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The Sweetness of Illusion

from Leon Wieseltier at The Atlantic,  The Iran Deal and The Rut of History. excerpt: But what is the alternative? This is the question that is supposed to silence all objections. It is, for a start, a demagogic question. This…

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Readings 2012 07 01

Fix that Password-Now – Ellen Schultz wrote great tips on securing your online presence. Jonathan Haidt: He Knows Why We Fight – by Homan Jenkins Jr. in the WSJ, 6/29/12.  A search for “civil disagreement”, it is a review of…

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More than Mere Tactics

At an industry meeting last week at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO, the first speaker on Monday, May 2,  was General Stanley McChrystal.  Given the killing of Bin Laden the day before he changed his topic from one of…

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Democracy is Secondary

As we try to predict what the outcome will be in Egypt we tend to compare it to the last similar conflict, which many think is Iran. But the mistake in Iran began in 1953 when Mohammad Mosaddegh, a democratically…

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The Israelis did not Kill Massoud Mohammadi

… according to Mideast expert Micah Halpern Excerpt This explosion was so powerful and out of control it was designed to kill, maim and damage in a wide circumference around the bomb. This was not the work of a Western…

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How Much is that Kidney in the Window?

Americans are appalled at the idea of an organ donor market, where individuals can be compensated for donating their organs while they are alive. We fear that the rich will prey on the poor, and that people may even be…

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Micah Halpern on Iran and Nukes

The local federation hosted Micah Halpern this evening at the Cox Theatre.  He is an authority on Iran and their nuclear effort. A few random yet relevant points. There are 3,000 FBI agents. None of them have passed the test…

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Neutralizing Iran

One of the options for neutralizing Iran’s nuclear capability would be to deploy a missile defense system that would render their missiles worthless.  The U.S. will be testing such a system in Israel soon. See the article here in the…

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A Dramatic Change in Ideology on Israel

Elliott Abrams writes in the Wall Street Journal “Why Israel is Nevous” Read the entire article here. Excerpt: But the Obama administration has managed to win the mistrust of most Israelis, not just conservative politicians. Despite his great popularity in…

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A Twitter Conspiracy

The Tehran Times complains that Israel has too many friends on the internet. Read the story here. It is hard to make this stuff up.

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One Week. Fifty Four Years Ago

A Book Review All The Shah’s Men by Stephen Kinzer In 1953 the United States made a momentous decision. Partially out of legitimate fear of a possible Russian takeover of the valuable Iranian Oil field, and partly as a result…

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