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Going to War with Obama to Go to War with Iran

by M.J. Rosenberg | Sep 26, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: RIA Novosti) U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have spoken. And they are on the same page. By that I mean not they agree about the issues dividing the two countries but that they are both ready to move forward, to test each other and see if an agreement is possible. […]

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Why Israel Is Irrelevant To Most Young American Jews

by M.J. Rosenberg | Sep 23, 2013 | Foreign Policy

I was on the bus, returning to Washington from New York where I spent Yom Kippur. I wouldn’t have talked to the kid next to me him except I could not find the outlet near my seat to charge my phone. He saw me struggling and helped me find it. (It was camouflaged under the […]

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The AIPAC Collapse

by M.J. Rosenberg | Sep 13, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: Pew) The lobby is reeling. Reports from Capitol Hill reveal that AIPAC’s big lobbying day for war with Syria changed no votes. Not one. Meanwhile two of its closest allies, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Henry Waxman changed their position on bombing from “yes” to undecided. Another, Rep. Alan Grayson, is the leader of […]

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Between Haiti and a Hard Place

by Emily Schwartz Greco | Sep 12, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: Wikipedia) Americans are optimistic sorts. That makes it hard to fathom Haiti’s grim circumstances, even though the country is just 700 miles from Miami. This article was originally published in OtherWords and appears here by way of special arrangement. Business there is controlled by a handful of elite repressive families, the infrastructure doesn’t support […]

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Which Syrian Chemical Attack Account Is More Credible?

by Jim Naureckas | Sep 12, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: AP via Mint Press News) Let’s compare a couple of accounts of the mass deaths apparently caused by chemical weapons in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta on August 21. One account comes from the U.S. government (8/30/13), introduced by Secretary of State John Kerry. The other was published by a Minnesota-based news site called […]

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