Meredith Tax: With one careless phone call, Donald Trump destroyed an alliance that was fundamental to the defeat and continued containment of ISIS and handed Rojava to the wolves. This is a world class betrayal.
Kathy Kelly: Fragments of Raytheon and other U.S. manufactured weapons dot blast sites where Yemeni survivors struggle to collect body parts and scattered bits of clothing, which are needed to compile lists of the dead.
John Peeler: The US has turned its back on faithful Kurdish allies who have done most of the fighting and dying in the fight against IS. This obviously will cause others we are allied with around the world to question the reliability of US support.
Michael Krikorian: Starting at Florence and Normandie, the brutal street war of Los Angeles left not only the city, but the entire United States in shock. Once again. the Kurdish Army was not there.
John Peeler: No Turkish government up to the present day has ever admitted to [the Armenian] genocide, and the Kurdish leadership has never admitted to the Kurds’ role.
Jodie Evans: While John Bolton and Mike Pompeo have been considered the main drivers of Trump’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran, Mandelker has been the person behind the scenes actually executing the policy
Medea Benjamin: While human rights groups work to hold the private sector accountable, the biggest obstacle to holding Saudi Arabia accountable is the Trump administration’s continued support.
H. Scott Prostermann: The campaign billboards, “In Another League,” with the two men in a warm embrace, reminded some Israeli voters that they wanted a Prime Minister and not an imperial ruler.
Should the United States just stand up and leave the region, it will bring much more violence and bloodshed.
Tom Hall: Are the Yemenis using drones to attack the financial base of the nations that are attacking them any different from our own Founding revolutionaries?
H. Scott Prosterman: Many Jews see Carter and Obama as the best friends in Israel’s history, because they continued the American tradition of generous financial, military and logistical support while also holding them accountable.
Abba Solomon: Until now American Jews have indulged in a rather charmed existence, able to both boost our “home country,” the State of Israel, and proclaim our Americanness.
Rick Chertoff: Omar’s real crime was to break the taboo against criticizing the powerful Israel Lobby, comparable to the NRA in influence, which is the American mouthpiece of the Israeli government.