Israel and You and Me

If the United States fails to take advantage of the opportunity to come to terms with Iran over its nuclear program it will be because of pressure from Israel. If the unthinkable happens and Washington actually attacks Iran, initiating another major war that will have far reaching and possibly disastrous consequences, it will likewise be … Continue reading “Israel and You and Me”

Riyadh Says Let America Do It

There is considerable hypocrisy among America’s so-called friends who are urging the Barack Obama Administration to do something about Syria. We in the antiwar community have been focusing on the role of the Israel Lobby in urging an attack on Syria as a stepping stone to another much bigger war with Iran after doing everything … Continue reading “Riyadh Says Let America Do It”

Crying Wolf Over Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been trying to convince the audience in both the United States and Europe that new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is a "wolf in sheep’s clothing" intent on beguiling the west with empty promises while proceeding full speed with a nuclear weapons program. Unfortunately for Netanyahu, few are interested in … Continue reading “Crying Wolf Over Iran”

Fixing Congress Means Fixing the Government

I am sure that many readers of antiwar have seen the Internet message that is making the rounds about congress. It is attributed to Warren Buffett and provides a solution to the problem with the nation’s legislature. Per Buffett, make every congressman accountable for his actions vis-à-vis driving up the national debt: “You just pass … Continue reading “Fixing Congress Means Fixing the Government”

A Syrian Solution?

When even David Ignatius of the Washington Post begins to suggest that a possible tectonic shift in US foreign policy just might be impending, it is time to take notice. Ignatius’s piece entitled "The unthinkable is now in motion" in the print edition describes how discussions with Iran over its nuclear program as well as … Continue reading “A Syrian Solution?”

Coming to Terms With Iran

President Barack Obama perhaps fortuitously did not shake hands with his Iranian counterpart at the United Nations General Assembly meeting last week, but his brief phone conversation with Rouhani should encourage just a ray of optimism that Washington’s most bloviated foreign policy issue of the past thirty years might somehow be resolved. The green light … Continue reading “Coming to Terms With Iran”

A Government Answerable to No One

The Edward Snowden March 2009 memo which reveals that the National Security Agency (NSA) is illegally spying on American citizens and then passing the raw information it obtains on to Israel is particularly shocking because it demonstrates with documentary evidence just how Washington’s inside the beltway crowd places its relationship with Israel above its responsibility … Continue reading “A Government Answerable to No One”

‘I’ Is for ‘Impeachment’

The disastrous reality TV style bungle in which the White House led the nation to the brink of war without the consent of the legislature and the American people should be and is raising questions about the competency of the president of the United States. Bombing a country with which the United States is not … Continue reading “‘I’ Is for ‘Impeachment’”

Defeating AIPAC Starts with Syria

In the second century B.C., Cato the Elder, a Roman Senator, would end every speech he made with the admonition "Delenda Est Carthago," meaning that the city of Carthage, Rome’s perennial rival, must be destroyed. Among other claims, the Romans accused the Carthaginians of engaging in human sacrifice to their god Ba’al Hammon, something that … Continue reading “Defeating AIPAC Starts with Syria”