Just the Horrible Facts

  The following excerpt from an AP news report today should need no comment. Surely, the facts speak for themselves: Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as […]
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The Tricky Business of Searching for Mideast Peace

I am sure you would agree that peace is a “good thing.” Not always, of course. When British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned from Germany in 1938 and proclaimed that he had ensured “peace for our time,” it turned out to be catastrophic. The price of that “peace” was Hitler’s rampage through Europe, the slaughter […]
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Exposing the Myth of “Free Speech” in America

You hear a lot of blather about the constitutional right to free speech in America, and it’s true that those crazies who utter threatening and seditious remarks against the country’s first black president would probably be rounded up and shot in some other countries. Or at least sent to prison. But the same “right” apparently […]
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I Hate to Say This But We Can’t Do Much About Iranian Savagery

If we lived in a just world, those frowsy-looking Iranian mullahs would be strung up by their thumbs and horsewhipped (or worse), a democratic government would be installed in Iran, and an international group would be appointed to ensure no nuclear weapon is ever developed there. Furthermore, that tinpot despot in North Korea would be […]
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Almost Unnoticed, the Mideast is a Ticking Time Bomb

While the American media concentrate on such important topics as Miss California’s breast implants and Simon Cowell’s threatened departure from American Idol, a time bomb that could destroy the world as we know it ticks ominously and almost unnoticed in the Middle East. At issue is the likely reaction of the Muslim world if Israel […]
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New Israeli Government Makes the World More Dangerous

The hawks who have clawed their way to power in Israel have received scant attention in the American news media. Reporters are far more interested in Michelle Obama’s clothing and whether she hugged the Queen before or after the Queen hugged her. Fortunately for those of us who worry about this dangerous world, there is […]
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I Find the United Nations’ Role In the World Totally Confusing

I see that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (photo below) has demanded an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and I also see that his “demand” has been ignored. Rockets continue to rain down on Israel and hundreds of innocent civilians, including women and children, are still being slaughtered in Gaza. So what does the U.N. secretary-general do […]
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America Might Be Closer to War with Livni Leading Israel

With Tzipi Livni as Israel’s prime minister, America would probably be farther along the road to war with Iran. I caught her on television recently and she gave me the shivers.  This is one cool, ruthless lady. Behind her Colgate smile and amiable demeanor, I sensed a resolve that should give Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pause. […]
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Beware of a New Cold War, Ms. Rice! It Could Get Hot!

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the cold war is over, and she is supposed to be an expert in Russian-American relations so I don’t want to argue with her. But I wonder whether Ms. Rice has spoken to Vladimir Putin lately. It seems to me that by building a “missile defense shield” in eastern […]
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Russians Still Thugs But U.S. May Share Blame for Tragedy

I have to admit that I was misled about the Georgian blood bath. From what I heard at first on television and read in the newspapers it seemed that – out of the blue – Russia had launched an unprovoked attack on its tiny neighbor. I was ready to believe this version of events because […]
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