You could hear the cries of anguish and the gnashing of teeth emanating from Washington, D.C., and the isle of Manhattan, as the media and the political class mourned the coming of peace to the Korean peninsula. Max Boot, one of the primary leaders of the anti-Trump “Resistance,” declared that “For Kim Jong-un this is … Continue reading “Singapore Summit: A Victory for Peace”
Which is worse: The specter of nuclear war, or giving US president Donald Trump credit for a significant diplomatic accomplishment? In her official statement on Trump’s Singapore summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi makes it clear that a few million incinerated human beings are a small price to pay … Continue reading “North Korea: Pelosi versus Peace”
What is taking place in Palestine is not a "conflict". We readily utilize the term but, in fact, the word "conflict" is misleading. It equates between oppressed Palestinians and Israel, a military power that stands in violation of numerous United Nations Resolutions. It is these ambiguous terminologies that allow the likes of United States UN … Continue reading “Beating the US ‘Veto’: Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel”
When South Koreans went to the polls yesterday they registered their unambiguous backing for President Moon’s Democratic Party and the peace process that is a signature policy of his administration. In doing so, they also dealt a devastating blow to the country’s main faction hostile to North Korean diplomacy. Here’s how one South Korean outlet … Continue reading “South Koreans Reject Pro-War Old Guard as Moon’s Peace Party Wins Big in Local Elections”
Abadi dismissed Turkey’s claims of impending operations in Qandil as propaganda.
Police wearing Darth Vader helmets and carrying shotguns mounted with tear gas launchers lined up ready for battle. Fifty yards away, tens of thousands students and workers placed iron bars and Molotov cocktails on the street preparing for battle. At the appointed hour both sides charged, with police clubbing and firing tear gas barrages. It … Continue reading “A Deal With North Korea: Don’t Blow It This Time”
Originally posted at TomDispatch. We know her name but not, as the courageous Israeli journalist Amira Hass has pointed out, the name of the Israeli sniper who shot her down in cold blood during an unarmed demonstration at the blockaded Gazan border as she ran to aid a man struck in the head by a … Continue reading “The Return of the Women of Gaza”
Now that the document concluding the US-North Korean summit in Singapore has been signed by President Trump and Chairman Kim, the world’s political commentators are busy making their assessments of what exactly its vague points on denuclearization really mean, in what ways it is historic and unlike previous agreements between US administrations and the North … Continue reading “Does Singapore Have Relevance to an Eventual Trump-Putin Summit?”
Turkey claimed to escalate its operations in northern Iraq.
For weeks, the corporate media have been saying that the Trump-Kim summit could have only two possible results: Either Trump will walk away angrily or Kim Jong Un will trick him into a deal in which he extracts concessions from Trump but never commits to complete denuclearization. The idea that North Korea could not possibly … Continue reading “How Corporate Media Got the Trump-Kim Summit All Wrong”