Filed under NATO

New NATO Sec.General is a Promoter of Hamas

Stollenberg is a poor choice as NATO sec.general for many reasons, the leading one being his support for Hamas. Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld As time passes, it becomes increasingly clear how absurd the choice of former Norwegian Labor Party Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as NATO’s next Secretary General is. The new Hamas-Fatah agreement brings to mind … Continue reading

Replace the United Nations

By Lamont Colucci//Living in a city like Vienna, one feels as if one is in a living museum. Vienna was not only the final redoubt for European civilization in 1683, but was the heart of the system that governed international relations from 1815 to 1914, known as the Congress of Vienna. The Vienna of today, … Continue reading

Syria: Assad forces shell refugees camp inside Turkey

By Al Arabiya With Agencies//Syrian army forces shelled Syrian refugees camp Oncupinar inside Turkey, the opposition Revolutionary Council reported on Monday, as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon condemned “terrorist bomb attacks” in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Idlib. Turkey has not commented on the alleged cross border shelling, but a similar incident on April 9 … Continue reading

US not reporting all Afghan attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military is under-reporting the number of times that Afghan soldiers and police open fire on American and other foreign troops. The U.S.-led coalition routinely reports each time an American or other foreign soldier is killed by an Afghan in uniform. But The Associated Press has learned it does not report insider … Continue reading

Obama’s disastrous war

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner// President Obama has lost Afghanistan. The war is turning into a catastrophic defeat – one that will be worse than Vietnam. It is time to bring the troops home, and end this national nightmare. Recently, the Taliban launched a major spring offensive. Insurgents targeted Kabul and three other cities. They were … Continue reading

Afghanistan: Five arrested with 11 tons of explosives

Updated at 8:15 a.m. ET: Afghan security forces on Saturday arrested five insurgents suspected of planning massive attacks on crowded areas of the capital Kabul, an intelligence spokesman said. ational Directorate of Security (NDS) spokesman Shafiqullah Tahiri said the five men were seized on Kabul’s outskirts with 10,000 kilograms of explosives (11 tons) stuffed in 400 bags … Continue reading

Afghan military recruits dealing drugs to U.S. soldiers

The Taliban have financed their operations via drug sales for years, and there is probably a connection between them and these sales, since they are intent upon infiltrating the Afghan military — and given the many attacks on NATO personnel by Afghan soldiers, apparently they’ve been successful. In any case, it is understandable that American … Continue reading

Plan B on Syria Urgently Needed

It’s good to hear the Obama administration may be searching for a Plan B on Syria. One is certainly needed—and urgently. Plan A was the UN-brokered cease fire which, as no less an authority than UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon notes,is not being implemented by the Assad regime. Indeed, there are numerous reports of regime … Continue reading

IRAN: Body of lies

The Islamic world is obsessed with its own security. The Iranian ayatollahs and president are well aware that military power alone will not help protect their regime. They also need a strong economy. And most importantly, diplomacy. Although there are “small” problems, such as the worldwide financial penalties and sanctions on oil sales with Iran, … Continue reading

Iran’s Latest ‘Last Chance’

After years of failed talks, the international community has come up with a familiar strategy to halt Iran’s rapidly growing nuclear program: more talks. On April 14, UN Security Council members Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States, along with Germany, will hold the latest round of talks with Tehran over its nuclear program. … Continue reading

Jail may await Afghan women fleeing abuse and rape: HRW

Reuters – For Afghan women, the act of fleeing domestic abuse, forced prostitution or even being stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver by an abusive husband, may land them in jail while their abusers walk free, Human Rights Watch said. Running away is considered a “moral crime” for women in Afghanistan while some rape victims are … Continue reading