While some of the “radicalism” in the Middle East is just anti-imperialism, something Washington interventionists are unable to understand, the Obama administration’s approach is to fight Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) in Syria. Yet does the bombing of the civilians helps Daesh propaganda?
Jeb Bush routinely speaks in a fascist manner about launching an attack on Iran. But with there being no trial for anyone guilty of war crimes or crimes against humanity in the Bush administration, does this mean that the lawless and fascistic tradition will continue?
Iran was the subject of one of the most troubling moments in Hillary's 2008 campaign, when she promised to "totally obliterate" that country if the mullahs ever attacked Israel with a nuclear weapon. Has she changed at all?
Steve Jobs’s father was an immigrant from Syria. We need more like him, and we need fewer children washing up dead on beaches. If we’re going to bomb Syria, we need to take care of the displaced.
While Turkey is roiled by a war on journalists, the arms flowing through the country are allowing the Salafi fighters to withstand the Russia air campaign south and east of Aleppo.
On whose behalf is AIPAC intervening in American domestic politics? Juan Cole discusses the only logical possibility, which is that AIPAC is acting on behalf of the Likud government of Israel.
We are missing any sense of connection to the government. While past administrations are to blame for this, Tom Engelhardt describes why there is no massive antiwar movement in America.
The Middle East already has enough horrible issues without having nuclear weaponry added to the mix. The UN has treated Israel very different from how Iran was treated but should be discouraged when it comes to weaponry like the rest of the Middle East.
Reports of Islamophobia have already emerged following the Paris attacks, and fears of attacks on Muslims in Paris have risen.
Military power no longer seems to act as it once did on Planet Earth. Under distinctly apocalyptic pressures, something seems to be breaking down, something seems to be fragmenting.