America’s Bizarre Initial Response to the Islamic State

Regime change is a complex and messy thing. Attempts at regime change always involve three parties: the government who desires to carry out the regime change, the regime it wishes to change, and the domestic group meant to replace the current regime or at least facilitate the coup. The history of attempted American coups is … Continue reading “America’s Bizarre Initial Response to the Islamic State”

Stephen Harper’s Unprincipled and Inconsistent Foreign Policy

Over a year ago, as chaos erupted in Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was one of the first voices to join the choir of hyperbole in the refrain that Putin’s invasion of Crimea was analogous to Hitler’s invasion of the Sudetenland. His – at the time – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said “"The … Continue reading “Stephen Harper’s Unprincipled and Inconsistent Foreign Policy”

America Fans the Flames While Europe Puts Out the Fire

A pattern is emerging across current events from Syria to Iran to Ukraine. The pattern has two parts. In the first, America is increasingly in conflict with her natural allies. America, contrary to its mythical image as the cops of the world, fans the flames of conflict and finds itself in conflict with the Europeans … Continue reading “America Fans the Flames While Europe Puts Out the Fire”

Reporting of the US-Israel Assassination of Imad Mughniyah

Two weeks ago, an Israeli helicopter crossed the Syrian border and killed five Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general. Media accounts made much of the fact that among the dead Hezbollah fighters was Jihad Mughniyah. That particular killing was significant because Jihad Mughniyeh was the son of Imad Mughniyah. Imad Mugniyah was a senior Hezbollah … Continue reading “Reporting of the US-Israel Assassination of Imad Mughniyah”

What’s Really Comic About The Interview

It is still not known with certainty who hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. Several security analysts have questioned the FBI’s assertion that North Korea is to blame. An analysis by the security firm Norse suggests that the evidence points, not to North Korea, but to just six individuals who are based in the U.S., Canada, Singapore … Continue reading “What’s Really Comic About The Interview

Did America Fake Imminent Terror Threats To Justify Bombing Syria?

The claim has recently been made that the Obama administration concocted not only the imminent attacks on U.S. soil by the al-Qaeda cell The Khorasan Group, but the group itself, in order to make a case for self-defense and justify the bombing of Syria. As outlandish as it may first appear that America would create … Continue reading “Did America Fake Imminent Terror Threats To Justify Bombing Syria?”

The American Response to ISIS: They’re Patterns, Not Coincidences

The wide wake that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is leaving across the Levant is mysterious in a number of ways. How they have so easily overwhelmed a third of Syria and a quarter of Iraq is one. But perhaps most mysterious is the American response to the rise of the Islamic … Continue reading “The American Response to ISIS: They’re Patterns, Not Coincidences”

Taking Out Our Friends So We Can Install Our Enemies. What?

Once in a while the inconsistencies in American foreign policy become sufficiently clear to reveal the consistency in American foreign policy. Three contemporary inconsistencies in Iraq and Syria, all clearly connected, converge to throw America’s consistent foreign policy into sharp relief. In an astonishing shift of geopolitical realities, America finds itself, literally, at war with … Continue reading “Taking Out Our Friends So We Can Install Our Enemies. What?”