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To protect against Iranian attacks, US should be ready to escort oil tankers

June 15, 2019  •  Fox News

In light of the most recent attacks on civilian oil tankers in international waters in the Gulf of Oman, the Trump administration must now be prepared to escort tankers transiting the Strait of Hormuz to protect oil shipments in that vital passageway.

Although such American protection of U.S and other tankers would risk a direct military confrontation with Iran, failing to respond to these attacks in waters through which 35 percent of the world's seaborne oil shipments flow would not only endanger global trade and economic growth, but invite more aggressive action by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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review of The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State

June 7, 2019  •  City Journal

Russia's leader Vladimir Putin was there. So was President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, along with the heads of Italy, Portugal, Austria, Cyprus, and eight other smaller European states, all ostensible American allies. In late April, 150 nations sent some 5,000 delegates to the second summit in Beijing on Chinese president Xi Jinping's signature economic project—the Belt and Road Initiative.

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Has the Trump-era made us numb to outrage?
Americans should be very upset about these 4 things

May 19, 2019  •  Fox News

Where is the prophetic cry from "Network's" Howard Beale, "I'm mad as hell and not going to take it anymore"?

One theory is that the Trump administration has simply exhausted America's capacity outrage that noble sentiment, so vital to democratic rule.

Consider the following.


Being Boeing seems to mean that you never have to say you're culpable for the deaths of 346 people from crashing 737 MAX airliners.

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Police raid on Calif. journalist appears to violate state and federal law

May 15, 2019  •  Fox News

Police officers and FBI agents who visited freelance journalist Bryan Carmody's San Francisco home in April couldn't have been more polite. Would he mind telling them who leaked him a copy of the police report about the mysterious death of Jeff Adachi, the city's public defender?

Carmody was equally polite, he told me. But firm. No, he would not betray the source who gave him a copy of the controversial report.

The next visit by law enforcement officers was not as polite. Carmody told me that shortly after 8 a.m. Friday nearly a dozen cops and FBI agents showed up at his home with a sledgehammer and weapons. They broke through his front gate and would have broken down his front door had he not rushed to let them in.

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Is a Military Confrontation Between the United States and Iran Becoming Inevitable?

May 15, 2019  •  Carnegie Middle East Center

President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran has increased economic pressure on Teheran and tensions in the Gulf, but it does not make war inevitable. White House hardliners may argue that enhanced American pressure will either bring about regime change in Iran—their unarticulated goal—or force an end to Iran's aggression toward its neighbors and the United States. Just as the late ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini eventually relented under pressure and drank the "poisoned chalice" to end the barbaric Iraq-Iran war launched by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the hawks argue, his successor will eventually yield to American pressure.

This is wishful thinking, not a strategy.

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