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When in Trouble, Sanction
Why, with a choice of several options, does Washington use sanctions, an unlikely route to a desired result and one that harms its own interests, to resolve the mystifying Ukrainian situation? At the White House Americans Protest Israel's War on Gaza
Hypocritical "world leaders," the say somethings" and "donothings," must have learned their trade from watching the film Casablanca:
Ecstasy and Agony
Expressions from Israeli populace sound almost ecstatic when hearing of agonies visited upon the Palestinians -- an attitude that adds a new dimension to the latest violence. Before people are vanquished, truth is smoked, reality is twisted and facts are discarded. The attack on Gaza relates that story.
Syllogism of Death
In the war on Gaza, commentary has presented causes and actions as gut reactions to unforeseen events. Explaining the attack on Gaza by logic, reveals a syllogism of death.
Government Lack in Iraq Enabled the Attack
Can a Muslim foreign legion with limited training, have sufficient manpower, firepower and logistical support to sweep through Iraq, defeat a well equipped army of 120,000 in the area, and administer a city of 2 million? We know it has happened, but there must be more to it.
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Re-examination of Productivity and Wages
A New Look at an Old issue
Lowering prices as a function of productivity and maintaining wages enhance domestic production and employment. The former stimulates exports and the static labor rates dissuade outsourcing and spread the jobs to more workers.
The Battle for Income Equality
Karl Marx claimed that Capitalism contains the seeds of its own destruction. Those who foster income inequality and inequitable wealth distribution apparently want to prove that the statement is entirely correct.
The Politicization of United States Foreign Policy
Distinguishing between foreign policy and military policy and distributing resources to enhance success in both areas will be a forward step in post World War II America.
Deceptive Route to a One-State Solution -- an all Jewish State
Israel's expansion cannot be prevented by confronting its "inside," It must be stalled by confronting its "outside," which spreads propaganda and gives sustenance to oppression.
Enriching_Discussion_on_Iran
Stalled talks with Iran might pose another question: Should Israel be forced to relinquish its nuclear arsenal if that assures nuclear weapons are not proliferated in the Middle East?

Two older and popular articles that are meaningful today.
The Hamas Factor (2006)

Security measures were used to justify occupation and oppression. Now, one word, Hamas, is used for more of the same.
Coming Battle - Iraq's Kurdish Region (2007)
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, the Kurds are stronger and more unified - but not enough.

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FOREIGN POLICY


Since the end of World War II, United States' foreign policy can be identified by one word: Counterproductive: producing the very result the action was meant to prevent. The failed military action in Vietnam best represent this ongoing policy.


Often starting with false assumptions and spurious facts, policies produced catastrophes and remained unresolved.The incessant wars for "freedom" turned into killing fields. Wars produced wars and counter-terrorism produced more terrorism.

While trying to structure its own world order, the U.S. remains unaware that it is enabling a new world structure, steered by China and other Asian nations This emerging world structure favors Statism, a mix of government controlled and free enterprise policies; a socio-economic system the U.S. rejects and is indirectly nourishing.

Policies, wars, conflicts, and nations who challenge US exceptionalism are rexamined and discussed. The past remains relevant and serves to predict the future. With it all, a lingering question: Will US foreign policies ever become positive?

The Foreign Policies
Politicization of U.S. Foreign Policy

Distinguishing between foreign and political policies will be a forward step in post World War II America.
Failures of U.S. Foreign Policy - 1946 to 2014 (long article)
United States foreign policy after World War II often failed to accomplish its objectives and behaved counterproductive.
New Statism-Rise of Corporate States
Prophetic- A new statism controls several nations and has potential to control the destiny of the world.
Politics of Dismemberment
Making others less, makes you more.
Mutual Destruction
U.S., Israel and Iran-trinity of destruction.
The Assassins
Assassins are an alternative army
Making the World Safe for Terrorism
Confusing objectives of a War on Terrorism with global objectives complicates the War.
The Politics of Starvation

Economic warfare - a policy that can silently crush an adversary without firing a shot.

Iran
Refusing to Understand Iran

Debates do not provide a clear definition of Iran's position in the international battlefields.
The Spotlight on Iran Darkens the World
Maintaining Iran in a line of fire contributes to the widening of the Sunni/Sh'ia divide.
I Ran from Iraq and I Rack up Iran
Policies encourage terrorism.
U.S. Policies Motivates Iran to Go Nuclear
When the US sent the Enola Gay to drop "Little Boy," it neglected to plan for a major concern; how to prevent nuclear proliferation.

Russia
Who is in Charge of the Madhouse?

