America takes another step towards war with Iran, towards the dark side of its soul

Summary:  All we need do is to strike Iran with all our hatred, and our journey towards the dark side will be complete. After years of propaganda the US population has become eager for war, much like the people of Europe were in 1914.  The wars of the 20th century and the first decade of the … Continue reading America takes another step towards war with Iran, towards the dark side of its soul

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Statfor discusses “The 30-Year War in Afghanistan”

Summary:  Here is an interesting analysis by Stratfor of our expedition to Afghanistan.  Note how -- deep in this report -- Friedman mildly mentions that crushing al Qaeda is not our goal in Afghanistan.  Now that we're enmeshed in a failing war, the war's advocates can quietly slide away from the Big Lie.  Other posts about the war … Continue reading Statfor discusses “The 30-Year War in Afghanistan”

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”