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John Rosenthal

John Rosenthal writes on European politics and transatlantic security issues. You can follow his work at www.trans-int.com or on Facebook here.
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General Mood: ‘Two Versions’ of the Houla Massacre

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 - by John Rosenthal

The Western media was quick to blame Assad. But does an unpublished UN report tell a different story?

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UN Court Ruling Assures Impunity for Nazi War Crimes

Friday, February 10th, 2012 - by John Rosenthal

The ICJ upholds Germany’s “state immunity," but the individual perpetrators have not been punished either.

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French Socialist Leader Combats ‘Rumors’ of Husband’s Closeness to Islamists

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Martine Aubry accuses the Right, but the ultimate source of the reports is left-wing feminist author Caroline Fourest.

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Tristane Banon on DSK: ‘It Makes Me Sick to See Him a Free Man, Dining in an Expensive Restaurant’

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

The French writer explains her reasons for filing attempted rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn eight years after the alleged incident.

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DSK’s French Accuser to File Attempted Rape Complaint

Monday, July 4th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Tristane Banon’s lawyer insists that even if the American prosecution crumbles, his client’s case is “extremely solid.”

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Libya: Paris Arming Rebels for Assault on Tripoli

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

French authorities defying arms embargo in hope of breaking “military stalemate.”

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French Accuser of DSK Refuses to Help American Prosecution

Sunday, June 12th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Tristane Banone claims she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn. But she does not want to be “used” by American prosecutors.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn: An Older Accusation of Sexual Assault Resurfaces in France

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Tristane Banon’s account of 2002 episode resembles latest charges against DSK in the Sofitel incident.

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‘Funny’ Anti-Gaddafi Cartoons Reveal Rebel Racism, Anti-Semitism

Sunday, May 1st, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Gaddafi’s eastern Libyan opponents have been flaunting their prejudice in full view of the world’s media with little to no response.

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Al-Qaeda ‘Emirates’ in Eastern Libya?

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

An al-Qaeda spokesman cited in an Arabic-language daily appeared to confirm the terror group’s presence in the eastern Libyan rebellion — until the spokesman denied he ever said it.

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John McCain Has a Lot To Answer For on Libya

Sunday, April 24th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

McCain calls the Libyan rebels his “heroes.” A year and a half earlier, in Tripoli, he described Gaddafi as America’s friend.

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Mounting Evidence of Rebel Atrocities in Libya

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Video clips depict summary executions, lynching of an alleged mercenary and a beheading. Black African prisoners are singled out for abuse.

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Libyan Rebel Commander: ‘Cut Gaddafi’s Throat, Then Establish an Islamic State’

Monday, April 4th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

While American intelligence experts search for “flickers” of jihadist involvement in the Libyan rebellion, a French reporter on a brief visit to eastern Libya had no problem finding numerous jihadists on the front.

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Our Principles? The Libyan Insurrection and the Mohammed Cartoons

Friday, April 1st, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

A look back at the origins of the Libyan insurrection shows that a victory by the rebels could be a victory for Islamist-inspired blasphemy laws and a defeat for freedom of expression. (Also read: Endgame? Libyan Rebels Call for Ceasefire at the Tatler.)

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R2PAQ (‘Responsibility to Protect Al-Qaeda’)

Monday, March 28th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

The supposed “responsibility to protect” has taken America into a war on the side of the ultimate killers of innocents: al-Qaeda. (See also "Rebel Libya: ‘Brothers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to defend your land!" on the Tatler.)

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Rebel Commander in Libya Fought Against U.S. in Afghanistan

Friday, March 25th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

On his own admission, rebel leader Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi fought American troops in Afghanistan and recruited Libyans to fight American troops in Iraq. (And don't miss Rosenthal on "Gaddafi and Corruption: WikiLeaks vs. WikiLeaks" at the PJM Tatler.)

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Late Congressman Lantos Praised Libya’s ‘Major Gesture for Peace’

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Leaked State Department cables detail American-Libyan cooperation and friendly visits of congressman and senators.

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Saving the Libyan Islamists

Sunday, March 20th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

American troops are today providing support to some of the very same forces that were recently fighting against them in Iraq. (Related: "Libyan rebels: 'Now is the time of Jihad!'')

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Acquaintance of Frankfurt Shooter Charged as Al-Qaeda Member

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Arid Uka’s connection to Rami Makanesi casts doubt on German authorities’ insistence that the Frankfurt shooter acted as a “lone wolf."

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German Authorities Confirm that Frankfurt Shooter Viewed De Palma Clip

Friday, March 11th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

The combination of fictional American “atrocities” and radical Islamic preaching appears to have led Arid Uka to kill.

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Did Clip of Brian De Palma’s Redacted Lead Frankfurt Shooter to Kill?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Arid Uka said he was motivated by a YouTube video of American soldiers raping a girl in Afghanistan. The likeliest source of such a clip is the De Palma feature. Also read about the NBA owner who financed the film at the Tatler.

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Frankfurt Shooter Admits To Shouting ‘Allah Akbar’

Friday, March 4th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Arid Uka’s Facebook friends list was a “Who’s Who of the German Islamist Scene."

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Democracy or Jew-Hatred? The Libyan Edition

Monday, February 28th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

In Libya now, just as in Egypt one month ago, protesters are using the Star of David as a symbol of hatred and contempt.

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Mubarak and Anti-Semitism: A Boomerang Effect?

Sunday, February 13th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

American pundits say that the deposed Egyptian president fomented anti-Semitism in Egyptian society. But on closer examination, the charges again reveal the anti-Semitism of the opposition that toppled him.

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Democracy or Jew-Hatred? More Evidence of Anti-Semitism at the Egypt Protests

Monday, February 7th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

There is massive evidence to be found in the Western media of anti-Semitism and “anti-Zionism” at the Egypt protests. But images in the flickr streams of amateur local photographers are even more shocking and unambiguous.

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