Archive for category International Politics
Russian police believe that two female suicide bombers set of explosions that killed over 35 people in the Moscow subway system early this morning.
Russian investigators combing two subway stations attacked by female suicide bombers think Chechen rebels may have been behind the rush-hour strike that killed dozens of people.
“Our preliminary assessment is that this act of terror was committed by a terrorist group from the North Caucasus region,” said Alexander Bortnikov of the Federal Security Service, in reference to the investigation at one of the blast sites.
“We consider this the most likely scenario, based on investigations conducted at the site of the blast,” Bortnikov said. “Fragments of the suicide bombers’ body found at the blast, according to preliminary findings, indicate that the bombers were from the North Caucasus region.” Read the rest of this entry »
I remember all of this rhetoric during the 2008 campaign about how eloquent and well spoken Obama is. I remember all of this rhetoric since about how unlike Bush, Obama is actually willing to talk to foreign leaders and treat them with respect. I’ve actually had people tell me how much Obama has improved our foreign relations.
And this is how he treats one of our closest allies.
For a head of government to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip viewed in Jerusalem as a humiliation. Read the rest of this entry »
Jason Kuznicki at the Cato Institute recently penned an analysis that argued that hate speech laws encourage outrage over increasingly petty offenses. (I can see it as a valid argument — now all you have to do to be a racist is diagree with the President’s spending proposals.) Kunznicki has found more evidence for his argument: in the UK, grade schools have established “hate registers” which record alleged hate crimes on students’ records. Read the rest of this entry »
Not content to simply wish death by rectal cancer upon his own critics, actor and Leftist blowhard Sean Penn has now suggested that anyone who describes Communist dictator Hugo Chavez as a Communist dictator should be jailed.