Foreign Policy

MEMBERS ONLY: The Middle East Is Going To Be Screwed For a Very Long Time

By March 26, 2015

If it’s true that war is how Americans learn geography, then war in the Middle East is how Americans learn about that region’s rampant sectarianism, which is why the region is going to remain this way for the conceivable future.

Dick Cheney’s Savage Gaslighting Of America

By March 19, 2015

Dick Cheney is here to convince us that everything we know about the last 15 years is wrong.

It’s Official: Israel is Now Apartheid South Africa

By March 19, 2015

The election of Benjamin Netanyahu to his fourth term as prime minister of Israel has solidified what many have already known about the state of Israel: it is a racist, colonial state that cannot be considered a democracy in any shape or form.

Saudi Blogger Now Faces Execution As the Country Is Set To Break Beheading Record

By March 17, 2015

It’s 2015, but Saudi Arabia is meting out punishment like it’s 799.

Netanyahu’s Spiral Into Crazy Town Ends With a Chuck Norris Campaign Ad

By March 17, 2015
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If you thought that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had hit rock bottom with his warmongering speech to Republicans in Congress, then rest easy. Somehow, Bibi has reached a new low. On the eve of Israeli elections, with poll numbers flagging and his coalition disintegrating, Bibi has resorted to the last choice available to bedraggled Republican… Read More

The Real Reason Republicans Want To Sink the Iran Talks Is Much Worse Than You Think

By March 11, 2015

The Republicans’ reason for wanting to scuttle negotiations with Iran is much worse than wanting to make the president look bad.

47 Republicans May Have Just Broken the Law By Writing An Outrageous Letter To Iran

By March 09, 2015

In a major breach of custom and possibly federal law, senate Republicans write a letter to Iran’s leaders in an effort to thwart the president’s nuclear talks.

Noam Chomsky: Netanyahu, GOP’s Real Objective is to Undermine Obama and Destroy Peace

By March 06, 2015
U.S. President Obama and Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu shake hands while they hold a joint news conference at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem

What exactly is Netanyahu’s agenda, and why does it coincide so closely with the GOP’s political ambitions both at home and abroad?

Israel Or the United States: ‘Who’s the F*cking Superpower Here?’

By March 04, 2015
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In 1996, President Clinton met a newly-elected Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time and came away from the meeting cursing at his gall, “Who’s the fucking superpower here?” The answer, then as now, is the United States

Glenn Greenwald Smears The BBC And British Television Regulator With Comically Inept Journalism

By March 03, 2015
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At the risk of canonizing The Daily Banter’s reputation as a perpetual Glenn Greenwald debunking outlet, The Intercept’s latest article is so rife with comical school boy errors it would be irresponsible of us not to unpack it for the farcical piece of nonsense it is. In Greenwald’s latest screed against vast and pernicious western governments, he decries… Read More

Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress Was Hypocritical, Exaggerated, and Oblivious

By March 03, 2015

Israel’s prime minister swung for the fences and missed completely.

Obama Has Officially Had It With Benjamin Netanyahu

By March 03, 2015
U.S. President Obama and Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu shake hands while they hold a joint news conference at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem

The president isn’t even pretending to be polite anymore.

MEMBERS ONLY: A Greenwald/Snowden Critic’s Review of ‘Citizenfour’ (It Was Actually Damn Good)

By March 03, 2015

I realize the deep irony in such a review given how I’ve been slamming the reporting surrounding Ed Snowden since day one (I stand by all of it), as well as Glenn Greenwald’s national security reporting for several years prior to that, but I tend to give filmmakers far more latitude because while documentaries can be journalism, they don’t have to be in order to be great.

Unwavering American Support For Israel Explained In One Flowchart

By March 03, 2015

When Benjamin Netanyahu spoke in front Congress in 2011, he received 29 standing ovations. Today we’ll see more of the same.

Why Netanyahu’s Grandstanding to Congress Will Irreversibly Damage Israel

By February 25, 2015
U.S. President Obama and Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu shake hands while they hold a joint news conference at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu will speak before a joint session of Congress next week after being invited by House Speaker John Boehner. Netanyahu will use the occasion to bang the drums for a confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program and shame the Obama administration for negotiating rather than dictating terms for an agreement. To say that… Read More

Leaked Mossad Doc Shows Netanyahu Was Full Of Shit On Iran’s Nuclear Program

By February 24, 2015

Remember Bibi’s speech to the UN with the picture of the cartoon bomb? Yeah, about that….

Saudi Arabia Arrests Men For Dancing Because It Makes People Gay

By February 23, 2015

It’s just the latest example of the staunch American ally’s outrageous oppression.

Obama Is Right About Islam and Terrorism, But Not for the Reasons You Think

By February 21, 2015
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Obama has spent a lot of time in public rhetoric systematically detaching Islam from terrorism. The President may be provably wrong, but there’s a good reason to support him on this.