Responding to Kim Jong Un 1/12/2016




Responding to Kim Jong Un


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“It’s clear after three administrations, Republican and Democratic alike, have tried to chit-chat North Korea out of its nuclear weapons program and failed all the time, is not going to happen. “Therefore, you have…

Obama’s continuing Iranian appeasement



Even Iran’s ayatollahs must be amazed at what they have gotten away with since last July’s Vienna deal, which purportedly eliminated their nuclear weapons program. The mullahs now act like they call the shots on the deal and throughout the Middle East. Trashing the Saudi embassy in Tehran, “spontaneous” in appearance only, is just the latest evidence, recalling a 1979 “spontaneous” demonstration that resulted in U.S. diplomats held hostage for 444 days.

Sunni vs Shiite tensions flare


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“Let’s start on the Iranian side. They seem to have a penchant for violating diplomatic immunity going into the Saudi consulate as they did to our embassy in Tehran in 1979 and holding our diplomats…

Terrorism is the symptom, ideology the disease



This op-ed appeared in the Boston Globe on December 31, 2015. Click here to view the original op-ed. The Democratic and Republican presidential primary campaigns are now approaching the ultimate reality: voters actually voting. Given…

California attack exposes weaknesses in visa vetting process


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“It’s not really recognized that the people who are interviewing these visa applicants out in our embassies and consulates around the world tend to be very junior foreign service officers who don’t want to be…

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Ambassador John Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. He served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2005-2006. He was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 2001 to 2005. In the Reagan Administration, he was an Assistant Attorney General.

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