Tagged: U.S. Mideast policy

The Curse of Fake News

The Curse of Fake News

Apparently it was a fake news item cooked up by Russian hackers that triggered the Qatar crisis. The fake news story made Qatar’s ruler seem friendly to Iran and Israel and critical of Trump. Several...

The Real Danger

The Real Danger

I know Jeb Bush seems to have no chance of becoming President, but stranger thngs have happened. And the prospect sends a chill up my spine. Jeb appeared on my TV screen yesterday, his round...

The Diabolical Dilemma of Syria

The Diabolical Dilemma of Syria

I don’t usually disagree with Dennis Kucinich but when I am told on TV that his PAC plans to punish Democratic members of Congress who vote for military intervention in Syria, I think he...

How the Media Misunderstood the “Jewish Vote”

How the Media Misunderstood the “Jewish Vote”

Americans of Jewish descent are no longer a persecuted minority. They had their turn, as did the Irish, the Italians and other immigrants. There were those “no dogs or Jews” signs in Miami, for...

If Hamas is a “Terrorist Organization,” How Could Election be Legal?

If Hamas is a “Terrorist Organization,” How Could Election be Legal?

I blame the United States for causing the carnage in Gaza. More precisely I blame George W. Bush. It was his crazy definition of “democracy” that enabled the Hamas rise to power, and it...