Monthly Archives: April 2008

“you mean more soldiers.” Dick Cavett

"It’s like listening to someone speaking a language you only partly know. And who’s being paid by the syllable. You miss a lot. I guess a guy bearing up under such a chestload of hardware — and pretty ribbons in … Continue reading

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“Israel Can Stand Up for Itself” – Zev Chafets

" exchange for assistance, Washington would naturally (and rightly) demand a very strong say in Israeli policies. A misstep, after all, could embroil it in a nuclear exchange. Within a very short time, Israel’s sovereignty and autonomy would come to … Continue reading

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“A Paradigm Shift: How Hizbollah Won the War” Alam

"If the Hizbollah can extend these advantages, if it can add shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to its arsenal and bring down a few Israeli helicopters and jets, Israel could quickly lose its unchallenged control over Lebanese skies. Israel’s daily and wanton … Continue reading

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Krauthammer’s Solution for Israel

"It shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear attack upon Israel by Iran, or originating in Iran, as an attack by Iran on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon Iran."   Charles Krauthammer’s for … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Politics, Religion, The Military Art | 75 Comments

“a dysfunctional little friend” Maureen Dowd

"You know you’re in trouble when Barbara Boxer is the voice of reason. “Why is it,” she asked, “after all we have given — 4,024 American lives, gone; more than half-a-billion dollars spent; all this for the Iraqi people, but … Continue reading

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Petraeus and Crocker, less convincing this time

The power of description is a mighty power indeed.  Congress and the MSM give televised witnesses a splendid opportunity to "frame" discussions in such a way that the old "saw" that holds that one is entitled to a particular point … Continue reading

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Baram on Maliki

"Dear Pat, We know about Maliki’s latest moves: "Iraq ‘s prime minister has threatened to exclude the supporters of radical cleric Moqtada Sadr from politics. Nouri Maliki told CNN that the cleric’s movement would not be allowed to take part … Continue reading

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Maliki’s Threat and the Ayatollahs

Nuri Al-Maliki’s mew posture against his rival and former ally, Moqtada al-Sadr is a threat to prevent the Sadrists from participating in the coming provincial elections in Iraq. Unable to defeat Sadr on the streets of Basra, Baghdad or anywhere … Continue reading

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Number of Visits

The "stats" page of this little blog now records over two million visits to SST.  That is nothing in comparison to the news blogs, but for this "committee of correspondence," I think it is not too bad.  pl

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"Oct. 23, 2001 An Office of Legal Counsel memo titled "Re Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities Within the United States" states that domestic military operations involving terrorism are not regulated by the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, … Continue reading

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