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In a just world, David Frum would be on trial for his role in severe violations of international law, as would Bush, Cheney, Perle, and the rest of those bald-faced liars and warmongers.


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Both parties have been in charge of this 15 year odyssey of ill advised, immoral and illegal wars in the Middle East. I think the better ... The question Juan Cole should be asking is how much Muslim blood does he have on his own hands? Cole's ...
Saudi Arabia is a small country of some 20 million citizens with a small army but a well-equipped air force, and is trying to punch above its weight in seeking to establish hegemony over the Middle East. For the US to back this dangerous adventurism is ...

"It is quite possible that the legislators didn't pay enough attention to the implications of the text," says scholar Juan Cole, a long-time critic of Saudi Arabia but an opponent of the JASTA bill. However, even the sponsors of the bill Senators ...
In the US, Juan Cole, a blogger and professor of history at the University of Michigan, in a comment on the possible impact of Jasta on world relations and stability warned that "the vague wording of the law (one person's terrorist is another person's ...
There is big news on the solar energy front, with the price of panels and installation falling rapidly and popular adoption of it for novel purposes.
The biggest Middle East news to come out of the VP debate was that Mike Pence advocated that the US strike "military targets of the Assad regime as a way of punishing Russia for its participation in the campaign to take East Aleppo from the mostly ...

Liz Sly: Once again from Wikipedia:She is currently a correspondent with The Washington Post covering Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and other countries of the Middle East.[1] She ... Though I would like to see the likes of Steven Cohen or Juan Cole. Also, I ...
National newspapers were 'unimpressed by Jeremy Corbyn's victory' in the Labour leadership election, Roy Greenslade noted in the Guardian, surprising no-one.
Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign platform has from the beginning been based on racism, religious bigotry, class warfare of the rich on workers, hatred of women, and a whole series of other unacceptable and disgusting planks.
The ascendancy of fundamentalist Sunni Arabs ("Salafis") throughout the Middle East would be the biggest threat to Iran and to Iraq.
The author maintains that the old USSR and Russian-trained officers have largely been fired, and most of the officer corps studied in the Middle East. Many of those with Turkish or Saudi ties defected. The remaining officers are plagued by corruption ...
At this point many Muslims in the Middle East are mad as hell and are violent because of the superior violence the US rained down on them.
Saudi Arabia will be sued, and it might well lose in court; our judges are not Middle East experts and most of them couldn't tell you the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite or a terrorist and a Salafi.
(A few small bands went to the Middle East in the 90,000s B.P. but they promptly died out, leaving the world to the Neanderthals for another 40,000 years).
Juan Cole knows everything about everything. It's amazing. There must be a tepid pool somewhere in .... The war on terror, the biggest hoax and the largest corporate money maker in the history of the modern world. The dog will never catch its tail, by ...
Just put one those wind turbines in front of a Juan Cole article and it would be enough wind to power NYC. ... Pretend that nuclear has a lower death rate per terawatt of energy produced than any other form of mass energy production in history (it does).
1) The United States of America has no coherent foreign policy in the Middle East or, by inference, elsewhere on this increasingly overstressed planet.

