Democrats: Arm Syrians, Not Americans

I’m not so sure about arming Syrian “rebels.” You may recall that both sides of the conflict were united in their opposition to Israel’s air strike against Hezbollah fighters inside the country. Israel is our only true friend in that part of the world. And while the enemy of our friend is our enemy, some […]

Helen Thomas Put Out to Pasture. Pastures Object.

Helen Thomas, doyenne of the White House Press Corps (or “Corpse” as the O-Man would pronounce it) since…um…the dawn of the Industrial Age has been unceremoniously dumped by her employer the Hearst Organization, following her remarks, saying Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine,” suggesting they go instead to Germany, Poland and the United […]

Book Review: The Defector by Daniel Silva

I was mesmerized by news coverage of the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in his Dubai hotel room.  Al-Mabhouh was a co-founder of the paramilitary wing of Hamas, the militant Islamist group that governs Palestinian populations in Gaza.  January surveillance video from the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel shows the Hamas commander checking into the hotel along […]