Revenge of the RINOs as Trump surges in Massachusetts

Special to Jeffrey T. Kuhner Fearing a victory by Donald Trump, the Republican establishment is in complete panic. Nationally, GOP elites are openly talking about a brokered convention. FOX News, The Wall Street Journal and The Weekly Standard are desperately shilling for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Some are even calling for a moderate Republican […]

The U.S., in a strategic crisis, barrels toward its most vital election without a plan

Special to By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs U.S. voters and political parties were, by mid-February 2016, well down the path toward selecting the final candidates for the November 2016 Presidential election. This determines how the United States would face the most decisive challenges for more than a century to its […]

The Hammond family: Ranchers or domestic terrorists?

Having set fire to cattle and homesteads, federal authorities today took the last of a group of armed protesters into custody. The Hammond family had compiled an extensive file on tactics used by the Bureau of Land Management against ranchers. Special to I.M. Justice, Asheville Tribune In early January Ammon Bundy and a group […]

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

Special to By Norman Bailey The U.S. and Europe — the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations — are crumbling. Since Israel’s independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the U.S. In the past few years, however, this situation has changed dramatically. On the plus […]

Lack of outrage noted as Western rancher shot down by Feds

Special to I.M. Justice, Asheville Tribune Whatever the purpose of the protest, which I can guarantee you does not come out of empty paranoia but from very real and experienced knowledge of how vulnerable we are to federal power, I am shocked at how little courtesy a western rancher is shown. The Occupy Wall […]

Realism not rhetoric needed to defeat ISIL, warns Gates

Special to By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates slammed both the Obama Administration and the presidential primary candidates calling for long-term realism in America’s fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) terrorism. “I think that the president has all along underestimated ISIS, has underestimated the degree […]

Cultural glitches: Why does the Iranian community (and also the U.S. academy) demonize national self interest?

Special to By Sheda Vasseghi The recent death of the late Shah’s twin sister Princess Ashraf Pahlavi (1919-2016) has caused an odd part of the Iranian psyche to resurface once again. Under articles about the princess or the late Shah, some Iranians leave peculiar and negative comments on social media that are illogical, offensive, […]

Unprecedented U.S. Mideast strategy is ad hoc, disregards existing frameworks

Special to By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Senior-level sources in numerous Middle Eastern governments have privately expressed bewilderment at recent and current U.S. government strategies and policies toward the region. But a closer examination of U.S. policies, now almost entirely dictated by the Obama White House, shows no cohesive national […]

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