Two Leaks and the Deepening Iran Crisis | STRATFOR


Two Leaks and the Deepening Iran Crisis
October 5, 2009 | 2015 GMT
By George Friedman
The Iranian Nuclear Game
Two major leaks occurred this weekend over the Iran matter.
In the first, The New York Times published an article reporting that staff at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N. nuclear oversight group, had produced an unreleased report [...]

Roman Polanski Affair Proves Hollywood Out of Step with America


When even leftists like Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski attack Hollywood, you can be quite certain that the glitterati have strayed incalculably far from the barest shred of common sense.
Such an attack took place on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” last Friday. Robinson and Brzezinski opened by criticizing those far-left multi-millionaire actors and directors who had rushed to the defense [...]

Crackpot Chronicles: Van Jones, Glenn Beck, Ron Paul, Rorschach, the Truthers, And Me – Part II


We cannot confront the fallacies of conspiracy thinking in our political culture if we do not understand it. In recent weeks Van Jones, the President’s Green Jobs Czar, lost his job because of his embrace of conspiracy thinking. More recently popular talker Glenn Beck has been smeared by his opponents as a conspiracy nut. We [...]

There Are No Limits on How Much Lobbyists Can Deliver Through “Bundling” – ABC News


Most Lobbyist Money Going to Dems
There Are No Limits on How Much Lobbyists Can Deliver Through “Bundling”
By Fredreka Schouten
WASHINGTON
Fundraising by Washington lobbyists so far this year has chiefly benefited the Democratic Party, according to a USA TODAY analysis of campaign finance reports available for the first time under a new ethics law.

Fundraising by Washington lobbyists [...]

Media Matters’ Defense of Kevin Jennings Reeks of Desperation


You can almost smell the flop sweat at Media Matters. They’re dancing as fast as they can, to keep new victim-hero, “safe schools czar” Kevin Jennings, from getting the hook.
Here’s Media Matters’ latest desperate attempt to steer attention away from Jennings, by playing “shoot the messenger”: “Wash. Times continues to smear Jennings with false claim [...]

Taliban under attack in area where U.S. soldiers killed – Reuters


Taliban under attack in area where U.S. soldiers killed
Mon Oct 5, 2009 9:48am EDT  
Eight U.S. soldiers killed in east Afghan battle
By Amin Jalali
ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Foreign and Afghan forces launched an assault on Monday against a group of Taliban in an area of eastern Afghanistan where the militants killed eight American soldiers at [...]

Two Firefights: One Video, Sangin, Afghanistan – by Michael Yon


Two Firefights: One Video
by Michael YOn
July 2009, Sangin, Afghanistan.
05 October 2009
In July, British soldiers and I boarded a CH-47 helicopter at Camp Bastion for the flight to FOB Jackson at Sangin where fighting is brutal.  The helicopter was so stuffed with men, gear and supplies that the cargo was not even strapped down.  We steadied [...]

The Troubling Background of Geneva Interfaith Conference Participants :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism


The Troubling Background of Geneva Interfaith Conference Participants
IPT News
October 1, 2009
More than 100 religious leaders gathered Wednesday in Geneva for a two-day conference entitled “The Impact of King Abdullah’s Inter-Religious Dialogue Initiative in Disseminating Human Values.” Many of the listed “conference participants,” however, are tainted by troubling resumes of anti-Semitism, empathy for radical Islamist ideology [...]

Black Panther Answers ‘Overdue’ – The Philadelphia Bulletin


Black Panther Answers ‘Overdue’
Civil Rights Commission Chairman Seeks Responses In Voter Intimidation Case
BY MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE, FOR THE BULLETIN
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2009
The Chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Gerald A. Reynolds, has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder seeking answers to their questions about a voter intimidation case in Philadelphia involving [...]

Mary Anastasia O’Grady: Revolutionary Anti-Semitism – WSJ.com


OPINION: THE AMERICAS OCTOBER 4, 2009, 10:48 P.M. ET
Revolutionary Anti-Semitism
Chávez imports Ahmadinejad’s ideology to Latin America.
By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY
Sometimes I ask myself if Hitler wasn’t right when he wanted to finish with that race, through the famous holocaust, because if there are people that are harmful to this country, they are the Jews, the Israelites.
David [...]