The War in Ukraine and Judeo-Christian Values

Mixing religion with politics is generally not a good idea. Still, it looks like it is one of the few remaining options to avoid what then-Senator Sam Nunn and his colleagues  described in 2020 as continuing to sleepwalk towards a nuclear WWIII. According to a YouGov poll, most Americans think such a war will be in … Continue reading “The War in Ukraine and Judeo-Christian Values”

A Brief History of Kill Lists, from Langley to Lavender

The Israeli online magazine +972 has published a detailed report on Israel’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system called “Lavender” to target thousands of Palestinian men in its bombing campaign in Gaza. When Israel attacked Gaza after October 7, the Lavender system had a database of 37,000 Palestinian men with suspected links to Hamas … Continue reading “A Brief History of Kill Lists, from Langley to Lavender”

Dead on Arrival: Israel’s Blowback Genocide

Originally appeared at TomDispatch When you watch the latest TV news on Israel’s war in Gaza, it feels as if its military had invaded another country. So, it’s important to remind ourselves that the tens of thousands of weapons the Biden administration has been sending to Israel since October 7th, including most recently, as the … Continue reading “Dead on Arrival: Israel’s Blowback Genocide”

Biden’s Irresponsible War Doctrine Led to Iran’s Attack on Israel

The Biden administration seems to be consistently adopting a policy of attempting to satisfy its foreign policy objectives by nurturing wars being fought by others while attempting to prevent harm to its own interests by containing those wars. The doctrine of war management has three stages. The first is erecting and maintaining roadblocks to diplomatic … Continue reading “Biden’s Irresponsible War Doctrine Led to Iran’s Attack on Israel”

FISA Exchanges Real Liberty for Phantom Security

House Speaker Mike Johnson betrayed liberty and the Constitution by making a full-court press to get a “clean” reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Act through the House. Section 702 authorizes warrantless surveillance of foreign citizens. When the FISA Act was passed, surveillance state boosters promised that 702 warrantless surveillances would … Continue reading “FISA Exchanges Real Liberty for Phantom Security”

Do Fiscal Hawkery and Supplemental Military Packages Mix?

Fiscal conservatives have been sounding the alarm about endemic federal deficits for years, but many also support the $95 billion supplemental foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan now before Congress. Can supplemental military spending be reconciled with budget balancing? Conservative hawks think so, but their faith is not supported by budget and political realities. … Continue reading “Do Fiscal Hawkery and Supplemental Military Packages Mix?”

Biden Should Not Follow Netanyahu Into War With Iran

Reprinted with permission from Responsible Statecraft. The U.S. and Israel have been raising the alarm of a possible Iranian retaliatory strike in response to last week’s Israeli attack on an Iranian diplomatic facility in Damascus. The president once again pledged “ironclad” U.S. support for Israel in the event of an Iranian response, and the head … Continue reading “Biden Should Not Follow Netanyahu Into War With Iran”

Killing Humanitarian Workers as a Strategy: Israel’s Endgame in Gaza

Israel described its clearly deliberate killing of seven humanitarian aid workers on April 1 as a “grave mistake”, a “tragic event” that “happens in war”. Israel is, obviously, lying. This entire so-called war – actually genocide – in Gaza, has been based on a series of lies, some of which Israel continues to peddle. For … Continue reading “Killing Humanitarian Workers as a Strategy: Israel’s Endgame in Gaza”

The CIA Wants More Power To Spy on Americans

Americans need to be aware of the unbridled propensity of federal intelligence agencies to spy on all of us without search warrants as required by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. These agencies believe that the Fourth Amendment – which protects the individual right to privacy – only regulates law enforcement and does not … Continue reading “The CIA Wants More Power To Spy on Americans”