning Herald loves Belgium. In a column this week, Mr. Timms writes

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

Jesus to Judas

For 15 years, Michel Aoun and the Free Patriotic Movement were the symbol, the inspiration, and the dream of Free Lebanon. The flame was kept alive through the few pure souls who believed in something greater than themselves; Free Lebanon. During those dark years, Michel Aoun was revered as our Nelson Mandela, or Che Guevara, our George Washington.

By Guest Column Charles Jalkh/Freedom Fighter- Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

Barroso and Bilderberg to the Rescue of Belgium. Will the UK Be Ousted from the EU

Today, day 119 since the general elections of June 10th, Belgium still has no government. Belgium’s politicians, however, expect the country to have a new government soon. Yves Leterme, the leader of the Flemish Christian-Democrats, who last week was reappointed as “formateur” (Prime Minister Designate) by Belgium’s King Albert II, knows that he has no choice but to succeed in forming a government. If he does not, his political career is over. Mr Leterme, who won last June’s elections on a pro-Flemish platform, will have to withdraw all the Flemish demands because the Walloon politicians have vetoed them all.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

How Benazir played into Musharraf’s hands

imageISLAMABAD: Even before the Supreme Court ruled that the presidential election should go ahead as planned, President Pervez Musharraf had emerged a political winner.

Musharraf had successfully taken revenge on Zulfikar Ali Bhutto by destroying the traditional political role of the Pakistan People’s Party, founded in 1967 against a military dictator, General Ayub Khan.

By Hamid Mir - Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

Yves Leterme Is Too Soft. Will Flanders Join EFTA?

113 days after the general elections of June 10th, Belgium still has no government. On Saturday evening, King Albert II reappointed Yves Leterme, the leader of the Flemish Christian-Democrat Party and the winner of last June’s elections, as “formateur” (Prime Minister Designate).

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

U.N. should keep tyrants off the stage

In Burma, an ominous silence has fallen. The ruling military junta has been answering the peaceful protests of dissident monks with beatings, arrests and untold killings. Even United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Louise Arbour, too often reticent about criticizing tyrannies, issued a statement Monday deploring the repression and asserting that in the current crackdown, Burma’s protesters “have become invisible.”

By Claudia Rosett - Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

An Oil for Food Expose

Having stood trial for almost a month in a Manhattan federal courtroom, 83-year-old Texas tycoon Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. struck a deal Monday. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United Nations’ former Oil for Food program for Iraq.

By Claudia Rosett - Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

The Saffron Bloggers Strike Back

For the past two months or so we’ve watched with a sort of horrified fascination as the country of Myanmar (Burma) has deteriorated into a mess of bloody and fatal riots, and an oppression of its people akin to the horror stories from countries like North Korea and Cambodia.

The catalyst was the dramatic increase in the prices of everyday goods and fuel, with fuel jumping sometimes a massive 100%.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

Myanmar and Israel—Fighting the Semantic Wars

Is it “Myanmar” or “Burma”? “Yangon” or “Rangoon”?

Burma and its major city Rangoon were renamed Myanmar and Yangon in 1989 by the military junta that had seized power there at that time.

By David Singer - Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

The LOST Colony

In promoting their latest cause, liberals have managed to enlist a member of a small group getting smaller by the year—conservatives in academia. “Academics did not get anywhere near this,” John Norton Moore of the University of Virginia told an audience at the Heritage Foundation on June 22 of the the United Nations’ Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) that would give the UN control over seven-tenths of the earth’s surface.

By Malcolm Kline - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story