Iran: (emphasis added) Obama stood up to the blasts from a number of influential American editorial writers and strategic analysts who urged him to offer Israel a solemn commitment for a pre-emptive American offensive against Iran from the Knesset podium, as a means of holding the Netanyahu government back from military action in the fall of 2012. […]

Taking total control

From Thursday’s Jerusalem Post: While the world persists in looking for signs of pragmatism in the Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsy is quietly taking over all the power bases in the country. Having gotten rid of the army old guard, he replaced them with his own men – officers belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood or known […]

Diagnosis and prescription

Krauthammer’s article this week is about the growing Iran nuclear issue and the current SOP followed by the CES and the other nations wearily looking on. I agree with the fourth (added) option which is the president of the USA securing authorization to use the military against Iran if a well defined list of objectives […]

Some small protesting in Egypt

Slowly some wise Egyptian citizens are starting to protest and organize. Today’s NYT’s story briefly addresses these individuals trying to get the citizens of Egypt awake to what the Islamists/MB are doing and that it is a recipe for trouble in the nation. Key to the success of these protesters will be at least two things: […]

US presidential election and its impact on the Middle East

Two article links that the Drudge Report currently has at the top of his web page deal with Israel’s government and their consideration of attacking Iran’s nuclear sites before the US presidential election. Article 1. Article 2. No real news is shared however the writer’s are being more transparent about what is a significant driver […]

Crucifixions in Egypt

The Arab Spring takeover of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood has run amok, with reports from several different media agencies that the radical Muslims have begun crucifying opponents of newly installed President Mohammed Morsi. Last week in Egypt, when Muslim Brotherhood supporters terrorized the secular media, several Arabic websites—includingArab News, Al Khabar News, Dostor Watany, andEgypt Now—reported […]

a deal is not a deal unless…

No Israeli strike now if Obama pledged a spring attack 2 cents: Interesting information – if it is true. I do not see any advantage to Israel to make such a deal. What this would do is allow Iran the ability to: 1. continue working on whatever they are doing for another six months 2. […]