Russia Claims “Mastery” Over Turkey in Black Sea

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by Joshua Kucera Russia’s top military officer has said that the country’s Black Sea fleet is now stronger than Turkey’s navy, and emphasized that Russia is now capable of easily striking the Bosphorus straits, statements that highlight the tenuous nature… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu at the UN: Frozen Bodies, Blatant Lies, and Imaginary Children

Statement by His Excellency Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel 
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Continuation of the General Debate

by Samah Salaime “Ahmed was the victim of a horrible terrorist act perpetrated by Jews… No words can bring comfort to this boy or to his family. Still, as I stood by his bedside I told his uncle, ‘This is… Continue Reading  

Congress’ DIY Approach to Saudi Arabia

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by Diana Ohlbaum If there were a “basket of deplorables” for foreign countries, Saudi Arabia would surely be in it. The Saudi government holds one of the world’s worst records on religious freedom and women’s rights, and harbors one of… Continue Reading  

Syria as Metaphor

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by John Feffer The war in Syria is a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for all the civilians who suffer from constant aerial bombardment, who are trapped without food and medical assistance inside crumbling cities, who experience the retribution of either… Continue Reading  

War, Peace, and Absurdity

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by Tom Engelhardt Recently, sorting through a pile of old children’s books, I came across a volume, That Makes Me Mad!, which brought back memories. Written by Steve Kroll, a long-dead friend, it focused on the eternally frustrating everyday adventures… Continue Reading