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The hopefully named Radio Free Europe reports that up to $4 billion are coming Serbia's way from the UAE in the latest Western installment of doling for dollars.

Small wonder Belgrade has agreed to meet with Kosovo officials to discuss "normalization" with its erstwhile province, despite its declarations that "Kosovo is Serbia" forever.

The screws (continue to) turn.

Andrew C. McCarthy, who successfully prosecuted Abdel Rahman, the "blind sheikh" who masterminded the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, poignantly reflects on how it is that two decades of jihad have failed to prod the West into acknowledging and confronting the specifically Islamic brand of war, part-violence, part-subversion, that is leading to our demise as a civilization through the strangulating imposition, both de facto and de jure, of Islamic law in the West.

Andy draws a line between that long-ago demonic attempt to kill thousands in the heart of New York City on February 26, 1993 -- insistently, deceptively and self-deceptively protrayed as "wanton" violence devoid of doctrine -- with the near-assassation of Lars Hedegaard, a Danish newspaper editor, on a quiet street in Copenhagen three weeks ago. This recent event -- a strike at a man whose career...

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Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Saudi Arabia's Alwaleed bin Talal, shortly before Giuliani returned the prince's check for $10 million dollars in 2001, four years before Alwaleed became the largest stakeholder in News Corp outside the Murdoch family.

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On February 18, RadicalIslam featured a Q & A in which I discuss Saudi scion Alwaleed bin Talal, his politics, views and controversies, and what impact his 7 percent stake in News Corp. (and Rupert Murdoch's 18.97 percent stake in Alwaleed's Arabic media company) might have on the massive gaps in Fox's coverage of the post-9/11 world: for example, the total absence on Fox of reporting on Islamic law and its repressive, daily-documentable impact on liberty in the West, the totalitarian goals and diktats of the Saudi-based OIC (as enabled by former SecState Clinton), as well as the overall human-rights-disaster Saudi Arabia (among...

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Ed Smith, who lost his wife Monica (right) and un-born son in the 1993 terrorist attack, said after the 19th anniversary ceremony, "I miss my wife and my son every single day." Today is the 20th anniversary.

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Personally, my horizons at the time were defined by newborn twins so I recall the event impressionistically and in a surreal light.

But the event was surreal -- ghoulish, comic-book-crude evil -- and it set the standard for this age of jihad that the Western world resolutely refuses to face.

Tim Sumner of Freedom Radio writes:

At 12:17 PM, on February 26, 1993, Islamic terrorists detonated a 1,300-pound bomb in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center. Their intent was to cause one Twin Tower to collapse into the other murdering the more than 25,000 people inside. Ed Smith joins us in remembrance of his wife Monica. She and their soon to be born first child, a son they planned to name Eddie, were killed that day. Former Special Agent Richard "Rick" Hahn...

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My latest Dispatch International article is an analysis of President Obama's State of the Union address of February 12, 2013. The title my European editors gave it is, "President Obama Proposes New Constitution." An eye-catching headline to be sure -- although maybe what the president was really telling us is that he has already ratified his own new constitution and is busy enacting it.

From Dispatch International:

“Checks and balances” to be replaced by “the greater good”

WASHINGTON, D.C. President Barack Obama opened his 2013 State of the Union (SOTU) address to Congress by quoting John F. Kennedy. Fifty-one years ago, JFK told assembled government leaders in the same ornate House chamber – the president’s cabinet, members of Congress, the twelve justices of the Supreme Court – that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress”.

Such rhetoric, then and now, couldn’t be more at odds with the “checks and balances” that America’s founding fathers...

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Having refocused on the Obama identity fraud via the excellent essays by David Solway, it is also time to remind ourselves that the apparent fact that Obama is not actually eligible for the presidency, due to the fact that his father was a British subject, remains unaddressed by the courts and Congress.

Last June, the indomitable lawyer Mario Apuzzo set out to argue the "natural born" issue as well as to present evidence that the online birth certificate is a forgery in a New Jersey courtroom. The judge prevented him from doing either, and Obama's eligibility for the New Jersey presidential ballot was affirmed.

The syndicated column I wrote about the proceeding (reposted in full below) did not appear in either the Washington Examiner or Townhall.com, just to name two sigificant conservative sites that will not even permit coverage of the issue to sully their pages -- or appear before their readers.

From June 8, 2012:



Earlier this spring, President Obama’s attorney...

