By Ernie Moore on Monday, June 29, 2015
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President Obama finally has his legacy. A rainbow colored White House avatar.

I just love it that this will stand up with former president’s legacies. A sissie colored drawing of the White House.

As Senator Jeff Sessions said, “The Supreme Court’s Obamacare acrobatics should dispel for good the comforting illusion that we can rely on judges to save us,” Sessions said in a statement.

“Whether on socialized...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, June 26, 2015
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Tamar Pileggi’s report says, “udi Arabia and Russia reached an agreement on Friday under which Riydah is reportedly to build up to 16 nuclear reactors under Moscow’s supervision, further bolstering ties between the two countries days ahead of the deadline for nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers.

“According to Saudi owned al-Arabiaya TV, the agreement, which provides for the “peaceful use of nuclear technology,”...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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The government of the Palestinian Authority, technocrats supposedly  (photo), has resigned. Wait, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accepted their resignation, closing Hamas out.

And then he reappointed their Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah with forming a new government. That will of course mean that most of the old guys will be back, but without Hamas.

And Hamas responded by saying that they rejected the resignation...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, June 22, 2015
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Recently we reported on This Week in Israel’s broadcast that former Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said he would join PM Netanyahu’s coalition if Bibi would but agree to build 1000 more homes in Ma’ale Adumim.

That seemed easy enough and straightforward. The problem is Liberman is virtually never straightforward.

As Stuart Winer reported this last week, now Liberman says that his straightforward comment was just...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, June 22, 2015
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I was raised on political discussions at my Grandma and Grandpa Crabtree’s kitchen table. Sipping creamy, sugary coffee from a saucer to cool it I listened as my grandfather referred to FDR in language inappropriate for young year and my grandma trying to calm him down.

FDR’s forced slaughter of farm animals was what got Grandpa up in arms, but that grew with about everything more he learned that was coming out of Washington....
By Ernie Moore on Friday, June 19, 2015
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With open demonstrations in Iran by people who are sick of the rabid Mullah’s in Iran running everything, and with the Ayatollah suffering with prostrate cancer and having but months to live, President Obama’s treaty may bite the dust.

For folks unfamiliar with Iran’s leadership, one of our friends, an American, who lived there during the Shah’s time, mullahs rule sub rosa. The politicians dictated policy, but it was the...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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The Druze community spans a number of nations, as you can see from the map (gray areas). Theirs is a strange religion, with the father in law of Moses as their spiritual ancestor. Only the elders of their religion really know anything about their beliefs and they don’t share information.

It is their belief that they should support whichever nation they find themselves living in. This has given them troubles before this.

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By Ernie Moore on Monday, June 15, 2015
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Tamir Pardo doesn’t look like a master spy. But he is the head of Israel’s Mossad, at least until January, when he will retire at the end of his appointment.

It is interesting to me the vast number of warriors that take on the look of grandfathers. Old men who faced enemy fire, and returned from the experience, but now are more slump-shouldered, quieter, and yet, still dangerous.

Such was Pardo, who served on the...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, June 12, 2015
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There has been some rough sledding for three different men from three vastly different nations.

First is the fact that Turkey’s strong man Erdogan finds himself greatly weakened, though he was not on the ballot in Turkey’s national election, he had made it a referendum on giving him unprecedented new powers and changing the Presidency into a more powerful office.

As if that weren’t bad enough, the Kurdish party in...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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When it comes to discussions of Gaza, especially for Westerners, there is often lots of heat, and very little light.

Many folks already have their minds made up. Hamas-bad. Israel-good. And that’s pretty much accurate, but there is far more to this discussion that choosing up sides.

For instance, except for times of war, Israel provides millions of dollars in food, sales goods, water, electric, yes – even concrete...
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