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Trump’s Cynical Abuse Of Human Rights Rhetoric
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Trump’s Cynical Abuse Of Human Rights Rhetoric
January 14, 2020

Try as the Trump administration might to co-opt their cause and exploit their anger for its own purposes, most Iranians hold a more negative view of the U.S. than they have held in many years. Iranian protesters are not our allies or our pawns, and we have to stop looking at their protests and the protests in other nations this way. They have their own concerns and grievances, and our government’s crocodile tears on their behalf don’t matter in the least.

General Soleimani’s Network of Revenge
January 11, 2020

In killing General Soleimani, Trump has echoed Mark Antony in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: “Cry ‘Havoc!,’ and let slip the dogs of war.”

General Soleimani’s Network of Revenge
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The Deeper Story Behind the Assassination of Soleimani
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The Deeper Story Behind the Assassination of Soleimani
January 8, 2020

Trump has evidently been convinced by someone that the U.S. can do without the Middle East, that it can do without allies in the region, and that nobody would ever dare to sell oil in any other currency than the U.S. dollar.

The Saudi/US Partnership: Evil Begets Evil
December 9, 2019

Saudi Arabia is the worst example of government abuse, of horrendous human rights violations, of misogyny and the brutal treatment of women, of total disrespect for life at every level of man and animal, of insatiable greed, of segregation, of racism, sexism, torture, and murder.

The Saudi/US Partnership: Evil Begets Evil
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A Tale of Two Princes
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A Tale of Two Princes
November 27, 2019

The two princes have many characteristics in common: both have a reputation for arrogance, ignoring expert advice and showing startlingly poor judgement in taking decisions. The result has been a dismally unsuccessful record for both men.

Douglas Macgregor: America’s De Gaulle, Unheeded Prophet of Houthi Victory and Saudi Fall
November 9, 2019

Today, the US and its allies have received a military wakeup call and warning in the Middle East as epochal as the Conquest of Poland was in 1939.

Douglas Macgregor: America’s De Gaulle, Unheeded Prophet of Houthi Victory and Saudi Fall
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Trump Ushers in Financially Responsible Empire
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Trump Ushers in Financially Responsible Empire
October 21, 2019

This decision by Trump to send troops to defend Saudi Arabia at cost or even for profit could have a much grander resonance than it would seem at first.

Russia Rises as Honest Broker in Mideast
October 18, 2019

President Putin’s successful Mideast tour this week evinces Russia as a credible, respected and perhaps pivotal mediator for peace in the region.

Russia Rises as Honest Broker in Mideast
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