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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

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.

By INSS - Monday, October 8, 2007


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The British anomaly: The attempt to abolish England

Ever heard of the West Lothian Question? West Lothian is the Scottish region immediately to the west of Edinburgh. The question is so called because it was first posed by Tam Dalyell, a Labor member of the British Parliament for West Lothian. Mr. Dalyell wondered how long the English would tolerate the situation in which Scottish members of the British Parliament, such as himself, have a (sometimes decisive) say about issues affecting only England, while English parliamentarians have no say about the same matters in Scotland.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Monday, October 1, 2007


Dating Yourself: Fear and frustration in Geneva

While all eyes are on the circus surrounding the trip by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a quiet but important showdown over misconduct is shaping up at high levels of a major United Nations agency in Geneva. In this case, one of the whistleblowers is none other than Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

By Claudia Rosett - Monday, September 24, 2007