Category Archives: War

The Third Lebanon War will be the Last Lebanon War

If I’ve learned anything in my relatively comfortable and placid life it is that despite my good luck, evil is real. Sometimes it grows and sometimes declines. Today it’s gathering strength. Hezbollah came into being in 1985, as a response … Continue reading

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How not to stabilize the Middle East

My very first blog post almost exactly 10 years ago was about the just-released Iraq Study Group Report, co-authored by Lee Hamilton and James Baker. What struck me about it was how it asserted that the way to solve the … Continue reading

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A war between peoples

There were eight stabbing attacks by Arabs against Jews in the last four days (as of Tuesday). News item: Speaking to students of Palestinian origin in Venezuela, Abbas explained that incitement was not behind the decision to carry out attacks, … Continue reading

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US sends arms to Hezbollah-controlled Lebanese army

Hezbollah has effective control of Lebanon, and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) are thoroughly infiltrated by Hezbollah. So why is the US providing weapons and equipment to the LAF? There is no way to keep them out of the hands … Continue reading

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Lessons from the schoolyard

When I was about 12 years old, I got into one of those schoolyard fistfights. Surrounded by a circle of boys cheering us on and hoping for as much blood as possible before a teacher noticed, we threw relatively ineffective … Continue reading

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