Tag Archives: Hamas

It’s Getting Hot Over There

Timestamp: Saturday morning

Friday night we got word of a second US-led attack on Houthi positions in Yemen in response to Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea. And those are only the most recent developments in the region. You saw the timestamp because I’m sure it’s far from over. And it’s much more complex than just that. Continue reading It’s Getting Hot Over There

Progressive Sweeping LVII

When I go back-to-back with this format it usually indicates that a lot of bad things have happened in American politics or I’ve avoided it for a bit. In this case it is a little of both.

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A Different Line

I’m not alone and I know I’ve used Buffalo Springfield’s 1966 hit, For What It’s Worth, on more than one occasion as the jumping off point in an article. The line I (and others) most commonly use is not the one I use today. Today it is, “Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong.” That is not completely accurate and my topic is the Hamas-Israel war and both its larger history and implications.

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Press Pause

Timestamp: early Saturday afternoon.

The conflict in Israel, at this writing and on the surface, between Israel and Hamas, is all the rage in conversation. With brevity being insufficient in this case, let’s just say that it is complicated.  I could write volumes if I wanted to explain the entire roots of the current conflict. There is no simple solution and it certainly isn’t going to be found amid this fighting.

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Blame Ronny

I don’t think I’ve ever began an article with a thank you but today it is appropriate. During her Monday night show, Rachel Maddow reminded me that it was the 40th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon which took place on October 23, 1983. 241 American servicemen, mostly Marines, died in that attack. Tragic as it was there is so much more and I’d like to explore a bit of it with you today.

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