Tweet I have long been singularly fortunate in that Barry Rubin periodically corresponds with me. He is a light in the blogosphere: informed, brilliant, objective, open-minded, decent, and kind. Read any one of his posts about the Middle East, and you will learn more than you will learn in a year of reading the New [...]
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Tweet When it comes to the Middle East, I’m hard-put to think of a more astute, knowledgeable observer than Barry Rubin. In light of the Egyptian court ruling striking down large parts of the recent elections, and the military’s subsequent power move, he’s not sanguine about Egypt’s future: The Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court has just [...]
Is Ron Paul correct that the U.S. is at fault when it comes to Iran’s intransigent hatred for our country?
Tweet According to Barry Rubin, who has forgotten more about the Middle East than most people (including State Department employees) will know in a lifetime, Ron Paul is Wrong Paul when it comes to Iran. First, what’s happened in the last decade is irrelevant, since Iran hatred long preceded that. The real issue is whether [...]
Tweet I’ve never doubted Obama’s fundamental anti-Israel beliefs, nor have I ever thought he’s on a right, or even a sane, track in the Middle East. As much as anything, though, my feelings regarding Obama’s Israel/Middle East attitudes were predicated on a gut attitude resulting from his pre-presidency friendships and his execrable Cairo speech. Now, [...]