Tag Archives: Warfare and Conflict

When a problem is too troubling (and the response unbearably light)

I’ve been trying to write about this observation for a while, but haven’t found the means to express it. So I am just going to state it, in what I admit is speculative form. Here’s what I said on Twitter … Continue reading

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Israel not at fault in deadly Freedom Flotilla raid, explains Israel

I think this passage from the New York Times speaks for itself.

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When will these Muslims stop blockading and occupying Jewish land?

War cheerleaders often give two justifications for America’s ongoing, seemingly endless occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan: 1) We’re there for the good of those we are occupying, and 2) We’re there to prevent that country from attacking us in the … Continue reading

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Activists target Israeli-owned Max Brenner for chocoboycott

Israel’s brilliant diplomatic strategy that the best defense is a viciously disproportionate offense seems to have riled some feathers here in NYC.  Following that country’s attack on the humanitarians attempting to deliver medicine to Gaza, people the world over have … Continue reading

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Vile David Brooks desecrates my beloved hometown, Dubuque IA

I awoke this morning with a sense of dread.  That’s not unusual, but today’s worry felt especially acute: Someone out there was coming after me, personally.  Thankfully my commute proved uneventful.  “Perhaps I’m succumbing to a Palin-esque apocalyptic mindset,” I thought.  … Continue reading

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Dumb-dumb David Brooks pens worst sentence of year

Sometimes I read a David Brooks column and I think to myself, I get it, New York Times, you’re playing a joke on us.  HAHA.  It’s a funny bit you have going here, wherein you allow an adult mental patient to mumble a series of non-sequiturs … Continue reading

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John Bolton still would like very much to bomb Iran

Every time I read ThinkProgress, there’s a new report about how John Bolton is fed up with all of this not-bombing-Iran business, because seriously let’s bomb them already. WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?  It’s quite remarkable, actually.  This elementary Google search shows … Continue reading

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