Putin is not going to scream about human rights abuses in Gaza ... when his own jets have been destroying clinics and hospitals in Syria. He sticks to the “war on terror” – and being an ally of all. The children may rattle their toys, but the tsar has the keys to the nursery. The crackpot in the White House neither knows nor cares nor, one suspects, understands. He long ago opened the door for Putin – and Putin walked straight through it
The rise of Trump and other anti-establishment politicians is evidence of the crisis of confidence in the West.
Thanks to 9/11, we know more about the world, but mainly about ourselves.
The Syrian crisis has been outsourced to Vladimir Putin, who audaciously volunteered men and material to do what Obama and his Western allies have abstained from doing.
The transfer ... of 15 inmates from ... Guantanamo is likely among Barack Obama’s final nods toward one of the promises he championed before arriving at the White House.
Is there any doubt here about who is the hero, and who the villain?
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.
During the eight decades since U.S. intervention in the Middle East, there have been five primary components that have defined the map of American interests in the region: oil, the security of Israel, geopolitical interests, the War on Terror and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction — with the [Read more]