Why Israel Is Too Hot To Talk About (Or, Why Internet Discussions About It Descend Rapidly Into Idiocy)

Nations don't have friends, they have interests.  Thanks De Gaulle!  Such an idea underpins much in foreign relations.  Nobody out there is friends with your country, much as you might think they are.  And yet, quite stubbornly, the U.S.-Israeli relationship continues to be categorized not as a strategic one but one based on fraternal bonds … Continue reading Why Israel Is Too Hot To Talk About (Or, Why Internet Discussions About It Descend Rapidly Into Idiocy)

5 Great Conspiracies Made Geopolitical

It's tons of fun to fall into alternative realities, as well as think you're smarter than everyone around you.  Hence the reason why conspiracy theory books sell quite well, and why, even when somebody can't properly calculate the strength loss caused by ignited jet fuel, they might still believe Mossad was behind 9/11. But I … Continue reading 5 Great Conspiracies Made Geopolitical

The Rogue State Depoliticized

(Preface: Did anybody, and I mean anybody, see this coming?  Right now, Syria's best left untouched.  Events are moving and I'm not in the room for any of the meetings.  Will Assad give up his chemical weapons and be allowed to conventionally slaughter the rest of his country?  Time is now going to have to tell. … Continue reading The Rogue State Depoliticized