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Category Archives: US Foreign Policy

Petraeus: Israel is putting American lives at risk (updated)

Update I: All this is interesting given that General Petraeus has been named as the 2010 recipient of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)’s Kristol Award — is this a neocon … Continue reading

15 March, 2010 · 12 Comments

A Closer Look at Israel's Role in Terrorism

A documentary based on Jeff Gates’ Criminal State (h/t ICH), in three parts.  It is an interesting look particularly at how israeli war planners have deployed game theory in inveigling … Continue reading

12 March, 2010 · Leave a comment

Debate: That the US Should Step Back From Its Special Relationship With Israel

Or as Jeff Gates recently put it more starkly, an American Intifada (“shaking off”) is what is needed. The video has now been posted for the recent Intelligence Squared US … Continue reading

12 February, 2010 · 3 Comments

Outdoing the Kafkaesque: Egypt’s new US-designed underground Gaza wall (updated)

UPDATE 1:  Paul Woodward applies a healthy dose of skepticism to these early reports. I’ve added his observations with his kind permission (see below). UPDATE 2: Sherine Tadros reports from … Continue reading

11 December, 2009 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"