Archive for the ‘occupation’ Category

Afghanistan: Time To End This War

Western officials are hoping the violent outburst after the careless Koran burning at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan will not happen again. Despite their deepest desires there is no doubt that it will. This was not the first furious demonstration against the U.S. and its NATO partners, who Afghans consider occupiers, and it definitely will […]

War, Weapons, and Secretary Clinton on Eggs and Tomatoes in Syria

US Condemns Attack on Envoy in Syria reports Al Jazeera. “More violence!” I thought. Apparently Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared my initial shock declaring, “We condemn this unwarranted attack in the strongest possible terms.” Whew, that is intense, but then I found out the envoy was “attacked” by eggs and tomatoes. The American Ambassador, […]

Israeli Isolation and Palestinian Pockets at the UN

Palestinian officials are poised to request that the United Nations recognize them as a State. It is very similar to the unilateral declaration that Israel made in 1948. Unfortunately, Israel, and its best friend America, are doing everything than can to stop them. They are claiming that this Palestinian State should not move forward under […]

Today’s Take: Ten years after 9/11: Will we ever get beyond war?

It is often hard to gauge how a person will react during a crisis let alone one like September 11th. After such a destructive and devastating event, a person’s first instinct is to fight back hard and fast making whoever is in the way feel the agony. Punishment or revenge no matter who it affects […]

Today’s Take – Israel: Determined to remain at war

The Israel government has definitely made it clear that it has no intention to initiate withdrawal from the occupied West Bank. Unfortunately it is just not enough to continue building settlements, they are now poised to start another confrontation with those they rule. The Israeli newspaper Al Haaretz reports that the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) […]