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  • Does Trump's slashed Foreign Aid Budget give China the Advantage?
  • Turkey's Syrian blowback
  • As Der Donald-inspired Hate Crimes grow, US Universities at Risk
    • I always find myself acting as a small ambassador defending and even promoting US against all kinds of accusations real or imagined whenever I travel on business trips to part of the where I was born and others. . Not anymore. America has elected a person in whose name I cannot stand as a character witness. The world saw and heard what Trump said and did. He is his own character witness. After 911, international students admissions dropped and others countries including Australia started promoting their learning institutions as destinations for higher learning for international students. I expect the same to happen again. You can get a good undergraduate education in many other countries.

  • Egyptians "shocked" at Lieberman Appointment, note Barak's accusation of "fascism" in Tel Aviv
    • This is what happened to SA Apartheid on its last 2 decades of reign of terror. It became even more ruthless and brutish inside South Africa and in neighboring Namibia and Angola. But in end even nuclear weapons which Israel helped it acquire were not enough to stem its demise. Looks like fatigue is beginning to set in on soldiers who have the difficult task of enforcing apartheid in the occupied lands. It may take 30 years but in the end this is a system that cannot sustain itself for ever.

  • Why EU Labeling of Israeli Squatter Goods could Affect Israeli Economy
    • Those Asian countries have been voting with their feet in favor of Palestinians at the general assembly for decades and almost all of them had to fight expel colonialism from their lands. Over time, what happened to apartheid South Africa will catch up with Israel? I even doubt if Israel oranges (and other products) can be able to compete with low cost oranges from tropical zones of Asia.

  • It is Israel that abrogated Oslo Peace Accords, as Netanyahu Boasted
    • The peace agreements and process died when Bibi took power. Technically, Israel has for decades imposed a blockade on the west bank because it also controls access to Jordan through River Jordan. West bank does not have its own international airport. The peace process was a charade which the Israel used to expand settlements as PA clamped its people. Now Israel will have to police them. I can see an intifada on the horizon.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham pledges allegiance to Israel's Netanyahu vs. Obama
    • Imagine the outcry in GOP and the media had Graham told Bibi that he would follow US president's lead in imposing sanctions on Iran.

  • Israeli settlers destroy Palestinian grape vines as Israel Steals More Land
    • Not gonna happen. Take South Africa, Dutch settlers, fore bearers of apartheid, started arriving there in 1488 and by 20th century they had acquired a nuclear bomb with the help of Israel that would give them security in perpetuity. Lesson, it’s impossible to maintain status quo even with nuclear weapons as long as you are the minority.

  • The Second Iran-Iraq War and the American Switch
    • Someone correct me if I am wrong but weren't those chaps that McCain took pics with in Syria ISIS fellas? I recall that some of those anti Assad fighters in that photo opp were fingered as having been involved in kidnappings

  • United States, Israel opposed Mandela, supported Apartheid
    • Thanks for saying what the media is not talking about. I lived in Africa in the 70s and 80s. and like most of my fellow students, we were media savvy and followed the politics of anti apatheid movement. The west, save for a few countries was firmly on the side of apatheid. When apatheid South Africa invaded South West Africa (Namibia) and advanced to towards Angola to support a western lackey known as Savimbi, it was the Cubans who came the rescue and helped push back the boers from parts of Angola and northern Namibia. In those days Mandela and Africa independent movements were either terrorists or communists and the west did not give a hoot about freedom. The rest is revisionist history.

  • South Africa: Label West Bank Squatter Products; Israel: You Apartheid State!
    • Aren't Israelis always proud of their Jewish state. Why would they want to hide "made in Israel" label? Just leave it to the buyers to make the judgment call and the products will likely rot in the shelves. Alternatively, they can borrow made in USA stamp. US would willingly lend it, not questions asked.

  • Can Bookstores be Saved?
    • Well if you are buying your books from web-based book stores only like Amazon, and avoiding to pay taxes to your local economy then that this is what you get.

  • Egyptian Official: Israelis Might be Behind attacks by Sharks, which seem to be Beasts of Prey
    • Such a clever propaganda gimmick by Egyptian Govt to deflect its citizens from wiki leaks revelations of how two-faced Arab leaders say one thing in public then say the opposite when consorting with US diplomats to undermine the interests of their own citizens.

  • Palin: "We must support our North Korean Allies"
    • So true and whenever these obvious weaknesses are pointed to her supporters in GOP and Tea parties ,some have even said that this lack proper education i s actually huge positive. And mark you she has an 80% support in GOP and the right.

      I would not be surprised if she wins GOP POTUS nomination.

  • 28 More US Fuel Trucks Set Ablaze in Pakistan, 6 Killed, as Convoy Boycott Continues
    • What about Iran route? That would seem to me as the most cost effective and shortest given its proximity to the gulf with high concentration of US troops. US did get significant logistical and intelligence support from the Iranians after 911 even though that gesture was not returned in kind. All it needs to do is to set aside its pride and ask. You never know what it may lead to..... After all, Taliban and Iranians are avowed enemies

  • Collapse of Kabul Bank Points to Fatal Corruption of Karzai Government
    • Well said Christaine!
      When if comes to foreign interventions, the US govt always takes all the credits ( which rarely, if any, happen) and assign all the bad things to foreign puppets -read Ngo Dinh Diem, in Vietnam, Saddam, Gen. Musharraf, --- and so on. Karzai is a product of US like Chalabi was in Iraq. They were assets that were recruited and paid for by CIA.
      US never installs a genuine leader who has grassroots support unless compelled to do so in these kinds of situations. Karzai understands very well that he will, ultimately be the fall guy once everything unravels as it certainly will. Waiting for the time when Mahmoud Abbas will be demonized in MSM media after the eventual failure of the peace process in Palestine.

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