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So, Who’s the Threat to America Again?

With all this talk of the ‘Iranian threat’ – let’s look at the real threat to the United States.

A Single Roll of the Dice

The die was cast on the sanctions during the summer of 2009, a senate staffer said, “It was basically understood that sanctions were going to go through.”

7 Types Of Arabic Instructors

Where does your Arabic instructor fall?

WikiLeaks, Stratfor and Fisher’s Joke

Max Fisher, an associated editor at The Atlantic recently wrote a piece called: “Stratfor Is a Joke and So Is WikiLeaks for Taking It Seriously.” In this brilliant article by its equally brilliant author, Fisher argues that the release of around five million private emails by the infamous pro-transparency organization is snooze-worthy because Stratfor isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. […]

Let’s Kill Obama! (And the Subsequent Fracas)

Imagine if you will, a Muslim, an Arab, or an Iranian in the United States writing a post somewhere on a newsletter, or a particular newspaper, or online suggesting ways for Arabs and Iran to defend and counter Israel and its threat to their respective countries.

The Hypocrisy on Palestine

Nabil Hanna looks at US foreign policy’s hypocrisy on Palestine.

America’s Most Lethal Navy SEAL Sniper

I want to feel sorry for him for not being able to see how he was contradicting himself in saying that the people he killed were “savage”, while also maintaining that he had to portray them as savage, and that he had “to get in the mentality and…not think of them as human beings.”

Don’t Ignore Ron Paul

Ron Paul stands in a unique position amongst fellow Republicans as well as amongst general Progressives. This has, unsurprisingly, made him perhaps the most polarizing contemporary political figure in American politics as well perhaps the most misunderstood. How can we understand him?

History of US Intervention in Iran

Lest we forget history. Again.

The Myth-Making of The Iraq War’s ‘End’

While reading the transcript of Obama’s speech at Fort Bragg, meant to signal the end of the Iraq War, three words dominated my mind as I sought to find adjectives that best described the speech – “lies,” and “more lies.”

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