If comments by U.S. officials and media guide U.S. policy toward Ukraine, its time to ask: "Who is in charge of this madhouse?"
Kiev - Last Stop on the Road to Russia
Ukraine crisis sheds new light on the origins of the Cold War and post War arrangements.
Crushing Vladimir Putin
Media appraisal reflects State Dept. attitude.
Gulag Revelations
An intrepid researcher documents a portrayal of the Soviet labor camp system.

The Arab World in Conflict
Reconciliation of Sunni and Sh'ia
Peace in the Middle East depends upon reconciliation between Sunni and Sh'ia.

The Foreign Wars
Korea
Comprehending North Korea

Comprehending North Korea's behavior will start softening North Korea's aggressive posture.
Origins of Korean War from Soviet archives
An Interpretation from the Soviet Archives
The Tale of Two Koreas
Films explain Korean war

Afghanistan
Soviet/Afghan War from Soviet archives

Revelations from the Soviet Archives
Understanding Pakistan

If Pakistan were Homo sapiens, it would have gone bonkers a long time ago.

Libya
NATO Conquers Libya

Those who regard NATO's attack as preventing a massacre are as naive as those who believed that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Misshaping the Middle East

The Libyan example

Earlier articles on Muammar Gadhafii
The Failure of Muammar Al Gathafi
Qadhafi Conversion

The U.S. Bombing of Libya
Part I = Historical From Soviet archives
Part II - A personal Narrative

Iraq
From 2001 to 2011
The Destruction of Iraq

Attempting to establish a regime in that is partial to American interests, threatens the economic, cultural and social identity of a defenseless Iraq.
War On Iraq
A series of reports examine the Iraq war.
Coming Battle - Iraq's Kurdish Region
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, the Kurds are stronger and more unified - but not enough.

Balkans
From Conflagration to Disputation

Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq
Who Destroyed Yugoslavia?
The Serbs Speak.

DOMESTIC POLICY



United States domestic policies are often
patchwork to recurring problems. By not recognizing the origin of problems, directions to solutions have been misdirected. The misdirection leads to constant discussion and irresolution of problems.

Early articles describe the stock market manipulations leading to eventual decline and the lack of resolution of social security problems

These preliminaries lead to examination of the later economic crisis, predicted in some articles and made obvious in others.

The Paulson and Geithner attempts to rescue the economy are analyzed.The credit oriented cause of the economic crisis recalls that Ronald Reagan's policies started the government and trade deficits.

The U.S. is headed towards one of two solutions -War cometh before the fall or the Socialization of America.

Still to be recognized - Government deficits are not the problem, the current account deficit is the principal problem.

National Debt - Free Enterprise Anti-hero
National debt has a decisive role in maintaining the welfare capitalist system. Confusion About Taxes and Deficits
Policy makers are confused about the functioning of a system they try to improve.
Was Keynes More Than a Little Wrong?
An opinion, only an opinion
Rescuing Free Enterprise
Relief measures for assuring continuance of the economic system are being exhausted.
Government Debt is not the Problem
Government deficits result from current account deficits.
The Economic Sinkhole
U.S. policies create consistent high unemployment and stagflation.
How to Create an Economic Downfall
Congressional debate engineered an economic downfall.
Herbert Hoover and New Depression
Hoover's Depression policies deserve study in the economic downturn.
Can Economic Stimulus Plan Succeed?
Private industry has not provided for U.S. recovery and reinvestment.
Govt Debt - Resolving Economic Crisis
What is the significance of the debt?
Can Obama Plan Revive U.S. Economy?

The future of President Obama's recovery plan is predictable.
The Economic Crisis -
Part 1-Does thinking drive recovery?
Is the administration only "patching up" a broken structure?
Part 2- Thoughts to incomplete analyses
Is Roosevelt era approach a model for resolving the present downturn?
Part 3- Towards a Solution
Public realizes it has been deprived to make others rich and famous.
Tulips of Stone (2004)
Global Debt Saturation - A Human Reckoning by Nigel H Maund
War Cometh Before a Fall
Declining economy and powerful military are incentives to war..
The Challenge of the New Statism

Adam Smith's name is not loudly spoken in world's central banks.
Economic Predictions (2008)
Graphs chart direction of U.S. economy and predict economic crisis.

Money creation in the modern economy
By Michael McLeay, Amar Radia and Ryland Thomas, Bank of England
Energy Independence

With shale oil and natural gas pouring from the Bakken, 'energy Independence' is more likely.
The Tax Deception
Legislators argue the role of taxes in the economy; without facts, knowledge or conviction. Deficit-Stop Deflation or Initiate Inflation
Will deficit spending stimulate hyper-inflation?
How Ronald Reagan Sank America

To be part of global prosperity, Reagan started the credit and deficit increases..
Trade Balance and Limits of Paulson Plan

Preventing banking system nationalization but not economic catastrophe
The Great Bailout
Did the Paulson plan fulfill its intentions or worsen what it wanted to correct?

