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The Worst Deal of the Century for Palestine

Trump is full of surprises and no one in the punditry was expecting anything like his “Deal of the Century”. It promises to solve the Israel/Palestine situation in a way that is fair to both sides and end a political crisis that has…

The West Displays Its Insecurity Complex

“The West is winning!” U.S. leaders proclaimed at the high-level Annual Security Conference held in Munich last weekend. Not everybody was quite so sure. There was a lot of insecurity displayed at a conference billed as “the West’s…

How to Know If America Is Your Enemy

If your country is friendly toward Russia, China, or Iran, then today’s American Government is probably applying subversion, economic sanctions, or maybe even planning a coup, or (if none of those will succeed) probably is…

Why No Retired Generals Oppose America’s Forever Wars

There once lived an odd little man – 5 feet 9 inches tall and barely 140 pounds sopping wet — who rocked the lecture circuit and the nation itself. For all but a few activist insiders and scholars, U.S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley…

Drug War Obtuseness

Sometimes I wonder how super-smart people can be so obtuse when it comes to the drug war. A recent example of this phenomenon is Ioan Grillo, a contributing editor for the New York Times. Grillo is the author of two books on the drug war: …

Israeli racists unite against racism

A new group called Israelis Against Racism says it wants to stamp out discrimination, but the group’s founder is under US sanctions for arms trafficking and some members have records of bigotry against non-Jews and Black people. In…

Two-state obfuscation

Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality by Ian S. Lustick, University of Pennsylvania Press (2019)

Dozens Killed In Another Saudi Massacre In Yemen

The Saudi coalition struck and killed dozens of civilians in response to the apparent downing of one of their jets: Thirty-one people were killed in air strikes on Yemen Saturday, the United Nations said, the victims of an apparent…

Demilitarize Foreign Policy

It is fascinating to see how the foreign policy positions put forth by most of the Democrats running for President are strikingly progressive when compared to the policies passed by Congress. Bernie Sanders gets huge applause when he talks…