President Ethelred

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Like old King Ethelred the Unready, who either had no counsel or had no sense, or both, and often paid the Danegeld rather than attempt to deter the Norsemen, so Barack Obama and his lieutenants still believe that they can both appease radical Islam and convince others that is not what they are doing. Continue reading “President Ethelred”

The Rape of Christopher Stevens

by Raymond Ibrahim

Frontpage Magazine

By obsessing over the 14-minute YouTube Muhammad video and its maker, the mainstream media ultimately exonerates the inexcusable and murderous response of the Islamic world. Continue reading “The Rape of Christopher Stevens”

Thoughts on Cario and Benghazi

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

We Seem to Have Learned Nothing from 9/11

I thought we had learned long ago on 9/11 that radical Islam hates the West not because of troops in Saudi Arabia, or Danish cartoons or Mr. Rushdie, or even, as Dr. Zawahiri and bin Laden once wrote, global warming and an absence of campaign-finance reform — or, this week, a low-rent, do-it-yourself crackpot video — but out of a deep sense of its own inferiority in a globalized world, whose causes run throughout traditional Middle Eastern society Continue reading “Thoughts on Cario and Benghazi”

A Lovely Little NATO Intervention

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

World powers sometimes have to fight wars not for some material interest, but for bolstering a nation’s prestige in order to deter more dangerous aggressors. Continue reading “A Lovely Little NATO Intervention”

Ideals Trump Interests in Obama’s Libya Policy

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

President Obama’s recent explanation for militarily engaging Libya is yetanother example of how US leaders increasingly rationalize their policies via sentimental and idealistic platitudes, rather than reality or the long view — or just plain common sense. Continue reading “Ideals Trump Interests in Obama’s Libya Policy”