During the recent Summit on Violent Extremism held in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama said that the U.S. battle against “violent extremism” doesn’t mean it’s a war on the Islamic world and using the words Muslim or Islamic offer the very terrorist group we are […]
For the last several weeks the American and the Israeli national press, as well as the American Jewish press have debated the wisdom of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address a joint session of Congress concerning the Iranian nuclear program. President Obama has indicated […]
It was a great pleasure to witness the decisions by the King of Jordan and President of Egypt to enter the fight against the scourge attempting to take over the Middle-East in the name of an “Islamic state.” This is a self-contradicting name. Islam is incapable of […]
I once met a woman who was born and raised in Iran and lived under the Shah, and later, under Ayatollah Khomeini. I remember how she spoke passionately, in her broken English, about just how terrible the […]
As a long time non-interventionist veteran of the intra-conservative battle over foreign policy, I often find myself dealing with the default assumption by American interventionists that America just has to “do something” about whatever the foreign crisis of the day is. They are reminiscent of the harried work supervisor who exclaims to a slack employee, […]
On Wednesday January 28th, and Thursday January 29th, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Shultz referred to the Taliban, the enemy we have been fighting for 14 years, and the same group that helped Al Qaeda bring down the twin towers, as an “armed insurgency”. This […]
Well, that didn’t take long. This summer after Barack Obama inexplicably (and illegally) freed five of the Taliban’s most deadly terrorists in exchange for army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, I asked a burning question – a question that remains unanswered: “What will it take for our spineless U.S. […]
It has been some time since I have had the privilege of writing for my devoted readers which must be attributed to my having to dodge the various groups making the Eastern Mediterranean region so dangerous in these troubled days. The proliferation of terrorists […]
Advanced societies find it difficult to respond to Islam’s fundamentalists. The credit is not due to the fanatics. Yes, the cards they hold are used ruthlessly and cleverly and they score spectacularly. However, the real super-weapon of the radicals is their victim’s mind-set.
Our professional […]
Over the past several months, we have been exposed to a whirlwind of problems around the globe. From ISIS butchering thousands, to the civil war in Ukraine, to various political scandals here in America, there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the world to explore all […]
In the wake of this week’s State of the Union speech, there were numerous comments by various groups and individuals commenting on the wide range of inaccuracies and outright lies that the speech contained. But one of the most important points was a failure to address the issue of Islamist Terrorism. In fact, signs of […]
The news this week has been replete with coverage of the Sydney Australia terrorist incident. Beginning with the incident itself, then the Sydney police commissioner on jihad flag: “We’re still trying to work out what exactly it stands for” followed by the eventual raid on […]
The recent breakdown in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear ambitions was, if anything, predictable. It is a problem that exists in the mind of many western diplomats that the other side in a negotiation has the same goal as they do, and therefore, […]
All those that mistakenly entertain the notion that they have not been raped by Bill Cosby, please step forward.
Obama’s dictat to grant amnesty to illegals has its pros and cons. Going beyond these, a question arises: What will happen when the next […]
Listening to the chatter emanating from the halls of the European Community offices in Brussels this week was, to say the least, disturbing. The seemingly endless requests for recognition of a “Palestinian state,” to one well acquainted with the region, showed the utmost in foolishness, […]
It is with some trepidation that I open this series of reports for the IntellectualConservative. As you may know, I have spent many years in search of the elusive Maltese Falcon. That devious rascal Khamidov must still have it and it appears that he has […]
Recently there have been a number of books published on America’s role in world events and what the world would be like absent such participation. Mark Steyn published After America in 2011. Earlier this year Dinesh D’Souza gave us America: Imagine a World Without […]
The record of the last century has been assembled with mosaic pieces of horror. This explains inquiries directed at those who, as conscious contemporaries, have witnessed these wrongs. The past’s adults are faced with a question: “What were you doing? How could you allow such […]
Whether you seek its definition as an adjective or noun, you will find in any reputable dictionary two identifying components of the term evil: morally reprehensible and causing immense harm. The problem is that the first component and, to a lesser extent, the second are both relative terms. Whether an action is morally reprehensible depends […]
Egyptian president Abdel El-Sisi
If you want to bomb ISIS (Islamic State In Syria aka IS, aka ISIL) from the air, go for it and if you want to put troops on the ground, knock yourselves out. It might be effective or it could […]
The concept of a totalitarian state was an invention of the twentieth century. The notion of a state or nation whose government could control virtually all aspects of its citizens’ lives was not conceivable in prior times. It is certainly true that in monarchies throughout history, the average subject had little capability to individually alter […]
So I take it Rand Paul opposes arming the Syrian opposition, but supports US air strikes against ISIS. Fortunately, his libertarian fans see through his blatant difference splitting and are not happy about it. The linked article describes Rand’s weaseling but otherwise is a typical Daily Beast snarkfest.
On Thursday afternoon, Paul took the Senate […]
Two generations ago, back when Gamal Abdel Nasser stirred the hearts of third world nationalists all over the globe, there was a term that gained widespread currency: Pan Arabism.
Pan Arabism was the idea the Arab world could be united around a set of common interests and […]
Just like Bill Clinton, what is obvious to everyone else, seems to baffle Obama. ISIS is the latest, greatest bully of Islam. So much a bully that as hard as Obama has tried to marginalize them, they keep bouncing back. Even I cringe now to hear him […]