Israel vs. Israel

Mavi Marmara square

Israel is defeating itself, one battle at a time. The May 31, 2010 Israeli attack on the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla” - particularly on the Mavi Marmara - is a microcosm of Israel’s steady march to self-defeat. Six ships laden with supplies and international peace activists - including parliamentarians and other prominent figures - headed toward Gaza with the stated aim of breaking the Israeli blockade. Israeli ships, … [Read more...]

Becoming the Enemy? Reflections on McChrystal and Afghanistan.

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The March/April 2011 edition of Foreign Policy magazine has an article by General Stanley McChrystal (ret.), the former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan from 2009 - 2010. In the print edition his article is titled, “Becoming the Enemy: To win in Afghanistan, we need to fight more like the Taliban.” (Oddly, the online version has a different title, “It Takes a Network: The new front line of modern … [Read more...]