Monthly Archives: August 2013

Leaked documents reveal US sees Israel as a spying threat (Video)

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/319513-leaked-documents-reveal-us-sees-israel-as-a-major-spying-threat The Obama administration views Israel as one of the top spying threats facing its intelligence services, leaked documents reveal. A secret budget request obtained by The Washington Post from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden lumps...

U.S. Attack on Syria Won’t Change Anything

http://rubinreports.blogspot.co.il/2013/08/by-barry-rubin-forgot-about-hysteria-of.html Forgot about the hysteria of an impending U.S. attack on Syria. Forget about the likely self-congratulatory backslapping by policy makers and the chanting of, “USA!” by citizens. A U.S. air assault on Syria will...

What’s Wrong with Going into Syria

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/robert-spencer/whats-wrong-with-going-into-syria/ American military intervention in Syria is likely to begin this week, and one thing we know amid the general confusion is that the objective is not to oust Bashar Assad: White House spokesman Jay...

Should US AID Place Conditions on donations to UNRWA?

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/13763#.UiERzxXn_IV On August 16, the US and the Palestinian Authority signed a new $148 million economic aid agreement. Our agency asked PA officials where the money was going. The answer: education, for the new school year of...

Privately, Israelis are worried about fallout from attack

http://warrenswil.com/2013/08/30/israel-calmly-prepares-for-the-worst/ CONTRARY TO THE IMPRESSION one may get from reading U.S. media, Israelis, while calm, are worried about fallout on them from any U.S.-led strike against Syria. Israel, alas, is used to violent conflict, both within...

Obama’s Halfway Effort in Syria

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/356935/obamas-halfway-effort-syria-elliott-abrams As it becomes increasingly obvious that President Obama has decided to attack Syria with cruise missiles and perhaps a bit more, those of us who have been urging a stronger stand on Syria for...

The Pros and Cons of Attacking Syria

http://www.meforum.org/3599/attacking-syria Go after the dog's master, not the dog. Kudos to Michael Ledeen for explaining that the road to Damascus starts in Tehran. As Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu explained on Aug. 25, "Assad's regime isn't acting...

Hedegaard: “A man who is living under death threats does not fear Islam’s servile...

http://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_display.cfm/blog_id/50162 Lars Hedegaard, executive editor of Dispatch International and co-founder Damish and International Free Press Societies. Lars Hedegaard, executive editor of DispatchInternational in Copenhagen, published an editorial today expressing outrage about the lack of police responses to...

Verify chemical weapons use before unleashing the dogs of war

http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/29/verify-chemical-weapons-use-before-unleashing-the-dogs-of-war/ The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged...

Fed-Up Saudis Look to Russia

http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2013/08/27/fed-up-saudis-look-to-russia-for-help-in-syria/ Talk about a cry for help. The Saudis have apparently judged President Obama to be rudderless in his Middle East policies, judging by their recent diplomatic moves toward Russia: They appear to have plied...