Category Archives: Nuclear Weapons

Happy Presidents’ Day: Part of the US Empire Atrocities Tour

by jay janson Eminent historian Prof. Noam Chomsky of M.I.T., various times voted world’s most famous intellectual in international polls, has said over and over again, without provoking much negative outcry, “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects, Up to Their Usual Tricks

For more than half a century, the bipartisan consensus in Washington has functioned primarily as a way of empowering Muslim theocrats in Iran by repeatedly confirming the mullahs’ characterization of the US as “the Great Satan” — overthrowing their elected … Continue reading

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About That There “Utter Rejection”

As of this morning, the governments of Iran, the US and EU advertise themselves as being close to an agreement: Iran makes concessions on its nuclear program, the other countries lift economic sanctions. There’s good reason to be skeptical about … Continue reading

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Adelson v. Reality

In the normal course of things, Americans tend to ignore or ridicule idiots and the obviously insane — for example, people who suggest that the way for the United States to “deal with” Iran is to explode a nuclear weapon … Continue reading

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The Prerequisite for Diplomacy

“Diplomacy” is “The art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations (particularly in securing treaties), including the methods and forms usually employed” (Webster’s 1913). The prerequisite for such negotiations is that there be something negotiable, and that in turn rests … Continue reading

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