Raymond Tanter

Posted April 27, 2015

Congress intended the First Amendment to permit a wide range of opinions and views and produce a free exchange of ideas even if they are at odds with tradition.

Posted November 21, 2014

During a 2007 campaign speech, Candidate Obama stated, We must also keep faith with Iraqis who kept faith with us. But later, Team Obama has allowed resettlement in the United States of only a tiny fraction of our own loyalists.

Posted August 30, 2014

Reports President Obama authorized surveillance flights over Syria suggest he is beginning to seize the moment given to him by the horrific execution of American journalist, James Foley. If he authorizes airstrikes into Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), even over the horizon from Iraq, it could reinforce the moderate Free Syrian Army against both ISIS and Assad. Even if such strikes also helped Assad against ISIS, they would be worth the effort.

Posted July 12, 2014

Consider the strategic value of Iranian dissidents in Iraq, current preparations and prior attacks by Iranian regime proxies, and responsibility to protect.

Posted May 10, 2014

A kidnapper-diplomat is an oxymoron—words with contradictory meanings, In this case, the terms suggest that an ambassador has operated outside the rules of diplomacy. Now tack on evidence that he is linked to an assassination of another envoy; then surely there are grounds for his exclusion from the United States.

Posted April 01, 2014

President Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia during the last week of March offers an occasion for reflection of the Middle East security situation, with special reference to the threat from Iran to the Saudi Kingdom and how to counter that threat by reaching out to the Iranian people.

Posted February 09, 2014

In a deadly game of hide and seek, the Iranian regime cheats and retreats. Doing so results in a process of inspections, sanctions, and negotiations. But this process would not have begun without being triggered by revelations of an Iranian resistance group that rejects clerical rule.

Posted December 08, 2013

A smoking gun is indisputable evidence of guilt in a whodunit mystery. It is rare to find dispositive intelligence of noncompliance regarding nuclear issues. So there is need even for sources like Israel and the Iranian opposition that have a stake in the outcome.

Posted November 23, 2013

Will President Obama show courage and save Iranians who seek a soft revolution in Iran? With the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s assassination on November 22, words from Profiles in Courage, cross paths with past, current, and future upheavals.