Monthly Archives : November 2007

Apartheid, not peace


This week the Bush Administration legitimized Arab anti-Semitism. In an effort to please the Saudis and their Arab brothers, the Bush administration agreed to physically separate the Jews from the Arabs at the Annapolis conference in a manner that aligns with the apartheid policies of the Arab world which prohibit Israelis from setting foot on Arab soil.   Evident everywhere,…

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The death of the Bush Doctrine


At Annapolis this week, President George W. Bush buried his doctrime. The Bush Doctrine was based on a simple statement the president made in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 jihadist attacks on America.         “Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From…

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Is November 29 a day to celebrate


There is a bit of perverse poetry in the fact that the Annapolis conference is taking place the same week as the 60th anniversary of the UN General Assembly's resolution recommending that the British Mandate of Palestine be partitioned between a Jewish and Arab state.   What the confluence of events serves to show is just how little has changed…

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About Me


I grew up in Chicago – in the ultra-liberal neighborhood of Hyde Park. Hyde Park’s newest famous resident is Barack Obama. When I was growing up I knew that Hyde Park had two major production lines – Saul Alinsky radicals, who took over foundations and institutions, and free market economists who won Nobel Prizes for economics. Now it’s true that…

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American folly, Israeli tragedy


The mood is dark in the IDF's General Staff ahead of next week's "peace" conference in Annapolis. As one senior officer directly involved in the negotiations with the Palestinians and the Americans said, "As bad as it might look from the outside, the truth is 10 times worse. This is a nightmare. The Americans have never been so hostile."  …

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From AMIA to Armageddon


According to foreign reports, Israel destroyed a nuclear weapons installation in Syria in September. Never has a larger story been pushed under the rug by so many so quickly. What are we to make of this?   Over the weekend former federal prosecutor and the head of the non-governmental International Intelligence Summit, John Loftus, released a report on Iraq's weapons…

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Fantasists vs. Realists


On the eve of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's "peace summit" in Annapolis, the political house of cards which is Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Kadima government is poised to collapse.   Olmert owes his parliamentary majority and his governing coalition to two sectoral right-wing parties – Shas, the haredi Sephardic party, and Yisrael Beiteinu, the Russian immigrant party. Today both…

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Islam and the nation-state


Throughout the world, one of the most prevalent causes of war, terrorism and political instability is the ongoing weakening of the nation-state system. There are several reasons that the nation-state as a political unit of sovereignty is under threat. One of the most basic causes of this continuous erosion of national power throughout the world is the transformation of minority-dominated…

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America’s strategies for victory and defeat


The Battle of Iraq is nearly over. And the Americans have nearly won. Their enemies are on the run. Al-Qaida forces have lost or are losing their bases of operations. Its fighters are being killed and captured in ever increasing numbers. Iraq's Sunni citizens, who, until recently, refused to take any part in the post-Saddam regime, are joining the army…

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