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Israel’s Fair-Weather Fans
New York Times, by Shmuel Rosner

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/9/2014 5:07:39 AM

TEL AVIV — The Israeli song “Ein Li Eretz Acheret” is a curious tune. “I have no other country,” go the lyrics, “even if my land is on fire.” It’s hard to find a Jewish Israeli who doesn’t identify with it. Lefty Israelis interpret it as a protest song. It was sung at demonstrations against the 1982 Lebanon War and vigils following the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Israelis on the right interpret it as a patriotic song about attachment to the land; they sang it after terrorist attacks and during the 2005 withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. I was

      


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Israel’s Fair-Weather Fans
New York Times, by Shmuel Rosner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/9/2014 5:07:39 AM     Post Reply
TEL AVIV — The Israeli song “Ein Li Eretz Acheret” is a curious tune. “I have no other country,” go the lyrics, “even if my land is on fire.” It’s hard to find a Jewish Israeli who doesn’t identify with it. Lefty Israelis interpret it as a protest song. It was sung at demonstrations against the 1982 Lebanon War and vigils following the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Israelis on the right interpret it as a patriotic song about attachment to the land; they sang it after terrorist attacks and during the 2005 withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. I was

   

 

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No one left to blame: Obama owns
Veterans Affairs reform now
Washington Examiner [DC], by Pete Hegseth    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/9/2014 4:50:12 AM     Post Reply
It has been a good couple of weeks for military veterans and their families, who may at long last see real reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs. As an advocate for veterans, I have been generous with my criticisms of the VA and demands for new leadership of the agency. Over the past several years the VA has devolved into a toxic cesspool of dysfunction and corruption devoted to protecting a cosseted class of bureaucrats rather than serving veterans. And as the department’s scandal snowballed, both Congress and President Obama failed to provide the needed oversight and leadership to right the

A Peacemaker Who Never Had it Easy
American Spectator, by Ben Stein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/9/2014 4:41:42 AM     Post Reply
So, now it’s forty years since Richard Nixon resigned. The Peacemaker. Humiliated. Spat on by people not worthy to empty his bedpan. Disgraced for rumors of rumors of rumors. Even now, forty years on, a genuine genius, a man of character, George Will, an American icon of intelligence, gets roped into repeating the hoary chestnut that Nixon purposely prolonged the war in Vietnam before he was elected in 1968 to deprive Hubert Humphrey of the prize. There’s no story there except that even so brilliant a prize as Will repeats pool hall gossip about Nixon that has been disproved a

Bergdahl’s Reemergence
Stirs Ghosts of Benghazi
Accuracy in Media, by Roger Aronoff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/9/2014 4:38:50 AM     Post Reply
The ghosts of Benghazi are haunting the Obama administration as it attempts to gain the upper hand in the narrative concerning the swap of the American soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, for five of the worst of the worst Taliban terrorists who had been held at Guantanamo Bay. While the administration first thought they would benefit politically for “leaving no man behind,” when the reality of the deal became clear, the American public didn’t like it at all. Nor should they. The director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, Army Col. Mark Mitchell, recently told The Washington Times that one of the

State Department hires testimony coach
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Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/9/2014 4:32:13 AM     Post Reply
After suffering through a striking number of rough grillings at the hands of Congress, State Department officials have approved a contract worth up to $545,000 to help train themselves for how to brief lawmakers and to testify at hearings. The contract with Orlando, Florida-based AMTIS, Inc. includes classes entitled “Communicating with Congress: Briefing and Testifying” and pays for one-on-one sessions to hold a mock hearing with questioners playing the role of lawmakers asking hard questions of the would-be witnesses. Over the last two years, department officials have stumbled through hearings on their handling of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, been berated

Obama’s Iraq
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/9/2014 4:29:17 AM     Post Reply
When America’s armed forces go into a fight, they deserve support. All the more so in the case of the air strikes President Obama authorized against the Islamic State in northern Iraq. Though he dismissed the al Qaeda offshoot as recently as January (“If a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” he said) it has now declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, leaving a trail of beheadings in its wake. The president acted, he says, to secure Americans stationed in Iraq and to relieve the minorities — mostly trapped Yazidis — most immediately threatened

