Tag Archives: Syria

What is Putin playing at in Syria?

The world was stunned when Putin stepped in to “save the day” for Barack Obama when the latter refused to intervene over his own red lines being crossed by Syria’s Bashar Assad as he gassed his own people. Everyone was … Continue reading

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The Middle East’s volatility – and it’s all Obama’s fault

I have written before about the strange political bedfellows and previously unthinkable alliances that are taking shape across the Middle East since the Arab “Spring” (aka deep winter) broke out. Here are some examples of how this is all playing … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Good News Friday

This week’s Good News Friday installment was written by reader and frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb {with occasional comments and additions from me). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just like pretty well all the readers of these pages, I look for good news from the … Continue reading

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More good news: Arch-terrorist child-killer Samir Kuntar is dead! Killed by the IAF

Excellent news greets us this morning as we hear of the well-deserved though much-too-late death of the arch-terrorist child-killer Samir Kuntar at the hands of Israel: Arab media reported Sunday morning that Israel assassinated Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar. Several Israeli … Continue reading

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Who is fighting whom in Syria? Israel watches cautiously from the sidelines

Anyone following the news out of the Middle East nowadays is bound to be confused. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if the governments of all the above countries were equally confused. Let’s just have a look at some recent … Continue reading

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Self-Defence for me but not for thee

There are days, (OK, most days) when it seems the whole world feels entitled to condemn, warn, chide and generally boss Israel around on its security situation. We Israelis ahve become used to this, and generally try to ignore it, … Continue reading

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