Apr 092016

"Hillary Clinton is an unreconstructed hawk," so says Retired General Andrew Basevich. Aside from being retired General, a VietNam veteran, and a Professor emeritus, he has a new book on the Middle East. The book is titled; America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History. Check the video out:

Mar 052015

The Prime Minister of Israel spoke to a joint session of the US Congress. Referencing the Cuban missile crisis, Netanyahu explained that we averted disaster by deterrence. He went on to say "Now we see the rise of a similar threat. Similar and in many ways more dangerous. Against which deterrence by itself may not [Read More…]

Torture Report

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Aug 212014

Thoughts On Torture The recent revelations came as no surprise. Now we know with certainty that the United States tortured people. What are the repercussions? The Senate Team spent five years researching and putting the CIA torture report together. Apparently, it is quite thorough. What now? Knowing this puts us in quite a bind. We can’t simply [Read More…]

Jan 142014

The whole idea of cutting SNAP (Food Stamps) may well be the most heartless and mean-spirited proposal our Congress has ever made. It is literally taking food from the mouths of our most vulnerable citizens. This includes millions of children. All at a time of high unemployment and a growing wealth disparity. I don't know if [Read More…]

Nov 182013

Can We Save Our Democracy? Is a country with true universal single payer health care, free higher education, a concerted effort to reverse the climate crisis, and reasonable choices at the ballot box a possibility? Drs. Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers are convinced that this world can be transformed into a world of social, economic, [Read More…]

Sep 142013
Kerry Meets With Kissinger. Why?

What Advice Could Kissinger Offer   It is difficult to trust the judgement or the veracity of what the Secretary of State John Kerry says. If it weren't bad enough that his talking points don't explain the real reasons he wants to drop missiles in Syria, the point is further made by the fact that he found it [Read More…]

Sep 042013
Syria: Deception That Pushes Us To War

Syria: The Most Logical Answer is Usually Right I have said and continue to say that the party that has the least to gain as well as the most to lose by using poison gas is Assad's Syria. Not that he would likely have any moral reservations about doing so, but very practical reasons not to. With Syria's [Read More…]

Aug 282013

Fool Me Once… Let's not make the same mistake that we made in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. I grant that Assad is an awful person. Maybe he could use nerve agents to kill his own people. But this isn't about "could," either he did or he didn't. There are some nagging questions [Read More…]