Category: Opinion

Lessons From the UAE War in Yemen 0

Lessons From the UAE War in Yemen

By Michael Knights In 2018, I undertook four visits to “embed” with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) forces in Yemen. I lived with them, ate with them, interviewed them and observed them operating on every...

Government corruption in Israel: “A house bearing a steel shield, eaten by termites from the inside”… 0

Government corruption in Israel: “A house bearing a steel shield, eaten by termites from the inside”…

By Joseph Zernik The annual, three day “national security” conference in Tel-Aviv boasted a long line of senior US and Israeli government and corporate officials. This year, the organizers changed the topic to “national...

Israel Systematically Hiding Documents Proving Expulsion, Oppression of Palestinians 0

Israel Systematically Hiding Documents Proving Expulsion, Oppression of Palestinians

Juan Cole – informed comment   Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Hagar Shezaf at the Israeli newspaper of record, Haaretz [“The Land”], reveals that a secretive Israeli agency has been systematically going through the country’s archives,...

US and Iran: What is NOT a Smart Policy 0

US and Iran: What is NOT a Smart Policy

Majid Rafizadeh/Gatestone Institute Rooting for President Trump to fail in his policy with Iran means calling for empowering and emboldening a theocratic regime that has consistently threatened “Death to America” — with nukes, presumably,...

Strategic chaos has taken Iran to the brink of disaster 0

Strategic chaos has taken Iran to the brink of disaster

Raghida Dergham – thenational The country has been wagering on European panic but recent events could force EU powers to get tough on Tehran We are entering a very dangerous week for the US-Iran relationship....

Palestinians Reject The 50 Billion Dollar ‘Deal of The Century’ 0

Palestinians Reject The 50 Billion Dollar ‘Deal of The Century’

Viewpoint by Somar Wijayadasa* NEW YORK (IDN) – A workshop entitled ‘Peace for Prosperity’ to introduce the United States President Donald Trump’s Peace Plan (also known as the ‘Deal of the Century’) for the...

Demanding End to ‘AIPAC-Created Status Quo,’ Progressive Jewish Group Pressures 2020 Democrats to Take Stand Against Israel’s Brutal Occupation 0

Demanding End to ‘AIPAC-Created Status Quo,’ Progressive Jewish Group Pressures 2020 Democrats to Take Stand Against Israel’s Brutal Occupation

Jake Johnson – commondreams In an effort to pressure Democratic presidential candidates to take a stand against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, the youth-led progressive Jewish advocacy group IfNotNow has launched a new campaign arm with...

Germany is facing a terrifying rise in far-right threats 0

Germany is facing a terrifying rise in far-right threats

Luke Barnes – thinkprogress   A terror cell, a neo-Nazi assassination, and evidence of far-right sympathies among law-enforcement have shaken the country. First came the confession. On Wednesday, a man with extensive neo-Nazi ties confessed...

Pompeo swipes at hawkish lawmakers who ‘grandstand’ on Iran sanctions 0

Pompeo swipes at hawkish lawmakers who ‘grandstand’ on Iran sanctions

By John Hudson April 13 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. lawmakers calling for an even harder sanctions policy against Iran were grandstanding and vowed that the State Department would ultimately “get it...

By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America 0

By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America

  By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America Washington’s extraordinary unilateralism is cracking the foundation of its global financial power. BY HENRY FARRELL, ABRAHAM NEWMAN | APRIL 24, 2019, 5:29 AM   Last week,...

Americans Should Be Demanding Trump’s Resignation 0

Americans Should Be Demanding Trump’s Resignation

Ralph Nader / Common Dreams Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent almost two years to produce a $25 million report that is a flat tire. Still unreleased in full to the American people, Trump’s acolyte,...

Americans’ Views on Palestine Take a Surprising Turn 0

Americans’ Views on Palestine Take a Surprising Turn

Juan Cole – Truthdig A Gallup poll has found that for the first time in many years, 50% of Americans favor the establishment of a Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank. I’m not...

Whom to Elect for a Foreign Policy Crisis at 3 A.M.? 0

Whom to Elect for a Foreign Policy Crisis at 3 A.M.?

By Thomas L. Friedman As the 2020 campaign gets underway, we’ve heard about a Green New Deal, Medicare for all, breaking up Amazon and universal basic income — to name but a few of...

Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela 0

Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela

David Rosen – counterpunch In January 1897, Frederic Remington, a 19th-century painter famous for his depictions of the Old West, was on assignment in Havana for William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal to illustrate Spanish atrocities against...

War With China? It’s Already Under Way 0

War With China? It’s Already Under Way

By Michael T. Klare – counterpunch In his highly acclaimed 2017 book, Destined for War, Harvard professor Graham Allison assessed the likelihood that the United States and China would one day find themselves at war. Comparing the U.S.-Chinese...

Waiting for the Trump-Kim Nobel Peace Prize 0

Waiting for the Trump-Kim Nobel Peace Prize

By Nicholas Kristof – nytimes As President Trump and Kim Jong-un hold a summit meeting next week in Vietnam, they have something in common: Each apparently looks in the mirror and sees a Nobel Peace Prize winner....

It’s time to end unnecessary wars 0

It’s time to end unnecessary wars

BY FORMER LT. COL. DANIEL L. DAVIS – The Hill “Great powers don’t fight endless wars,” President Trump said at his State of the Union speech, a clear allusion to the United States’ multiple perpetual wars,...