Is Pope Francis Neglecting The Flock by Dabbling in Politics?
By John Lillpop Monday, May 25, 2015
Pope Francis recently made headlines by asserting himself on the issue of climate change and by declaring that the Vatican recognizes Palestine as a separate state. Both issues are highly controversial, and each elicits strong emotional responses from both sides.
UN casts Israel as worst violator of health rights in the world
By UN Watch Friday, May 22, 2015
Exclusive Report and comment by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer:
GENEVA, - As Israeli hospitals continue their life-saving treatment for escalating numbers of wounded Syrians fleeing to the Golan from the Assad regime’s barbaric attacks, the U.N. reached new heights of absurdity today by adopting a draft resolution portraying Israel as violating the health rights of Syrians in the Golan.
North Korea’s Takeaway From The Iran Nuclear Talks
By Claudia Rosett Friday, May 22, 2015
In defense of the Iran nuclear talks, Obama administration officials have made a number of unlikely claims, including the repeated proposition that under the current Tehran regime Iran’s nuclear program could be transformed into something “exclusively peaceful.” But one of the most bizarre statements yet came just last weekend from Secretary of State John Kerry. Speaking to reporters in Beijing, Kerry said he hopes an Iran nuclear deal could have a “positive influence” on North Korea.
Saudi Arabia wants to run the UN Human Rights Council. Also places want ads for more executioners
By Robert Laurie Thursday, May 21, 2015
The United Nations is one of the most worthless organizations on the face of the Earth. That’s not hyperbole. It’s just a simple fact. It’s a grotesquely hypocritical money pit that exists mostly in an effort to redistribute global wealth and legitimize the planet’s worst actors.
Military Lessons for Hamas from Operation Protective Edge
By INSS Thursday, May 21, 2015
Hamas emerged bruised and battered from the 50 days of fighting in Operation Protective Edge, and programs for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip have not progressed at the pace expected by the leadership. The severe economic situation and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza are liable to be a catalyst for public protest that could threaten the Hamas government. Furthermore, as of now no political horizon is in sight, and the armed struggle against Israel remains a key element in the organization’s political Islamic ideology.
Thinking About China
By Alan Caruba Thursday, May 21, 2015
As Thomas J. Christensen, the author of his recently published “The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power”, reminds us, “For millennia China was arguably the greatest civilization on the planet and for many previous centuries its most powerful empire.”
The Benghazi-Syria Weapons Connection
By Arnold Ahlert Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The shameless lying that has formed the heart of the Obama administration’s Benghazi narrative took another turn yesterday. Documents obtained by Fox News reveal that U.S. intelligence agencies were “fully aware” weapons were being moved from Benghazi to Syria before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, that claimed the lives of ambassador Christopher Stevens,Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and diplomat Sean Smith. The documents also put the lie to President Obama’s assertion that the rise of ISIS caught the administration “by surprise.”
Palestine - Pope Forfeits Spiritual And Moral Authority
By David Singer Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Pope Francis has suffered a serious blow to his spiritual and moral authority following the Vatican’s recognition of the “State of Palestine” in a new treaty announced on 13 May.
The Vatican’s latest slippery slide into political and legal chaos represents a clear breach of clause 11(2) of the 1993 Fundamental Agreement Between The Holy See And The State Of Israel which provides:
The US and Gulf States Summit: What Next?
By INSS Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The summit convened last week by US President Barack Obama with representatives of the Gulf states was designed to ease their concerns about the emerging agreement with Iran on the nuclear question, “compensate” them – in part through the supply of weapon systems – for the materialization of threats that will be posed by Iran as a recognized nuclear threshold state, and recruit support for the agreement. These goals were achieved, if only partially and temporarily.
Obama’s Carte Blanche: Season of “Big Hunt” in Eurasia
By Alexander Maistrovoy Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Iran - another predator is set free during Obama’s cadence
They are not empires yet. They don’t have enough power or the resources for becoming such. However, all of them - Russians, Turks, Arabs, Persians - are dreaming about empires, recalling old conquests and victories. And all of them should be grateful to the West, and the US president in particular.
A personal tribute to the great Robert Wistrich
By Barry Shaw Wednesday, May 20, 2015
I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of Robert Wistrich, the world renowned expert on global anti-Semitism.
The Vortex—The End of Civilization
By Church Militant Wednesday, May 20, 2015
When the barbarian hordes descended on Europe in the fourth and fifth centuries, crushing underfoot what was left of cultural antiquity, it looked as if civilization was at an end. Irish monks, in their monasteries and scriptoriums, preserved the writings from antiquity by transcribing them for posterity. They kept the classics alive, safe in their isolation, keeping a secure touchstone to the civilization their faith had transformed. For this reason, the Irish are largely credited by historians with saving civilization.
Obama will Support Palestinian State at the UN
By Liberty Counsel Monday, May 18, 2015
Washington, DC - The Obama Administration is reportedly helping to formulate a United Nations Security Council motion to proclaim an independent Palestinian state.
Sinai Tribes: Between the Egyptian State and the Islamic State
By INSS Monday, May 18, 2015
The jihadist insurgency in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is taking an increasing toll on the local population and its tribal society. To confront this challenge, leaders of tribes from across the peninsula met on May 10, 2015 to discuss a plan of action. The resulting statement from the “Sinai Tribal Union” was not the declaration of war against the Islamic State (IS)-affiliated “State of Sinai” described in much of the Egyptian media. However, its recommendations for action have significant implications for the Egyptian military campaign in the North Sinai governorate and for Egyptian policymakers looking to separate the general population from the area’s militants.
Liberating Our Jerusalem
By Daniel Greenfield Monday, May 18, 2015
When Jordan’s Arab Legion seized half of Jerusalem, ethnically cleansed its Jewish population and annexed the city—the only entity to recognize the annexation was the United Kingdom which had provided the officers and the training that made the conquest possible. Officers like Colonel Bill Newman, Major Geoffrey Lockett and Major Bob Slade, under Glubb Pasha, better known as General John Bagot Glubb, whose son later converted to Islam, invaded Jerusalem and used the Muslim forces under their command to make the partition and ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem possible.