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The 9/11 Attacks Were No Pearl Harbor

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Friday, September 14, 2018

Comparing the jihadist attacks on September 11, 2001 to the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor has become a staple of commentary on the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. Google this topic and nearly half a million links will pop up; google “lesson plans” and you’ll get nearly five million hits. In the catalogue of historical analogies, the comparison of 9/11 to 12/7 is perhaps the most popular outside the historians’ guild.


Markos Kounalakis On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses his Miami Herald article "Our troops are dying for a lost cause. We’ve got to get out of Afghanistan."


17 Years Of Economic And Security Challenges

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Today we remember September 11, 2001 and all that has changed in the past 17 years.

Analysis and Commentary

Never Forget But Also Learn

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I’ve seen various friends on Facebook today discussing their feelings about 9/11/2001 and some of their experiences that day. Some were close to Ground Zero; others had friends who were murdered; others, like me, were a few thousand miles away and knew only people who knew people who were murdered.


How Far Have We Come Since 9/11? Only A Short Walk Across Flushing Meadows

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I offer you two views of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Troops Are Dying For A Lost Cause. We’ve Got To Get Out Of Afghanistan.

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Twenty-seven years ago, I was in Afghanistan to watch the Russians cut and run from a military quagmire and failed occupation that helped bring down the Soviet Union. In 2018, America is ready to walk away from a similarly failed military adventure. As Lt. Col. John W. Nicholson Jr., the exiting American and NATO forces’ commander in Afghanistan put it: “It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end.”


Israel Wrestles With Nationalism And Freedom

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

In mid-July, by a vote of 62-55, with two abstentions, the Knesset passed the Basic Law on Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People. The legislation — Basic Laws in Israel enjoy constitutional status although only a simple parliamentary majority is needed to pass or repeal them — reaffirmed principles set forth in the country’s May 1948 Declaration of Independence.

In the News

Don’t Be Deluded – Our Saudi ‘Partners’ Are Masters Of Repression

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Guardian
Sunday, August 26, 2018

The persecution of activists at home and war in Yemen show talk of reform is a charade.

In the News

How Trump Can Avoid Falling Into Iran’s ‘Yap Trap’

via New York Post
Sunday, August 19, 2018

President Trump recently offered to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without any preconditions to discuss issues of common concern. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei seemingly rejected this appeal, professing, “There will be no war nor will we negotiate with the US.” In typical fashion for this ayatollah, however, he left the door open: “The Islamic Republic can negotiate with America whenever it achieves the power to resist America’s pressure and blackmail. Today this is not the case.”


The Iranian Paradox Made More Complex By Erratic US Behavior

by Abbas Milanivia The Hill
Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Iranian regime is in turmoil and its sole salvation might well be a controlled confrontation with the United States. Giddy minds, Shakespeare tells us, are best kept busy with foreign wars.