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Our Radical Islamic instigator – Saudi Arabia

middle east mapOur Radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia

By Thomas L. Friedman  – New York Times

The Washington Post ran a story last week about some 200 retired generals and admirals who sent a letter to Congress “urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.” There are legitimate arguments for and against this deal, but there was one argument expressed in this story that was so dangerously wrongheaded about the real threats to America from the Middle East, it needs to be called out.

That argument was from Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, the retired former vice commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, who said of the nuclear accord: “What I don’t like about this is, the number one leading radical Islamic group in the world is the Iranians. They are purveyors of radical Islam throughout the region and throughout the world. And we are going to enable them to get nuclear weapons.”

Sorry, General, but the title greatest “purveyors of radical Islam” does not belong to the Iranians. Not even close. That belongs to our putative ally Saudi Arabia.   Continue reading

They Story Got Melody – by Clyde Duncan

They Story Got Melody – by Clyde Duncan

 I read an essay by M.K. Bhadrakumar in Indian Punchline pertaining to the recent announcement of the current status of the Iran nuclear agreement. Essentially, this former Indian diplomat asserted that although this could be seen as a diplomatic win-win; the real winner is President Barack Obama. Six years after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize – he earned it!

Obama’s central foreign-policy proposition that dialogue and diplomacy are the best means of resolving the differences of the USA with its adversaries has been vindicated. Bhadrakumar added, Obama is the most underrated president in American history. What ultimately gave him moral and political strength would have been the strength of his democratic convictions. He knew the American people [and the world] were with him.  Continue reading

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