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North Korea: Oops, We Forgot Dear Leader's Birthday Again

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2009 | 1:27 PM

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes her first overseas jaunt -- to Asia -- the words "North Korea" and "Kim Jong-il" are being frequently bandied about - since both South Korea and Japan are petrified that North Korea, which holds nuclear weapons in its arsenal, will launch an attack....

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Thirty Years of Turmoil Fall in Obama's Lap

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2009 | 9:28 AM

For three decades, certain key events that brewed up in 1979 have created simmering in the Middle East. Obama steps in right when they're all at full boil, forcing him to decide whether to stir the pot, season the contents or turn off the flame.

I don't know just how...

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This just in: Israel is indeed our 51st State!

(59) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 5:59 PM

I'd thought it would just be a breezy Friday afternoon, when I clicked on today's post of M.J. Rosenberg, here on Huffington Post.
Director of Policy for the Israel Policy Forum, Mr. Rosenberg's blog entry concerns the upcoming Israeli election -- and he tells us the outcome...

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Iran and Israel: a showdown ahead?

(7) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 10:41 AM


As Obama walks into the Oval Office, he has to contend with the nuances of the power shift in the Middle East - where Israel faces an election in days, and Iran's president could be voted out in the spring. Unfortunately, that could lead to a showdown -...

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The Terrorists are Coming, Warns Missile Defense Lover Cheney

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2009 | 12:21 PM

When Dick Cheney bellows about terrorist attacks in the US, it can only mean one thing: his beloved missile defense is under the gun.

With the din of the crashing economy, the bellowing of banking execs over frozen wages, and the thud of falling appointees, only one word rises above...

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Twenty Years of Dick's Tricks Got Us Here

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2009 | 9:59 AM

Enemy-Maker, Arms Dealer, User of Controversial Weapons Cheney had a curious knack for finding foes when his defense budgets were under the gun

For better or worse, Americans - including the American media -- have collective Alzheimers when it comes to silly things like, oh, geopolitics, recent history and goofy...

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Obama, It's Time to Stop the Arms Gifts to Israel and Egypt

(16) Comments | Posted January 15, 2009 | 6:46 AM

As the black plumes of black smoke billow into the skies over Gaza from the United Nations relief agency -- the main source of fuel, food, and medicine for the bombed-to-hell Gazans (including the many who never wanted Hamas there to begin with) who are trapped in...

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Israel's Suicide Mission?

(31) Comments | Posted January 12, 2009 | 3:31 AM

As Israel's punishing bombardment of the prison that is Gaza - the Palestinian territory of 1.4 million which it has had walled off and strangled for nearly three years -- grows more gruesome, as Israel's U.S.-supplied warplanes unleash weapons such as skin-melting white phosphorus bombs, as the death...

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