Category: Foreign Policy

On Yemen

Here is what appears to me to be a pretty good primer on Yemen that concludes that Egypt and Saudi Arabia will make things worse by intervening and that all outside parties, including the U.S., will regret getting involved there.…

No Good Guys

It’s not really possible to distinguish between the Iraqi army, Shiite militias, and simple Iranian proxy fighters, but they’re pathetic however you choose to describe them. And what’s irritating is that our government isn’t really sure whether or not them…

Something May Have Broken

There is an illuminating article at Mondoweiss that shows how the New York Times completely rewrote a piece they published on Benjamin Netanyahu’s “racism.” The first piece was authored by Isabel Kershner and Rick Gladstone and went up at 5:13pm…

Israel Shows Its New Nature

If Bradley Burston is any indication, the Israeli left is feeling pretty demoralized and quite angry this morning. This week, push came to shove. This week, we saw how things really work. How our prime minister really thinks. What he’s…

Netanyahu Behaving Like a Loser

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Arab-Israeli turnout is very high in the Israeli elections. It appears high enough that Netanyahu is using it as a battle cry. Likud is troubled over high voter turnout in the Arab community. Prime Minister Benjamin…

A Noun, a Verb, and Iran and Hamas

Benjamin “Noun, Verb, Iran and Hamas” Netanyahu has done his best Rudolph Giuliani impersonation and now he’s on the cusp of taking a sharp jab in the nose (at a minimum) or, perhaps, suffering a fatal political death of his…

Vladimir Putin is in My Basement

I should probably put all the rumors to rest and just tell you that Vladimir Putin is not dead. In fact, he’s currently cleaning my basement. I wouldn’t be telling you this, but I started to feel sorry for the…

The War on Terror is a Racket

You probably first became aware of former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren when he became disgusted by the debt-ceiling fiasco, quit his job, and went public with a scathing tell-all article at Truthout.org in September 2011. To those millions of Americans…

Netanyahu and Anti-Semitism

Benjamin Netanyahu gave his speech. Now people can analyze what he said and what impact it will have. Personally, I didn’t watch it. Too much crap has gone on in my personal life over the last week, and I didn’t…