Biden’s “Diplomacy Is Back” Falls Flat as 2021 Middle East Policy a Miserable Flop

By no means has voting blue meant a change for the better; in fact, the only real difference between Biden and Trump in terms of foreign policy is that instead of mean tweets, more respectful language is used to give the new president the veneer of respectability.

Biden’s “Diplomacy Is Back” Falls Flat as 2021 Middle East Policy a Miserable Flop

Despite President Joe Biden having claimed earlier this year that “diplomacy is back” and that he would end the war in Yemen, revive the Iran Nuclear Deal and settle several other issues, in reality his Middle East foreign policy has been just as detrimental to the region as was that of his predecessor. “This war has to end…we’re ending all

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Yes, There Were 10 Good Things About 2021

2021 was, indeed, a disastrous year, but we do have some reasons to cheer.

Yes, There Were 10 Good Things About 2021

This year, 2021, began with a huge sense of relief as Trump left office. We hoped to emerge from the ravages of COVID, pass a hefty Build Back Better (BBB) bill, and make significant cuts to the Pentagon budget. But, alas, we faced a January 6 white nationalist insurrection, two new COVID mutations, a sliced-and-diced BBB bill that

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Chris Hedges: PEN America and the Betrayal of Julian Assange

Careerists and Democratic Party apparatchiks successfully leverage corporate money and backing to seize and deform historic rights organizations into appendages of the ruling class.

Chris Hedges: PEN America and the Betrayal of Julian Assange

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost) — Nils Melzer, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, is one of the very few establishment figures

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‘Previously Unknown Massacres’: Why is Israel Allowed to Own Palestinian History?

This is not the first time when an Israeli admission of guilt, though always conditional, has been considered the very validation of Palestinian victimization.

‘Previously Unknown Massacres’: Why is Israel Allowed to Own Palestinian History?

Haaretz’s investigative report - ‘Classified Docs Reveal Massacres of Palestinians in '48 – and What Israeli Leaders Knew’ - is a must-read. It should be particularly read by

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US on Homesh Attack: Use of Force in Self-Defense is Only for Israelis, Not for Palestinians

The term “illegal” Jewish settlement leads one to believe that somewhere out there are “legal” Jewish settlements and the question that begs to be asked is “Where?” Where are there Jewish settlements in Palestine that are legal? 

US on Homesh Attack: Use of Force in Self-Defense is Only for Israelis, Not for Palestinians

HOMESH, OCCUPIED PALESTINE – The issue of illegal Jewish settlements is in the news again, this time owing to a recent attack by Palestinian fighters who opened fire on a car carrying Israeli settlers in the northern West Bank.

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Visit by US Official Divides Israeli Right Over What Constitutes “Settler Violence”

A new storm brewed after Israel’s Interior Security Minister met with the U.S. Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. In a tweet he posted after the meeting, Barlev said that the senior U.S. official was “interested, among other things, in the settler violence.”

Visit by US Official Divides Israeli Right Over What Constitutes “Settler Violence”

JERUSALEM – The latest drama in Israeli politics comes in the form of a split between the country’s extreme Right and radical Right over what constitutes “settler violence.” As Israeli lawmaker Ofer Cassif said to me during an

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Chris Hedges: The Execution of Julian Assange

He committed empire’s greatest sin. He exposed it as a criminal enterprise. He documented its lies, callous disregard for human life, rampant corruption and innumerable war crimes. And empires always kill those who inflict deep and serious wounds.

Chris Hedges: The Execution of Julian Assange

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost) — Let us name Julian Assange’s executioners. Joe Biden. Boris Johnson. Scott Morrison. Teresa May. Lenin Moreno. Donald Trump. Barack Obama. Mike Pompeo. Hillary

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