McClatchy reports that U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens – one of the four people killed in the Benghazi attacks – twice turned down offers of security assistance made by Army Gen. Carter Ham, then the head of U.S. Africa Command, in response to concerns Stevens had raised in a secret memo. Why he did so remains unclear. [...]
A deaf ear to criticism in the name of protecting itself. That’s the attitude of Israel as it warns that it may strike Syria again to wipe out weapons transiting through that country, headed to Lebanon and Hezbollah. The New York Times, quoting a senior Israel source, says Israel is telling Syrian President Assad to [...]
We’ve heard this before, of course. But now they have set a timetable to sit down and talk. Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah are talking about forming a coalition government. This would, if successful, create a completely different dynamic for Israel. Because Israel refuses to talk with Hamas, in the Gaza, because it sees it [...]
The peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) are increasingly coming into hostile and even violent contact with the Hezbollah terrorist militia near the Lebanon-Israel border. The Lebanese troops who had taken control of the border after the last war in 2006 have largely been redeployed as a result of mounting tension [...]
It’s the kind of thing the AP reports on when it happens to news organizations in dictatorships. When the government comes in and takes records. Officials at the huge news exchange probably never thought they’d have to move stories about the U.S. government targeting them. But they have. After the Justice Department seized phone records [...]
The Newseum, a non-profit museum of news and journalism in Washington, DC, said it will “re-evaluate” its controversial decision to commemorate Hussam Salama and Mahmoud al-Kumi, two cameramen who worked for the Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV in Gaza, after considerable outrage from leading Jewish organizations. Read more at JNS.org.
She may now regret the words that are oft repeated in a campaign to discredit her. Hillary Clinton famously, or infamously, telling a congressional panel “What difference, at this point, does it make?” when asked about discrepancies between over what Susan Rice said on the Sunday talk show circuit about the Benghazi attack and the real reasons [...]