Stratfor: “Flotillas and the Wars of Public Opinion”

Summary:  As I wrote 3 years ago, America has made many geopolitical mistakes, some very serious.  Nothing critical for a superpower, so long as we do not make too many.  But Israel operates far closer to the edge.   Small, geographically and economically vulnerable, surrounded by enemies, and heir to millennia of western antisemitism (Passages from Luther’s On the Jews and Their … Continue reading Stratfor: “Flotillas and the Wars of Public Opinion”

Freidman of Stratfor writes about “Mexico and the Failed State Revisited”

Another brilliant analysis from Stratfor, about (as Martin van Creveld foresaw two decades ago) one of the major threats to America.  This is a another perspective to the recent articles about the "end of Mexico."  At the end are links to other articles about Mexico.  "Mexico and the Failed State Revisited" George Friedman, Stratfor, 6 … Continue reading Freidman of Stratfor writes about “Mexico and the Failed State Revisited”

Stratfor thinks about the unthinkable: a U.S.-Iranian deal

It says much about Americas foreign policy -- both fearful and belicose -- that a respected geopolitical analyst can describe a deal with a major power as "unthinkable."  Talleyrand, Metternich or Bismark would laugh at our foolishness. Thinking About the Unthinkable: A U.S.-Iranian Deal By George Friedman, Stratfor, 1 March 2010 -- This report is republished … Continue reading Stratfor thinks about the unthinkable: a U.S.-Iranian deal

Stratfor looks at “The Utility of Assassination”

In this otherwise excellent article, Stratfor ignores the key factors about assassination:  if we assassinate the leaders of our enemies, eventually our enemies will assassinate our leaders.  When the inevitable happens, only hypocrites will cry about the evil of our enemies.  Those terrorists!   In other words, such sentiments will flood the airwaves of American and their din fill the halls … Continue reading Stratfor looks at “The Utility of Assassination”

Stratfor: “The Khost Attack and the Intelligence War Challenge”

This Stratfor articles discusses a critical component of our occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan:  intelligence.   At the end are links to other posts about this subject. As usual, Stratfor gives an authorative analysis on the several dimensions of this topic.  But the authors "bury the lede", putting their most disturbing conclusions deep in the article: … Continue reading Stratfor: “The Khost Attack and the Intelligence War Challenge”