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On September 19, 2012, David Horowitz appeared on Fox News with Megyn Kelly to discuss the arrest of Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, the producer of "Innocence of Muslims," and, according to the leading members of the Obama administration, chief villain in the attack on the US compound in Benghazi on 9/11/12. Horowitz was in fine form, waxing outraged as the administration seemed to turn the screws on Nakoula and free speech itself -- a play, I would add, right out of the Muslim Brotherhood, OIC, Al Qaeda, CAIR, Muslim-"moderate" playbook to make the West conform to Islamic prohibitions against criticizing Islam.

Making the point that our ambassador had just been "murdered," Horowitz points out at around 2:30 of the video here (hat tip Andrew Bostom) that the Justice Department was nonetheless focusing on the filmmaker.

He continued:

David Horowitz: And you have to ask yourself: Isn’t not the fact that the chief advisor on Muslim affairs for Hillary Clinton, for our Secretary of  State, is a Muslim Brotherhood operative? And the Obama administration has turned over Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is a Nazi --...

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I've begun taking whacks at the fire-breathing dragon of "McCarthyism" lately (beginning with this piece that ran in Dispatch International last month) as a terrorizing, paralyzing figment of Communist-derived conditioning -- an overall phenomenon I examine at great length in the new book, American Betrayal. Similar forces are today trying to twist our understanding and thus defense against another totalitarian ideology, Islam. The remedy is in the moral: If we can't face facts, we can't face anything.

This week's syndicated...

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A message from the Behennas:

To the thousands of Michael supporters, With heavy hearts we must inform you that all our efforts to get clemency for Michael this year were for naught.  The Army Clemency and Parole Board listened to our family’s plea concerning the facts and circumstance’s surrounding Michael’s case and decided four years in prison was not enough.  The Clemency Board did not question us about Michael’s case, character, or whether he was a threat to society, so we are left to wait another year for an opportunity to petition for his freedom. We truly thought this year would be different; that this year we would finally get our son back where he belongs.  It is hard to convey the grief and despair we feel over this latest setback.  It is only the love and support of all of you and our deep abiding faith in a Higher Power that sustains us through...

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Pt. 2 of "The Conspiracy of Suppression," an original essay by David Solway

Pt. 1 is here.

A Man of Science Examines the President's Birth Certificate

by David Solway



A near-complete silence has attended the recent deposition by Lord Christopher Monckton regarding the numerous errors and discrepancies to be found in Barack Obama’s digital copy of his birth certificate. Exactly why a credible report by a trustworthy figure such as Monckton should be so studiously ignored presents an interesting case study in media self-censorship, liberal evasion and conservative pusillanimity. After all, Monckton’s international standing is impeccable. Specializing in investigating scientific frauds at the government level, he was for several years an advisor to British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the appraisal of forged...

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Listen to the noble-voiced British Ambassador to Egypt proclaim, in so many words, England's compliance with sharia. If anything, his Olivier-style tones make his submission all the worse.

Via Vlad Tepes.

President Obama speaks to reporters about the online birth certificate White House officials uploaded on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

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Below is an original essay by David Solway, but first an introduction.

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There are at least two basic ways to approach the signal, neutralizing event of American history.

Before I present examples of both by a singular guest-author, I realize I first have to specify what that signal event is. Our non-recognition is testament to many things, not least of which is the event's almost anti-climactic nature. We might think of the event as only the most visible manifestation, like a sore or lesion, of an underlying sickness in American society that more intangibly has rejected morality, bankrupted the law, and devalued the Constitution. Maybe the shame of it all is why we pretend this manifestation isn't there.

I refer to the president's all-but-certainly forged online birth certificate. How could a healthy society...

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From RadicalIslam.org:

In the following interview, RadicalIslam.org National Security Analyst Ryan Mauro speaks to Diana West, a nationally syndicated conservative American columnist and author, about the impact of the partial ownership of Fox news by Saudi Prince Alwaleed.





Ryan Mauro: You have devoted a lot of your time towards covering Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal. Can you tell us about him and why he warrants this attention?

Diana West: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is usually described as a billionaire Saudi businessman, but he is also a senior member of the Saudi monarchy. He is the nephew...

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Behold The Mons Hall at Sandhurst, named to honor the thousands of men who died in the 1914 battle during  World War I. Soon its name will change to King Hamad Hall to honor the money of the dictator of Bahrain.

It's obscene.

From the Daily Mail:

The building will now be called King Hamad Hall and will reopen next month after being refurbished thanks to a £3 million donation from the king, who is the patron of the Sandhurst Foundation but is known for brutally repressing demonstrators at home.

