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SHARE Monday, October 21, 2019 'Poor Little Israel' Isn't So Poor, Financially or Diplomatically
One of the tropes Israel and its international phalanx of lobbyists has used since the state's inception in 1948 is that "Poor Little Israel" requires Western money and diplomatic support because the small country is surrounded by hostile Arab countries. Neither of these contentions have ever been true.
SHARE Monday, October 14, 2019 Fake News, Fake Polls, and Now, Fake History
When Mr. Trump advances the false notion that the Kurds made no sacrifices for the Allies in World War II, he not only shows his ignorance of history but his disdain for the Kurds.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 10, 2019 Israel Also Involved in Digging up Dirt on the Bidens on Behalf of Trump
By Donald Trump's own admission and through documents provided by an Intelligence Community whistleblower and former U.S. special envoy for Ukraine Paul Volker it is known that the Trump administration pressured at least four countries to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
SHARE Tuesday, October 8, 2019 The Plot to Overthrow the Pope
Francis, a former bar bouncer in a tough working-class neighborhood of Buenos Aires, has not been a shrinking violet when it comes to fighting back against his right-wing enemies.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 6, 2019 Journalism in an Era of Delusional Politics
Trump, whose knowledge of history is shallow to the degree of a millimeter, does not likely know that the co-founder of "The New York Times," Henry J. Raymond, is considered the "godfather of the Republican Party."
SHARE Wednesday, October 2, 2019 The America of Trump's Father: an Aspirational Fascism Reigned in New York
Old Man Trump became a close friend of Binyamin Netanyahu and other top Israelis and New York Jewish community leaders. Just as Old Man Trump was not really fooling anyone in pre-war New York, his son is not fooling anyone today with his fascist tendencies masked as "Making America Great Again."
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 29, 2019 It's Past Time to Move the United Nations to Switzerland
With a dangerous right-wing and quasi-fascist administration in power in Washington, one that rejects internationalism and consensus-building, it is past time for the United Nations to move its headquarters and member states' permanent missions to a more neutral location.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 19, 2019 CIA Back to 'Three Stooges' type antics?
The CIA - under Donald Trump and "yes woman" Gina Haspel - is, once again, up to its old schoolboy antics. The regional assembly of Homa Bay a county on the shores of Lake Victoria recently experienced an incident similar to those visited upon Communist Party meetings in India decades earlier.
SHARE Monday, September 16, 2019 The Chaos Theory Behind Fascism
In August of this year, 113 Member of Parliament signed a letter to Johnson that accused the prime minister of deploying the language of "fascism and authoritarianism" in plowing ahead with plans to leave the EU with no deal.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 11, 2019 The End of Modern Diplomacy
Others who have fallen victim to Trump's personal insults include French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Merkel, former British Prime Minister Theresa May, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Montenegro Prime Minister Duško Marković, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who had to arrange for his own transportation.
SHARE Wednesday, September 4, 2019 When Rogues Prorogue Parliament
Prorogation and other "King's contrivances" practiced in the former realm of the British Empire have come back to haunt the "mother country," Great Britain, in an extremely undemocratic way.
SHARE Monday, September 2, 2019 Trump Doubles Down on His Island-Buying Spree
While Donald Trump shocked the world by admitting that he is entertaining purchasing the world's largest island, Greenland, from Denmark, regardless of the fact that it is not for sale, there are other island moves taking place in the Middle East, Indian Ocean, South Pacific, and elsewhere.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 26, 2019 Urgent Action Required Against Environmental Pirates
Bolsonaro and Trump are acting in tandem to see who can do the most damage to the Earth's environment. Trump has called global climate change a "Chinese hoax" and has scrapped most of the federal environmental protection laws, putting him at loggerheads with state governors and attorneys general and the leadership of America's automotive industry.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, August 19, 2019 Trump Wants to Buy Greenland But It's Not for Sale
Trump, like some medieval king demanding tribute from his vassal protectorates, may believe that Denmark owes the United States an exclusive deal to purchase Greenland. Trump, whose knowledge of business does not extend beyond the real estate world, sees Greenland as a target for a leveraged buy-out.
SHARE Sunday, August 18, 2019 Two Formerly Independent Nations Struggle for Re-emergence
There are almost a dozen competing parties all jockeying for all or part of a post-civil way Yemen. Houthi rebels currently rule over much of North Yemen, which unified with South Yemen in 1990 in what most South Yemenis later viewed as an uneven shotgun marriage that gave greater powers to the North.
SHARE Friday, August 16, 2019 Kashmir: The Fight for the High Ground Has Started
Around the world, dormant and low intensity rival claims to contested territory in mountainous regions, from the Himalayan Range to the western Golan Heights in the Middle East and the territory of the Kurdistan Regional Government to southern Sakhalin Island, have been spurred on by current and projected rise in sea levels.