If the president wants sanctions to work he should use them as a scalpel, not as a blunderbuss.
Perhaps at the end of 2016, someone will remember that 15 years have passed since the start of the "War on Terror" with no victory.
Guns are America's cancer.
American values have not brought democracy and civilization to countries that have embraced them, but have overturned the effective systems in place and created ripe breeding grounds for terrorism.
The exercise is certainly an unoriginal one, but during his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, Barack Obama found the words to make his country dream one more time, defending an optimistic and ambitious vision of America. “The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth — period,” the [Read more]
It seems like conspiracy theory is the new specialty of Seymour Hersh, the 78-year-old American journalist.
In a major 10,000-word article published this week, Hersh claims that the Pakistani secret service captured Osama bin Laden in 2006 and held him in a villa in Abbottabad located 80 kilometers (approximately [Read more]
A week after a lengthy article by American journalist Seymour Hersh was published in the London Review of Books challenging the official version of the pursuit and death of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, many famous media outlets and concerned authorities considered it necessary to express their views on the [Read more]
Over the last 50 years, Hersh has built a network of informants, who deliver him a type of alternative reality to the one the White House presents. For the bin Laden story, he spoke to sources that he’s known since the seventies and eighties, he said. Can an experienced reporter like Seymour Hersh place too much belief in such an alternative reality? Can skepticism tip over into seeing conspiracy theories at every turn?
Washington has a long history of lies.