Lying About War

by Dusty Sklar   DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN presidents alike have this in common: They lie to us about war. Even Barack Obama, upright as he seems, lied to us about U.S. intervention in Libya’s 2011 civil war. When Obama addressed the nation on March 28, 2011, he told us that  the task assigned our forces  was “to protect the […]

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Golda’s Missed Opportunities for Peace

by Ralph Seliger AS WE commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Israel’s remarkable military victory in the Six Day War, June 5-10 of 1967, we note with a heavy heart that it also marks the beginning of Israel’s occupation over a non-Jewish population that neither welcomed nor accepts this situation. Still, Israel’s triumph over numerically superior […]

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October 22: UN Resolution 338

The United Nations Security Council, 14-0 (with China abstaining), adopted Resolution 338 on this date in 1973, calling for a ceasefire in the Yom Kippur War to take place within twelve hours, for the 1967 Resolution 242 (demanding recognition for Israel and withdrawal of Israel from occupied lands) to be obeyed, and for negotiations to […]

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May 27: Henry Kiss-of-Death

Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon’s National Security Advisor, who won the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize while overseeing American war crimes in Southeast Asia and plotting the overthrow of Chile’s President Salvador Allende, was born on this date in 1923 in Germany. Kissinger was an architect of a Cold War foreign policy that had the U.S. backing […]

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April 9: The End of Satire

Two great satirists share this date as a birthday: Tom Lehrer, born in 1928, and Paul Krassner, born in 1932. Lehrer used a musical theater style to satirize the politics and morés of America in the 1950s and early ’60s. In 1973, he noted that the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Henry Kissinger […]

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November 27: Bragging Rights

Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature, and peace on this date in 1895 by signing his last will and testament. Nobel thereby gave rise to obnoxious Jewish bragging throughout the 20th century. Here’s the tally: With an international Jewish population that amounts to only one quarter […]

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