Not surprisingly, a French commentator once asked why the west was helping the mujahidin to combat a European power (the Soviets) when the Afghans could resist the invaders on their own because they simply ‘love to fight’.
In this war, neither is the ‘enemy’ clearly marked, nor is there a common engagement or exit strategy between the two partners.
Billions of dollars, they are shouting, they have doled out to Pakistan; but the Pakistanis are cheats, not returning the compliment by way of doing what they want them to do and what they have aided them for.
Now that Barack Obama has released his birth certificate, we are missing his school records. Donald Trump, hero of the day for having finally obtained the release of the president’s vital records has, of course, already thrown himself into the new controversy.
"The word is, he wasn't a good student," began the [Read more]
The enormous hole in the American public accounts, with a deficit of $1.5 trillion this fiscal year and counting, is far from new. In spite of this, Standard & Poor's, a risk classification agency, spooked the market by lowering the outlook for the assessment of U.S. federal debt from “stable” to “negative.” [Read more]
President Barack Obama is a politician and therefore zigzags his way through issues as he deems necessary, and as such he is only interested in pursuing an improvement in U.S.-Israeli relations insofar they fit into his agenda.
A few weeks ago, Obama announced that he intends to run for office a second time in [Read more]
Julian Assange's WikiLeaks made a new disclosure yesterday. According to declassified U.S. diplomatic dispatches, the U.S. State Department transferred millions of dollars to the opponents of the Syrian regime. It is assumed that funding was provided during a period of several years, at least until September 2010. [Read more]
If measured by the gap between what they have done to the country (on the one hand), and the effectiveness of the form of government, founding documents and principles that the Founders gave them to work with (on the other), American politicians must collectively be some of the most pathetic in the world.
We already know the routines of violence, humiliation and removal of legal protections that befell the prisoners at the American enclave in Cuba.
The U.S. president is deploying combat drones against Gadhafi's troops and sending money to the rebels — a dilemma in the coming U.S. election campaign.