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May 1, 2013

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U.S. MUST WAIT TO REMOVE al-ASSAD As frustrating as it is, the United States must wait until a coalition of nations decide to intervene in Syria and remove President Bazhar al-Assad. Israel, France and England report that al-Assad has used chemical weapons and  sarin-gas in an attack at least once. More than other tools of […]

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March 23, 2013

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OBAMA STRENGTHENS MIDDLE EAST TIES First, the symbolism of President Obama’s visit to Israel is enormous in a part of the world where symbolism is very important. The Obama trip let the Arab and Muslim world see that the United States and Israel are solidly together as they lead the fight against militant Islam. The […]

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March 9, 2013

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TIME TO END SYRIA’S WAR The Obama administration’s emerging support for rebels in Syria is a welcome move, although it comes to late to help an estimated 70,000 people who have died over two years as President Bashar Assad wages a desperate fight to maintain his dictatorial grip on that country. The administration’s hesitant approach […]