   

 

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The Democrats’ Goldwater
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Posted By: StormCnter- 8/9/2014 4:20:27 AM     Post Reply
Republicans had Barry Gold-water. Democrats now have Elizabeth Warren. What do they have in common? Years back, he pointed the way for his party, and now she’s doing the same thing for hers. Goldwater was already a force in Republican politics when his Conscience of a Conservative was published in 1960. He pushed the party toward a conservative future. Warren is riding a liberal surge among Democrats and prodding them in an even more liberal direction. We know where Republicans wound up. They’re the conservative party, all the more so as a result of Tea Party activism. We don’t know where

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Reputation (Without Chris Kyle’s Help)
PJ Media, by Walter Hudson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/9/2014 4:13:44 AM     Post Reply
The whole point of a defamation suit is to seek reparation for damage done to your reputation. Indeed, in the wake of his shockingly successful defamation suit against the estate (read: widow and children) of American Sniper author Chris Kyle, former Minnesota governor turned conspiracy peddler Jesse Ventura declared that his reputation was restored. But restored to what? This guy wasn’t exactly a pillar of the community before Kyle claimed to have punched him in a bar. Here’s ten ways Jesse Ventura ruined his reputation without Kyle’s help. 10. Wrote a Conspiracy Book on the JFK Assassination Jesse’s status as a conspiracy

Obama, the Nearly Worthless Humanitarian
National Review Online, by Quin Hillyer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/9/2014 4:10:42 AM     Post Reply
With regard to President Obama’s attempt last night to show moral leadership by announcing certain actions in Iraq — and while deliberately avoiding all other TV, radio, Internet, or print responses to Obama’s speech — these thoughts insistently push to the fore: Why, pray tell, are there so many thousands of beleaguered people without food or water on a mountaintop in Iraq right now, people who, Obama now says, need to be rescued by American efforts? Because Barack Obama diddled for at least two months longer than he should have before intervening to stop the advance of the pure, unadulterated evil that

Even Hawaii Hates Obama Now
Daily Beast, by David Freedlander    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 5:02:45 PM     Post Reply
Getting the president’s backing isn’t what it used to be—he looks set to go 0-2 on Saturday, with the two candidates he endorsed in his home state apparently headed for defeat. When Barack Obama vaulted onto the national stage a decade ago, part of his appeal was that he seemed to be from so many places at once. All corners of the country could lay claim to him: He was Hawaiian by birth, Illinoisan by choice, and Kansan by heritage, and he spent his formative years in New York City. He marched through the 2008 primaries by winning in both the

Wendy Davis Says She May
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Fox News Latino, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 5:00:48 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Thursday questioned the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops on the border with Mexico to curtail illegal immigration and she promised, if elected, that she will study withdrawing them. The troop contingent was promised a month ago by current Republican Gov. Rick Perry, and it is expected that in the coming days they will begin to be deployed along the Texas-Mexico border, which stretches some 2,000 kilometers (about 1,240 miles). "The action I am ordering today will tackle this crisis head-on by multiplying our efforts to combat the cartel activity, human traffickers and individual criminals

   

 



 
Rick Perry: ‘There Can Be No Homeland
Security Without Border Security”
National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 4:58:50 PM     Post Reply
Governor Rick Perry (R., Texas) told conservative activists that “there can be no homeland security without border security” as he denounced President Obama’s border policies. “For years, we have had a serious security problem along our border with Mexico,” Perry said at the 2014 RedState Gathering in Fort Worth. “As a direct result of this administration’s naive policies, poor enforcement, failed leadership, we’re now faced with an unnecessary humanitarian crisis,” he added. “my heart goes out to those young children who are making these perilous journeys, who are often abused and misused and placed into recruitment by these drug cartels



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