Monthly Archives : May 2015


    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has some explaining to do.   During Mogherini’s visit this week she spoke loftily of Europe’s concern for peace and desire to play a role in establishing a Palestinian state at peace with Israel. And that was very nice.   But what is the EU doing to promote these admirable goals? How…

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Israel’s peace fantasists in action

    The Saudis are in play, casting about for partners.   In a clear vote of no-confidence in US President Barack Obama’s leadership, Saudi King Salman led several Arab leaders in blowing off Obama’s Camp David summit this week. The summit was meant to compensate the Sunni Arabs for Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Salman’s decision is further proof…

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Pamela ISIS

Siding with the victims of aggression

    The notion that a rape victim deserved to be raped because she was wearing a tight outfit lights up all our red lights.     This is the case first and foremost because it absolves the rapist of responsibility for his crime.     We are also disgusted by attempts to blame the victim for her victimization because…

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maersk tigris

The Marshall Islands’ cautionary tale

    On Tuesday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps forcibly commandeered the Maersk Tigris as navigated its way through the Straits of Hormuz. Iran controls the strategic waterway through which 40 percent of seaborne oil and a quarter of seaborne gas transits to global markets.   The Maersk Tigris is flagged to the Marshall Islands. The South Pacific archipelago gained…

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