While we here in America rest secure in our homes, largely free from the scourge of want or shortage, we’ve become immune from and blissfully ignorant of what may well be the cause of future wars around the world: water. Joe Sixpack, when he turns on the faucet at his kitchen sink, doesn’t often think [...]
From Al Akahbar English, Beirut Creative Commons
Published Sunday, April 7, 2013
Updated at 2:45pm: Dozens of Israeli websites were hacked in early hours Sunday, including pages of the prime minister’s office and the Tel Aviv stock exchange, in the largest cyber offensive yet against the Jewish state.
The operation is being dubbed #OpIsrael and [...]
By Adil E. Shamoo Consortium News, 3/28
With Syria and Iran, President Barack Obama faces getting mired in two wars that could set the entire Middle East aflame, and perhaps the rest of the Islamic world, too.
Such an outcome would be in part due to Mr. Obama’s Middle Eastern policy, and the willingness [...]
The new Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, is the executive in charge of the largest government entity in the world if you combine budget, personnel, equipment, and the 1,000 United States military installations around the globe. The organization is so large; it is hard to imagine the challenge of knowing what one needs to [...]
1. John McCain has some serious brass ones to be giving anyone grief about anything related to foreign policy after nearly putting Sarah Palin one tenuous, septuagenarian heartbeat away from the Commander-in-Chief chair (also, bullshit, McMaverick):
2. Yes, Ted Cruz really is that dumb:
3. What MJ Rosenberg said:
I spent a couple [...]
Apparently the contracted services of Lanny Davis and apocalyptic clownshoes agit-prop of Billy Kristol and co. are the tip of a spear with no shaft. As Nathan Guttman of the JD Forward reports, organized Jewish opposition to President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary evaporated following yesterday’s announcement:
Most Jewish groups have made [...]
I’ve been thinking this for some time, haven’t said it, so I know I don’t get credit, but both Mark Hibbs and Julian Borger said it today: IAEA inspectors had the same questions about that AP graph purporting to show Iranian nuclear weapon calculations that a number of bloggers and other commentators, including me, brought [...]
For Americans following the Israel-Gaza conflict through mainstream television news, Sunday marked a welcome departure from the frequent unbalanced analysis that has long prevented any meaningful understanding of the situation. MSNBC’s Up With Chris devoted a lengthy segment to the conflict with a guest lineup that actually lent itself to an informative and [...]
To Hamas and other Palestinian groups, the US president sent a strong condemnation, saying there is no justification for “the cowardly acts” of launching rockets into Israel.
To the Israeli prime minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, he sent a message of support and simply urged him to “avoid” civilian casualties.
[As of Friday] around two dozen [...]