New York Times columnist Roger Cohen this week made an openly racist argument against the Palestinian right of return, declaring his opposition to this goal of the BDS movement on the grounds that it would threaten Israel’s existence as a “Jewish state”.
US policy towards Egypt is helping to fuel the violence, oppression, and social upheaval that could spiral even more dangerously out of control.
U.S. policy is to prolong the conflict and escalate the violence by backing the rebels enough to eventually coerce Assad into agreeing to step down, but not enough to assist them in actually overthrowing the government.
Once again, it is evident that America’s “newspaper of record” is serving as a mouthpiece for the U.S. government.
The case of the U.S./NATO bombing of Kosovo is indeed a useful model for Syria, if the right lesson is drawn from it.
The Palestinian leadership must stop choosing that the Palestinians live as oppressed peoples. That will be the next step towards peace.
In his latest column, Krugman asks, “Why have we been having so many bubbles?” His answer is instructive.
Joe Nocera in his New York Times column last week railed against deregulation of the airline industry that occurred in 1978, pointing to its long-term consequences as an example of the alleged evils of the free market, but in his effort managed only to produce self-contradictory nonsense revealing extraordinary cognitive dissonance stemming from his ideological myopia.
U.S. policy virtually guaranteed that the military would follow through on its threat by sending the clear message to the generals that if they did engage in yet another murderous crackdown on protestors, the $1.5 billion expropriated from U.S. taxpayers to be given annually to the Egyptian military would continue unabated, despite it being in violation of the U.S.’s own law, which prohibits the U.S. government from financing any regime that has gained power through a coup.
The U.S. policy towards Israel’s illegal colonization of the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, is rhetorically one of mild opposition but in deed of strong support.
When the Obama administration announced on July 25 that it was free to violate U.S. law by continuing to finance the Egyptian military to the tune of $1.5 billion annually, the message was understood loud and clear in Cairo.
The Palestinian leadership may have been tempted by the Obama administration’s bait, and may be nibbling at the hook, but the Palestinian people will not tolerate the P.A. negotiating away their rights
In his blog last week, Paul Krugman lambasted Austrian economist Henry Hazlitt, writing that “Hazlitt has been wrong about everything for more than 80 years” and acting bewildered that Hazlitt is nevertheless “still regarded as a guru.”
The European Union has proposed new guidelines for how it will do business with the state of Israel that will require any Israeli entity seeking funding or cooperation from the E.U. to submit a declaration that it has no links to any of the occupied territories.
There has been a growing narrative in the media that it is necessary for the U.S. to act with a full-scale military intervention in Syria to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad, with the usual myopic and willfully dishonest arguments.
Israel’s illegal use of white phosphorus during Operation Cast Lead and how the US media attempts to cover up Israeli war crimes.
It is clear from the hysterical reactions to Mr. Falk’s commentary on the Boston bombings that his own sin is in speaking uncomfortable truths many Americans don’t want to hear
Jacques E. C. Hymans urges that it is time for the U.S. and Israel to stop overreacting about Iran’s nuclear program, which might otherwise be a welcome departure from the usual fearmongering, but for the fact that the reason he offers is just a new spin on the same old propaganda
The January/February issue of Foreign Affairs features an article titled “Getting to Yes With Iran: The Challenges of Coercive Diplomacy” by Robert Jervis.
If more is required of Russia and China to assist the plight of refugees from the conflict in Syria, a great deal less, it would seem, is required of the U.S.