Gareth Porter: Obama’s Europeans allies as well as US national security officials have urged the United State to downgrade the official US aim of achieving the departure of Bashar al-Assad from Syria.
Janet Phelan: The secret history of relations between the United States and Israel has been fraught with betrayal and sabotage. It is a history of duplicity and fakery, one painted with smiles and handshakes, while the hidden hand is poised to attack.
David Love: Not only did his words make light of the Holocaust and wreak of Holocaust denial, it also set up the Palestinians for current and future reprisals against them. Surely, Netanyahu is paving the way for the next perennial bombing of Gaza.
John Hanrahan: Do these editors really believe that one major drone story every year or so is all that is required, even in the face of vital new information published by a competitor?
Gareth Porter: Certain narratives about episodes and issues in recent history have become so unanimously accepted among political and media elites as to be virtually unchallengeable in media reporting.
Abba A. Solomon: The freedom that Jewish refugees from the Russian empire found, in the Lower East Side, was both the freedom to be a Jew, and the freedom to be more than a Jew.
Michael Hertz: Is Obama setting us up for another Gulf of Tonkin situation? Our soldiers go into Syria, they get attacked by ISIL, and suddenly we are told that we must defend our country’s honor and defeat ISIL.
Nora Lester Murad: Between the stabbing and lynching and stoning and demolishing, some people are appealing for calm. But sadly, when things are calm the most we can hope for is more talk about more talk.
Kathy Kelly: The U.S. Government seems unable to imagine that attacks supposedly taken in U.S. national interests can be war crimes.
illary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony on Thursday certainly confirmed suspicions that she knew that the September 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate was not a spontaneous protest by individuals enraged by an anti-Muslim video. Rather, as the emails she fought so fiercely to protect from public disclosure reveal, the attack was a pre-planned operation, involving […]
Cathy Breen: As someone from the U.S., I am shamed by our lack of response and indifference to the wave of refugees coming to Europe, as well as our inability to acknowledge our responsibility in unleashing the chaos and violence in the Middle East through our war making,
Gareth Porter: It is astonishing that at this late date, anyone in the media could still be seriously suggesting that the CIA somehow managed to turn the “moderate” Syrian rebels into a powerful offensive force threatening the Assad regime in the north.
Murray Polner: Putin has challenged the US, which since the end of WWII, has believed—with virtually no dissent at home—that the Middle East is its exclusive playing field.