Perhaps Americans should not worry about Russian lawmakers unanimously approving a request by President Vladimir Putin to send armed forces to Ukraine to protect ethnic Russians there and secure the Black Sea fleet and other military installations in Ukraine’s Crimea region.
But they must finally accept that the U.S. is not concerned with the Palestinians, nor with their struggle to achieve statehood. They are concerned with their own interests, and their own interests only.
“We must not look away,” McCain said. Failure to “acknowledge through our sense of revulsion that what is happening in Syria today,” he said, would be “a stain on the collective conscience of moral peoples everywhere.”
Until the superpowers stop playing politics with the lives of people in countries far away, the bloodshed will persist: in Syria and in Ukraine.
That which exists between Cairo and Washington now is not a true battle.
The leaked reports say that the U.S. would support 85 percent of Israeli Jewish settlers staying in their colonies built on occupied Palestinian lands that will become part of Israel, in return for land swaps;
With perhaps just weeks to go before the United States unveils its framework accord that it hopes will prod Palestinians and Israelis toward a comprehensive negotiated resolution of their conflict, it seems that every dimension of this struggle is generating new ideas, trial balloons or fresh pressures on both sides, as the moment of truth approaches.