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After Gaddafi's Rule, Libya Gets Sharia Law

If George Bush's adventures ended up handing Iraq on a silver platter to America's enemies in Iran, President Obama's softer and gentler imperialism has been the catalyst that stands to deliver North Africa into the hands of the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood. Dumb and Dumber could hardly ask …

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Written by Tarek Fatah on Friday October 28, 2011

Mob Rule Comes to Libya

If there was any doubt in my mind that the so-called Arab Spring was nothing more than a backdrop to a long winter freeze, that doubt was set aside by the gory scenes of the death of Col. Gaddafi, played again and again on TV networks. The mad dog of the Middle East was dead, but not before he was  …

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Written by Tarek Fatah on Monday October 24, 2011

I Come Not to Bury Obama But to Praise Him

“Vene, Vidi, Mori”  Forgive the mangled Latin in both tense and person. Hilary Clinton’s delighted expression yesterday that “ We came, We saw, He died ,” echoing Caesar, delighted me. It is time for conservatives and Republicans to follow Pete Wehner at Commentary and begin praising Nobel …

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Written by John Vecchione on Saturday October 22, 2011

A Clownish Killer

It is perhaps a shame that no one will have a chance to interrogate Gaddafi and find out the details of his regime’s involvement in crimes like the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103, the equally appalling but less cited bringing down of UTA Flight 772 in 1989, the bombing of the Berlin discothèq…

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Written by Jonathan Foreman on Friday October 21, 2011

Gaddafi: The EU's Border Fence

As millions of people around the world rejoice over the death of Muammar Gaddafi, one suspects that FRONTEX,  the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union,  may not share the same degree of enthusiasm. …

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Written by Robin Tim Weis on Friday October 21, 2011

Good Riddance for Gaddafi

The most noteworthy aspect of the rebellion in Libya and today's death of Muammar Gaddafi is that it took so long. When the rebellion started last February -- catching the world by surprise, since it was spontaneous and without advance planning -- it was initially expected to be quick and …

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Written by Peter Worthington on Thursday October 20, 2011

Obama Heads for Foreign Policy Disaster

Despite the domestic focus of these early months of his presidency, Barack Obama thinks of himself as a foreign policy thinker above all, according to those who know him best. His confidence is undiminished by his lack of experience and credentials, and that confidence continues to flourish despite …

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Written by David Frum on Thursday September 17, 2009

The Lockerbie Bomber Story Continues to Unravel

The release of the Lockerbie bomber looks increasingly like a deceitful connivance between the British, the Scots and the Libyans. Meanwhile on this side of the Atlantic, an uncurious American press has accepted the Obama administration's account at face value. But given the level of lying in …

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Written by David Frum on Sunday September 6, 2009

The Headlines Review

Napoleon Linardatos presents a humorous take on today's headlines. Napoleon Linardatos presents a humorous take on today’s headlines. “As Internet Booms, the Postal Service Fights Back” - New York Times , 08.28.09 The U.S. Postal Service plans to start its own email …

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Written by Napoleon Linardatos on Sunday August 30, 2009

Megrahi's Release: Another Shoe Drops

A news report today suggests that while the Obama administration was opposed to the release of al-Megrahi, it made clear that it was open to compromise - such as house arrest in Scotland - rather than implacably opposed, period. The yielding attitude of the Obama administration seems to have …

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Written by David Frum on Sunday August 30, 2009

Gaddafi's Son: Bomber's Release No Surprise to U.S. & U.K.

Some telling comments from Gaddafi's son today in the Glasgow Herald . He anticipates deals between Libya and London, declares Lockerbie bomber Megrahi "an innocent man" and claims that the U.S. knew well in advance about Megrahi's release. Some telling comments from Gaddafi's son today in …

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Written by Sean Linnane on Friday August 28, 2009