Sandhurst has also accepted a  £15 million donation from the United Arab Emirates to build a new accommodation block, raising questions about the college’s links with authoritarian Gulf states accused of human rights abuses.

Wonder what will be named to honor that. How about changing Sandhurst to "Sandemirate"?





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Board meeting of Al Maktoun, a UAE charity. Are they writing checks for laptops for "needy" Americans? 

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Yesterday, I tweeted, and somehow contemptuously, that London's mayor was seeking money for a new airport from Qatar, Dubai and Kuwait.

Today, the Wash Post reports on the extensive charity the UAE is lavishing on "needy" American communities.

I feel ill. Emiratis are the people who were falconing with bin Laden in Afghanistan when the US didn't strike OBL pre-9/11; these are the people whom we successfully rejected over the UAE's proposed Dubai Port's purchase of US ports. Now, they just buy their way in all over America with laptops, soccer fields and hospital beds.

That's because no one has the Yankee pride to turn down the blood money and get along without it.  After all, UAE is not only a dictatorship where liberty doesn't exist, its many millionaires bankroll jihad violence...

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Image by the excellent "illustwriter" Bosch Fawstin

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Below is my write-up from Dispatch International of jaw-dropping Senate testimony from both SecDef Panetta and JCC Gen. Dempsey that, following an initial briefing at 5pm on 9/11/12, neither President Obama nor anyone from his White House staff ever once checked in with either Panetta or Dempsey during the night and early morning of 9/11/12 and 9/12/12 while US personnel and interests were under attack in Benghazi.

I have informally polled some experts and reporters (sometimes one and the same) as I have come across them since Panetta and Dempsey testified and they are roughly divided as to whether Panetta and Dempsey are telling the truth.

Senate testimony: Obama uninvolved as Americans were killed And...

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Minibar's "dragon's breath" course is a curried popcon ball dunked in liquid nitrogen.

Did the president eat it in one bite, as staff suggests, so vapor would stream from his nose?

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In case anyone is wondering what the Obamas' Valentine's Day dinner out at Minibar was like, here is a recent Barron's review of dinner for two, which came to $958.

From Barron's Penta Daily: Insights and advice for families with assets of $5 million or more [no wonder I never read it before]:

"A Bargain Dinner at $500 a Head"

At 6 p.m. on a rainy night this week, my guest and I sat down at the counter of Washington D.C.’s Minibar. Only six privileged guests at a time dine here on a 26-course meal handcrafted by Chef Jose Andres and his young staff.

One of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country, there is no shingle announcing Minibar on the corner of E and 9th streets, just an anonymous frosted-glass door of the type I’ve previously seen at private banks on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. But behind the door stands a hostess with iPad. She took us from the white foyer to an adjacent waiting room, where more smart-looking staff brought us a cocktail, hot towel, and a wooden box filled with seaweed-dusted rice crackers.

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This week's syndicated column

We all know what happens when the fox guards the chicken coop – or do we?

This is not a rhetorical question. Do we Americans understand what happens when a wily predator is custodian of defenseless clucks? Our state of psychological disarmament makes us unable to recognize even such an obvious threat. I can’t think of another explanation for why the country hasn’t melted down the Capitol switchboard with phone calls to U.S. senators beseeching them not to confirm John Brennan as the next director of the CIA.

What’s so scary about Brennan, currently President Obama’s top adviser for counterterrorism?

More than any other Obama administration official, Brennan has openly cultivated groups in this country that I describe, with good reason, as being of the jihadist persuasion. Simultaneously, Brennan misinforms or dissembles about the nature of jihad itself. How can such a man helm America’s premier intelligence institution, which, at least ostensibly,...

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Larry Auster, author of the blog View from the Right, broke the very bad news to his readers almost in passing: given the discovery of "multiple metastatic lesions" in his brain, he is hoping to undergo treatment that, if successful, might give him "several more months of functional life before decline and death."

He writes:

It’s more cancer, appearing in a whole new front. Several doctors—including my own oncologist—said they had never heard of pancreatic cancer spreading to the brain. But now other doctors have said that because I have survived the pancreatic cancer so long it has had more time to do things and go places that is normally not the case. I was checked into the hospital yesterday and today was given me an MRI for a closer look at the brain. The hospital neurosurgeon speaks of “multiple metastatic lesions.” I’ve already been seen by the consultant neurosurgeon and the consultant oncologist today, who all came...

