Sharon is dead, but Sharonism lives on

The Butcher of Beirut, as he was long known, is no more. After eight years in a coma, during which the militaristic hard-right leader was re-branded a peacenik, Israeli General Ariel Sharon was finally pronounced dead. The tributes are already pouring in, including from Secretary of State … Continue reading

Moral obscenities in Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department talking about Syria. (Photo: Associated Press) The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. The US government has been divided over the Syria crisis since it began. Some, … Continue reading