Erick Stakelbeck

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March 2009 Entries

Author Jamie Glazov Discusses His New Book with Stakelbeck on Terror

If you've followed any of the countless anti-war and anti-Israel demonstrations in America and Europe over the past few years, you've seen a wild mix of radical forces at work. Islamic fanatics linking arms with godless Communists; upper class, bohemian socialists waving Palestinian flags and yelling "Allahu Akhbar;" or maybe Marxist college professors and Hezbollah sympathizers marching side by side to denounce America and Israel. On the surface, these bizarre alliances seem to make l

posted @ Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

A Middle East Nuclear Arms Race?

Another highly unpleasant consequence of allowing Iran to go nuclear. Are you listening, Obama team? From Amir Taheri:

posted @ Monday, March 23, 2009 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

New Bin Laden Tape Urges Jihad in Somalia; Somali-Americans Heeding His Call

With Al Qaeda effectively defeated in Iraq and U.S. Predator drone strikes having an effect  on the group's leadership in the tribal regions of Pakistan, Bin Laden and co. are seeking new safe havens where they can train and plan attacks against the West. Somalia--a lawless cauldron of mayhem that has been suffering from a jihadist onslaught in recent years--is the perfect place. And as I have reported several times on CBN News in recent months (see here for the most recent)

posted @ Friday, March 20, 2009 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

John Bolton: Obama Team Bad for Israel

Happy St. Patty's Day. A penetrating column here to pore over with your corned beef and cabbage, from former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton. A choice excerpt (from the New York Post):

posted @ Tuesday, March 17, 2009 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

"Moderate" Candidate Pulls Out of Upcoming Iranian Presidential Election

For months, many American and European elites have been crossing their fingers, hoping that former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami could reclaim his old post and supplant current genocidal prez Mahmoud Ahmadenijad in the Iranian presidential election this June. I always thought the chances were slim at best--now they are nonexistent, as Khatami has pulled out of the running. Here's more, from Tehran Times: 

posted @ Monday, March 16, 2009 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Intel Pick Steps Down

A follow up to my blog from yesterday. I closed that entry wondering if Saudi shill Chas Freeman could weather the storm. He couldn't, and the intelligence community--and America--are better for it. From CBN News (click on the viewer to watch my analysis of the Freeman fiasco):

posted @ Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Administration's Pick for Top Intelligence Post Slammed for Anti-Israel Views, Saudi Ties.

I first heard the name Chas Freeman back in 2003, during a "former life" when I worked for a leading counter-terrorism research institute in Washington, D.C.  Freeman--a former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia--was well known in our office for his virulently anti-Israel views; in fact, we subscribed to his organization's magazine to monitor its frequent and not-so-subtle anti-Semitic content. Fast forward to October 2008 and my next encounter with Freeman's work. I p

posted @ Tuesday, March 10, 2009 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Geert Wilders Sits Down with Stakelbeck on Terror

I recently sat down with Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders in Washington, D.C., to discuss a variety of issues, including his recent ban from Britain, his legal battles in the Netherlands and his push for an International First Amendment that would repeal all hate speech laws.

posted @ Tuesday, March 03, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)