The Donald’s Risible Rendezvous in Riyadh

If the Donald had thrown a dart at the world map blindfolded, he could not have picked a worse stop than Riyadh for his maiden foreign journey. That’s because there isn’t one anywhere on the planet. The Saudi capital is the very heart of darkness – the seat of an absolutist tyranny that has nothing […]

Militants Execute Collaborators Near Kirkuk; 80 Killed in Iraq

Militants conducted more executions on Monday.

Not Remembering the USS Liberty

It is safe to assume that when President Donald Trump lands in Israel Monday, he will not have been briefed on the irrefutable evidence that, nearly 50 years ago – on June 8, 1967 – Israel deliberately attacked the USS Liberty in international waters, killing 34 U.S. sailors and wounding more than 170 other crew. […]

Donald of Arabia: A Disgusting Spectacle

Has there been a more disgusting spectacle during the four months of this presidency than the sight of Donald Trump slobbering all over the barbarous Saudi monarch and his murderous family of petty princelings? It’s enough to make any normal American retch, especially when one remembers what Trump said about them during the election: “Saudi […]

Suicide Bombers Attack Soldiers in Mosul; 120 Killed in Iraq

Militants used bad weather to stage several suicide attacks in Mosul.

Special Forces Wind Down Operations in Mosul; 18 Killed in Iraq

Iraqi special forces announced the end to their current operations in Mosul.

Syrian Prison Executions – Anatomy of a Smear Campaign

Syria has long been a pebble in the shoe for America, unwillingly to get with the program. Recalcitrant, stubbornly independent. Hafez al-Assad, father of current president Bashar al-Assad, founded modern-day Syria as a secular state back in 1970. His biggest mistake (in the U.S. book) was to side with the Soviet Union. Fast forward to […]

The Real Danger From Trump Is Ignored

While the chattering classes spend all their time rehashing Donald Trump’s alleged – there’s a word you don’t much see in the media anymore – coordination with Russians over their alleged – there it is again – hacking of the Democrats’ email, a story with far more ominous implications is being ignored. I refer to […]

Trump’s Saudi Trip Should Not Be To Clinch Arms Deal But To End Yemen War

President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia is designed to highlight his “art of deal” by clinching a massive $100 billion arms deal. But instead of using his presidency to be a salesman for the arms industry, Trump should be a statesmen for the suffering Yemenis. He should use his visit to press for a ceasefire […]

McCain’s Foreign Policy Record Not Representative of ‘American Values’

Arizona senator John McCain recently criticized Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for statements about sometimes setting aside American values in foreign policy. Tillerson said in an address to the State Department on March 3rd, that "if you condition our national security efforts on someone adopting our values…it really creates obstacles to our ability to advance […]