Tomgram: Oded Na’aman, Is Gaza Outside Israel?

via Tom Dispatch On returning from his first trip to the Gaza Strip, Noam Chomsky told Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman, “It’s kind of amazing and inspiring to see people somehow managing to survive as caged animals subject to constant, random, sadistic punishment only… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu is using his Iraq script for Iran

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Haaretz reporter Barak Ravid references Jim Lobe’s widely read article about Bibi Netanyahu’s testimony to Congress on Iraq one year prior to the US-led war in 2003. In sum, the Israeli Prime Minister seems to be reading from the same… Continue Reading  

Let’s All, For a Moment, Remember Bibi’s Wisdom on Iraq 10 Years Ago

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by Jim Lobe As usual, Paul Pillar hits the mark in his latest blog post at the National Interest in asking “Why are the Neocons Still Around?”, suggesting that when you are responsible for “one of the biggest and costliest… Continue Reading  

FLASHBACK: Gen. Petraeus Warned of US Policies that “Foment Anti-American Sentiment”

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Robert Wright has an excellent piece at the Atlantic exploring the “hidden causes” of the protests against the United States across the Muslim world. The violence, which it’s important to emphasize is never excusable, is receiving little serious analysis in… Continue Reading