What kind of national security policy will the Trump administration pursue globally? On this issue, as on so many others, the incoming president has offered enough contradictory clues, tweets, and comments that the only definitive answer right now is: Who knows? During his presidential campaign he more or less promised a non-interventionist foreign policy, even … Continue reading Field of Fright: The Terror Inside Trump’s White House
Analysts fear mixed signals from Trump administration may conceal a plan allowing the US ambassador to work out of Jerusalem From the windows of the grey, cube-shaped building that houses the US embassy in Tel Aviv, staff enjoy an undisturbed view out over the Mediterranean and a beach adorned in the summer with sunbeds and … Continue reading US Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem ‘a War Crime
The US is not as innocent as it may seem, according to President Donald Trump. When Fox News host Bill O’Reilly called Vladimir Putin “a killer,” Trump responded: “We’ve got a lot of killers.” In an interview to be aired ahead of the Super Bowl later on Sunday, Bill O’Reilly asked if Trump respects Russian … Continue reading ‘You Think Our Country is so Innocent?’ – Trump Asks after O’Reilly Calls Putin ‘a Killer’
Hopes for the Trump administration are not burning brightly. Trump’s military chief, Gen. Mattis, is turning out to be true to his «mad dog» nickname. He has just declared that Iran «is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world». Where is the evidence for this ignorant accusation? There is none. If truth be spoken, … Continue reading Is The Trump Administration Already Over?
The Israeli government and its supporters need to break out of the prison house of their own thinking by taking a broader and more inclusive view of things. You can watch the Jewish American academic Norman Finkelstein on YouTube taking a question from the audience after one of his lectures in 2013. The questioner asks why the … Continue reading Palestinian Rights and Israel’s Agenda
Trump signed an executive order. Airports filled up with protesters. The media screamed about a Muslim ban. Federal Judges intervened. Anger and chaos erupted. What is actually going on? The answers from both sides of the political spectrum are loaded with emotion and lacking truthful content. “Trump is trying to protect us from terrorists! He’s … Continue reading Executive Orders & Airport Protests: Trump Clashes With The CIA
Every once in a (long) while a book comes out that rips the zeitgeist, shining on like a crazy diamond. Age of Anger, by Pankaj Mishra, author of the also-seminal From the Ruins of Empire, might as well be the latest avatar. Think of this book as the ultimate (conceptual) lethal weapon in the hearts and … Continue reading Age of Anger
Breakfast at McDonald’s has left two French soldiers, who are part of the counter-terrorism Operation Sentinelle, without their assault rifles and ammunition, local press reports. The robbery comes amid an extended state of emergency in France. Weapons from the soldiers’ car were stolen on Thursday afternoon in the La Vespilliere area in the country’s northwest, … Continue reading French Soldiers Robbed of Assault Rifles & Ammo in McDonald’s Parking Lot
Yep you read that right. Scientists have created the first human-pig chimera. Chimera is a fancy name for hybrid – the embryo concerned has both human and pig DNA. Why you might ask, what’s the point? Well, scientists are hoping to create animals that can shed light on the potential of stem cells in early … Continue reading Scientists Announce Human-Pig Chimera – Is This Hybrid Human?