We hear a lot about the Middle East from our President, and how everything is going to be fine. Here is an article by a professor of Strategic Studies at John Hopkins University, Eliot A. Cohen, who is a specialist in the Middle East. He spells out what is really going on in the Middle East, and what we can expect. His conclusion, we are in the early-middle stages of a long period of violence throughout the Middle East. The Middle East is important to all of us, and directly affects the U.S., and of course our middle eastern ally, Israel. I felt this article is so important for people to read and understand that I decided to send it to you. ~GA
THE MIDDLE EAST AS IT WILL BE
By Eliot A. Cohen
Every so often, one should stop ascribing blame and prescribing remedies and put down exactly what one thinks is likely to happen. As George Orwell observed, this can be a humbling experience, because our predictions so often reflect our hopes or fears rather than careful analysis. Besides, castigating politicians one dislikes, and concocting policies that have no chance of encountering the test of practice, is much more fun than peering into the future. Yet no other topic could benefit more from a cold-blooded analysis of the probabilities than the current conflict in Syria and Iraq and the various burning cinders that it has spewed into other lands—Libya and, most recently, France.
It is safe to predict that, barring a calamitous attack on the scale of September 11 in the American homeland, the United States will not lead a coalition attempting to root out the Islamic State in its lairs, above all the city of Mosul. President Obama, in every possible way, has made it clear that he thinks such an effort misguided. Nor should one expect a President who has pledged himself to ending Middle East wars to conclude his term by sending tens of thousands of infantrymen back to Mesopotamia (a much better term these days than Syria and Iraq, which, for all practical purposes, no longer exist as states). A bit more bombing, a few more commando raids, some additional trainers and spotters, perhaps, but a ground force—no. He would be acting contrary to every instinct, every judgment, and, most importantly, his self-understanding were he to do so.
By Dan Bongino
It’s a frustrating exercise constantly correcting liberals and far-left media types about tax rate cuts. One would think that, in a field where an exhaustive search for the facts should be the rule, not the exception, media figures would be interested in what the data on tax rate cuts says. Sadly, many are not only unconcerned with what the data says, but have created an entirely new line of reasoning based on nonexistent data.
The media, as evidenced by its pitiful performance in the last GOP presidential debate, is either ignorant of the tax rate cut data or is willfully misleading Americans, insisting that cutting taxes has caused exploding government deficits due to decreases in tax revenue. This is grossly inaccurate and it’s disappointing that the people who propagate these lies do so with little concern for the economic future and health of the country.
In response I'm going to issue this challenge to any media figure, liberal, politician, or anyone else interested. I'm going to post some FACTS—yes, facts—about the J.F.K, Reagan, and G.W. Bush tax cuts, and I'm challenging you to disprove the below data and show us what you've got.
For those of you in Los Angeles who want voting recommendations for the March 3rd Ballot, see below:
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
Seat 1 - Mark Isler
Seat 3 - Jozef "Joe" Thomas Essavi
Seat 5 - Steve Schulte
Seat 7 - Joyce Burrell Garcia
Vote NO on the two LA City Charter Amendments (This is a change) After further research and analysis, we are now recommending a NO vote on the two Charter Amendments.
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Here is how I am voting for Judicial Candidates on the Los Angeles County November 4th Ballot:
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JUDICIAL – SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
Kathyrn Mickle Wendegar
JUDICIAL – COURT OF APPEAL JUSTICE
Jeffrey W. Johnson
Brian M. Hoffstadt
Lee Anne Edmon
Audrey B. Collins
Nora M. Manella
Paul A. Turner
Kenneth R. Yegan
Dennis M. Perliss
Lawrence D. Rubin
Madeleine L. Flier
JUDICIAL – JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
Office No. 61: DAYAN MATHAI
Office No. 87: ANDREW M STEIN
For those of you living (and voting) in Los Angeles County, the following are recommended votes from a politically conservative point of view:
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State Senate Race - 26th Senatorial District - BEN ALLEN
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors - 3rd District - BOBBY SHRIVER
State Superintendent of Public Instruction - MARSHALL TUCK