War

Debunking An Insane Call For War With Iran

Joshua Muravchik is a neoconservative fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University's School of Adanced International Studies. He recently wrote a Washington Post op-Ed advocating war with Iran. Usually neocons say something along the lines of

 

We can't have a deal with Iran! The deal that Obama is negotiating is a bad deal! (They say that, even BEFORE knowing the details of the deal.) Better no deal than a bad deal!

Passing the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act Will Lead To War

The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act  is to diplomacy what Sharknado is to meteorology or ichthyology.  Well, that's not a perfect analogy.  Both the NWFIA and Sharknado are jokes, but Sharknado was so bad it was good, whereas the NWFIA is just bad.  The NWFIA would institute a new round of crippling sanctions should we fail to reach an agreement with Iran or if Iran fails to negotiate in good faith.  This in and of itself sounds reasonable--at least to American ears, and it might not nec

A local protest and some thoughts about Gaza

I attended a rally today at Cornell University to protest Israel's bombardment and threatened invasion of Gaza.  Or rather, I attended two rallies going on at the same time. .

Countering Benny Morris' War Mongering

Israeli historian Benny Morris wants to see a war with Iran.  He is frothing at the mouth and screaming "Attack! Attack!, Attack! Kill! Kill! Kill!"  Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a little.  OK, so maybe it's more than a little.  But he certainly seems to support Israel taking military action against Iran within the next few weeks if Obama doesn't give Israel an iron-clad guarantee that the U.S. will attack Iran by March 1, 2013 if Iran does not abandon its nuclear weapons program.  Read his column NOW before proceeding with my rebuttal.

A War With Iran Could Feed Anti-Semitism In The U.S.

Larry Derfner, a former columnist for the Jerusalem Post, points out that for the first time, Israel is likely to drag the United States into a war it doesn't want.   This is likely to lead to a backlash against Israel and a rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. if the war with Iran goes badly. Derfner writes:

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