Tag Archive: Yemen

Mar 28 2014

Washington gives peace a chance

It’s hard to get your mind wrapped around Russia’s annexation of Crimea and seizure of Ukrainian military bases there. It was — and many Ukrainians say still is — part of a neighboring sovereign country until mid-March. And it seemed like Europe had transcended that kind of old-school warmongering. Just two years back, the Nobel …

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Feb 25 2014

The dangerous seduction of drones

Senior Obama administration officials say our government is sharply scaling back its drone strikes in Pakistan. That’s a step in the right direction. It would be even better if the entire U.S. program of targeted killings in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia were scrapped. By embracing drones as a primary foreign policy tool, President Barack Obama …

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Aug 24 2013

Et Tu, Buddhist? – In every war, both sides claim that God’s on their side.

Throughout the centuries people have killed each other in vast numbers for the very best of reasons — religion. Oh they’ve done it for other reasons too — money, politics, geography, skin color, revolution — but never with more enthusiasm than when the cause was holy. From the early Christian martyrs to the Crusades to …

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Mar 06 2012

Washington’s dangerous new military strategy

Drones may seem like a way to wage war on the cheap, but the moral cost of this kind of warfare is too high. By Jim Cason The Iraq War was a disaster, so the United States needs a new foreign policy. Instead of invading foreign countries with tens of thousands of troops and trying …

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Oct 24 2011

Gaddafi’s grim end

When you get a chance to have one less Gaddafi in the world, you should take it. By Donald Kaul Like any good liberal I thought that Muammar Gaddafi, after being captured by rebel forces, should have been read his Miranda rights and then taken directly to jail to await trial by a jury of …

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Aug 16 2011

We’ve come a long way, baby, since 1776

By William A. Collins Thirteen colonies once unfurled; Grew up to rule the world. National Public Radio presented a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July. It properly honored the brilliance, perseverance, and clarity of the document’s authors and the people they represented in challenging the British Empire. Yes, the …

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Feb 01 2011

Be Glad You're Not Yemeni

By William A. Collins World-class buildings Aren't enough To bring a nation Up to snuff. Yemen is finally being thrust upon American consciousness. Little good can come of that. Until now, the Yemenis had been allowed to suffer in private desperation. That's over. Their worst liability is a sinking water table, which is compounded by …

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