21st century visionary Johnny Punish proposed a new Global Promised Land to replace the 20th century Theodor Herzl flawed “My Promised Land” vision that has killed so many and caused so much harm to millions.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the use of chemical weapons in attacks on civilians in Syria last week was undeniable and that the Obama administration would hold the Syrian government accountable for a “moral obscenity” that has shocked the world’s conscience.
It is a mistake to look on what has become endless wars, first centering in the Middle East, as struggles over religion, political theories, sectarian struggles or post-colonial realignments. Each hypothesis fails.
On May 15, the UN General Assembly approved Qatar’s initiative for a new anti-Syrian resolution, as it did in August 2012. It addresses actions by the armed forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and expresses support for the coalition of opposition forces.
From my Press TV debate with Lee Kaplan: “I’m not accusing you of dual loyalties. You only have one loyalty and it’s to Israel. It’s not to the United States…you should be in jail right now, sharing a cell with Jonathon Pollard.”
Many independent and conscientious thinkers and scholars in the world agree with this assumption that the sanctions which the United States and the European Union have imposed on Iran over its nuclear program are inhumane, unjust, contrary to the principles of human rights and constitute an act of war and collective punishment.
In an article for TomDispatch, Peter Van Buren (a U.S. Foreign Service Officer for many years) posed what he described as Six Critical Foreign Policy Questions That Won’t Be Raised in Presidential Debates.
The more complex, the more dictatorial, the more unyielding the less realistic, the less responsive and the less effective. It’s reassuring at times to see something like the Kennedy Assasination as a big conspiracy — we feel safer that it takes some monstrous cabal to do monstrous things.