Monthly Archives: January 2014

McCauliffe – An agenda for the far Left

"Outraged Virginia Republicans quickly began searching for a way to preserve the state’s gay marriage ban Thursday after Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that he would join a lawsuit seeking to have it declared unconstitutional. Some GOP legislators were … Continue reading

Posted in government | 42 Comments

McCauliffe will break his teeth on Medicaid expansion

"Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants lawmakers to give his office the authority to expand Medicaid if the panel authorized to allow expansion does not act by the end of this General Assembly session. But leaders of the House of Delegates immediately … Continue reading

Posted in government | 21 Comments

Rouhani wants Western investment

"At a separate meeting with U.S., European and Arab businessmen, Rouhani said Iran was seeking investment particularly in car manufacturing, oil and gas, petrochemicals, road and rail infrastructure and mining, a participant said. He ignored a question from two U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Iran | 18 Comments

Montreux – the dance of the clowns

"“We have come here to put an end to terrorism and its bitter consequences,” Moualem said, referring to the rebels fighting to unseat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Diplomacy and terrorism cannot go in parallel. Diplomacy must succeed by fighting terrorism.” … Continue reading

Posted in Syria | 31 Comments

The restaurant bombing in Kabul

  I don't suppose there are many reading this who will have heard of the "My Canh Cafe" bombing in Saigon in 1965.   This was a restaurant barge floating in the Saigon River.  There were about forty killed including nine … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan | 48 Comments

“Egypt’s Elections” By Richard Sale

      Islam is on the march in the Middle East. This is indisputable. For the past few years, in every Mideast election, the Islamic parties have won: in the Gaza Strip in 2006, in Iraq and Tunisia in 2010. … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt | 16 Comments

Today I (Bruce Schneier) Briefed Congress on the NSA – TTG

"This morning I spent an hour in a closed room with six Members of Congress: Rep. Lofgren, Rep. Sensenbrenner, Rep. Scott, Rep. Goodlate, Rep Thompson, and Rep. Amash. No staffers, no public: just them. Lofgren asked me to brief her … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, TTG | 35 Comments

“Israel berates ‘pro-Palestinian EU'” BBC

"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was "time to stop this hypocrisy" and "inject some balance and fairness to this discussion". "The EU calls our ambassadors in because of the construction of a few houses? When did the EU … Continue reading

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CIA should go back to intelligence work.

"… at issue is the fundamental mission of the CIA, which during the past decade has morphed into a paramilitary force. Senior officials, including CIA Director John O. Brennan, have warned that the agency’s emphasis on lethal operations deviates from … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence | 25 Comments

Name your interlocutor

Once again, mention the person  you are writing to in your comments.  pl

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