There’s a lot of talk out there about the death of the Sykes-Picot agreement in the Mideast. There may be a lot of truth in that, but in any case, it does not mean the US and the West in general has no responsibility to help fix the mess they’ve made of the region. I expound this week in Souciant.
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Posted in Middle East, tagged Balfour Declaration, Barack Obama, Cold War, George W. Bush, Hussein bin Ali, Hussein-McMahon, Israel, League of Nations, Margaret Thatcher, Middle east, Palestine, Patrick Buchanan, Ronald Reagan, Sharif of Mecca, Sir Henry McMahon, Sykes-Picot Agreement, Syria, United States, USSR, World War I, World War II on May 31, 2013 | 2 Comments »
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Posted in Europe, tagged AIPAC, Barack Obama, Chas Freeman, Elliott Abrams, European Eminent Persons Group, human rights, international law, Israel, Israel Lobby, Jeremy Greenstock, Middle east, Occupation, Oslo Process, Palestine, Paul Pillar, pro-Israel, Settlements, Two-state solution, United States on May 7, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Public opinion on foreign policy matters is a fickle thing, considering how ill-informed of world news people are in the isolated and exceptionalist United States. Unfortunately, the politics of ignorance still plays much too big a role in US foreign policy decision-making. That’s why it is such a relief to see poll results like this one, from a HuffPo/You.gov poll: (more…)