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Commentary: Obama’s UN Nominee is Bad for Israel and the United States

Recently, President Barack Obama nominated Samantha Power for the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a Cabinet-rank post requiring Senate confirmation. Why should we be concerned? Because Power has a documented record of describing both the U.S and

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Posted in B2, Headline, US, World

Shell Casings Found in Africa Trace Back to Iran

 Iran has got its sticky fingers in pies all over the Middle East and North Africa, to say the least. The discovery of this new trail of Iranian interference in Cote d’Ivoire is just one more indication of Iran’s global

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Posted in Breaking News, Headline, Middle East

Arabs Fear Rise of Israeli Right as Elections Loom

Israel is never far from the center of controversy in the Middle East, whether it is justified or not. Many times, during the developing, so-called “Arab Spring” (with which Israel had no  connection at all), Israeli flags were burned and

Posted in Featured Stories, Flashpoint, Headline, Middle East

France on Terror Alert after Mali, Somali Operations

French President Francois Hollande placed the country on high domestic terror alert Saturday, Jan. 12. lest al Qaeda retaliate for French operations against two of its Africa wings: a failed mission to rescue a French hostage from the Somali Shabaab rebels

Posted in Featured Stories, Flashpoint, Headline

Update: WalMart Denies Reports, Says It Will Continue to Stock Ammo

Contrary to what we reported yesterday,which was based on a first person report from a WalMart consumer who tried unsuccessfully to order some ammunition at a local store (see the first story below and the last comment by Daniel in

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Posted in Breaking News, Headline, US

To Our Readers – We Were Hacked

As you have no doubt noticed, our site has been hacked (we must be doing something right!) and GerardDirect.com is now in the process of being reconstructed. If you are a subscriber, you will continue to receive newsletters, but without

Posted in Headline

Israel: Islamists Have Taken Over Border Area with Syria

A new fence is being built along the Israeli-Syrian border as a deterrent against a rush by Syrian Islamists who have taken over the areas of Syria just north of the Israeli border. The small towns on both sides of

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Posted in Flashpoint, Headline, Middle East

Merry Christmas to Our Troops, You Make Us Proud

  God Bless You All! And Thank You!

Posted in Headline

Defying US, 29 Rebel Groups in Syria Swear Allegiance to al Nusrah

Our readers have already known for some time that al Qaeda has been actively engaged in leading the opposition in Syria, something the State Department is apparently just finding out. But in naming al Qaeda in Iraq’s own spin-off, al

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Posted in Headline, Middle East, US

Syria: Jihadist Al-Nusra Front Siezes Chemical Factory Near Allepo

Late Saturday night, it was reported that FSA fighters captured a Syrian chemical factory used to make toxic chlorine. Some reports suggested that the chloride factory at Al-Safira, southeast of Aleppo, is a also a chemical weapons depot and research

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Posted in Flashpoint, Headline, Middle East