Category Archives: Defence and Military

The Iran deal – emerging details make it worse than ever

The more the Iran deal is discussed in the media, and as news emerged from the debate in the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, the more we realize that there is so much about this miserable deal that we were … Continue reading

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First the good news

This post is to make up for the missed Good News Friday installment last week. (I should note at this stage that this coming Friday too I won’t be publishing a Good News Friday post since it will be erev … Continue reading

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Speculating about Obama’s motives for the Iran capitulation

Something that has been bothering very many people about the Iran capitulation (I prefer that to “deal” because a deal implies both sides receive something, which is not the case here) is what on earth was driving Obama and his … Continue reading

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The Iran deal

Apologies for the lack of posting but I’ve gone down with a summer flu, which seems entirely appropriate given the appalling news that has dominated the media today. The Iran deal which appears to have been “cinched” – i.e. America’s … Continue reading

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Hamas is holding 2 Israeli captives

In stunning news just released by Israeli authorities after a gag order was lifted by court order, Hamas has been holding two Israeli citizens captive for months: Two Israeli men have been held captive In Gaza, including one in the … Continue reading

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Non-surprise of the week: UN HRC condemns Israel despite military experts defence of the IDF

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, ahead of the United Nations Human Rights Council  (UNHRC)’s investigation of Israel’s alleged “war crimes” during Operation Protective Edge last summer, Israel went the extra mile and invited a panel of international … Continue reading

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