The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

The Iranian Navy On A Med Cruise?

by Smitty A Russian site has the best detail: Iran will deploy a fleet of warships to the Mediterranean Sea, Navy chief Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday. “The Navy’s 24th fleet of warships will patrol the north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb, the Red Sea, Suez Canal and the […]

TINFOIL HAT: Sec State Injured, SEAL Killed During Iran Incident?

by Smitty Supposedly the Russian GRU is circulating a report that the recently Navy SEAL Commander demise and non-availability of the Secretary of State are related: This GRU report, however, states that US military flight logs recorded by Russian air and space forces confirm that Commander Price, and other members of US Navy Seal Team […]

Text of Mitt Romney’s Speech at VMI

The text of the foreign policy speech Mitt Romney gave today at the Virginia Military Institute, as prepared for delivery: I particularly appreciate the introduction from my good friend and tireless campaign companion, Gov. Bob McDonnell. He is showing what conservative leadership can do to build a stronger economy. Thank you also Congressman Goodlatte for […]


Joe Biden continues to demonstrate his gravitas: “When we took office, let me remind you, there was virtually no international pressure on Iran. We were the problem,” Biden said. “We were diplomatically isolated in the world, in the region, in Europe.” Biden continued, “We were neither fully respected by our friends nor feared by our […]

Too Stupid for Media Matters

In a sidebar headline at AOSHQ, I noticed a story from The Lid: BREAKING: MJ Rosenberg OUT At Media Matters Hmmm. Media Matters fires some guy. What’s this about? Rosenberg’s offense was describing pro-Israel Jews as “Israel Firsters.” Which is to say, Rosenberg thinks his fellow Jews are too pro-Israel. Let me see if I […]

War With Iran? Cue The Fear!

by Smitty Instapundit relays the Mead: In a recent interview with CBS news anchor Scott Pelley, Panetta said “the United States does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. That’s a red line for us”. He continued: “We will take whatever steps are necessary to stop them”. A nuclear Iran is “unacceptable”. When US […]

You See, Mr. Paul, History Does Not Support Scientific Experiments

by Smitty The Australian reports that RUSSIA seized today a consignment of the radioactive isotope Sodium-22 at a Moscow airport from a passenger who was to travel on a flight to Tehran, the customs service said. “Tests showed that the Sodium-22 could only have been obtained as the result of the work of a nuclear […]

Candidate Cain Said “I’m Not Supposed To Know Anything About Foreign Policy”, Whereas President Obama Lives It

by Smitty In case the president is unaware, England forms part of Great Britain, which also includes Scotland and Wales, though not Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. There is no such thing as an “English” embassy anywhere in the world, and there hasn’t been one for several centuries. This blog doubles […]

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