Some shot at a group of Kurdish celebrants in Kirkuk.
Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and push the U.S. to withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran. Netanyahu will present an argument that Trump already has come to accept: America’s adherence to the nuclear deal cannot solely depend on Iran’s compliance with the agreement, but … Continue reading “Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran”
Last week, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reminded Congress that in matters of war, they have the authority and the responsibility to speak for the American people. Most Senators were not too happy about the reminder, which came in the form of a forced vote on whether to allow a vote on his amendment to repeal … Continue reading “Rolling Back the Warfare State”
Given the transcendent nature of this moment, we thought it would be a good time to summarize how we arrived at this point and to explain the special nature of the decision that Catalan Parliament took on Wednesday, September 6th. 1) Spain broke its own rules when the Constitutional Court nullified the 2006 statute of … Continue reading “Five Things to Remember About Catalonia”
One of those crises that no one saw coming is about to rear its head in a very unlikely locale: Catalonia, Spain’s richest province, where the local government has scheduled an independence referendum on October 1. Of course, some observers – e,g, Julian Assange – did see it coming, but the current trend to find “fascists” … Continue reading “In Catalonia: A Spanish Tiananmen Square?”
There must be something about being named US Ambassador to the UN that brings out the inner mass murderer in people. Madeline Albright famously admitted that she thought 500,000 dead Iraqi children due to US sanctions was “worth it.” John Bolton never met a disagreement he didn’t want to turn into a war. Samantha Power … Continue reading “Nikki Haley Meltdown: Assad Must Go… and War With North Korea!”
Operations in Anbar left hundreds dead, but in Mosul ISIS wives and children were transferred without warning.
Iraq launched a major operation against Daesh/ISIS in Anbar province on Satudday.
The Department of Justice has ordered Russia’s U.S.-based RT news network to begin registering as Russian foreign agents under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act. The law requires US-based agents of foreign principals to disclose financial information and activities in regular public filings overseen by a designated DOJ office. Over the years FARA has been … Continue reading “Israel’s Foreign Agents Don’t Register, Why Should Russia’s?”
My optimism about the future of Israel irritates a lot of people. How can I be an optimist in view of what’s happening here every day? The practical annexation of occupied territories? The mistreatment of the Arabs? The implantation of poisonous settlements? But optimism is a state of mind. It does not falter in the … Continue reading “Despair of Despair”