Who, Precisely, Is Attacking the World?

The stuck pigs are squealing. To shift the onus from the U.S. State Department, Hillary Clinton paints WikiLeaks’ release of the “diplomatic cables” as an “attack on the international community.” To reveal truth is equivalent, in the eyes of the U.S. government, to an attack on the world. It is WikiLeaks’ fault that all those … Continue reading “Who, Precisely, Is Attacking the World?”

How Dare They Make a Deal With Iran?

“I think this announcement is as convincing an answer to the efforts undertaken in Tehran over the last few days as any we could provide,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on START (strategic arms reduction treaty) on May 18, announcing the introduction of a draft resolution to … Continue reading “How Dare They Make a Deal With Iran?”

Clinton Hails Yemen Ceasefire, but Aid Concerns Remain

The ceasefire announced late last week between Yemen’s government and Houthi rebels in the northern part of the country is being greeted here as an important initial step toward stabilizing the Arab world’s poorest country and reversing advances by al-Qaeda’s affiliate there. Washington wants the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to make the battle … Continue reading “Clinton Hails Yemen Ceasefire, but Aid Concerns Remain”

Be Thankful 2008 Was Not Hillary’s Year

Another Thanksgiving for which to count our blessings – though a new president and administration will be pardoning one turkey and cutting up another on White House china this year. We also have another year of war, and for that, no one in this readership could possibly be thankful. But perhaps, looking back on foreign … Continue reading “Be Thankful 2008 Was Not Hillary’s Year”

Hillary’s Dope Deal?

Adnkronos International (AKI), the Italian news agency, reports that the U.S., in the person of Hillary Clinton, pressured Hamid Karzai rival Abdullah Abdullah to drop out of the presidential race. The way AKI describes it, this was the biggest foreign policy coup of the Obama administration to date. It was a four-or-more-way swindle in which … Continue reading “Hillary’s Dope Deal?”

The American Way of Abandonment

When America is about to throw an ally to the wolves, we follow an established ritual. We discover that the man we supported was never really morally fit to be a friend or partner of the United States. When Chiang Kai-shek, who fought the Japanese for four years before Pearl Harbor, began losing to Mao’s … Continue reading “The American Way of Abandonment”

Hillary’s Ill Will Tour

In what the Los Angeles Times described as "a fence-mending trip" to Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton managed to tear down more fence posts than she repaired. Abrasive, arrogant, and condescending, she fired a series of verbal RPG volleys that nearly demolished what remained of good relations between the U.S. and its principal ally … Continue reading “Hillary’s Ill Will Tour”

Middle East Show of Farce

A July 17 article at the Guardian leads with “In preparation for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, two Israeli missile-class warships have sailed through the Suez Canal 10 days after a submarine capable of launching a nuclear missile strike.” The fifth paragraph begins, “The deployment into the Red Sea, confirmed by Israeli officials, … Continue reading “Middle East Show of Farce”