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

The Mysterious Putin

July 21, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin released a statement today, his response to the “terrible tragedy that took place over Donetsk.” He states that he favors negotiations between the two sides, noting that this position is not new. Putin, of course, blames Kiev for the tragedy, stating that “its military operations precipitated the tragedy.  ...more

The War in Gaza Threatens Egypt too

July 23, 2014

Cairo’s efforts to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza, according to conventional wisdom, have largely been dictated by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s animosity toward Hamas. After all, Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, which Sisi’s government has declared a terrorist organization and regards as a serious threat....more

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