Middle East

The Obama Doctrine

Richard Butrick, American Thinker

The president has backed Muslim Brotherhood policy objectives in the Middle East and North Africa every step of the way.

Obama Mulling Sanctions Against Israel

Rick Moran, American Thinker

For the first time in history, an American president is considering slapping sanctions on the state of Israel.  The reason? Israel is building new housing on its own land.

RPaul: Obama's War on ISIS 'Now Illegal'

Brendan Bordelon, National Review

Sen. Rand Paul, probable presidential candidate, declared that the continued military operations in Iraq and Syria now violate both the War Powers Resolution and the constitutional separation of powers. 

Congress Should Tell Obama No to War Against the Islamic State

President Obama did the right thing by belatedly asking Congress for authority to go to war.  Congress also should do the right thing—by saying no.

Every Mistake Causes Washington to Intervene in the Middle East Again

It is impossible to predict the exact outcome of Washington’s newest military intervention in the Middle East. But experience suggests that new problems created will generate pressure for new interventions in coming years. Reuters Exclusive: U.S. may significantly hike number of troops in Iraq, link at the end of this article!

ISIS Vote to Interrupt Campaign Season?

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Repubs. would be willing to return to Congress and debate a broad measure authorizing the president to take military action in the Middle East, a GOP lawmaker said Tues.

Boehner: I'd Recall Congress for ISIS Vote

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Speaker John Boehner told ABC News "This Week" that he would be willing to call the House back into session to debate any war authorization the president submitted. 

Every War Must End

Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker

The American people rightly want to know under what conditions and with what allies their sons and daughters will be sent to the Middle East again. 

In Search of the ‘Moderate Islamists’

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The Muslim Brotherhood is the best Obama can do. 

ISIS Leads JMcCain to Reverse on Amnesty Urgency

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After urging nat'l Repubs. not to make illegal immigration an issue in the midterms, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Weds. warned that ISIS is trying to exploit the porous U.S.-Mexico border to carry out terrorists attacks on American soil. 

Why Should U.S. Defend Turkey From Islamic State When Turks Aided Extremists’ Rise?

The Islamic State is a much more significant threat against Middle Eastern states, such as Turkey, than it is to America. These nations also hold the key to the group’s defeat.  They have the interest and capability.  As Islamic nations they also have credibility. All that’s lacking is necessity. 

Republicans Should Offer Real Alternative To War Hawk Hillary Clinton in 2016

The only exception to Washington’s bomb, invade, and occupy consensus is Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.  He stands alone advocating a foreign policy which reflects the bitter, bloody lessons of recent years.

Obama’s New Containment Policy vs. Reagan’s Doctrine of “We Win, They Lose”

If Obama’s policy of “containment” of the Islamic State prevails, then we have just witnessed the first battles in a long war that will last until a President with Ronald Reagan’s courage stands up and decides that we win and they lose.

Apparently The Pope Is Tougher On ISIS Than Obama

Larry O'Connor, Independent Journal Review

Pope Francis has called for the use of force to stop ISIS in Iraq and bring a halt to their systemic persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the region. The Pontiff emphasized that an international coalition was needed to work together to stop ISIS.

Security Expert: America Switched Sides In The War On Terror During Benghazi

Ginni Thomas, Daily Caller

The Center for Security Policy's Clare Lopez says that very few have seemed to care that America switched sides in the global war on terror when Obama deposed an erstwhile ally in the Middle East & provided weapons to al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood.

US Marine Attacked by Pro-Hamas Mob in DC

Don Noel, Biz Pac Review

Manny Vega, a US Marine & Iraq war veteran, was part of a pro-Israel rally in Washington on Sat. Vega was attacked by pro-Palestinian protesters shouting epithets while kicking, punching and spitting on him.

How Many Children Will Die in Gaza?

Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

Israel’s critics hold it responsible for the fate of those whom Hamas is using as human shields. 

Cruz: Obama Admin The Most Anti-Israel Admin Ever

Real Clear Politics Staff

"Yesterday, we saw the FAA make an unprecedented decision to ban all air travel to the nation of Israel. And I've asked today the very simple question, did President Obama just unilaterally launch economic boycotts on the nation of Israel? Because John Kerry showed up in Israel, gave $47 million to Hamas in Gaza..."

Blasphemous Oppression: Hold Pakistan Accountable For Persecuting Religious Minorities

A society in which life and dignity of the human person is not respected is more likely to become a hothouse for hostile ideas and beliefs. Although Americans cannot control policy in Pakistan, they can help highlight a problem that threatens people in that nation and ultimately others around the world.

Tragedy in Israel

Sen. Rand Paul, National Review Online

It’s time to end aid to the Palestinian Authority.