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THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN FEUD ENDURES (…as common sense efforts for peace fade away) For nearly three quarters of a century now the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has defied all attempts at resolving it. The primary cause for that failure being neither party to

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MAINTAINING POWER OVER A WASTELAND OF RACK AND RUIN… (…and destroying whatever claims to sovereignty it ever had over it) The indiscriminate bombing and shelling used to drive rebel forces from Aleppo is just one more demonstration that the Assad

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THERE’S NO DELIGHT IN TURKEY THESE DAYS… (…thanks to a misdirected American strategy for the region) The latest suicide bombing attack at Turkey’s Istanbul airport (apparently an ISIS inspired one with a Chechen twist) is yet another blow against one

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RESOLVING THE SYRIAN SITUATION (with some perspectives on how best to salvage something from it) After nearly five years of civil conflict during which several hundred thousand have been killed, millions displaced as refugees, and the rise of extremism in

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ARE WE NOW PIMPING FOR PUTIN’S PUTAISSMO IN SYRIA… (… just because we really don’t want to be more involved than we are already?) By openly increasing Russia’s presence in the Syrian civil war, Putin has made an opportunistic whore’s

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KICKING THE CAN OF IRAN’S NUCLEAR AMBITIONS DOWN THE ROAD… (…as we’re tip-toeing forward through the tulips of…mutual distrust) After more than two and half years of diplomatic musical chairs, to negotiate some sort of deal to nullify Iran’s efforts

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GOING IN HALF-APP… (…when full-bore is the need) We’ve said it many times before…there’s no other place on earth worth one drop of American blood, or, one American soldier’s life…least of all anywhere in the Middle East, and especially in…Iraq.

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A LONG TRAIL OF AN INSANITY OF ERRORS (…leading to the human tragedy of some three hundred people dying…for no good reason) The destruction of the Malaysian airliner as it passed at high altitude over the Ukraine is the result

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