Health is a Socio-Economic Problem
A vital aspect of the health discussion
A National Pension Plan - Revisited

A National Pension Plan can provide suitable finances for retirees.
The Socialization of America (2005)
Several trends didn't favor the U.S. economy.


Social Security
Social Security's Path to Survival (2005)
A Solution in Search of a Problem
The Social Security Debacle (2005)
Preferable to integrate retirement community desires into those of all society.
Social Security or Other Problem? (2004)
Problem or Consequence?
Social Security Debate (2002)
No solutions-just debates
Can Private Invest save Social Sec? (1999)
Social Security must be viewed in entirety and not solely by retirement fund.


MIDDLE EAST CRISIS

While the world community debates a two- state or one-state solution for the Middle East crisis, Israel proceeds with its unilateral solution - one-state - a Jewish state.
Clearly described is the evolution of Israel's strategy and the maddening "peace process."

An original Zionism, rejected by the Jewish people seemed outmoded by World War I and became revived by the Balfour Declaration and establishment of the British Mandate.


President Truman reacted too late to the 1948 recognition of Israel. Incessant wars, conducted from pleas of defense and security needs while geared to enlarge Israel and subdue the Palestinians, have led to either completely vanquishing the Palestinians or a resolution by The Course of History.


The Jewish people are caught in a maelstrom that could evolve in its decline and massive destruction to much of the entire world.

Israel and the Jewish People
Manipulating the World to Destruction
Obama's voyage to Israel exposes the conditioning of the world community to acceptance of Zionist agenda.
Israel Reaches out to Jews for a Rescue
An Israel that cares should be cognizant of its responsibilities to the Jews.
The New Sicarii
Zealots continue to destroy world Jewry.
Does Israel Represent Jewish People?
Close identification of the Jewish people with Israel was never a given.
Revealing The Real Israel
The War of Narratives
Palestinians are thrust in an unenviable role w - expose the contrived israeli narrative and impress the world with their narrative,
Social and Econ Justice Precede Peace
Redress of injustices upon Palestinians may make negotiations possible.
Deaths of "no-state" Palestinians are Proportional to Life of Two State Solution
The mistakes in proposing "the only solution to the Middle East conflict."
Deconstructing the Israel Narrative
As Israel's democracy becomes questioned, its mystique becomes more exaggerated.
The Wasting of the West Bank

An excursion is a trip to disbelief.
The Self-Destruction of Israel
Israel's strongest supporters are bringing it to destruction.
Sharon-The start of Intifada 2

Israel politics, which includes a deceptive "opposition," selected Sharon to complete the task of dominating all of Palestine.
Tank Man and Rachel Corrie

Death of activist Rachel Corrie recalls a Chinese citizen stance before a tank squadron moving from Tiananmen Square.
The Face of Israel 
Ashkelon Speaks-Story of the ME crisis

Ashkelon has a story. It is the story of the Middle East conflict.
The New Puritans
Is Israel the new Puritans?

The 1948 Recognition of Israel
Recognition was not as seemed.
The Only Exit from Gaza is by Death

Israel must recognize that a population with lack of food, water, electricity and other essentials, is at point of total destruction.

Critical Evaluation of Israel's Actions (earlier articles)
Part I-From Partition to War

Part II-War to Democratic Compromises

The Wars
Israel's Wars

From 1948 to 2012, Israel has fought wars.
Is Gaza a Test Ground for Israeli Military?
Did Israel allow Gaza to fire missiles into southern Israel to test the Iron Dome system?
Gaza War
2006 attack on Gaza
A Turning Point In History

The 2nd Lebanon War turned history.
Massacre in Levant
Israel and Hezbollah destroy themselves.
Face to Face With Hezbollah

Surprises at meeting with Hezbollah.
The Role of Jerusalem
Why Jerusalem? Israel's Hidden Agenda

Jerusalem and the Peace Process
Political Options for Jerusalem's Future
Jerusalem

Part I: Brief History of Jerusalem
Part II: Heritage Perspectives

Part III: The Hidden Agendas
Palestinian Dilemma
Beyond the Palestinian Crisis
Part I - A larger conflict is now in process

Part II- Trajectory of Middle East Conflict

The Hamas Factor

Security measures were used to justify occupation and oppression. Now, one word, Hamas, is used for more of the same.
A Palestinian State Frees All
Recognition of a Palestinian state saves all.
Resolving the Displaced Persons Problem
Rather than being portrayed as victims, the dispossessed are often perceived as perpetrators
Who Speaks for the Palestinians
Palestinians lack cohesion to have unified voice.
Palestinian Nationalism

Palestinians want what peoples need for survival - a self- identity that derives from a state.

