My report at IPS on John Kerry’s recent trip to Israel and Palestine. More important, I look at the broader strategy that seems apparent from the new Obama-Kerry-Hagel triumvirate on Middle East peace.
Posts Tagged ‘John Mearsheimer’
Posted in Iran, US-Israel Lobby, tagged AIPAC, Amir Eshel, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ha'aretz, IAEA, Iran, Israel, John Mearsheimer, Martin Dempsey, Stephen Walt, Tom Donilon, Yohanan Locker on February 22, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Iran, US-Israel Lobby, tagged 972mag.com, AIPAC, False Flag, Foreign Affairs, Israel Lobby, John Mearsheimer, Jundallah, Mark Perry, Mossad, Rafael Frankel, Stephen Walt on January 23, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Many of my readers probably saw the recent article in the journal Foreign Policy by Mark Perry entitled “False Flag,” which details an Israeli covert operation to engage a Pakistani terrorist group (Jundallah, a group officially termed “terrorist” by both the US and Iran, a rare point of agreement between the two countries) for attacks on Iran. The Mossad did this by posing as CIA agents, according to Perry, which infuriated then-President George W. Bush. In response the US did…absolutely nothing.
The piece was very important, and certainly controversial. My friends at +972 Magazine published a critique of it here, from a guest blogger named Rafael Frankel. With all due respect to +972, that critique was a very poor one. They graciously agreed to publish my own rebuttal to Frankel’s piece, and you can read that here.
Since Perry’s piece is, as I said, both important and controversial, it certainly should be critiqued. Hopefully it will get the serious treatment it deserves, not the poor and biased examination Frankel gave it.