Do We Need To Bring Back Internment Camps?

Last week, Retired General Wesley Clark, who was NATO commander during the US bombing of Serbia, proposed that “disloyal Americans” be sent to internment camps for the “duration of the conflict.” Discussing the recent military base shootings in Chattanooga, TN, in which five US service members were killed, Clark recalled the internment of American citizens […]

Iran Nuclear Agreement Is Good, But Ratification Process Is Not

It is nothing short of amazing that the Obama administration was able to get an ever – hostile Iran to drastically reduce its nuclear program, to which it has a right as a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, for 10-15 years. Iran has been hostile to the United States since the Iranians ousted the […]

A Foreign Enemy is a Tyrant’s Best Friend

The recent Iran nuclear deal represents a thaw in the American cold war against that country. It is a welcome sequel to the Obama administration’s partial normalization with Cuba announced late last year. Hardliners denounce these policies as “going soft” on theocracy and communism. Yet, it is such critics’ own hardline, hawkish policies that have […]

242 Killed in Iraq; Militants Execute Scores in Mosul

At least 122 were killed and 17 were wounded in the latest violence. Another 120 were executed but it is unclear when they were actually killed.

Keep Pollard in Jail

The Wall Street Journal report that jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will be released on the thirtieth anniversary of his conviction – November 21 – is clearly an attempt by the Obama administration to quiet Israeli opposition to the Iran deal. And it is just as clearly not working for the simple reason that the […]

Obama’s Line on the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Second False Narrative

I’m glad that the United States and Iran reached an agreement in Vienna after nearly two years of negotiations and 35 years of enmity. A failure to do so under present political conditions would certainly have left a festering conflict with unpredictably bad consequences. And the successful negotiation of such a far-reaching agreement in which […]

Anbar University Captured; 113 Killed in Iraq

Turkish forces launched a second wave of airstrikes against Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) targets in northern Iraq on Sunday, after P.K.K. militants attacked and killed soldiers in Turkey. The peace process between them appears to have ended. Residents are being allowed to return to the cities of Jalawla and Saidiya. Although they were liberated months […]

Turkmen Killed in Bombing at Pool; 30 Killed across Iraq

At least 30 were killed and 51 were wounded, including Turkmen at a pool in northern Iraq.

154 Killed in Iraq as Turkey Resumes Bombing PKK Bases

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the Kurdish Autonomous Zone on Friday, as Turkish jets bombed P.K.K. bases in one of the provinces. At least 154 were killed and 54 were wounded across Iraq in violent attacks.

A Chance for Arab-Iranian Reconciliation: An Opportunity in the Iran Nuclear Deal

“The Americans have taken the Shia Muslim side in the Middle East’s sectarian war,” declared Robert Fisk in the Independent newspaper on July 15, a day after the US and five major world powers reached a landmark agreement with Iran about its nuclear programs. Fisk’s proclamation is quite cursory. Aside from the fact that he […]