Ecuador: An Unlikely Battleground to Secure America’s Southern Border
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The South American country of Ecuador can be described as many things: a tourist mecca for its Galapagos Islands, the country that harbored WikiLeaks founder and fugitive Julian Assange in its London embassy for seven years, and soul-keeper of the vanquished Inca civilization. But an important battleground in America’s war over illegal immigration to the U.S. southern border? The answer …

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ED KOCH COMMENTARY: My Comments on Recent Controversial Issues By EDWARD I. KOCH

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Last week, there really were a lot of controversial subjects covered by the media, and I had an opinion on all of them.  I thought for the first time since I started writing my commentary, after leaving the New York City mayoralty, now 22 years out of office, I would this week provide brief comments on these issues. Mayor Bloomberg …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Let’s Get Out of Afghanistan , Now By EDWARD I. KOCH

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  There is no rational reason for us to be in Afghanistan.  Our original goals were to end the government of the Taliban which had given Osama bin Laden a base from which he could launch worldwide terrorist attacks and commit his greatest horror and catastrophe: the blowing up of the World Trade Center towers in New York City and …

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Ed Koch Commentary: If This Be Class Warfare, So Be It By ED KOCH

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On October 8th, The New York Times ran an article on the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.  The report described a battle near the border of Pakistan.  “Soon insurgents near the border were firing on four Afghan American out posts simultaneously – a coordinated barrage and assault that included dozens of 107 millimeter rockets, and at one post, …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Bring All of Our Soldiers In Afghanistan and Iraq Home, Now By ED KOCH

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One June 24, 2011, President Barack Obama told our nation of his plans for withdrawing U.S. military forces from Afghanistan. He told us, “We will be able to remove 10,000 of our troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and we will bring home a total of 33,000 by next summer.” He went on to say, concerning the …

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Thoughts on the Killing of Osama bin Laden By Daniel Pipes

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A crowd gathered spontaneously outside the White House to celebrate the demise of Osama bin Laden. Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2011/05/thoughts-on-the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden First written on May 1, 2011 and updated May 2, 2011. Bin Laden was just a part of Al-Qaeda which is just a part of the Islamic terrorist effort which is just a part of the Islamist …

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Osama bin Laden Buried at Sea

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His Last Haven was a Pakistani Military Town – Abbottobad Villa Were bin Laden was Killed DEBKAfile Exclusive Report: May 2, 2011, 10:38 AM (GMT+0200) US sources report that Osama bin Laden was buried at sea to avoid creating a permanent shrine on land for jihadist terrorists to visit.  Saudi Arabia was first asked to take the body and refused.

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Ed Koch Commentary: Pakistan Disintegrating By Edward I. Koch

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Pakistan, a nuclear nation, is in danger of falling to the Taliban.  The Pakistani army, which the world has relied on to prevent the Taliban from taking over the northwest frontier tribal areas, is collapsing.  The Taliban, by agreement with the army, has already moved into the SwatValley and recently partially occupied the adjacent Buner area which is 60 miles from the Pakistan …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Everything that Can Go Wrong is Going Wrong in Afghanistan

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Everything that can go wrong is going wrong in Afghanistan.  The situation is so bad militarily that The New York Times reported on April 12th, "Taliban insurgents have such a strong grip on such a broad area – in particular the southern provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, Oruzgan and Zabul – that even with the anticipated arrival of an additional 30,000 …

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