The "Peace" Initiatives
The Sepoy Mutiny and the Middle East Peace Process

Explaining Israel's growth of and predicting its future solicits comparisons between the Zionist adventure and previous historical episodes.
PEACE WITHOUT PARTNERS
An Israeli "peacenik" comes out of the cold.
Course of History will resolve the ME crisis
An inexorable course of history might speak for everyone and resolve the Middle East Crisis.
Turbulent Winds of Annapolis Peace Conf.
A voyage hrough Middle East capitals reveals truths that lack exposure.
Harsh Reality of Middle East Conflict
A solution starts with each party recognizing the horrific consequences of the present trajectory of the crisis and aware of the elements governing it. Evolution of Madness
Peace process or forced treaty?

A Trajectory to Catastrophe
Part 1-Fate of the Palestinians

Part II-Fate of the Israeli Nation
Part III-Escape from Entrapment

 
POLITICAL

Politics comes first in the United States, and unfortunately misshapes policies. Center driven direction prevents imaginative operations and leads to paralysis. The Neocons and their damage has faded, and given way to a new force, an Unholy Trinity that hopes to reshape America.

Politics
The Unholy Trinity
An Unholy Trinity intends to control U.S. foreign and domestic policies
Political Moment-politics and making war
Presidents shape policies to enhance their political moment.
Politics of Patriotism

Patriotism has dangers--stimulate virulent nationalism, prevent fruitful policy debates, and direct a nation into pain and sorrow.
Clinton's Legacy

One feature of Clinton's administration is the lack of a major unique initiative, such as Truman's "Marshall Plan," Johnson's "War on Poverty," and Reagan's "Reaganomics."
Actions
Unilateralism- a road to defeat
Unilateralism is part of America's psyche.
Empowering Terrorism
American foreign policy is based on false propositions and reinforced a world of violence.
The Dimming Light of the Neocons
Have the Neowrecks done permanent damage to the United States?

A Tale of Two Reparations
Part I-Reparations Victims of World WarII
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art II-Reparations for African-Americans

The Immigration Debate

The immigration debate has not matured, only become more illogical and political.
The Immigration Wars
Political correctness, catering to the Hispanic vote, Right vs. Left have replaced an intelligent and objective analysis of a major problem.

 
MEDIA

 

The conventional media play an essential role in conditioning the minds and shaping the thoughts and actions of Americans. These roles are described in several articles that challenge accepted dogma.

From the search to freedom, inaccurate reporting of domestic and foreign events to hate in America, a battle for minds shapes the thinking of American people.

The Search for Freedom
Escape From Freedom
A review of Eric Fromm's psychological analysis of freedom.
One Dimensional Man
Marcuse's examination of individuals in an industrial state.

Battle for the Minds
Part I - The Religious Politic

Part I I - The New Atheists

Lamarck Revisited
Inheritance of acquired characteristics gains attention

Tiananmen Legacy
Part I-Tiananmen Diary

The mis-reports of Harrison Salisbury's "Tiananmen Diary."
Part II-Gate Of Heavenly Peace
A PBS video gives a more credible account of the Tiananmen events.
Tiananmen Square Confrontation
Eye witnesses contradict media reports on the Tiananmen incidents.

Hate in America
The Agendas of Hate

The United States often produced hate as a part of plans to advance agendas.
The New Agendas of Hate
The present purveyors of hate are more subtle, less identifiable, and at times, unaware of their nefarious roles.


FILMS
The Israeli Film "The Flat" Falls Flat

A highly praised Israeli documentary manipulates its audience.
Slumdog Millionaire
Heard about financial, medical, sport and government scams? How about a cinema scam? The Mothman Prophecies
A film shows that myths and symbols can lead to destruction.
Chicago--The Film
A film speaks to its audience--about America.
Killer--The Kazahk Movie
From an obedient chauffeur to an obedient killer reflects social deterioration that accompanied lawlessness in states of former Soviet Union.
The Tale of Two Koreas
Films explain Korean war

Challenging the Media
The Media and the Attack on Libya

Media wrote fictional accounts of Libyan war.
Organized attacks on Israel's detractors
Criticisms of those who write unfavorably about Israel follow a hostile pattern.

Darfur
Why Only Darfur

Why aren't there campaigns against preventing the violence in Iraq and against Palestinians? Why only Darfur?
Unraveling of Darfur

Misperceptions of happenings in Darfur have delayed a solution to the enormous tragedy and are beginning to be unraveled.
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