MENA Mashup: The I/P, Egypt, Libya, and Turkey

By: Saturday May 24, 2014 11:15 am

Col. Pat Lang penned an excellent retort to Oren’s brazen attempt to whitewash the IDF…

Same as It Ever Was: War, Peace, Wall Street, and the Smothers Brothers

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 4:37 pm

Censored for years, the Smothers Brothers kept on satirizing. In the end their uncompromising political message drove them off the air, with CBS firing the duo and the rest of their comedy ensemble under pressure from the White House. Though the Brothers and the ACLU fought a successful legal battle in response, their careers were effectively over. A documentary, Smothered, tells the whole story — but only clips seem to be available online.

Late Night: MENA Mashup

By: Saturday March 1, 2014 8:00 pm

IAEA denies Israeli accusations of concealing report on Iran’s nuclear program.

Late Night: MENA Mashup

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 8:00 pm

Meanwhile, Erdogan ups the ante on Bibi…

MENA Mashup: Al Qaeda, Egypt, False Flags, and Hasbara

By: Friday January 17, 2014 5:20 pm

It’s always refreshing to see a MSM outlet shine some sort of light on our perfidy.

MENA Mashup: Folie à deux!

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 7:15 pm

I must say that I was surprised by this completely empty gesture from Bibi.

The Pentagon’s Italian Spending Spree

By: Thursday October 3, 2013 7:00 pm

The Pentagon has spent the last two decades plowing hundreds of millions of tax dollars into military bases in Italy, turning the country into an increasingly important center for U.S. military power. Especially since the start of the Global War on Terror in 2001, the military has been shifting its European center of gravity south from Germany, where the overwhelming majority of U.S. forces in the region have been stationed since the end of World War II. In the process, the Pentagon has turned the Italian peninsula into a launching pad for future wars in Africa, the Middle East, and beyond.

The Two-State Solution is Dead. Long Live the Two-State Solution

By: Monday March 25, 2013 7:35 am

This diary is a preliminary attempt to specify a general conviction of mine that the way forward in the Middle and North Africa region (MENA) is through cooperation between the “democratic” secular movements and the Moderate Islamist movements (Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Tunisia’s Ennahda Party, and Hamas in occupied Palestine), and that this understanding is something U.S. progressives should support.

The title refers to one possible element of the specification. Given that the idea of a two-state solution, meaning Israel and a secular Palestine has become a mere fantasy that no longer has a realistic possibility of implementation, perhaps Fatah and Hamas can finally realize that it is vital for them to settle their differences, and come to an understanding on international issues to struggle for, of which one element might be a new two-state proposal.

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