The Palestinian Bubble and the Burning of Toddler, Ali Dawabsha

One-and-a-half year old Ali Saad Dawabsha became the latest victim of Israeli violence on July 31. He was burnt to death. Other members of his family were also severely burnt in a Jewish settlers’ attack on their home in the village of Duma, near Nablus, in the West Bank. A spokesman for Rabbis for Human […]

America’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 Years Later

So many decades later, it’s hard to remember the kind of nuclear thinking top American officials engaged in during the Cold War. In secret National Security Council documents of the early 1950s, for instance, the country’s top strategists descended willingly into the charnel house of futuristic history, imagining life on this planet as an eternal […]

Washington’s Alliance With Syrian Jihadists

Remember when President Obama decided it was time to bomb Syria and was only stopped by a wave of widespread grassroots protest? After announcing his intent to bomb, Obama decided to seek congressional approval and go through the motions of asking permission – although reserving the right to do what he wanted in any event […]

37 Killed across Iraq as Yazidis Search for Their Missing

At least 37 were killed and 18 were wounded in light violence across Iraq. Yazidis continue searching for missing members.

Burning Babies and Stabbing Gays in Messianic Israel

Terror struck twice in Israel this Thursday. First, an ultra-Orthodox zealot went on a slashing rampage at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade, stabbing six, and fatally wounding a 16-year-old girl. Then, extremist Jewish settlers firebombed the house of a Palestinian Arab family in the West Bank village of Duma, critically wounding three, and burning alive […]

Helping Turkey Create a Safe Zone in Syria Is Not a Good Idea

The United States and Turkey have reached an agreement, long sought by the Turks, to establish a safe zone in Syria to insulate Turkey from the multi-sided civil war in Syria and to provide a sanctuary to which many of the two million Syrian refugees now in Turkey can be repatriated. In return, the Turks […]

Mass Executions Terrorize Mosul; 141 Killed in Iraq

Mass Executions Terrorize Mosul where women, young men and even taxi drivers were targets for slaughter.

Study: Hundreds of Civilians Reported Killed in First Year of Coalition Airstrikes

A six-month investigation into alleged civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria has identified more than 120 incidents of concern to June 30th according to an Airwars report published today – three times more problem events than the Coalition itself was aware of. Airwars believes that for 57 of these […]

Our (Neocon) Man in Odessa

"People compare my style with that of J.F.K., but in terms of substance, I feel much closer to Ataturk or Ben-Gurion or General de Gaulle – people who had to build nation states." ~ Mikheil Saakashvili If you had to use one word to sum up newly minted Odessa Governor and former Georgian president Mikheil […]

In Washington, War Is Peace

The Intercept has an article on the “U.S. Institute of Peace,” a government agency founded in 1984 supposedly dedicated to promoting “nonviolent resolution of conflicts”: author Lee Fang is shocked – shocked! – that USIP chairman Stephen J. Hadley, a former national security advisor to George W. Bush, wants to arm Ukraine so as to […]