US scuppered deal with Iran in 2005, says then British Foreign Minister

On September 26, 2013, in Articles, by admin

US scuppered deal with Iran in 2005, says then British Foreign Minister By David Morrison and Peter Oborne This week can be a turning point in the troubled history of relations between the United States and Iran. It is greatly to be hoped that President Obama will take the chance of meeting President Rouhani when […]

Anniversary Of The Sabra And Shatila Massacres In Lebanon Passes Largely Unnoticed

On September 24, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Anniversary Of The Sabra And Shatila Massacres In Lebanon Passes Largely Unnoticed By Frederick Reese   Between Sept. 16  and Sept. 18, 1982, between 762 and 3,500 Palestinian and Lebanese civilians — most of whom were women, children and the elderly — were raped, tortured, killed and mutilated in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in […]

 

The Menace of Israeli Warplanes

On September 16, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The Menace of Israeli Warplanes By Brenda Heard As we chase the latest headlines and grow dizzy from the daily crises of the Middle East, sometimes we overlook the persistent problems.  Perhaps the element of continuance makes them frustrating, perhaps just boring.  But to ignore the drip-drop of Israeli belligerence toward Lebanon is to shrug […]

A Plea for Caution From Russia

On September 12, 2013, in Articles, by admin

A Plea for Caution From Russia What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria By Vladimir V. Putin, President of Russia As published in The New York Times Opinion Pages on 11 September 2013 MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It […]

Bye, Bye, American Pie: US intransigence in the face of a war-weary world

On September 8, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Bye, Bye, American Pie: US intransigence in the face of a war-weary world By Daniel Patrick Welch US intransigence in the face of a war-weary world will mean the end of the country as we know it It actually shouldn’t be that much of a shock. For the last twelve years at least, Americans have […]

Congress and the Imperial Presidency Debate Syria – An Analysis

On September 4, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Congress and the Imperial Presidency Debate Syria – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson Part I – The President Goes to Congress President Obama has sidestepped the political hole he had dug for himself (what we might call the “red line” hole) over his proposed attack on Syria. Having insisted there must be “consequences” for a […]