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Julie King

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  • The Bernie Sanders Miracle: American Crowd in Brooklyn Cheers Palestinian Dignity
    • That was wonderful to hear from a presidential candidate. Even more great to hear it cheered.

  • Bravest man in Politics: Bernie Sanders harshly criticizes Israeli Occupation: 'Absurd' Settlements, 44% Unemployment
    • If his message could really get out, in spite of msm and DNC blackout, he'd be elected in a landslide. With coattails.
      We gotta be able to take a step towards money out of our politics. We olds owe the youngs this. My idealism never died either, Bernie.

  • How Bush-Cheneyism made Mideast in its Image: Wars, WOT, With us or Against Us
    • So is Trump just fronting when he appears to be felling the Bush dynasty in one sweep from the debate stage in S.Carolina, and having military vote for him in droves there? What aren't I getting?
      Trump sounds more moderate on ME than Hillary, though DNC won't listen and Bernie should push it more.
      Is it Bush-Cheneyism or combo with Netanyahuism refusal to compromise obnoxiousness?

  • Syria's Kurds to declare Federal Province
    • I think Assad's opinion is somewhat subject to Putin's here, as he wouldn't be standing right now w/o Putin, who also sees the picture more clearly.
      I'm happy to see US/Russia cooperating on this instead of pretending Russia is trying to take over the world. We could partner on other things too if we could lose the cold war mentality. How did Obama get infected w/ that, and to believing regime change would magically work here? HRC too, after Gaddafi. One hammer in toolbox, nail everything.
      We need global partners for global problems, but still think like it's 1950. Maddening.

  • Has the Pentagon become Lawless, Corrupt & only overseen by Civilian Hawks?
  • Iran in Syria? Reports its Troops plan Idlib, Aleppo Campaigns
    • Seems to me that's just what it is and has been for some time, with multiple subsets of Sunni, Shiite plus various Christian and other. King of Jordan said months ago that this is a war for the very being of Islam. Attempts to undo decades of peaceful cooexistence and return to a more barbaric, primitive time and kill all not with only them--Isis or AlQueda's many fronts all Sunni in broad strokes but def against Shiites, Alawites, Kurds. Thank the stars we're sitting this one out for the most part.

  • How much Palestinian unrest is work of Undercover Israeli Agents?
    • What makes this so despicable is Israelis using infiltrating IDF undercovers then holler "Look how out of control these Arabs are" to justify more Israeli violence.
      As if we couldn't see this coming a couple of months ago.... Bibi wanting to expand fast, before things internat'ls get wind of his predictable deadly ways.

  • Why Are So Many Millennials Rallying Behind Bernie Sanders?
    • He's been consistent since the 60s, he's the real deal. If only he can get his message out--and his policy proposals--to enough people that the D machine comes around to support him. MSM don't like him. He'd win by a landslide if the all real people were able to vote (no voter id), & those votes counted.

  • How the Israel Lobbies hurt U of Illinois-UC & 1st Amendment (Salaita Case)
    • I hope Salaita does not settle and his attorneys don't stop at Wise in their investigation. It's known that certain donors pressed Trustees who pressed her for his dismissal.
      She's hopefully mad enough to name names and describe the underbelly of this salutary example of excellence in education, sans free speech.
      Also hope AAUP sanctions Cary Nelson for such attempts to deny students exposure to different views.

  • The Middle East Policy of President Bernie Sanders
    • No he's not perfect but he's better than anyone else I've heard that's running. He'll force domestic issues to be confronted, money buying our politics (AIPAC just might come up) and inequality. He has important things to say that people haven't heard from politicans about our current corruption. We should be celebrating, even though he has no chance of winning even the primary.

  • President Hillary Clinton's Middle East Policy: Interventions, Wars, More of Same
    • One thing Hillary has is a tough hide, and she's been scrutinized and scandal-d on everything from her votes to her hair for years. And she has a machine behind her though not sure it'll be enough to offset Kochs, Adelson et al not to mention attempts to block voting in some states.
      If she's the D candidate I'll hold my nose and vote for her. The alternative is far too frightening, not just for POTUS but for SCOTUS noms, appointments, cabinet etc.
      There is no "loyal opposition" anymore. It's all blood sport.

  • Is the Center for Jewish Life stifling free speech at Princeton University?
    • This is disturbing. The Gaza gift that keeps giving. No dissent is being allowed on campuses and it's barely allowed elsewhere in US. The Israeli nationalists in power and settlers are on a roll and somehow we're supposed to keep up our support yet stifle reasonable questions else be labeled anti-semitic. Fundamentalism at its worst, but at Princeton? Shame. After the U of Illinois debacle you'd think there would be room for open discussion. Stifling freedom of expression by an expert in the topic-- I hope the students are protesting.

  • Obama's ISIL Actions are Defensive, Despite Rhetoric of going on Offense
    • We're in bed with Saudi Arabia and Israel and supposedly can't ally with Iran or Syria. Yet the latter two are only ones who can actually help deter ISIL. ISIL is targeting Shia or not sufficiently religious Sunnis and of course us. ISIL is serving a purpose in Iraq--you can't leave the Sunnis out if gov't---as well as Syria, where the rebels can't overpower Assad but ISIL maybe could. So now we're involved.
      I'm just trying to understand, knowing what MSM feeds me isn't much truth.

    • I meant re Syria ISIL is helping break it up, against Assad. Re Iraq, we tried to get Maliki to be more 'inclusive' but he got closer to Iran. Enter ISIL.

    • Prof Cole, I'm wondering after Iraq is broken up plus Syria on the verge, how this all might play into Israel's balkinization plan for ME-- Israel coming out largest & most stable in an area with smaller states than today, segregated Sunni or Shia.
      It seems ISIL has been useful in Iraq against Iran & Syria against Assad. Or is it coincidence that the countries around Israel are fracturing, with plenty of our help? Seems like their long time plan is happening, even acknowledging SA in the mix.

  • Gaza: Inside Israel's massacre at al-Shujayeh: "I can't Believe I Survived"
    • This is just annihilation. Please EU speak out strongly. The US has lost any moral courage if it ever had any.

  • The Pretender-Caliph and Islamic History: The Truth about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    • Thank you for the important distinctions between Shia and Sunni in acknowledging a caliph. I assume Saudi Arabia not happy about his declaration either.

  • Israeli Army: We have been instructed to Hit Hamas Hard
    • A Move-On petition is optimistic but our govt has marked those petitions as being from us leftists & don't take them seriously. I sign but am also writing letters to editors at Los Angeles Times where I live plus commenting there, NYT, WaPo---even though I get piled on it's less than a few yrs ago, which has to be being noticed by those who keep track of this. Bibi alienating much of the world this time, w/ ISIS not far away.
      Thank you for good post.

  • In the Deaths of 3 Israeli Teens, Likud Policies are also Implicated
    • We rarely hear about Palestinian deaths at hands of Israel from US media. But majority of Americans and even many US Jews are increasingly against Likud policies of Jewish supremacy and oppression, complicating our historical unconditional support of Israel. The more outrageous Netanyahu acts the more he alienates the world. 3 kids killed is horrible, but the death count is still mostly Palestinians. Excellent piece, wish it was in the NYT.

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