The Arab countries are “awakening” by strange coincidence. The countries of the West, and at their head, the American diplomatic machine whose tentacles stretch far and wide, have not stopped being “preoccupied” by events occurring very far from their borders.
The juxtaposition of these two issues — Davis and dams — should give Pakistanis pause to think.
Many Pakistanis are outraged at the idea of an armed American rampaging through their second-largest city.
Good spies would have heeded Leon Trotsky’s advice: 'An ally has to be watched just like an enemy.'
In Arizona, possibly the nastiest place to be an undocumented immigrant, the state government is considering legislation that would make their lives even more miserable.
If the Western world carries on with the "instant democracy" illusion, what occurred in Egypt will bring about the fall of more moderate regimes.
In theory, all lovers of democracy and diversity of opinion should welcome J Street’s rise, as a mark of its success in fostering a fundamentally pro-Israel stance even among younger American Jews who might feel alienated from more mainstream organizations’ perceived “Israel right or wrong” position.
Ceding towns and cities to Islam has not worked out for Israel or for Europe. And while many Americans may not be aware of the Little Mogadishus and the Dearbornistans in their own country, the fruited plain and purple mountain majesties set from sea to shining sea, are bringing forth mosques and terrorists out of the ground like thorns.
Obama did not rush to bomb Gadhafi, as former U.S. President Ronald Reagan did 25 years ago. The initial cheers could be swept away by waves of ungrateful criticism, both at home and abroad.
For the United States and Europe, the bottom lines are no nuclear weapons in Iran; a broad and on the global nuclear future verifiable gap between the nuclear activities that would continue in Iran and a nuclear weapons capability.