Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool

Three Americans were killed by radical Islamists yesterday. The media coverage and official U.S. responses, frankly, has been the equivalent of political tumbleweed. The synagogue attack by axe-wielding Palestinian terrorists, cheered by radical Islamists everywhere (possibly even some right here in the United States), condoned by Hamas, and, of course, ignored by the Left, is yet …

Iran: If You Play With Matches, Sooner or Later You’ll Get Burned

Accident? Intentional? No matter. The incident near an Iranian military facility that reportedly shook windows of buildings located up to nine miles away from the site is a reminder of the need for full visibility on the range of Iranian activities that pose, or could pose, a threat to U.S. security and interests.  Relying on Iranian …

Gaza, Hamas, North Korea and Beyond

The Times of Israel ran an op-ed today by DC Dispatches author Dr. Yleem Poblete. The former Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee discusses how the Gaza conflict impacts beyond the greater Middle East region and why the United States must lead: Evidence linking North Korea with terrorist groups and their patrons, requires the …

Morning Musings

Congress is out-of-town this week; so is the President. Before the President departed for his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, he blamed ‘intelligence estimates’ for the genocide in Iraq. Predictable thing for the President to do. Blame someone else. However, over in the Senate, members of the President’s political party say boots on the ground needed. Fast. Even …

They Know Not What They Say or Do, But They Have the Right to Say It

There are many protests in this area. Pick an issue and, likely, someone or some group has “protested” on behalf of that cause in front of the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the National Mall, or the streets of Washington, DC. It brings out all types of people, some with very strong opinions. Do these protests …

Morning Musings

An ABC News story this morning says that when it comes to the CIA, secrecy prevails. Stop the presses. Not sure why this is a bad thing. Some would argue, presently company included, that there is too much out there to begin with. Disclosures for genuine policy or academic reasons is one thing; political voyeurism …

Morning Musings

The State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting Russia Television is concerned that the NSA may be monitoring electronic communications during airplane flights. I usually never read Russian news sources, however, have done so the past few weeks. I’m starting to see a pattern in a lot of the cyber security, privacy (something one has in abundance in …