Day: August 23, 2014

What does Israel want?

The Daily Star, Lebanon Palestinian officials and negotiators who have been shuttling around in Cairo recently have for the most part focused on a demand championed by people in Gaza, namely ending the Israeli blockade. But the latest round of military hostilities between Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza has […]

All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish – Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise

“Apocalyptic.” “End-of-days strategic vision.” “Beyond anything we have ever seen.” “An imminent threat to every interest we have.” “Beyond just a terrorist group.” “We must prepare for everything.” So are they Martians? Alien invaders from Planet X? Destroyer spacecraft from the movie Independence Day? The word movie is the clue. […]