Foreign Policy

War Was Interested in Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJMedia  Leon Trotsky probably did not quite write the legendary aphorism that “you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” But whoever did, you get the point that no nation can always pick and choose when it wishes to be left alone. Barack Obama, however, …

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Partisan Politics, Bad Ideas & the Bergdahl Swap

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine President Obama’s exchange of 5 high-ranking Taliban murderers for a soldier who possibly was a deserter and collaborator encapsulates everything that is wrong with this administration’s foreign policy. The serial failures of the past 5 years reflect a toxic brew of partisan politics and naïve ideology. Share This

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Our Future Is 1979

Obama’s foreign-policy weakness encourages our enemies and disheartens our allies.  by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The final acts of the Obama foreign policy will play out in the next two years. Unfortunately, bad things happen when the world concludes that the American president has become weakened, distracted, or diffident about foreign policy. …

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Benghazi Constructs 

Much is still murky, but the Obama team was at the least guilty of negligence and deception.  By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Almost everything the administration has alleged about Benghazi has proven false. Yet also, in Machiavellian fashion, the Obama group successfully peddled useful fictions, effectively deluded the country, adroitly ensured President …

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Tweets Won’t Stop Modern Barbarians 

Boko Haram and the Sultan of Brunei couldn’t care less about Western outrage. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Nigeria’s homegrown, al-Qaeda linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery. Those terrorists have a long and …

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Nigerian ‘Sex-Slaves’ Disrupt Obama Narrative on Islam

by Raymond Ibrahim // RaymondIbrahim.com Islamic law permits the possession of concubines, or sex slaves.  This has been demonstrated countless times, including through Islamic clerics quoting Islamic scriptures, and through ordinary Muslims, past and present, acting on it. That said, Islamic sanctioned sex-slavery does not perturb the Western world simply because the powers-that-be—specifically academia, media, and government—ignore it, and all other …

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#BringBackOurGirls and the Left’s Empty Moral Outrage

by Bruce S. Thornton // Front Page Magazine  The outrage over the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by the Nigerian jihadist gang Boko Haram reeks of Western hypocrisy and moral idiocy. Boko Haram has for years been slaughtering Christians – up to 2500 this year alone – and burning churches in a classic Islamic jihad against …

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