| Political Talk|| Ron Paul Isn't Helping His Son - trackfan on 8/30/14 at 6:19 pm|
I understand the point he's trying to get across, but unfortunately, Rand's enemies will see to it that he's forced to weigh in on his Dad's comments, and you can't afford to do too much nuance when you're running for President.
[quote]Former Rep. Ron Paul said he believes the U.S. government had...
| Political Talk|| This Is How People In The Middle East Are Making Fun Of ISIS - trackfan on 8/30/14 at 9:10 am|
It looks like ISIS has become a favorite punching bag for Arabs with a sense of humor.
| Political Talk|| Pat Buchanan: Has Hillary Ever Been Right? - trackfan on 8/29/14 at 7:09 am|
It seems like every time I finish reading a Pat Buchanan article dealing with foreign policy, I find myself saying "Amen", and this is no exception.
| Political Talk|| Chris Matthews: Democrats' Dilemma If Rand Faces Hillary In 2016 - trackfan on 8/25/14 at 10:12 pm|
And Republicans' dilemma too.
| Political Talk|| Syria Offers To Help The U.S. And The U.K. Fight ISIS - trackfan on 8/25/14 at 9:29 am|
But it expects its soveignty to be repected and says all air strikes in Syria must be co-ordinated with them.
[quote]Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has said that his country is ready to work with the international community to battle against "terrorists" within the framework of a recent UN r...
| Political Talk|| St. Louis Police Officer Dan Page Loses Fight WIth The Media - trackfan on 8/22/14 at 10:26 pm|
As the saying goes, you never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. Well, Dan Page just came out on the losing end of a fight with CNN's Don Lemon. If you're not PC, I guess it doesn't pay to be a guy who likes the sound of his own voice in the internet/i-phone/youtube age. To paraphra...
| Political Talk|| What Happens When A Jew Marries A Gentile In Israel - trackfan on 8/19/14 at 7:39 am|
Interracial couples in the U.S. never had it this bad even at the height of Jim Crow.
[quote]Israeli police on Sunday blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs" in a sign of tensions stoke...
| Political Talk|| Angela Merkel's Got Some Splainin' To Do - trackfan on 8/18/14 at 7:21 pm|
[quote]After angrily insisting for months that “friends don’t spy,” the German government struggled Monday to respond to news media reports that its intelligence services routinely spy on Turkey, a ...
| Political Talk|| Reactions To Rand Paul's Op-ed - trackfan on 8/17/14 at 7:23 am|
[u][b]The Washington Post: It’s time to stop calling Rand Paul a tea partier[/b][/u]
[quote]Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is the most interesting man (or woman) in the Republican Party today. He is known as a staunch conservative on fiscal issues, but he's working with Democrats on criminal sentencing r...
| Political Talk|| What If April Glaspie Had Never Given Saddam The Green Light? - trackfan on 8/14/14 at 1:21 pm|
How different would the Mideast look today? For those youngsters who have never heard of her, Glaspie was the Ambassador to Iraq when Saddam invaded Kuwait in 1990. One week before the invasion, she had a meeting with Saddam to discuss his build-up of troops along the Kuwaiti border. Here's a link t...
| Political Talk|| MoveOn.org Fires A Warning Shot At Hillary - trackfan on 8/13/14 at 11:53 pm|
[quote]Statement from Ilya Sheyman, Executive Director of MoveOn Political Action, in response to reported comments from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
[i]“Secretary Clinton, and any other person thinkin...
| Political Talk|| Iranian President Rouhani Tells Hardliners: "Go To Hell" - trackfan on 8/13/14 at 11:39 am|
He's starting to feel his oats now. He must have the full backing of Khamenei in order to say something like this.
[quote]Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered his harshest criticism yet of hard-liners opposed to making a deal over its contested nuclear program with world powers, saying th...
| Political Talk|| Iran Throws Al-Maliki Under The Bus - trackfan on 8/12/14 at 6:11 pm|
[quote]Iran endorsed Iraq’s new prime minister-designate on Tuesday, dealing a devastating blow to Nouri al...
| Political Talk|| Kurdistan leader thanks Iran for backing Iraqi Kurds - trackfan on 8/11/14 at 10:54 am|
Mideast geopolitics makes strange bedfellows.
[quote]In a letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani published by local media on Sunday, Masoud Barzani thanked the Islamic Republic for throwing its weight behind Iraqi Kurds in the face of the ongoing crisis fueled by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
| Political Talk|| Wolf Blitzer Interviews Moshe Feiglin - trackfan on 8/6/14 at 12:19 pm|
All of Feiglin's parsing and backtracking still can't obscure the true face of Likud.
| Political Talk|| New York Rabbi Says There's No Such Thing As A Civilian In Gaza - trackfan on 8/4/14 at 10:19 am|
Here's Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner in his own words being interviewed by MSNBC's Chris Hayes.
| Political Talk|| Op-Ed in Times of Israel Advocates Genocide of Palestinians - trackfan on 8/1/14 at 10:35 pm|
[quote]An American Jewish blogger who called the genocide of the Palestinian people a "responsible" and "permissible" goal has continued to defend his position on social me...
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul Displays His New Rope-A-Dope Skills On MSNBC - trackfan on 8/1/14 at 9:11 am|
Paul makes a joint appearance with Cory Booker, and at about the 7:50 mark, the host tries to bait Paul into a discussion on the Civil Rights Act, but Paul refuses to take the bait. When you're senator running for President, the one thing you can't afford to do is get into complex philosophical disc...
| Political Talk|| Jews Say: End the War on Gaza — No Aid to Apartheid Israel! - trackfan on 7/24/14 at 6:38 pm|
So far this open letter has over 200 signatures of some of America's most respected, peace-loving Jews.
[quote][i]"On July 12, 2014, Gaza civil society issued an urgent appeal for solidarity, asking: “How many of our lives are dispensable enough until the world takes action? How much of our blood...
| Political Talk|| Mahmoud Abbas (Fatah) Supports Hamas' Ceasefire Demands - trackfan on 7/23/14 at 7:30 pm|
Rather than turning on each other, it looks like Fatah and Hamas are closing ranks. Netanyahu made no secret of his disdain for the Fatah's reconciliation with Hamas, and most experts believe that the war was partially motivated by his desire to dynamite the new Fatah-Hamas unity government, so this...