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9th June 2006 - Knight Rider

Zarqawi Death is an Important U.S. Victory

What matters at least as much as the killing of al-Qaeda top terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq is that we, in America, appreciate it for the important battlefield victory it truly is.

9th June 2006 - TCS Daily

Creating Palestine

Speaking at the White House during his recent visit to Washington, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert renewed his call for negotiations with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the withdrawal of Israeli settlements from historically Jewish lands of Judea and Samaria -- today's...

8th June 2006 - Scripps Howard News Service

What Did Canadians Do to Deserve This?

Clifford D. May

Are you surprised that terrorists appear to have set their sights on such unlikely targets as the Parliament building in Ottawa and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. in Toronto? Astonished that anyone would even consider sawing off the head of a Canadian Prime Minister? Are you thinking: What...

8th June 2006 - National Review Online

A Crucial Moment

Simply stated, the killing of Abu Musab Zarqawi by U.S. forces in Iraq is more vital to ultimate success in the war on terror than would be snuffing out any other terrorist alive right now. Period.

8th June 2006 - World Defense Review

Faith-Based Realpolitik

Notwithstanding that it is arguably one of the strangest documents in the annals of modern diplomacy, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent 18-page letter to President George W. Bush was greeted in some quarters with sentiments bordering upon rapture.

5th June 2006 - National Review Online

The Elephant in the Room

Over the weekend, Canadian authorities apparently smashed a frightening plot involving Islamic terrorists who planned a series of bombings against sites in southern Ontario. Instinctively, the mainstream media went into its now-familiar coverage template, Phase One of which avoids like the...

5th June 2006 - FrontPage Magazine

Jihad: From London to Toronto

Over the past nine months, speeches by Usama Bin Laden, Ayman Zawahiri, other Jihadi cadres and the documents found after the arrest of Terror-architect Abu Mus'ab al Suri all put the West and democracies on notice: the second generation al Qaida is marching. The "Jihad country-list"...

2nd June 2006 - The Washington Legal Foundation

Activist Suits Challening Terrorist Surveillance Should Be Dismissed

The ongoing controversy over the National Security Agency's (NSA) terrorist surveillance program has, inevitably, generated civil litigation. Federal lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of New York by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a radical activist organization...

1st June 2006 - National Review Online


Yesterday, NRO ran an article I'd written about the House of Representatives' mishandling of the controversy surrounding Rep. William Jefferson and the search of his congressional office by the FBI. The thrust was that, instead of intemperate attacks on the Justice Department, the House...

1st June 2006 - World Defense Review

REM: Islamist Terrorist Regime in Khartoum

In those now seemingly far-off days before the ubiquitous worldwide web, for the technologically savvy REM did not mean "rich-media email marketing." Rather REM was short for "remarks" and was used in BASIC computer programming to enhance documentation, helping eventual readers of a given...

1st June 2006 - Scripps Howard News Service

What Saudis Preach

Clifford D. May

Nearly four years ago, Saudi dissident Ali al-Ahmed and author Stephen Schwartz conducted a study for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. They examined textbooks and other publications distributed by the Saudi government and by Saudi-funded organizations. They found such messages...

1st June 2006 - MERIA Journal

Putin and Russia’s Middle Eastern Policy

Russian President Vladimir Putin is currently pursuing a two track policy towards the Middle East, allowing Russia to develop friendly ties with Israel while simultaneously nurturing alternative, sometimes competing, interests with Arab countries. This non-ideological policy has allowed...

31st May 2006 - National Review Online

Questions for the House

Admirers of the House Republicans can only sit in stunned amazement watching what is an increasingly disastrous spectacle over the FBI's execution of a search warrant on the congressional office of Rep. William J. Jefferson (D., La.).

30th May 2006 - National Review Online

Who’s “Trampling” the Constitution?

Later today, the Republican-led Congress is scheduled to raise to new heights of hysteria and arrogance its protest against the FBI's search of the Capitol Hill office of Rep. William J. Jefferson (D., La.). But as House Judiciary Chairman James F. Sensenbrenner (R., Wi.) prepares what...

26th May 2006 - World Defense Review

A Modest Proposal for Darfur

As I write these lines, the genocidal slaughter, both direct and indirect, continues in the western Sudanese region of Darfur. This is notwithstanding the peace accord recently signed between the main rebel group, the Sudanese Liberation Movement, and the Islamist regime in Khartoum that...

23rd May 2006 - Wall Street Journal

West Bank Terrorist State

What does one say to a good ally who seems determined to reinforce failure? That the U.S. will pay for the undertaking?

18th May 2006 - Scripps Howard News Service

The Brazilian Connection

Clifford D. May

When I arrived in this sprawling commercial capital a few days ago, to speak at an international conference on “liberal democracy,” the last thing I expected was to find myself in the middle of a wave of home-grown terrorism.

18th May 2006 - World Defense Review

Keeping an Eye on the “Peacekeepers”

The Bush administration has recently shown an uncharacteristic enthusiasm for United Nations peacekeeping efforts. Last week Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was dispatched to New York to reinforce Ambassador to the UN John Bolton's press for the rapid deployment a 14,000-person UN mission...

16th May 2006 - National Review Online

Egyptian Emergency

Once again, the Egyptian regime has responded to violence at home by consolidating the authoritarian structure of the state. On April 30, following two deadly terrorist attacks in the Sinai, President Hosni Mubarak extended the emergency laws that have stifled Egyptian liberties since 1981....

16th May 2006 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Data-mining is the President’s Duty

The latest outbreak of controversy over Bush administration efforts to protect our nation from terrorist attack starkly demonstrates that the left and civil liberties extremists are determined to alter the system the Framers bequeathed us in fundamental and dangerous ways.


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