April 3, 2011

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Turkish Report to UN: Stash of Iranian Weapons Heading to Syria
Trevor Westra - 4/2/2011
Turkey has seized a secret shipment of Iranian weapons heading to Syria, documents submitted to the U.N. Security council and obtained by Reuters reveal. The discovery was made while officials were inspecting an Iranian cargo plane that had landed at Turkey’s Diyarbakir Airport on a technical stop, carrying what it declared as “spare auto parts”.

If One Extremist Gunman Can Do So Much Damage in America, How About Ten Million Such People In The Middle East?
Prof. Barry Rubin - 4/2/2011
When one crazed or ideologically obsessed gunman starts shooting in Arizona, people condemn him and start bemoaning their society. How about a place with ten million people like that who are treated as heroes?

You Got Terrorism! We Got Terrorism! Let's Be Friends and Fight Terrorism!
Prof. Barry Rubin - 4/1/2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's remark about how the Arizona shooting is just like September 11 is such a superb example of everything wrong with Western policy toward the Middle East. Let's summarize the issue by coining a phrase which sounds a bit Zen but has a very practical meaning: The ear doesn't necessarily hear what someone else's brain thinks.

A New Palestinian Lie About Israel and The Need to Discount Such Stories Systematically
Prof. Barry Rubin - 4/1/2011
What happens when the New York Times publishes, with no investigation, an atrocity story about Israel that is not only false but ridiculously so, based on the most obvious starting point: death by tear-gas doesn't happen?

Economy Creates 216,000 Jobs in March
Prof. Peter Morici - 4/1/2011
Friday, the Labor Department reported the economy added 216,000 jobs in March. After adding 194,000 jobs in February, this indicates the economy is finally accomplishing momentum. First quarter growth will likely be a bit higher than 3 percent.

Middle East: Tough road ahead
Bhuwan Thapaliya - 4/1/2011
The collapse of Soviet – style Communism and the break-up of the Soviet Union itself in 1991 freed numerous countries of East Europe, the former Republics of the Soviet Union and the Baltic states. Likewise, today, after the termination of the corrupt regime in Tunisia, then in Egypt, by citizens, united by social media, who refused to be intimidated by violence and who insisted on the right to participate in their own political future the ripples of changes are spreading in the Middle East- a region that encompasses North Africa and Western Asia.

From Kwame Nkrumah to Mark Zuckerberg
Gustavo Envela - 3/30/2011
"The United States of America, Under the Measured and Deliberative leadership of President Barack Obama Must Be Clear, Precise, Concise and Consistent in its AFRICAN FOREIGN POLICY, as it is with other regions of the world because the 'African Continent and Africans Matter with the natural resources, but especially with the untapped Human Intellectual Resources which, in short, is PRICELESS'"

The Obama Doctrine Is Not Good Foreign Policy
Prof. Peter Morici - 3/30/2011
After missteps addressing Congressional concerns, President Obama has articulated clearly the goals, means and duration of the U.S. military action in Libya. Critics may say he did not address those issues, but he did and the answers are not acceptable.