Tag Archives: Middle East

Harry Targ :
Hillary Clinton and the declining
American empire

The war against the Qaddafi regime that destroyed Libya’s social fabric was enthusiastically endorsed by Secretary of State Clinton. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 1, 2016 “I think President Obama made the right decision at the … finish reading Harry Targ :
Hillary Clinton and the declining
American empire

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Roy Casagranda :
Hey, ISIL! Here’s some unsolicited advice

By Roy Casagranda | The Rag Blog | December 16, 2015 Leer este artículo en español My advice to all the pro-ISIL forces in the United States: Keep bombing Iraq and Syria. This is how ISIL came into being in … finish reading Roy Casagranda :
Hey, ISIL! Here’s some unsolicited advice

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David P. Hamilton :
What is to be done in the Middle East (as soon
as pigs fly)

Creating an actual anti-Islamic State alliance would require thinking entirely outside the currently existing conceptual boxes. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | November 25, 2015 “In the name of realism, men are quite mad, and precisely what … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
What is to be done in the Middle East (as soon
as pigs fly)

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Murray Polner :
The Iran deal and the new, U.S.-inspired Middle Eastern arms race

Hey, world, step right up: American weapons are available for (nearly) everyone. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 8, 2015 So who won the “war” about the Iran Agreement? Millions were spent for a stream of ads … finish reading Murray Polner :
The Iran deal and the new, U.S.-inspired Middle Eastern arms race

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David P. Hamilton :
Mapping the Middle East mess

The artificial boundaries after the British and French carved up the region are increasingly irrelevant. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | June 29, 2015 “One day during the [Versailles] Peace Conference [ending WWI], Arnold Toynbee, an adviser … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
Mapping the Middle East mess

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | The pacification that never ends

Patrick Cockburn looks at the non-state forces in the region, who they are backed by, the motives of those backers. and the sectarian desires of the jihadis. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [The Jihadis … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | The pacification that never ends

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Larry Ray :
A little bombing quiz for you

In the two photos below please identify which bombing was ordered by Bashar al-Assad and which one by Benjamin Netanyahu. By Larry Ray | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014, 2014 There are two photos below and both are … finish reading Larry Ray :
A little bombing quiz for you

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David McReynolds :
In opposition to Israeli actions, and to anti-Semitism

It is a grave error to attack Jews anywhere based on the actions of the Israeli government. By David McReynolds | The Rag Blog | July 20, 2014 In recent days there has been a flurry of anti-Semitic outbursts in … finish reading David McReynolds :
In opposition to Israeli actions, and to anti-Semitism

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Jack A. Smith :
Israel bombs Gaza civilians. Again.

In 2008-2009, Israel virtually crushed the tiny territory and its 1.7 million inhabitants, killing 1,400 Palestinians, while losing only 10 Israeli soldiers. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | July 16, 2014 Once again, Israel has found a … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
Israel bombs Gaza civilians. Again.

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Steve Russell :
Stopping an American jihad

It comes down to what Colin Powell used to call ‘the Pottery Barn theory.’ We will own what we break and we don’t want to own the Sunni and Shi’a argument. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | July … finish reading Steve Russell :
Stopping an American jihad

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Tom Hayden :
Are we seeing the ‘dismemberment’ of Iraq?

The other Hayden says Iraq is ‘dead’ and will be replaced by three ‘successor’ states. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2014 Former CIA director Michael Hayden says Iraq is dead, “will not be reconstituted,” and … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Are we seeing the ‘dismemberment’ of Iraq?

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Tom Hayden :
The madness in Iraq and the comeback of the neocons

The original blame for this disaster is on the Bush administration, but also on all those who succumbed to a Superpower Syndrome, which claimed we could redesign the Middle East. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 17, … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The madness in Iraq and the comeback of the neocons

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