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Instead of a US Peace Plan for the Middle East, How about a US Peace Plan for the US?

Instead of a US Peace Plan for the Middle East, How about a US Peace Plan for the US?

  By Thomas L. Knapp US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describes the Trump administration’s plan for peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs as “unexecutable.” President Trump says Pompeo “may be right.” Good! As addiction counselors say, the first step is admitting you have a problem.  With addiction, the way out is not “if at […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | Bisht and Jambiya

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise | Bisht and Jambiya

  By L. Neil Smith Not to bury the lede: I have sources (I’ve always wanted to say that) that tell me that Jamal Kashoggi, the “journalist” murdered so gruesomely with knives and swords and saws and things at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, was actually a CIA “asset” who hadn’t written a genuine article in years. I […]

Two Numbers That Explain Why Trump Won’t Sanction Saudi Arabia

Two Numbers That Explain Why Trump Won’t Sanction Saudi Arabia

  By Thomas L. Knapp “[W]e may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr. Jamal Khashoggi,” US president Donald Trump told the nation on November 20, but “[t]he United States intends to remain a steadfast partner of Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners […]

Should the United States Support Saudi Arabia Despite the Murder of Mr. Kahoggi?

Should the United States Support Saudi Arabia Despite the Murder of Mr. Kahoggi?

    By Jim Sullivan Saudi Arabia’s murder of Mr. Kashoggi is a repugnant crime, and I wish something could be done to punish Prince bin Salman.  However, realpolitik dictates continued U.S. support of Saudi Arabia for the following reasons:  First and most generally, Middle East (ME) peace and stability are in the national interest […]

Taxes, Gender Identity and Robert Mueller – What a Week! The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs: Nov. 25-Dec. 1/Day 317-323) Week 45

Taxes, Gender Identity and Robert Mueller – What a Week! The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Nov. 25-Dec. 1/Day 317-323) Week 45

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, November 25 (Day 317): Goldman Sachs:  America’s unemployment rate will drop even lower Goldman Sachs,  the Wall Street investment bank says the nation’s unemployment rate is likely to fall to 3.5 percent by the end of 2019. In a report issued last week, Goldman’s economists predicted that unemployment would keep […]

Saudi Arabia and Russia sign arms deal

Saudi Arabia and Russia sign arms deal

Saudi Arabia has signed a memorandum of understanding on the purchase of S-400 air defence systems from Russia’s state arms exporter. King Salman, the first sitting Saudi monarch to visit Russia, has led a delegation to Moscow that agreed joint investment deals worth several billion dollars. #SaudiArabia agrees deal for #Russia|n S400 missile defense systems […]

Trump tells Middle East: “Step up the fight against Islamic extremism”

Trump tells Middle East: “Step up the fight against Islamic extremism”

US President Donald Trump has called on Arab leaders to do their share to fight “Islamist extremism” in a speech that put the responsibility on the region to combat militant groups while urging unity among religions. Trump, who generated controversy with his push to ban many Muslims from entering the US, described the fight against […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: May 13-19/Day 114-120) Week 17

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: May 13-19/Day 114-120) Week 17

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, May 13 (Day 114): Half of white working class Americans ‘Feel like a stranger’ in own country A poll released by both the Public Religion Research Institute and the Atlantic found that almost half of white, working class adults (that had not gone to college) felt they had become “strangers” […]

How to end radical Islam

How to end radical Islam

Islam needs its own Council of Nicea, or its internal forces of darkness could control its destiny It is time for moderate, forward looking Muslims to regain control of their religion. They need to take historic steps to bring Islam into the Twenty-First Century, returning it to an honored place among the world’s great religions. […]

9/11: 28 Pages Later

9/11: 28 Pages Later

By Thomas L. Knapp In December of 2002, Congress released its report on the “Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.” Part of that report, anyway: 28 pages remained classified until July 15, 2016, when they were finally presented to the public with significant redactions. Why […]

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