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Let’s All Say It Again: Diplomacy Is Not Appeasement

by @ Wednesday, May 21st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Iran, John McCain, Politics, Syria

And that’s exactly what former White House Chief of Staff, Treasury Secretary, and Secretary of State in the Reagan and Bush I Administrations James Baker said about two years ago:

Baker, incidentally, is someone who John McCain has said was one of the “smartest” men he knew and that he was likely to ask Baker to [...]

Does This Mean They’re Appeasers ?

by @ Wednesday, May 21st, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Israel, Syria

The Israelis are apparently talking to one of the members of the Axis of Evil:
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Syria on Wednesday said they were holding indirect peace talks through Turkish mediators — the first official confirmation of contacts between the longtime enemies.
In statements issued minutes apart, the two governments said they ”have declared their [...]

Diplomacy Is Not Appeasement

Brendan Loy puts it exactly the way I would:
President Bush’s comment, by contrast, is not within the realm of rationality. He is claiming that the mere act of sitting down and negotiating with an enemy is tantamount to “appeasement.” That is absolutely absurd. Bush needs to look up a dictionary definition of the damn word [...]

Democrats React To Bush’s Knesset Speech

Suffice it to say that Democrats aren’t happy at all with President Bush’s remarks before the Israeli Knesset.
The Obama campaign was the first to respond:
In a statement, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shot across the bow: “It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 6Oth anniversary of Israel’s independence [...]

Bush Trots Out The Nazi Analogy

Usually sitting Presidents who are nearing the end of their final term in office don’t inject themselves too much into the battles between the men, or women, who would succeed them. They’ll campaign for the candidate of their party, of course, and be the guest of honor at $ 5,000 a plate fundraising dinners, but [...]

Syria Cracks Down Facebook

by @ Saturday, November 24th, 2007. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Internet, Syria, Technology

Syria has joined the list of dictatorships realizing that the Internet is not their friend:
DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syrian users of Facebook said on Friday the authorities had blocked access to the social network Web site as part of a crackdown on political activism on the Internet.
“Facebook helped further civil society in Syria and form civic [...]

The Only Good Syrian Nuclear Facility

by @ Friday, October 26th, 2007. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Israel, Syria

Is one that’s been pounded into the Stone Age by the Israeli Air Force.
H/T: Vodkapundit

Syria Admits That Israel Struck A Nuclear Facility

by @ Wednesday, October 17th, 2007. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Israel, Syria

Slowly but surely, the truth is coming out:
In its first admission by a state official, Syria’s ambassador to the UN confirmed that an air raid carried out by Israeli fighter jets deep in Syrian territory on September 6 was, indeed, an attack on a Syrian nuclear facility, Israel Radio reported Wednesday morning.
The Syrian envoy disclosed [...]

Mystery Solved: Israel Struck Syrian Nuclear Reactor

by @ Sunday, October 14th, 2007. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Israel, North Korea, Syria

For several weeks, questions having been brewing about what exactly happened in Syria on September 6th. Israel isn’t talking, and the United States has denied anything actually happened. Last week, Syria took the step of taking reporters on a tour showing that nothing had happened.
When that many people are denying that something happened, you can [...]

The Most Under-reported Story Of The Week

by @ Sunday, September 23rd, 2007. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Israel, North Korea, Syria

But potentially more important than anything else you’ve read:
Israeli commandos seized nuclear material of North Korean origin during a daring raid on a secret military site in Syria before Israel bombed it this month, according to informed sources in Washington and Jerusalem.
The attack was launched with American approval on September 6 after Washington was shown [...]

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