Walter Russell Mead At The American Interest: ‘Iran: Keeping The World’s Oddest Couple Together’

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The Iran terror plot on American soil in Corpus Christi has the air of a ‘caper,’ but is still another attempt inside America to spread terror.

Here’s Mead on Iran and Saudi Arabia, and is worth pointing out:

‘Losing Syria would be Iran’s biggest setback since 1979, not only driving it out of the Mediterranean but threatening its influence in Iraq — a Sunni Syria would be a new channel to help Sunni tribes limit Shi’a and Iranian power there as what could be a new civil war ramps up as the Americans step down.’

Related On This Site:  Walter Russell Mead At The American Interest: ‘French Secularism Dies In the Middle East’From The National Interest Via The A & L Daily: ‘Rawls Visits the Pyramids’…The Hamas Charter is pretty scary:  Repost: A Few Thoughts On The Current Israeli Military Operation Into Gaza: A Shift In U.S. Attitudes?

Walter Russell Mead At The American Interest Online: ‘Obama’s War’

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Via Breitbart: ‘Five Arrested Over Danish Cartoon Terror Plot’

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‘Jyllands-Posten published a dozen cartoons in 2005 of the Prophet Mohammed that triggered violent and sometimes deadly protests around the world.’

and:

‘The Danish intelligence agency PET said Wednesday it had arrested four men suspected of preparing a massacre at a newspaper which published caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.’

Also On This Site: Just after I go out on a limb: From Beautiful Horizons: ‘Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan at the 92nd Street Y’

Free speech (used both well and unwell) meets offended Muslims: Mohammad Cartoonist Lars Vilks HeadbuttedDuring Lecture’From The OC Jewish Experience: ‘UC Irvine Muslim Student Union Suspended’From Volokh: ‘”South Park” Creators Warned (Threatened) Over Mohammed’

If you thought the cartoons were bad, more on the Fitna movie here.  Libertarians stand firm on this issue:  Repost-A Canadian Libertarian Making Noise: Ezra Levant

Christopher Hitchens At Slate: Yale SurrendersYale concluded that the risk of violence and the potential consequences that stemmed from their decision to publish a scholarly work about the Mohammed cartoons (reprinting those cartoons) was not worth the risk.

It’s a big assumption to make: From YouTube: Roger Scruton On Religious Freedom, Islam & Atheism

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