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Juan Cole is an American academic and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia.  He is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment (juancole.com) which is also syndicated on Truthdig.com.

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President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Supreme Court of the United States, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 4, 2022
This Right-Wing U.S. Supreme Court Is the New King George III The Trump Supreme Court self-evidently does not believe in these principles of liberty and pursuit of happiness on which the United States was founded. The justices hold that we have no right to personal autonomy or bodily privacy and liberty.
Netanyahu said to give go-ahead for plea bargain Netanyahu would be required to agree to a conviction including 'moral turpitude,' ejecting him from politics Israel's former prime ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 7, 2022
Did the Pegasus Spyware Netanyahu used against Palestinians and gave to Saudis bring him Down? Netanyahu has himself been given the Pegasus treatment, with his downfall due in part to Israeli police deploying the software against a witness who turned state's evidence in the disgraced politician's corruption trial.
Pesident Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 6, 2021
Fightin' Joe Biden Wins big, on Jobs, COVID, the Dow and Infrastructure, but Corporate News downplays Successes The inside-the-beltway narrative of the rich for-profit journalists fails on every point, but they keep filling the airwaves with it to the point where they've succeeded in obscuring the light and leaving people in the darkness
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 28, 2021
Is Trump one of Top Mass Murderers? Dr. Birx says he Killed 130K- 160K with Bad COVID Policy In remarks this month to Congress, Dr. Deborah Birx, former member of Trump's White House Coronavirus Task Force, estimated that Trump's COVID policies cost between 130,000 and 160,000 lives that need not have been lost.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 9, 2021
Iraq is seeking 10 Gigawatts of Solar Power; if World had gone Green in '80s, Would the US have ever invaded Iraq? In a historic irony, Iraq is turning to solar energy. Baghdad is seeking to generate 10 gigawatts of solar power for electricity by 2030.
Joe Biden, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 24, 2021
At UN, Biden Pivots from 20-year War to Global Alliance against the Climate Emergency Biden, as expected, used his speech at the UN to announce a pivot by the United States away from its 20-year "war on terror," of which the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq were centerpieces.
2021 Afghanistan withdrawal., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 31, 2021
So Long, Afghanistan War: Top 6 Things we Won't miss about our Longest Military Engagement All U.S. troops are out of Afghanistan, ending America's longest war. For most Americans, its end should be something to celebrate.
FLASHBACK: President Trump Announces Signing 'Agreement For Bringing Peace' With Taliban In Feb 2020 In February 2020, President Trump announced the signing of a peace agreement with the Taliban, in the effort to bring American troops home and leave ..., From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 23, 2021
Top 6 Ways Trump forced Abrupt US Departure from Afghanistan; and that Time Trump said Taliban would take over War on Te Top 6 Ways Trump forced Abrupt US Departure from Afghanistan; and that Time Trump said Taliban would take over War on Terror
Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Biden Doctrine and Afghanistan: Lean Counter-Terrorism and the end of Bloated Nation-Building Biden came out swinging in defense of his decision to get out of Afghanistan. He thought there was a chance that the Afghanistan National Army could survive. He was, however, only hopeful that it would. His decision to get out meant that he was willing to let the chips fall where they may.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Trump's Tehran Poison Pill: US Trade Embargo provokes Iranian Attacks in Gulf, Making Return to Nuclear Deal Harder An oil tanker managed by Zodiac Maritime, owned by Romanian-Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, was attacked by a drone, killing two crewmen. Britain and the US have accused Iran of the attack, which Iran strongly denies.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Half of Palestinians Killed by Israeli Air Strikes on Gaza in May were Civilians and other War Crimes: HRW Human Rights Watch conducted a detailed study of military actions by Israel and the Hamas party-militia in Gaza and concluded that both committed war crimes during the Israeli assault on the Palestinian enclave this spring, but that deaths of Palestinians at Israeli hands were 21 times higher than Israeli deaths.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 25, 2021
Climate Crisis Grips Iran with Water Shortages, Provoking Protests, Clashes in Southwest JU Iran's southwestern Khuzestan region, the center of its petroleum industry, has been wracked with protests for a week, in part over water shortages. Rainfall is down 40% in 2021, and some streams have gone drSunday's high in the province is 124┬░ F., and Monday's is forecast as 126┬░ F.y.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 21, 2021
"No ice cream for you" - Ben & Jerry's ceases distribution to Israeli Squatter-Settlements in Palestinian West Bank The civil society movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel racked up another victory on Monday when it was announced that Ben & Jerry's ice cream would cease being sold in the Israeli-only squatter-settlements built on usurped Palestinian-owned farmland.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 18, 2021
Did Netanyahu Try to get Trump to Wag the Dog with Strike on Iran after Biden Won? After it became clear that Joe Biden had won the presidency, from November 7, lame duck Donald Trump desperately wanted to hold on to his office and contemplated a strike on Iran to bolster his position.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 17, 2021
Shaken by Trump's "Fuhrer Moment," Gen. Milley had to Blockade D.C. on Inauguration Day to "Keep the Nazis Out" Gen. Mark Milley was deeply alarmed that Trump kept denying that he had lost the election in late 2020, and worried that the president might try to use the FBI, the CIA and the Defense Department in such a bid. Milley saw Trump's refusal to concede the election as a "Reichstag Moment."
California Fires, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 11, 2021
Gasoline and Coal's Climate Freak Show: Fire-nado, 1 Billion Dead Marine Animals, and Earth's All-Time Record Heat As we blithely go back to our gas-guzzling ways, and as brain-dead state governments actively attempt to keep unprofitable coal plants in operation, the earth atmosphere on which we are inflicting our 36 billion metric tons of CO2 (sort of like blowing up myriads of atomic bombs up there) is taking revenge on us with rocketing temperatures.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 5, 2021
Top 6 Things Trump should be Indicted for aside from Cheating on Taxes The Trump organization was indicted by a New York grand jury on Wednesday and the indictment is unsealed. Trump Org.'s CFO, Allen Weisselberg, was also indicted. Trump is not named, but the trial could lead Weisselberg to turn state's evidence or could throw up new information that could land Trump in legal hot water.
Ebrahim Raisi, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 19, 2021
Iran's Leading Candidate for President is a far right Notorious Hanging Judge During the past two years Raisi has been Iran's chief justice. He often imposed for the death penalty. He is a notorious hanging judge with no respect for individual liberties.
Al-Aqsa compound, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 22, 2021
Israeli invasion of al-Aqsa Mosque Compound Shows Conflict remains Hot despite Ceasefire, Angers Muslims Worldwide Only half a day after a ceasefire went into effect between the Palestinians in Gaza and the government of Binyamin Netanyahu in Israel, the peace was disturbed in Jerusalem at the flashpoint al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 15, 2021
Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. Palestine and Israel cannot have a war because the Palestinians cannot mount a war.

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