Why Syria’s Militias May Implode

By: Saturday April 6, 2013 4:30 pm

There are signs of significant rifts among Syrian militias trying to overthrow Assad.

MENA Mashup: AIPAC, BRICs, Syria, and the Third Intifada?

By: Saturday March 2, 2013 8:00 pm

On the eve of AIPAC’s annual Confab in DC, ex-AIPAC’er, MJ Rosenberg goes off

What Obama Said — And What He Meant — About Climate Change, War and Civil Liberties

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 5:01 pm

The words in President Obama’s “State of the Union” speech were often lofty, spinning through the air with the greatest of ease and emitting dog whistles as they flew.

Let’s decode the President’s smooth oratory in the realms of climate change, war and civil liberties.

MENA Mashup: Egypt 3.0, Israeli ‘Green Lights’, and, The House of Saud

By: Sunday February 3, 2013 8:15 am

An interesting wrinkle on Israel’s recent illegal incursion(s)

MENA Mashup: Israel ‘Doesn’t Know What Its Best Interests Are’, ‘Institute for Scary Iran Stories’, And, Mali

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 4:51 pm

“The modern liberal state … often uses deception to gain its ends — not so much deception of the foreign enemy, but of its own citizens,who have been taught to trust their leaders.” – Howard Zinn

Testimony Today in Congress About Benghazi Incident

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 10:01 am

Hearings in Congress today pile on the political debate over the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. The hearings come on the heels of the Pickering-Mullen report, which looked at the actions of the State Department and foreign service leading up to the attack, finding serious deficiencies in management and “grossly inadequate” security at the consulate. As a result four senior State Department officials resigned.

Susan Rice Withdraws From Consideration for Secretary of State

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 1:20 pm

I imagine this will be perceived as the right wing collecting a scalp, but considering that liberal groups increasingly saw Susan Rice as no picnic either, this probably falls under the auspices of an acceptable loss.

Republicans Gear Up for Susan Rice Nomination Fight, Which Could Be Stopped By Ending the Filibuster

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:32 am

The darkly comic part of this is that there’s probably no bigger liberal interventionist in the executive branch than Susan Rice. We may not have had a US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and by association a ruler other than Moammar Gadhafi, if it wasn’t for Susan Rice and her foreign policy perspective winning the day in 2011.

How the Major Newspapers Which Endorsed Obama Celebrate His Foreign Policy Record

By: Monday November 5, 2012 3:54 pm

The major newspaper endorsements indicate the makeover American superpower received when President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 worked. There is unanimous consensus among the top twenty newspapers that endorsed Obama that Obama repaired the image of America that was damaged by two terms of President George W. Bush.

Muddled Intelligence After Benghazi Assault Reflects Communication Difficulties By White House

By: Monday October 22, 2012 6:52 am

Tonight’s Presidential debate will focus on foreign policy, and that means we will once again wade into this attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, the details of which look more muddled than ever. The need for clarity among the media and political class – either this arose from a spontaneous demonstration, or it was a pre-planned Al Qaeda assault – took quite a few hits over the weekend.

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