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Biden turns on Israel

May 15, 2024  •  The Washington Times

Kerem Shalom is one of the main crossings through which humanitarian assistance moves from Israel into Gaza. It lies just a few miles southeast of Rafah, where four Hamas battalions are believed to be preparing for battle with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

On May 5, rockets launched from Gaza at this border crossing killed four Israeli soldiers. Why would Hamas leaders attack a conduit for aid needed by Gazan civilians, the people they have ruled since 2007 and want to continue to rule the "day after" the current war ends?

Because they understand that the more Gazans suffer, the more Israelis will be blamed, punished, and demonized by the "international community."

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China's Communist rulers intend to replace America, establish new world order

May 7, 2024  •  The Washington Times

It's been said that the last thing a fish is likely to be aware of is water. By the same token, the last thing most Americans are likely to be aware of is the world order.

There has always been a world order. For millennia, it was based on the law of the jungle: Eat or be eaten.

Humans who were clever enough to organize into tribes became stronger. Stronger tribes conquered weaker tribes and became nations. Stronger nations conquered weaker nations and became empires.

Empires – usually colonial empires – imposed taxes, laws and, sometimes, religions on those they conquered.

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The ideological cocktail poisoning American campuses

April 30, 2024  •  The Washington Times

Back in December, the eminent historian Niall Ferguson wrote an essay in The Free Press that, it's now apparent, presaged the tidal wave of demonstrations now inundating college campuses around the country.

It was called "The Treason of the Intellectuals" which also was the title of a 1927 publication by French philosopher Julien Benda. Mr. Ferguson noted that while that piece was written six years before Hitler came to power, German universities – then the world's best –already were transitioning from scholarship to "the intellectual organization of political hatreds."

German academia "did not just follow Hitler down the path to hell. It led the way,"

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Khamenei's war aims
Iran's ruler intends to establish an empire and exterminate Israelis

April 23, 2024  •  The Washington Times

I'm sure you've heard commentators describe the Islamic Republic of Iran and Israel as "rivals" engaged in a "tit-for-tat" conflict. That misinterprets reality.

Ali Khamenei, Iran's "supreme leader" since 1989, seeks to establish a new Middle Eastern empire.

Israelis, by contrast, only want to survive as an independent nation within a slice of their ancient Jewish homeland.

They would like nothing better than to enjoy amicable relations with Iranians, as they did prior to Iran's Islamic Revolution of 1979.

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U.S. intelligence agencies must be allowed to listen in on enemies

April 17, 2024  •  The Washington Times

One of the many ways last weekend's drone and missile attacks on Israel could have been worse: If Iran's rulers had instructed their U.S.-based operatives to simultaneously carry out a terrorist attack, and our intelligence agencies failed to learn about it.

Preventing such a catastrophe requires that those intelligence agencies have the ability and authority to surveil – think wiretap – terrorists abroad and their communications with operatives in the U.S.

Which gets me to a little good news: The House last week, on a bipartisan basis, took a step to ensure that we don't lose what may be our most important defensive weapon against terrorists eager to slaughter Americans on American soil.

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