A worthwhile, entertaining, and original take on White House dynamics. Troy demonstrates that Trump administration internal battles are not out of the ordinary. That is true; but what is unprecedented is the the undermining not of fellow aides, but of the president himself. Continue reading
Those whose hatred of political opponents exceeds their hatred for the country’s enemies should be kept far from the Presidency. A party which treats foreign policy only as a means to claw back power at any cost cannot be trusted with America’s own national security interests; how reliable can it be when it comes to Israel’s?
Trump has won 9 of 11 open primaries, but only one of four closed. Trump has been drawing heavily from Democrats and Independents in those open primaries. But as the calendar takes away that advantage, his winning the nomination may not be so inevitable, after all. Beginning March 22, only two remaining primaries are open. Continue reading
There is a lot of George Bailey in America’s foreign policy DNA. And, like George, we’ve now seen in the Middle East the dystopia of a world in which we are absent.
If there is such a thing as the opposite of gunboat diplomacy, we are witnessing it in the nuclear negotiations with Iran. There will be repercussions.
On the “Three Schalits” Facebook page appear dozens of photos of smiling Palestinians holding up the three-fingered symbol in various locales. Israelis know how to read between the lines.
Many of those photographed flashing the sign are young children. Sweet-looking children. Palestinian children. Celebrating the kidnapping of Israeli children. Continue reading
Just weeks ago, Israel intercepted a ship, the Klos C, with a cargo of sophisticated Iranian weapons destined for Iranian proxy armies terrorising Israel. Just days ago, those same Iranian proxies fired dozens of rockets at Israel. Was there even a word of serious American protest to the Iranians? Did it even slightly alter the American negotiating posture?
An administration which so easily lies to its own citizens to achieve domestic political ends cannot be trusted to act faithfully towards the citizens of other countries. Continue reading
Obama’s waffling over the red line he himself painted cuts to the core of whether he can be relied upon to keep even his own commitments anywhere else–such as American peace process guarantees for Israel. Would you buy a used peace plan from this man?