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The Final Countdown: Israel vs. Iran

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The 33-year farce of Western appeasement of Iran may be reaching its denouement. For the last few months, the pace of events have quickened as the West sanctions and threatens, and Iran blusters about closing the Strait of Hormuz, cutting off oil to Europe, and unleashing its terrorist proxies. Read more →

Another Disgraceful Apology Frenzy

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

Two recent news stories about Afghanistan reveal the delusional mentality of those conducting our foreign policy. Read more →

Panetta’s Failure of Imagination: The Defense Secretary Gives Israel a ‘Turn of the Screw’

by Bruce S. Thronton

FrontPage Magazine

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s “chiding” of Israel, as the Washington Postput it, was a strange performance, so muddled in its ignorance of fact and logic that one wonders if the Secretary was attempting some rhetorical misdirection to lull our enemies into complacency. Read more →

Taking Our Eye Off the Jihadist Ball

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

Given our economic doldrums and the still metastasizing debt, the legislation raising the debt ceiling won’t keep the economy from dominating the nation’s attention until next year’s election. Read more →

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