By Ernie Moore on Sunday, February 27, 2011
When one finds the brightest minds agreeing with you, it is comforting. Perhaps

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Libyan crowds

It is pleasant to find others you respect hold your same positions. But what if you are all wrong?

That is a clear possibility when the topic is the unrest and change in the Middle East. The thought just occurred to me – is this what the President meant by Hope and Change?

Let me remind you that what is happening in the Middle East is different for people here than for you who...
By Ernie Moore on Sunday, February 27, 2011
Just in case you think that the internet isn’t making a difference in the Med. Crescent, think again. Notice the Obama-less posters.

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Al Qaeda is now calling for revolt too. They came a little late to the ball, but they want what we warned against – takeovers by Islamist regimes.

We noted that like many liberals and others they always seem to blame the opposition on exactly what they are doing or trying to do. Get this quote:

"One tyrant goes, only to be replaced another who may...
By Ernie Moore on Saturday, February 26, 2011
In 2007 Hamas kicked Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah out of Gaza, killing many of them in the process.

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Hamas Terrorists in “SecurityTruck”

Picture this, two boys in a schoolyard. One just whales the dickens out of the other. The beaten boy picks himself up, dusts himself off, and then says, “Okay, I’ll let you join my club, but I’m the president and you gotta follow my rules.”

Right.

That is just about what happened between Hamas and Fatah.

As a bit of background, President...
By Ernie Moore on Saturday, February 26, 2011
While eyes are on the Suez Canal and whether Iran’s warships will or will not pass through, there is a greater consideration. How will the IDF fight in the next war. (And Yes, Virginia, there will be another war.) PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END.



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Retired Gen. Giora Eiland (Ernie Moore)



A word about the author: Giora Eiland is not just another pretty face, he is a thinker. Tactical thinking is, of course, expected in one who rises to the level of Chief of Staff in...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, February 25, 2011
"We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him," Sarkozy said in the TFI channel show.” French President Nicolas Sarkozy

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Nicolas Sarkozy

First a definition: “Multiculturalism has a number of different meanings. At one level the term means the appreciation, acceptance or promotion of multiple cultures, applied to the demographic make-up...
By Ernie Moore on Thursday, February 24, 2011
Virtually ever since the 2006 Hezbollah War, Israel has taken a soft approach to Arab challenges. Now it is about time for them to act again.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Retired General Moshe Ya’alon is not famous for mincing words. He reminds me of some of my friends fathers when I was growing up. They watched our shenanigans, seemed ready to put a stop to whatever it was that we were doing, but then hesitated. Finally, when our nonsense reached its peak, They...
By Ernie Moore on Thursday, February 24, 2011
She is articulate, intelligent, tough as Cordura and virtually always “right!”

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Caroline Glick

The first time I read an article by Caroline Glick it was from a US Navy ship in the Indian Ocean. She was talking about Iraq and how the US needed to stay in the fight and why. If I recall she was working for the Chicago Sun. Granted I have a soft spot for the Sun since one of my heroes, Bill Mauldin, worked there.

But what got me was the way that Ms. Glick...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
If you are on the Barnabus Briefing distribution list, then you have read that the military in Egypt will most likely – eventually – restore order.

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Egyptian tanks on parade (file)

What is going on in Egypt? That isn’t the question. The question is what is going on in the United States intelligence organizations?

James Clapper, the head of National intelligence says to Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood is a largely secular entity and is rather benign. He’s the same lad that...
By Ernie Moore on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The animosity between Turkey and Greece is timeless. Now Israel is profiting from it.

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Greece PM George Papandreou

The sands of foreign relations are ever shifting. That is no more truer than in the Middle East and lower Europe.

Turkey did billions of dollars of trade with Israel for the past few years. Then PM Erdogan and others began to more openly embrace militant Islam. The Turkish military was the guardian of the nation’s secularism, but last year Erdogan got the law changed....
By Ernie Moore on Monday, February 21, 2011
Outgoing IDF COS Ashkenazi’s remark sounds like something Bill Cosby might say.

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