America’s Innovative New Terrorist “Waiver” Program

Posted by John Rosenthal

According to a UPI report from last Friday, Khaled Al-Masri has been granted a visa for the United States. The report cites an unnamed state department official as follows: “Khaled el-Masri was found inadmissible to the United States on the basis of … terrorist activities, and issued a visa on the basis of a waiver [...]

The Greater Threat (Le Figaro on American Capital and Islamist Terror)

Posted by John Rosenthal

Here an image of the first page of Le Figaro today.       Note the large headline in the middle of the page. It reads: "The Americans attack the European Stock Exchanges". Referring to the planned fusion between the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the European exchange, Euronext — here interpreted as a "seizure of control" [mainmise] [...]

Is Khaled Al-Masri Lying?

Posted by John Rosenthal

Rumor has it that Democrats are eager to use their newly acquired power in Congress to “investigate” a variety of “uninvestigated scandals” linked to the Bush Administration: among them the use of “CIA secret prisons” in the conduct of the war with Islamic terror organizations. If they do in fact open in inquiry into this [...]

The Man They Loved to Hate (Rumsfeld and “Old” Europe)

Posted by John Rosenthal

In accepting the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld, George Bush has thrown a first bone to his European critics and the Euro-wannabes in the Democratic Party. But there should be no mistaking the fact that "European" hostility to Rumsfeld — which is to say, in reality, Franco-German hostility to Rumsfeld — had to do not with [...]

France: The Al-Dura Case and the End of Freedom of Speech

Posted by John Rosenthal

In an article that appeared in December 2005, the French journalist Michel Gurfinkiel asked: “Is Freedom of Speech under Threat in France?”  Nearly one year on, and following a Parisian court’s ruling in the first Al-Dura defamation case, there is no longer room for doubt. For a recap of the Al-Dura/France2 affair and an analysis [...]