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Geert Wilders in 2009 in the LBJ Room of the US Capitol, where, hosted by Sen. Jon Kyl, he showed his movie Fitna. ((I'm to his left.)

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Below is the transcript of an Australian Broadcast Corp. Lateline interview with Geert Wilders.

Call it grace under fire as Wilders patiently fields a series of hostile questions from presenter Tony Jones. Worth noting is that this interview is more interrogation-style than conversation-style in that Jones ingnores Wilders' points and questions in rebuttal in favor or interupting him with more questions. TONY JONES, PRESENTER: Now to our guest. Geert Wilders is the Dutch anti-immigration and anti-Islam MP. He's the founder of the right wing Party For Freedom. Next week, Geert Wilders arrives in Australia for a visit that's been a long time in the making. He planned...

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This is a graphic from p. 66 of the new quarterly report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan (SIGAR). It shows the 12 largest donors to the giant sucking sound known as the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) for the last nine months of 2012, which are also defined in the SIGAR report as "SY 1391."

That's odd. What's "SY 1391"? In Iran and Afghanistan, it is the calendar year beginning from 622 when Mohammed is said to have made the "hijra," or migration, from (peaceful-ish) Mecca to (warlike) Medina. Medina, of course, is where Islam as it threatens us today really got started. Nice marker for a US government accounting of the waste of "infidel" taxpayer millions. I suppose we should be grateful SIGAR only rarely goes by "SY 1391," and mainly to explain why, as an accounting...

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WND reports today on the news former Marine platoon commander, FBI swat team leader, and counterterrorism & Muslim Brotherhood expert John Guandolo broke last week on Tom Trento's Trentovision show*: that John Brennan, President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, converted to Islam while CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia.

In John's analysis, Brennan's conversion represents the culmination of a campaign against Brennan by a foreign intelligence service. Giving Brennan the most charitable benefit of the doubt, this reveals Brennan's susceptibility to manipulation. By itself, the secret circumstances of this conversion to the religion that is also the basis for jihad war to entrench the totalitarian legal-political system of sharia should be troubling. But coupled...

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Despite media coverage of the Panetta-Dempsey Benghazi hearing best described as extra-terrestrial -- as in, what planet are these reporters on? -- several new pieces of information are now part of the record. They are not, however, part of the mainstream news feed.

Nonetheless, we now have testaments to the stunning detachment of President Obama and then-Secretary of State Clinton from the Pentagon during the 7 1/2-hour terrorist attack on Americans in Benghazi on September 11-12, 2012. According to both SecDef Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey, neither Obama nor anyone else at the White House ever contacted Panetta or Dempsey directly...

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Geert Wilders in Bonn, February 2, 2013. Video via Vlad Tepes.

In this address, Geert reveals that a German publisher translated Geert's excellent Regenery book Marked for Death (2012) into German only to learn from the firm's lawyers that the publisher would face criminal prosecution for bringing Geert's book out in Germany as written.

Such is the repressive nature of German law under the influence of the twin totalitarianisms, Marx and Islam.

Geert rejected the proposed compromises with the facts and his beliefs. These, Geert said, included:

"For example, when in the English edition I criticize Islam and say truthfully `Islam,' the German edition can only read "Islamism," or "orthodox Islam," or "sharia-Islam," or whatever may be the case.

"Whenever I make the case that no more mosques should be built in Germany or Holland, I am only allowed to say: The construction of new mosques should be accompanied...

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This week's syndicated column

But first a Lars Update:

He is well, he is in an undisclosed location, he is back to work. Not bad for a 70-year-old man who was fired on "from less than a yard" away" while collecting a (phony) package delivered to his home. Far from stopping Lars, the gunfire triggered Lars's life-saving right hook to the gunman's face ... (see column below for details). I asked Lars yesterday if he knew more about his 25-year-old assailant. He wrote: "He is an immigrant from a Muslim country – Arabian or Pakistani. There is no doubt. You may quote me."

The gunman is also half a century younger than Lars. It suddenly struck me, as I reflected on the violence that Islam has brought into Western society: The heroes of the Danish counter-jihad are  elderly men -- old Vikings, it turns out, but "senior citizens" by any measure. Westergaard, Hedegaard, Sweden's Lars Vilks (b. 1946), too, an artist whose life is also imperiled by Muslims for his drawings and beliefs -- are all men of advanced years. They are also all men of the pen and paint set.

