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5th August 2010 - Scripps Howard News Service

Sanctions Plus?

Clifford D. May

Suppose the tough, new sanctions passed into law by the U.S., the E.U., Canada, and Australia do not cause Iran’s Islamist rulers to halt their illicit development of nuclear weapons, curb their sponsorship of terrorism, and reduce their brutalization of their own population. Does that...

5th August 2010 - The Weekly Standard

Do Gaza Flotillas Provide Material Support to Hamas?

Jonathan Schanzer

Former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy recently argued at National Review Online that the federal government has reason to investigate Rashid Khalidi, an activist Middle Eastern studies professor at Columbia University. What prompted this? Khalidi’s efforts to raise $370,000 for a new...

5th August 2010 - The Weekly Standard

State Department: Iran Sponsors Terrorists Who Kill Americans

Thomas Joscelyn

The State Department has finally released its Country Reports on Terrorism for 2009. Foggy Bottom’s analysis, which details terrorist events in the previous calendar year, was supposed to be provided to Congress by April 30. But this year the report was not published until August. So, we...

4th August 2010 - National Review Online

Mosques, Barracks and Bayonets

NRO’s excellent editorial this morning on the Ground Zero Mosque (GZM), coupled with Barbara Lerner’s terrific essay yesterday about the rulers who have pulled Turkey back into the Islamist camp, got me to thinking: The GZM’s backers — Imam Rauf, in particular — are striking...

4th August 2010 - Weekly Standard

Vote On DNI Held Up By Gitmo Concerns

Thomas Joscelyn

Senate Republicans have blocked a vote on President Obama’s nominee to fill the Director of National Intelligence spot, James Clapper. Why? They want more transparency from the most transparent administration in history.

4th August 2010 - Long War Journal

Former Gitmo Detainee Turned Taliban Leader Threatens Afghan Elders

Thomas Joscelyn

A former Guantanamo detainee who is currently a senior Taliban leader has threatened to kill tribal elders cooperating with Coalition forces and the Afghan government. According to Newsweek, Abdul Rauf Khadim, who was transferred from Gitmo to Afghanistan in 2007, authored a "short...

3rd August 2010 - Weekly Standard

The Taliban’s Savagery

Thomas Joscelyn

When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced the massive leak of more than 90,000 classified documents, he claimed that he was exposing “thousands” of possible American war crimes. The documents show nothing of the sort. Some of the documents do detail the brutality of war, and the...

3rd August 2010 - NOW Lebanon

Look At Who Holds The South Lebanon Trigger

Tony Badran

On the eve of last Friday’s mini-Arab summit in Lebanon, the United States quietly, but noticeably, renewed a 2007 Executive Order designating parties deemed to be undermining Lebanese sovereignty.

2nd August 2010 - The Australian

Iran Sanctions Need to Drive a Wedge

Emanuele Ottolenghi

LAST Monday the European Union approved more punitive measures against Tehran. These came six weeks after the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1929, slapping new sanctions against Tehran.

30th July 2010 - Forbes

Where In The World Is Imam Feisal?

Claudia Rosett

Plans for a $100 million high-rise Islamic Center next to New York's Ground Zero are generating lots of controversy, as well as great distress among families of some of the thousands murdered in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. So one might suppose that the Imam spearheading this...

29th July 2010 - Scripps Howard News Service

Dear Mayor Bloomberg

Clifford D. May

Your Honor: In regard to the proposal to build an Islamic center at the site of the 9/11 terrorist attack in Manhattan, I commend you for saying: “Everything the United States stands for and New York stands for is tolerance and openness, and I think it’s a great message for the world. ....

28th July 2010 - The Jerusalem Post

Italian Lawmakers: Put IHH on EU Terrorist List

Benjamin Weinthal

A group of lawmakers in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies are pushing for the Turkish IHH relief organization to be added to the European Union’s list of terrorist entities, Sharon Nizza, a spokeswoman for Italian legislator Fiamma Nirenstein, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

28th July 2010 - The Long War Journal

Mullah Omar Orders Taliban to Attack Civilians, Afghan Women

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The battle for hearts and minds in Afghanistan has taken a new turn in the past two months. The Taliban's supreme leader, Mullah Omar, has ordered his forces to kill or capture any civilians, including Afghan women, who cooperate with Coalition forces. Omar's latest directive contradicts his...

28th July 2010 - The Long War Journal

New Zawahiri Tape Eulogizes Mustafa Abu al Yazid

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Ayman al Zawahiri has issued a new 47-minute audio tape with accompanying imagery eulogizing Mustafa Abu al Yazid, a major al Qaeda financial chief whose death has been previously reported by the The Long War Journal, as well as numerous other outlets. Some highlights from the tape...

28th July 2010 - The New Republic

What the Wikileaks Tell Us About Pakistani Loyalties

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Leslie Gelb, the former head of the Council on Foreign Relations and a current columnist for the Daily Beast, looked at the 90,000 USG document dump on WikiLeaks, and focused on the issue that matters most: Pakistan. “To put the issue somewhat melodramatically,” he wrote, “the United...

28th July 2010 - National Review Online

From Killing Terrorists to Ameliorating Upstream Factors

Earlier this week, the Obama administration released its much-anticipated “Lockerbie Letter,” in which, conservative critics charge, President Obama acceded to a decision by the United Kingdom to release the man responsible for murdering everyone on board Pan Am Flight 103.

27th July 2010 - National Review Online

The New ‘Pentagon Papers’

Michael Ledeen

This is first-rate commentary, and oorah! for the New York Times for publishing it. Bottom line: Nothing new here, save perhaps some operational details that may cost NATO lives. The punditry has been weak, because so many who haven’t studied Afghanistan for the past several years now...

27th July 2010 - Weekly Standard

An Anti-War Leak

Thomas Joscelyn

It will take some time to comb through the massive document dump that WikiLeaks unleashed last night. Thus far, a database available on the WikiLeaks website includes almost 77,000 documents. There are reportedly upwards of 15,000 more on the way. What we’ve seen thus far is not really...

27th July 2010 - The Weekly Standard

What the WikiLeaks Documents Say About Iran-al Qaeda

Thomas Joscelyn

One of the more interesting aspects of the WikiLeaks document dump is the persistence of intelligence reports indicating collusion between al Qaeda, al Qaeda-affiliated parties, and Iran. By itself, this should not be surprising. The 9/11 Commission, Clinton-era federal prosecutors, and many...

27th July 2010 - The Long War Journal

Rhetoric and Reality,’ And Our Understanding of The Rule of Law

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Last month, Marc Lynch published a report for the Center for a New American Security, Rhetoric and Reality: Countering Terrorism in the Age of Obama. The report is a worthy contribution to public discussion of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies, outlining the early contours...

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