Oh Dear, It’s Greece Again

The new Prime Minister actually believes the economic nonsense that he spouted on his path to power. He now proclaims that “the troika belongs to the past.” That is, the Eurozone must continue to hand over money to keep Greece afloat, but on terms dictated by Greece itself.

Just as Turkey’s current government is paralyzing NATO policy, the new Greek government may begin to paralyze the ability of the European Council to adopt a common foreign policy.

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Just Don’t Say Anything Bad

The Passage Of Time

An elderly lady was invited to an old friend’s home for dinner one evening.

She was impressed by the way her lady friend preceded every request to her husband with endearing terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, etc.

The couple had been married almost 70 years and, clearly, they were still very much in love.

While the husband was in the living room, her lady friend leaned over to her hostess to say, ‘I think it’s wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your husband all those loving names.’

The elderly lady hung her head, ‘I have to tell you the truth,’ she
said, ‘his name slipped my mind about 10 years ago, and I’m now scared to death to ask the cranky old asshole what his name actually is.’

Europe’s Real “Resistance”

Europe’s policies of encouraging groups such as Hamas, which constantly espouse violence, demolishes the Palestinian effort to achieve a responsible Palestinian state that finally could end the conflict with Israel.

The West has been duped. The French have naïvely taken the bait: they now associate Palestinian “Resistance” with the courageous French underground Résistance that fought the Germans in World War II. They incorrectly assume that the Palestinian “Resistance’ must be a good thing, too.

But the Palestinian Resistance bears no resemblance to the French Résistance of Word War II. There is no way to compare them. The Palestinian “Resistance” is nothing more than terrorist organizations repressing their own people. They do not resist an evil force; they are an evil force.

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The Arab Armies

PA Pundits - International

caruba_alan20080111By Alan Caruba ~

The ongoing Syrian conflict, the fall of the Yemeni government, the burning of the Jordanian pilot, and other events make one wonder why even those Arab nations with significant military capabilities tend not to use them against a common enemy.

The attacks on ISIS by the Jordanian air force have been a dramatic example of what could be done to eliminate this threat to the entire region if the other military forces would join in a united effort.

MidEast Map

This raises the question of why the armies of various Middle Eastern nations do not seem to be engaged in destroying the Islamic State (ISIS). The answer may be found in a casual look at recent history; these armies have not been successful on the field of battle. Most recently what passed for the Iraqi army fled when ISIS took over much of northern Iraq.

Since 1948 the…

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