He has a history of petty theft and faces 30 years in prison if he is convicted of the arson as a hate crime. He at one point posted to his facebook page a GOP National Committee picture showing Trump/Spence and the words "The team that will make ...
(Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively on modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian gulf and South Asia.
And as Middle East historian Juan Cole has noted, "Bush had to sign what the [Iraqi] parliament gave him or face the prospect that U.S.
Making sure the Constitution and our rights are strong is the best way of honoring the victims of the 9/11 attacks. *[This article was originally published on Juan Cole's blog, Informed Comment.] The views expressed in this article are the author's own ...
America is using ISIS in three ways: to attack its enemies in the Middle East, to serve as a pretext for U.S. military intervention abroad, and at home to foment a manufactured domestic threat, used to justify the unprecedented expansion of invasive ...
So I don't think she has a realistic way of intervening effectively in the Middle East (air power is useless in these kinds of struggles), and I fear she is so biased against Iran that she will end up de facto undermining the JCPOA and thence ...
That is, Wahhabism is not a static essence but has a history. In the reign of King Abdullah (r. 2005-2015 but the real ruler from the mid-1990s), small attempts were made to reform the Wahhabi tradition.
And known CIA shills like Juan Cole and DC insiders like Robert Reich, to tell us the truth. Kiriakou supposedly spent a couple of years in federal prison.
He writes about everything from the Middle East to climate change, to veganism, to the economy, to refugees, to anything under the sun - all eventually pushing Hillary into the White House.
Finally, nearly every day, Juan Cole has an article on this site that celebrates our murderous wars of aggression in the Middle East. Just three days ago, .... It was the beginning of the end for the greatest force for Evil in human history. And for ...
Iraqi military forces have taken the strategic town of al-Qayarah near the major city of Mosul from Daesh (ISIS, ISIL). Mosul is the last major city in the hands of the apocalyptic, brutal cult as it has lost almost all the territory it took in 2014 ...
... leading manufacturing industries in the fields of car-manufacture and transportation, construction materials, home appliances, food and agricultural goods, armaments, pharmaceuticals, information technology, power and petrochemicals in the Middle ...
China has lifted more people out of poverty than any country in history. Tens of millions of Chinese tourists ... I'll bet Juan Cole says we ought to nuke Brazil and it's damn rain forest the instant China finishes its railroad there. Then get them ...
blogging was where those of us who didn't trust the Bush administration's push to war got alternative takes from Juan Cole, Marcy Wheeler, and other informed sources. Or if we were conservatives, blogging was where we fisked (remember fisking?) ... But ...
For those non-conspiracy theorists who believe that a Michigan College Professor Cole writes these poorly written pieces, frequently replete with typos and sometimes containing multiple sentence fragments, I would just ask what his specific point is ...
That Christians commit terrorism on a large scale is very clear from recent history. As many acts of terrorism ... To support Pope Francis's point, here are 8 Christian terrorist groups every bit as scary as anything in the Middle East. As for seeing ...
This article was first published on Informed Comment on 28 July 2016. Professor Juan Cole is an American academic, commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia and former editor of the International Journal of Middle East studies. You can also ...
Do we even have a war going on in the Middle East? At what point does every "fact" told to us by the MSM become suspect?
Anwar Eshki, came as a body blow to the Arab in the street. He conducted several meetings with Israeli officials last week, along with a "high level" Saudi delegation.
... a clear message to the USA--he turned off electricity to the US airbase Incirilk for a full week following the USA attempt at regime change...the recent Turk rapprochmont with Russia proved a disaster for the USA and their Middle East ...
Top 4 Republican Plagiarisms of the Democrats. Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, waves as she speaks during the Republican National Convention.
Given the fiasco in Iraq, it's certainly understandable that liberals would be wary of any further U.S. military escalation in the Middle East. In light of the history, Bernie wants no part in such conflicts and has sought to minimize Washington's ...
Erdogan's minister of Labor Suleyman Soylu openly accused Washington of being behind the coup attempt. Some think he represents the thinking of Erdogan himself, to whom he is close.
At the GOP Convention in Cleveland, Republican congressman Steve King of Iowa declared that white people have contributed more to the advancement of human civilization than any other "sub-group of people.
The scandal over Melania Trump's stealing Michelle Obama's lines for her convention speech should make us recall the ways in which GOP strategists have on many occasions stolen a Democratic line but put it to the opposite purpose.
Following Omar Mateen's massacre of forty-nine people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, professors of Middle East studies reacted predictably by blaming guns, American homophobia, Christians, Deep South bigotry - anything but Islamic terrorism ...
Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate is just what everyone is saying it is: a safe, traditional choice.
Anyone who has followed the history of the Starbucks logo, would not drink their coffee. The link does work to the only article Truthdig seems to have on the coup at the time of this post, a video of Juan Cole. I hate to miss the deep insider truth ...
But partisan instincts are only serving to undermine history here. As Justin Salhani, a ... Given the fiasco in Iraq, it's certainly understandable that liberals would be wary of any further U.S.
Following Omar Mateen's massacre of forty-nine people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, professors of Middle East studies reacted predictably by blaming guns, American homophobia, Christians, Deep South bigotry - anything but Islamic terrorism ...
Erdogan's minister of Labor Suleyman Soylu openly accused Washington of being behind the coup attempt. Some think he represents the thinking of Erdogan himself, to whom he is close.
The group, led by Chris Hayes, was discussing the first day of the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump's history of racially-loaded comments and behavior. King told Hayes that he thought Trump had "modified" his behavior in that regard, but ...
The scandal over Melania Trump's stealing Michelle Obama's lines for her convention speech should make us recall the ways in which GOP strategists have on many occasions stolen a Democratic line but put it to the opposite purpose.


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