May 16, 2014

Media's one-sided Yemen spin

According to the Western narrative, Yemen exists for one purpose and nothing else: maintain Western interests in that part of the world. When these interests are threatened, only then does Yemen matter.

Apr 8, 2014

U.S. empire beyond salvation

For 25 years, the U.S. has tried to police the world for its own interests and failed. Now, it can't even cut and run from Iraq and Afghanistan because it is too deeply entrenched in the Middle East.

Jan 17, 2014

The whitewashing of Sharon

Ariel Sharon, the late former Israeli prime minister, was not called the "the Bulldozer" for being a fearless leader. Nor do Arabs call him "the Butcher of Beirut" for simply overseeing the invasion of Lebanon.

Dec 31, 2013

A terrible year for Syria and Egypt

Even with the most optimistic assessments, the Syrian conflict is unlikely to be settled in 2014. As for Egypt, nearly 20,000 people have been sentenced or are now facing trials for belonging to or supporting the "wrong" political camp.

Jan 8, 2013

U.S. imagination goes wild regarding Iranian 'threat'

Reading the text of a bill that was recently signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama would instill fear in the hearts of ordinary Americans. Apparently, barbarians coming from distant lands are at work. They are gathering at the U.S.-Mexico border, cutting fences ...