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Iran’s Barbarity in Sentencing Pastor Abedini to Eight Years

An American pastor who has been jailed in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison, the U.S. State Department said Sunday.  Spokesman Darby Holladay said the department is calling on Iran to respect Saeed Abedini’s human … Continue reading

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The Week In Review

Visits from last Saturday to this moment- Oh Africa… oh Islamic Republic of Iran… oh other tiny Mid East countries… you’re breaking my heart. But, you, Greenland… your absence last week hurts most of all…

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Sullivan is Right- Under Netanyahu, Israel is No Ally

Sullivan observes As long as Netanyahu is Israel’s prime minister, Israel is not our ally. It’s a liability, undermining US foreign policy in the most important struggle we still face: Jihadist violence. He’s not wrong.  He’s also right when he … Continue reading

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Gunter Grass is At It Again, With Another Poem About Israeli Policy

His second: Nobel Prize literature laureate, declared ‘persona non grata’ by Israel over a poem criticizing its stance on Iran, lauds nuclear whistle-blower Vanunu as a ‘hero.’ After drawing fire for criticizing Israel’s stance on Iran in a controversial poem … Continue reading

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Weekly Update

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for the weekly stat update-  it was another pretty good seven days (from last Thursday through last night at midnight)- I’m still a bit sad that no one from Antarctica has shown up… since virtually … Continue reading

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Bibi “The War Lover” Netanyahu Needs to Listen to Meir Dagan

Meir Dagan, a former head of the Israeli Intelligence service Mossad, says that an attack on Iran would be the ‘stupidest idea [I’ve] ever heard.”  Speaking to ’60 Minutes’ Dagan said: “An attack on Iran now before exploring all other approaches … Continue reading

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Benjamin Netanyahu Is Exactly The Same as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Both are equally insane and unhinged.  Both need to be removed from office. Comments from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are ratcheting up diplomatic tension between Israel and the United States. During a joint press conference in Jerusalem with Bulgarian Prime … Continue reading

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If Sheldon Adelson Wants War with Iran, Let Him Go Fight in It

And if Romney wants Israel to attack Iran, let him, and his 5 sons, hop on the first plane to Tel Aviv and jump in an APC and drive across the desert and attack Iran themselves.  They can be the … Continue reading

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The Rabbi Who Makes Pat Robertson Look Perfectly Sensible

Yes-sir, it’s a fact. This chap is totally unhinged. During his weekly sermon, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef says Jews should pray for destruction of the enemies of Israel, with an emphasis on Iran and Hezbollah. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who was updated … Continue reading

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Bibi Wants to Attack Iran Before the US Elections

If he does, the United States should refrain from any sort of intervention or aid.  If Bibi is insane enough to want a war, then we should just let him hoist himself on his own petard.  Then, maybe, Israelis will … Continue reading

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Two Seemingly Unrelated Tweets Tell the Story of the Middle East

These two tweets arrived within seconds of each other and they tell the story of the Middle East concisely and understandably; for they show what’s wrong with the entire region. To wit, on the one hand 15th century Islamic culture … Continue reading

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The Government of Iraq, Backed by the US, is Helping Iran Skirt Sanctions

So once more American policy in the Middle East allows us to shoot ourselves in the foot whilst wasting billions of tax dollars to do it. Well done, US Government. Iraqi banking institutions have been helping Iran sidestep regulations imposed … Continue reading

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Britain’s Outrageous Censorship Practices: ‘Archbishop Cranmer’ and the Advertising Standards Authority

This really, really is outrageous.  Because a blogger calling himself Archbishop Cranmer posted this pro-marriage graphic on his blog, the authorities in Britain are assaulting him with threatenings: Here’s what the blogger says- Apparently there have been a number of … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel on Netanyahu’s Bombast

The Times of Israel reports Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has dismissed comparisons between Iran’s intentions for Israel and the fate of Jews during World War II. Asked about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s increasing tendency to invoke parallels … Continue reading

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It Didn’t Take Bibi Long to Play the Anti-Semitic Card Against Guenter Grass

Al Arabiya reports Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday it was no surprise that German writer Gunter Grass, who for decades had hidden his membership of the Nazi Waffen SS, had described Israel as a threat to world … Continue reading

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Wow: a German Nobel Laureate Criticizes Israeli Policy!

I bet that within 35 seconds of word getting out, Grass will be accused of antisemitism (even though criticism of Israeli policy isn’t at all the same thing except in the warped minds of some). In his poem, the 85-year-old … Continue reading

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What Israelis and Iranians Really Want

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The World’s Worst

Violators of religious freedom that is. Here are the highlights- – In Egypt, the transitional government has failed to protect religious minorities, especially Coptic Christians, from violent attacks at a time when minority communities have been increasingly vulnerable. – “These … Continue reading

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The Perverse Government of Iran has Murdered Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been executed in Iran. He is the pastor who has been imprisoned and found guilty by the courts in Iran of being a Christian. Now he’s been executed in spite of international appeals to spare … Continue reading

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Fear of a Nuclear Iran is Irrational

And fear of a nuclear Iran is overhyped, suggests Paul Perrin in an essay sure to boil the blood of many.  He notes the Israeli government, which has led the way in talking up the danger of an Iranian bomb, … Continue reading

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