Category: Foreign Policy

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…

Arsonists Complain About Fire

I’m not going to praise the fascist Ba’ath Party, either in its Syrian or Iraqi manifestations. But, prior to the invasion of Iraq, those two societies were the most ecumenical, tolerant places in the Arabian peninsula. People intermarried freely and…

I Tried to Talk Us Out of Libya

Back when Libya first started to fall apart in February 2011, I noted that Gaddafi was nearing the point where hanging from a lamppost might be an attractive alternative to an exile in Pyongyang. In the beginning, I wasn’t focused…