Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 7, 2014
Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post suggests we should release Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy.
Her arguments leave something to be desired.
Marcus says we release/trade spies all the time. She says Pollard is due for parole review in 2015 and if justice has been served then he should be released, all extraneous issues aside. Maybe so, I will leave that to the conscience of government lawyers.
Marcus’ arguments go downhill from there.
He spied for an ally, not an enemy. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 7, 2013
I never was in the military. My draft lottery numbers were always good. I didn’t want to die in a snake infested rice paddy or in a tiger cage. My dad was in the Army Air Force during the so-called good war. The Air Force is probably where I would have gone if pressed. Cheap private pilot lessons!
My dad enlisted because his number was coming up. Why do people join today?
A sense of duty, not yet knowing their life plan, a job, free stuff thanks to the GI bill? I am sure there are many reasons.
But whom do today’s GIs serve? Whom are they really protecting? Do most know? I doubt it. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: empire building, Israel, Military Industrial Complex, Saudi Arabia, Smedley Butler | 1 Comment »
Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 28, 2013
Memorial day reminds me our brave soldiers are not meant to be dying for AIPAC controlled foreign policy and oil pipelines to the Caspian Sea.
I don’t know about you but I grew weary of Americans dying for Israel and Halliburton some time ago. One of my favorite historians explains how it all started here.
Current troubles in the Middle East things began during and immediately after WWI. Lies and secret treaties by the West and Russia caused people and countries to be thrown into unnatural marriages that could only be held together by harsh rule and cruel dictators. Our Arab allies were led down the garden path with promises of land for their help. They got stiffed for their trouble. Creating a home for the future state of Israel was a large part of the program. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Government Sponsored Terrorism | Tagged: AIPAC, Halliburton, Israel, Memorial Day, Sykes-Picot | 2 Comments »
Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 12, 2012
Anyone that pays attention has noticed the familiarity of the cries. Iraq has this and will do that. Just substitute Iran. Our own national intelligence estimates and the IAEA say Iran has abandoned the nuke arms race 11 years ago. Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. They are subject inspection. Israeli does not admit to being a nuclear power, has not signed the NNPT and allows no inspection. Israel is the nuclear threat. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Empire Building | Tagged: IAEA, Israel, neocon, William Kristol | 5 Comments »
Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 7, 2012
I agree with Robert Cogan’s recent Erie Times letter arguing that an attack on Iran is not in our interest. I say it is hardly necessary by anyone. Another ineptly conceived and implemented war and the resulting sky rocketing oil prices won’t do us any good. One can read where the 2007 National Intelligence Estimates and the CIA say Iran stopped any nuclear weapon research 10 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Israel First | Tagged: AIPAC, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Israel, Israel firster, Lieberman, McCain, Military Industrial Complex, Obama, Pakistan-India, William Kristol | 1 Comment »
Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 14, 2012
Your tax dollars at work. Egypt using foreign aid for extortion. How much of that aid allocation has reached the common folk over the years? Not much unless you count what was spent on tear gas.
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Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 27, 2011
Pat Cuneo had the human interest column in today’s Erie Time Viewpoint page. He is really steamed over some Republicans “undermining the Obama administration’s peace efforts between Israel and Palestine”. I just don’t know where to start. Pat, I hate to let you down but ninety nine per cent of Congress doesn’t do anything Israel doesn’t want. Read the rest of this entry »
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