Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

Why Captain Kirk Would Intervene in Syria

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The wit and wisdom of America's fighting general

General James Mattis eats nails, sleeps on nails, and can break a jihadi in half with one fingernail. At least that’s the impression you get from reading about the new boss of Central Command, which oversees the wars in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Russian Marines take on Somali Pirates

[youtubevid id=”2lXNbXR8qAc”]Somali pirates hijack a Russian oil tanker. Russian marines storm tanker and capture pirates (see video). Pirates are supposedly released on to a boat that sets out on a course for Somalia. But that was 10 days ago, and … Continue reading

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South Africa's hanging judge is judged

He sentenced 28 black men to death. He sentenced four more to be whipped. Two more he convicted for the crime of possessing a tape of Nelson Mandela. The judge was Richard Goldstone. He was a judge under South Africa’s … Continue reading

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Swedish cartoonist headbutted by Muslim extremists

What an ugly scene. Cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has drawn the Prophet Muhammed  as a dog, spoke at Sweden’s Uppsala University. Here’s the video of Vilks being assaulted by Muslim protesters screaming “Allahu Akbar (God is great)!” [youtubevid id=”4oLvwMxwHFs”] Uppsala … Continue reading

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Vietnam: The war that never ended

I was 12 years old in when the Vietnam War ended. Ask me for my memories of 1975, and I will describe a hazy montage of helicopters and mobs of terrified Asian faces. Today marks the 35th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Terrorists acquire ballistic missiles

Imagine Osama Bin Laden with with nuclear-capable missiles, and you have an idea of what the Israelis must like now. Hezbollah now has Scud missiles , courtesy of Syria, according to Israeli and Arab newspapers.  I haven’t seen any official … Continue reading

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