Mass Murder in Gaza

The Israeli military slaughtered dozens of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators and wounded thousands more in Gaza on Monday. As this atrocity was being carried out, a grotesque ceremony was unfolding barely 50 miles away to mark the formal opening of a US embassy in the divided and occupied city of Jerusalem. The two events—occurring on the …

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A Short Flight to Armageddon: Trump & Netanyahu Bringing Us Closer to End of Times

The biblical town of Armageddon is but a few miles as the bullets fly from the site of the latest Gaza massacre which has taken us further down the road to the end of times. Its proximate cause was the latest Man-Child effort of Donald J Trump, this time to relocate the US embassy in …

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Israel at 70: Bibi’s Troubled Hour of Power

For Bibi Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister save only founding father David Ben-Gurion, it has been a week of triumph. Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal as Bibi had demanded. Thursday, after Iran launched 20 missiles at the Golan Heights, Bibi answered with a 70-missile attack …

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Europe May Fold, But China and Russia See Opportunity

Although European leaders are talking a big game about keeping the Iran deal (JCPOA) alive following Trump’s unilateral withdrawal, there’s a good chance nations across the pond, especially the UK and France, will ultimately fold to U.S. demands. This is despite the fact these countries stand to lose far more economically than America. Acquiescing to U.S. …

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France Is Trying to Cast a “Hex” on China’s South Pacific Plans

There’s been a spike in anti-Chinese fear mongering in the run-up to New Caledonia’s independence referendum later this year. The leader of a powerful pro-unity party warned that the island nation would become a “colony of China” because it’s “too small to be secure if it becomes independent”, implying that the People’s Republic would ecologically …

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun meets with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, and Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, 2018

Israel Threatened All Lebanese When It Equated Their State with Hezbollah

An Israeli security cabinet minister ominously wrote on Twitter that “Hezbollah=Lebanon” and promised that “The State of Israel will not differentiate between the sovereign State of Lebanon and Hezbollah, and will view Lebanon as responsible for any action from within its territory”. Education Minister Naftali Bennett was responding to Hezbollah’s impressive gains in the first …

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The Ruinously Expensive American Military

America’s Republican politicians complain that “entitlements,” by which they mean pensions and medical care, are leading the country to bankruptcy even as they fatten the spending on the Pentagon, which now takes 12 percent of the overall budget. And it should be noted that while workers contribute to the social programs during all their years …

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