MICHAEL RUBIN of AEI analyzes why we have not yet seen the Muslim Brotherhood play a strong role in the conflict between Israel and Hamas, as well as why a “bizarre international situation” allows the illegitimate Hamas government to continue to exist.
FRED GRANDY of the Center for Security Policy discusses the changing attitude of the United States and the Democratic House Caucus towards Israel, and how it’s leading Hamas to test how strong US-Israeli ties remain. Grandy also discusses the ongoing debate over who decided to significantly downplay the role of terrorists in the 9/11/12 attack in Benghazi.
Lignet.com’s FRED FLEITZ analyzes the concerns that surround the new coalition of Syrian opposition groups. In particular, is it is being used as a means to eventually set up an Islamic state, and if the West was to arm the coalition, what would happen to the weapons after the fighting stopped?
BILL GERTZ of The Washington Times and The Washington Free Beacon discusses the strong possibility that it was US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper who ordered the CIA’s public talking points to reference “extremists” rather than Al Qaeda. Gertz also talks about current events in East Asia, including Obama’s recent visit to the region and continuing tensions over China’s claims to the South China Sea.