Obama administration poised to lift sanctions even as Iran flouts nuke deal with missile tests

Guy Taylor writes: The Obama administration is poised to begin lifting sanctions on Iran — possibly as early as January — even as Tehran flouts the spirit of the nuclear agreement in a spate of rocket launches and other shenanigans. While a ballistic missile test in October, as well as a suspected second one last month, were clear breaches of existing U.N. Security Council resolutions, they were…

 

Why Syria Can’t Be Fixed

Dec 18th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Foreign Affairs, Islamic Extremists Bill B. May 1 min read

Daniel Greenfield  says:  The root cause of the conflict is Islam. Obama is betting the last of his foreign policy cred on beating ISIS by fixing Syria through a peace process that brings together Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and just about everybody who is anybody in the international terrorism and regime change racket to fight the ISIS war that he doesn’t want to fight. There’s…

 

New Saudi Alliance Exposes Shrinking U.S. Mideast Leadership

IBD Staff write:  War On Terror: Saudi Arabia has organized a dubious “Islamic military alliance” of 34 countries to fight terrorism, including Egypt, Pakistan and Turkey. It’s a vote of no-confidence in President Obama’s “New Beginning.” Six and a half years ago, a naive and arrogant Barack Obama took his first big step in Mideast policy. He traveled to Cairo, and under the auspices of Al-Azhar,…

 

2017 foreign policy and the 2016 campaign

John R. Bolton says:  Islamicist terrorists have again shed American blood on American soil. The San Bernardino killers’ ideology is clear, as it was with the 9/11 hijackers. The continuing global threat from their terrorist comrades is not a criminal-law problem but a barbaric war against our country’s deepest principles.  

 

Iran Breaches The Nuclear Deal

Dec 14th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Foreign Affairs, Islamic Extremists Bill B. May 1 min read

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh says:  While Obama continues to remove the sanctions. Not long after signing the nuclear deal, the ruling clerics of the Islamist state of Iran have clearly breached the agreement and several of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. What is the Obama administration’s response? He is turning a blind eye to this vital issue. The administration is ignoring these blatant violations and…

 

It’s Not About Warming: Here’s Why The U.N. Holds Climate Summits

Dec 13th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Government Robert May 1 min read

IBD Staff write: The U.N.’s many climate meetings and its interest in climate through the years have nothing to do with warming, climate, weather or the environment. The goal has always been to wreck capitalism , punish prosperous economies that became rich through free markets, reward poorer nations that are impoverished by policies that starve markets, and reshape the world in the image of left-wing thought.  …

 

Paradigms Lost: The U.S.

Bruce Thornton says:  How utopian fantasies destroy. In Decline and Fall: Europe’s Slow-Motion Suicide, a 2007 book about the dysfunctions of the EU, I often emphasized the problems of Europe by contrasting it to the US. Our economy was more open and dynamic, with GDP growth higher, regulatory regime less onerous, unemployment lower, and ease of doing business greater. We had problems with entitlement spending…

 

The President’s Speech

Thomas Sowell writes: When the President of the United States asks the television networks to set aside time for him to broadcast a speech from the Oval Office, we can usually expect that he has something new to say. But President Obama’s speech Sunday night was just a rehash of what he has been saying all along, trying to justify policies that have repeatedly turned out…