Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’

January 1st, 2021 - 12:37 am § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Will Trump start a war with Iran?

Two days ago, on December 29, B-52s flew to the Middle East for the third time since Trump lost the election. Such missions aren’t routine, but occur from time to time — as “a traditional American method of demonstrating resolve,” Tom Nichols, a defense specialist who teaches[...]

December 16th, 2018 - 1:40 am § in Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Religion

Seventy Years Since The Palestinians Became Refugees


February 28th, 2016 - 10:14 am § in Politics

Why Obama’s right and GOP isn’t about Iran

Many reasons, including this one: “Partial results released Sunday indicate that Iranian reformists will win all 30 parliamentary seats in Tehran, handing hard-liners an embarrassing defeat in the first elections held since last year’s nuclear deal. The deal is expected to bolster moder[...]

November 28th, 2015 - 1:48 am § in Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Misc., Religion

The Protection Racket: The Jews of Palestine

  The Protection Racket and the History of Palestine (based in part on an essay by Ezequiel Doiny ) Since  the expulsion of the crusaders by Saladin, liberated Palestine has lived under the rule of Muslims and one form or another of Islamic law, the sharia. For Jews living in Palestine, includ[...]

November 19th, 2015 - 3:57 pm § in Religion

Field guide to terrorists (how to tell a terrorist from a refugee)


November 14th, 2015 - 5:43 pm § in Politics, Religion

What ISIS has …

… and what it wants: “Following takfiri doctrine, the Islamic State is committed to purifying the world by killing vast numbers of people.” Including, probably, you and me. Read the story here.[...]

August 23rd, 2015 - 6:04 pm § in Politics, Religion

ISIS destroys ancient temple

The Baalshamin Temple of Palymyra, Syria, is no more. ISIS has destroyed it, just as the Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan. Both sites were UNESCO World Heritage sites, cultural treasures of global importance, but to Islamic fundies they’re idols offensive to Allah. These van[...]

August 10th, 2015 - 9:06 pm § in Politics

On the Paradox of Jews in the Jewish State

I’ve seen this guy Ettinger referred to as a Zionist. But people who use the term Zionist in that way don’t really understand it. Zionism originated as a secular movement promoting a Palestinian homeland for Jews, to be run by a secular democratic government. And that’s essentially[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 9:47 am § in Politics

What if Republicans get their way on Iran?

“Kerry believes that a congressional rejection of the deal will lead to war.” — The Atlantic When the GOP presidential candidates convene Thursday for the televised Fox News pre-primary debate, they’re certain to unload on President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal negotiated[...]

July 2nd, 2015 - 1:37 am § in Uncategorized

A Rational View of ISIS: Israeli General

ISIS is ‘not strong,’ could be defeated ‘within two days’ – ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak The Islamic State militant group that has been terrorizing the Middle East with its yet greatest offense for over a year, is “not strong,” former Israli PM Ehud Barak told RT. With a proper coo[...]