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In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do

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The heartbreaking violence in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere carries many messages, but here’s one Americans shouldn’t miss: The United States — no matter who the president is — cannot manage world conflict. The corollary is that when a president tries to manage it, things will usually get worse. Foresight is always defective, and tragic unintended consequences will prevail.

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FAA Capitulates To AIPAC Demand

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by M.J. Rosenberg

A mere few hours after AIPAC demanded that the FAA back down and let the planes fly, it did.

Check it out.

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Making sense of the Israel-Palestine news

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Many people assume the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is particularly difficult to understand, perhaps even convoluted beyond a solution, and for a long time I would have agreed. Even when I started educating myself about U.S. foreign policy in the late 1980s — topics like Central America, Iraq and Iran, and corporate-led globalization — I avoided what I assumed was the dizzyingly complicated topic of Israel/Palestine. But I was wrong.

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Nobel laureates: Arms Embargo of Israel

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Apartheid Israel’s Gaza Massacre continues. 21 July is now Day 14 of the latest Israeli Gaza Massacre (aka “Operation Protective Edge”) that commenced on 8 July 2014 after the discovery on 30 June 2014 of the bodies of 3 Israeli settler teenagers on the West Bank (killed by persons unknown but possibly by Israeli state terrorists), and the subsequent Israeli killing of 5 West Bank Occupied Palestinians and the burning alive by Zionists of an Occupied Palestinian child [1].

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Stuck on Stuck

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“Just following the will of the people.” That’s been the GOP rationalization for accomplishing absolutely nothing for five and a half years. Doesn’t matter what the issue is. Immigration. Jobs. Infrastructure. Climate change. Banking reform. The proliferation of substandard dental schools in Nebraska.

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