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  1. Abolish Memorial Day
    Author’s note: I had actually started to write a Memorial Day column when I looked up this piece from 2012, which says almost precisely what I intended to say. When you’ve been writing a column covering foreign affairs for over twenty years, as I have, repetition is inevitable, but what follows captures my view of … Continue reading "Abolish Memorial Day"
  2. Hostages Executed at Mosul Hospital; 176 Killed in Iraq
    Militants killed a dozen hostages at a hospital before setting fire to the building.
  3. Are We Fighting Terrorism, Or Creating More Terrorism?
    When we think about terrorism we most often think about the horrors of a Manchester-like attack, where a radicalized suicide bomber went into a concert hall and killed dozens of innocent civilians. It was an inexcusable act of savagery and it certainly did terrorize the population. What is less considered are attacks that leave far … Continue reading "Are We Fighting Terrorism, Or Creating More Terrorism?"
  4. This Memorial Day, Remember the Victims of Democide
    This weekend, Americans will seize the opportunity to sleep in an extra day, fire up the family grill, and maybe – probably not, but maybe – wheel out to a family cemetery, lay flowers on graves, and contemplate the memories of their beloved for a few minutes. Veterans’ organizations will parade in celebration of their … Continue reading "This Memorial Day, Remember the Victims of Democide"
  5. Iraq Repatriates 1980s War Dead to Iran; 58 Killed in Iraq
    Iraq repatriated the bodies of Iranian military personnel who were killed during the 1980s.
  6. Trump’s Mideast Mission Impossible
    By now, comparing someone to the underwear gnomes of South Park fame is trite. Were it not for Donald Trump, I wouldn’t go near it. But I cannot resist because it’s a salient feature of his way of “thinking” – although posing would be the better word here. Behold: “If Israeli and the Palestinians can … Continue reading "Trump’s Mideast Mission Impossible"
  7. Corbyn and Kelly: Two Very Different Responses to Terrorism
    While he was a guest on Fox News’ Fox and Friends, Department of Homeland Security Chief John Kelly described the current safety of US citizens: "if [you] knew what I knew about terrorism, [you’d] never leave the house in the morning." Anywhere, any time, a terrorist attack can happen, according to Kelly. His very job … Continue reading "Corbyn and Kelly: Two Very Different Responses to Terrorism"
  8. Witnesses Dispute Airstrike Report; 89 Killed in Iraq
    Witnesses say that a Coalition strike killed civilians in Mosul, not ISIS explosives.
  9. Deep Six the Deep State
    You won’t read about this in what passes for the “mainstream” media, but newly declassified documents reveal that the Obama administration was violating its own rules and spying on Americans with such frequency that even the normally compliant FISA court scolded them: “The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy … Continue reading "Deep Six the Deep State"
  10. Fear as an Obstacle to Peace: Why Are Israelis Afraid?
    Bat-Hen Epstein Elias’s long article on Iranian Jews is interesting. Parts of it, in fact, are heartwarming. Yet, despite the lack of any serious evidence, the story is entirely framed in the language of fear. Entitled, “All the Jews there live in fear that their telephones are tapped,” the story in Israel Hayom peddles the … Continue reading "Fear as an Obstacle to Peace: Why Are Israelis Afraid?"
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