July 23, 2020

Tonight I’m Gonna Party Like It’s 19[3]9

Austria becomes German. Entry of German police into Imst. March 1938. Heinrich Hoffman Collection., 03/1938, National Archives via pingnews (ARC Identifier: 540174).

“The sky was all purple There were people runnin' everywhere Tryin' to run from the destruction You know I didn't even care... Oops out of time, So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 19[3]9.” --Prince, “1999” I have been working hard to explain to people that Iran’s nuclear weapons are not the major threat to Israel. It is obvious.   The problem is that after almost a century, Israel is not just the object of genocide by the Arabs but by many Iranian, Turkish, and … [Read more...]

Secretary of State Kerry Shows He Doesn’t Have a Clue About How Foreign Policy Works

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During his confirmation hearings, Secretary of State-designate John Kerry was only given a tough time by one questioner, Senator Rand Paul. The exchange between them is interesting not just because of the specific topic, but also because of what it shows about basic foreign policy philosophy — and ignorance — on Kerry’s part. It is a genuine problem. The leader of a “friendly” nation has been exposed for making anti-Semitic remarks. The United States wants to continue aid to avoid … [Read more...]