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Writing at Frontpagemag.com, Bruce Bawer discusses Scandanavian press coverage of yesterday's attempt on the life of Lars Hedegaard. A veteran Danish journalist and historian, Hedegaard is editor of the new weekly newspaper Dispatch International, for which I am DC correspondent. I invite readers to visit our English-language site where all content is free this week in view of the apparent jihadist attack (with a gun) on a lion of liberty (who uses a laptop). 

People should see exactly the kind of articles and opinon pieces that "causes" assassination attempts today in Europa Islamica -- Islamized Europe. I also invite you to subscribe to DI's English-language online edition, now more than ever, to support Lars, liberty and a free press (simply email Dispatch International and someone will contact you with subscription information: subscribe@d-intl.com). The media...

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Tiffany Gabbay of The Blaze sums up today's tumultuous news of the assassination attempt on Lars Hedegaard, editor of Dispatch International:

Danish free speech advocate and critic of radical Islam, Lars Hedegaard, survived an assassination attempt by a gunman Tuesday at his Copenhagen home.

Hedegaard’s partner, Swedish journalist Ingrid Carlqvist, told TheBlaze that the young man appeared to be of Arab descent and that she and Hedegaard are certain the motives for the attack stem from the launch of their new weekly newspaper, “Dispatch International,” which contains content critical of radical Islam.

Hedegaard was shaken but not physically injured in the attack at his apartment, where a gunman, posed as a deliveryman, rang the doorbell under the pretense that he had a package to deliver. When Hedegaard opened the front door, the man pulled out a gun and began firing.

“The bullet flew past my right ear, after which...

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An "Arab"-looking assailant just tried to take the life of my dear friend and editor Lars Hedegaard today at his home in Denmark. The assailant fired shots and missed.

9:59: English language account in Copenhagen Post

9:24 EST: Danish radio reporting police are evacuating neighborhood and will detonate something.

Update: Here is a rudimentary translation of the breaking story:

Someone calls on Hedegaard's door (he lives in the apartment building in Frederiksberg). A man says he has a package for Hedegaard. Hedegaard goes down (or shut the man up to his door?) to receive the package. There is a young Arabic-looking...

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Regarding my last column, my friend John Bernard of Let Them Fight writes in to remind us of another result of our ride on what he calls the "bullet-train to `equality.'"

He writes:

  Not only (as you mentioned) will women now be compelled by selective service, they will also be compelled to fill combat vacancies in the same way their male counterparts are now.   Nobody applauding this is thinking it through to its logical conclusion. Equality in [the military] also means being compelled to fill combat vacancies as they arise. Even though the “all-volunteer”-volunteer can voice a desire for a particular MOS, he is nevertheless required to fill whichever line number is vacant and is for the “good of the Corps”.   Women who now want to “serve” in the MOSs traditionally filled by women may well find themselves in the ’03 field (combat arms) simply because the numbers aren’t up “this month.”

Of course. "Equality" in the military means equal treatment, after all, something feminist...

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About Chuck Hagel.

Watching yesterday's morning session of his Senate confirmation hearings on C-SPAN made me nothing if not uneasy. There are, I have to confess, aspects of Hagel's foreign policy that intersect with my own beliefs: those that stem from his apparently sincere drive not to see US troops wasted in foreign interventions that have nothing to do with American interests. I am alarmed, however, by his apparently visceral and unveiled attitudes toward Jews and Israel, which dovetail with the Arabist worldview.

Such a worldview, it should be noted, is not that dissimilar from that of Gen. Petraeus (see here, here, here, here) with the one crucial exception that has commanded the (misguided, I argue) support of all manner of pro-defense Americans: Petraeus has devised and applied the bloody-disastrous COIN strategy to fight/nation-build/bribe/Islamize to address the situation. Hagel for his own reasons would like to pull back from that strategy. It is in that immediate cessation of fighting and nation-building where I agree with Hagel.

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And so it came, the coup de grace. The final “barrier” to “opportunities” for women in combat is no more. With a stroke of their pens, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey decreed that no battlefield mission or military role is off-limits to the female sex. The defense secretary and the general thus liberated mothers, daughters, sisters and wives to kill and be killed in the infantry, commando raids, even in Obama administration “overseas contingency operations.” In so doing, they also slashed away at that last institutional protection for the space that separates men and women, where civilization once grew.

It (civilization) has been struggling there for decades, as social engineers and radical feminists – all heirs to Marx – have been cutting away at elemental human instinct, social grace, language and thought itself. This overhaul of manners and mores, the family structure and marriage – even private aspects...

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