Gaza Gazing

The old saw states that the first casualty in war is the truth. Such is the case over the current war in Gaza. Israel, Hamas, and Washington are spewing more than their usual share of misinformation, spin, and lies. When propaganda to one’s domestic audience is vital, shaping the views worldwide to complement that propaganda becomes irresistible. July 21, 2014

American Indifference and Ignorance

Propaganda based on untruths works when a population fails to think, fails to know history, and fails to question. With partisan and mainstream media parroting the propaganda, it also puts a big burden on the population to do some realistic analysis. That burden on Americans is too much for all but a very small segment of the population. July 21, 2014

"Don't Do Stupid Stuff"

August 18, 2014

President Obama’s blundering predecessor and his incredibly ignorant foreign policy staff did lots of stupid stuff. And at great cost in blood, treasure, and reputation. Why repeat? Many in Congress and in the media are still acolytes to George W. Bush’s unilateral militarism and press for its use.  ...more

Fair-Weather Friend

August 08, 2014

Iran claims to be Palestine’s biggest proponent. So why has Tehran been silent on Gaza?

Nothing in the Middle East seems normal right now. Israel locks the United States out of cease-fire talks with Egypt over Gaza. U.S.-Saudi relations look increasingly like a marriage that both sides regret getting into in the first place....more

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