Quote of the Day: On US “Bellicosity,” Iran And Israel

The US engages Iran only when it desperately needs to; otherwise, it resorts to coercion. Washington’s unilateral sanctions last week have the immediate implication of clogging up opportunities for any meaningful US-Iran security dialogue. For example, Tehran had recently shown signs of willingness to...

On The Ledge

4 days after the Iraq-based Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) attacked a Turkish battalion stationed near the Northern Iraq border (with least 12 Turkish soldiers killed, 16 injured, and 8 reportedly captured by PKK forces) the mood in Ankara, Irbil, and Washington remains tense. Despite a reported ceasefire...

Bush Alienates Europe, Russia, and Cuba on the Same Day

This has to be a record, even for our militant, antagonistic Emperor. Not content with threatening war against Iran, prosecuting an illegal and pointless oil war in Iraq, destroying our credibility around the world with cheap lies and secret torture prisons, and scuttling or ignoring every treaty he gets...

Bush’s Surge Little More Than A Bumper Sticker, News At Eleven

Reconciliation.  That was the ultimate goal of the military “surge” seeked to achieve when first implemented earlier this year.  The rationale was simply that what kept Iraqis from reconciling within the halls of parliament was the bloodletting in the streets, and so an increase in US troop...

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