A new video from American Legacy PAC draws from history to aim at the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran. "It's time for American leadership," says the voiceover, morphing an image of British prime minister Neville Chamberlain to Barack Obama. "Not surrender."
The Chinese have come up with a new strategy for controlling vital sea lanes. Build islands and then put bases on them. They have, according to U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry Harris, built "a 'great wall of sand' in contested waters near its shores … pumping sand onto live coral reefs — some of them submerged — and paving over them with concrete … [creating] over 4 square kilometers of artificial landmass.”
Anti-Israel groups are rallying around the Virginia State Bar after the legal group announced the cancellation of a planned trip to Israel. The support is coming in the form of a letter signed by 40 groups, which are part of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently noted that with the Middle East in chaos, it may not be a good time to establish another rogue state, Palestine, which would likely be taken over by Iran’s proxy, Hamas, which would then launch a bloody war against Israel. The Prime Minister’s declaration was greeted with alarm among the commentariat, because the belief that establishing a Palestinian state will lead to peace has become an article of faith immune to fact or reason.
The question as to why Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 9525 would intentionally bring about the crash of the plane is at the source of much of the perplexity surrounding the Germanwings tragedy. Even if we suppose that Lubitz was suicidal, it is obviously one thing to commit suicide and another to do so in such a way as to cause the death of 149 other people as well.