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The Pretzel Man
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 6/18/2014 9:35:35 AM

Dick and Liz Cheney in a WSJ article point out that president Barack Obama is in the unique position of fighting himself. What is worse, his evil twin has launched a surprise attack on his other half. (Snip) President Obama is now paying the ultimate price for having no strategic goals; no global context. His sophisticated foreign policy world consisted of disconnected contexts in which contextualized deals could be made. He’d deal, deal and deal. Nuance. Smart diplomacy. The localization of scope meant the same actors could assume the value of “friend” in one context and yet be foe in

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Maybe the moral of this protracted clusterfoul is that he who stands for nothing will ultimately stand for anything--even cooperating with and arming those who yearn to revisit upon us another 9/11, only next time thousands of times worse. By themselves Republicans cannot extirpate Obama from his office, but with Democrats´ support America can end this brutal comedy of errors before Israel or American cities perish beneath Iranian or Pakistani mushroom clouds.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 6/18/2014 12:53:21 PM     (No. 9890848)

This is liberal foreign policy. For liberals there is only ME and what I want NOW. The past and future don´t really matter. I am always right because nothing from the past or future is allowed to recuse me. Even my own failures are weightless. There is no accountability, only intent and will.

Of course it´s insane. It´s even crazier that the country has allowed the liberals to sell it for so long.

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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/26/2014 9:46:42 PM     Post Reply
It’s a scene straight out of fiction. Refugees from North Africa, packed like sardines in small boats are streaming in droves across the Med to Italy. (Snip) Once inside Europe, these migrants replicate their homelands, sometimes right down to the quarrels that split their countries in the first place. The New York Times recently covered a case which has riveted France, the beating of a gypsy boy by “migrants” who wanted to teach him a lesson for stealing. The Roma boy was beaten to a literal pulp, dumped in a supermarket trolley and left as trash to be collected.

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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/26/2014 3:04:05 PM     Post Reply
The McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary boasts the “coolest collection of snakes around,” but Thursday morning one of those snakes, a 2-foot-long spectacled cobra, bit a sanctuary employee as she cleaned cages. The woman, who’s permitted to handle snakes, was bitten shortly after 5:30 a.m., reported Katie Johnson, spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. By 5:45 a.m., Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews were taking her to Palms West Hospital and by 8 a.m. an antivenin team from Miami had arrived to help treat her. By lunch time, the woman was in critical condition, Johnson said.

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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/26/2014 11:42:19 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/25/2014 10:54:33 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/24/2014 10:14:27 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/23/2014 9:03:21 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/22/2014 9:37:46 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/21/2014 8:47:03 PM     Post Reply
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Associated Press, by Patrick Whittle    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 6/20/2014 6:55:02 PM     Post Reply
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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 6/20/2014 1:29:29 AM     Post Reply
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