Monthly Archives: March 2010

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They are so FUBAR that their program is demanding "Correct" URLs from commenters, including me.  I have bitched.  pl 

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“Netanyahu leaves U.S. disgraced, isolated and weaker.” By Aluf Benn

 "… then calamity struck. At their White House meeting, Obama made clear to his guest that the letter Netanyahu had sent was insufficient and returned it for further corrections. Instead of a reception as a guest of honor, Netanyahu was treated … Continue reading

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Israeli intelligence, our constant companion – Jeff Klein

 "…another of Mossad’s reason for being, as with all the world's spy services, is to make sure friends are really friends. And judging by once sensitive FBI documents making the rounds in recent days, the Israelis have been at this … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, Israel | 10 Comments

Electoral news from Iraq

 "Preliminary results of the March 7 balloting are due Friday, but the Independent High Electoral Commission has already made it clear it does not intend to conduct a ballot-by-ballot recount. The U.S. Embassy and the United Nations have said that … Continue reading

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“… a shifting alliance” Kessler

 "U.S. pressure can work, but it needs to be at the right time, on the right issue and in the right political context," said Robert Malley, a peace negotiator in the Clinton White House. "The latest episode was an apt … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 19 Comments

Israel won’t back down in dispute with U.S., PM says – CNN

 "Our policy regarding Jerusalem is the same as it was over the past 42 years. We have made it clear to the Americans that for us, building there is just like building in Tel Aviv," Netanyahu said. Israel captured the … Continue reading

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Clinton Defends U.S. Criticism of Israeli Plans – NY Times

 "In a speech to a pro-Israeli group that mixed reassuring notes about helping Israel face the Iranian nuclear threat with a blunt warning that the status quo in the Middle East was “unsustainable,” Mrs. Clinton said, “There must be no … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Politics | 21 Comments

The Misinformed Tea Party Movement – Bruce Bartlett

"Tuesday's Tea Party crowd, however, thought that federal taxes were almost three times as high as they actually are. The average response was 42% of GDP and the median 40%. The highest figure recorded in all of American history was … Continue reading

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More Nozette Documents

 21 March 2010  Some new papers were filed in the attempted espionage case against Stewart Nozette on 17 March 2010.  1.  A superseding indictment was filed that takes the place of the original indictment.  This new one has three counts.  … Continue reading

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Israel’s Netanyahu: No Concession on East Jerusalem

 "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government will make no concessions about construction in East Jerusalem. Mr. Netanyahu made the comment to his Cabinet Sunday as the U.S. envoy on Middle East peace arrived in Israel to try to … Continue reading

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