«2006 Blog Entries»


Alerts and Unsolicited Comments on the Passing Scene in 2006


[Copyright 2006 Patrick Foy]


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Saddam Leaves the Stage

Sunday, December 31, 2006

It is all very simple, really. There are no rules, except one. Those who have the power will exercise that power for as long as they can in order to do whatever they please. This is the simple lesson of the execution of...

The 'Surge' and Iran

Monday, December 25, 2006

They are dusting off the hot seat for Iran. All signs indicate that the Cheney/Bush White House is on track to execute a a "shock & awe" display of power in the skies over Iran. The recent unanimous UN Security Council...

Doug Thompson goes Ballistic

Friday, December 22, 2006

So precisely what classified documents was Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger, Esq., trying to steal from the U.S. National Archives back in 2003? And why was he trying to destroy them? What evidence of incompetence or treason was...

Rewards of Democracy

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Democracy?--Hypocrisy! Hamas was elected by the Palestinians last January not because Palestinian voters are a bunch of terrorists, but because the opposition party, Fatah, had failed to recover occupied territory from...

Dr. Faurisson Interviewed in Tehran

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

This past Saturday, December 16th, the New York Times reported that "Jacques Chirac, the French president, on Friday ordered an investigation into statements by a retired French professor, Robert Faurisson, at the Tehran...

Blair, Bush Jr. and Lord Levy

Monday, December 18, 2006

Crooks, con men, sycophants and phonies.  They are not confined to Washington; look for them in London as well. (See below.) When it comes to Washington's and Whitehall's joint policies in the Middle East--such as the invasion...

Another Shoe Drops

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The article in Friday's The Independent about British diplomat Carne Ross, who resigned in protest when Tony Blair railroaded England into Wolfowitz's War, is a bombshell. (See below, my emphasis in red.) The article strongly...

Frankenstein Goes Nuclear

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ehud "Frankenstein" Olmert is in Europe, where he is drumming up support for "more decisive measures" against Iran. He is in Germany, because Germany is the key to Europe and its current Chancellor, Angela "gaga" Merkel...

Senator James Abourezk

Monday, December 11, 2006

The article below from a week ago speaks for itself. Noam Chomsky is a renowned, left-wing Harvard professor and a critic of Israel and of U.S. foreign policy in general. Jeffrey Blankfort is a writer and a long-time critic...

Paul C. Roberts goes Ballistic

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts goes ballistic again--and for good reason. (See below, my emphasis in red.) If nothing else, the "Iraq Study Group" has performed one important public service: that of spelling out what a catastrophe...

Robert Fisk on the Baker Report

Friday, December 8, 2006

Middle East expert Robert Fisk does a critique of the "Baker Report"--see below. If you really want to take the "Baker Report" seriously and act upon it to make genuine progress toward peace, stability and justice in the...

Baker Commission Conundrum

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

The "Iraq Study Group" aka "The Baker Commission" has just brought in its report on Iraq, and handed it to Bush II. The Group or Commission is analogous to an outside consulting firm in the business world, brought in to...

Land Grab beyond Hypocrisy

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Last week word came via Peace Now, an Israeli peace group, and from the BBC that over a third of the land on which Tel Aviv has built "settlements" for Jewish immigrants in occupied Palestinian territory (or "so-called...

Kissinger out of the Closet

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dr. Kissinger is finally speaking publicly about the Iraq war, which heretofore he had so much to say in private to Dick Cheney and to our figurehead Emperor, G.W., in numerous meetings. Now that Bob Woodward has blown...

No One Guilty in Israel

Friday, November 17, 2006

The most recent atrocity and the series of atrocities in the Gaza Strip leading up to it (See below) are symbolic of the overall nightmare as well as a preview of things to come. The Palestinians have been herded into enclaves...

Uri Avnery checks in from Tel Aviv

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Perhaps the two most insightful commentaries on the recent U.S. election as it relates to war and peace in the Middle East are that of Robert Fisk--"Here Come the Odious Excuses"--sent to you yesterday, and the article--"In...

Business as Usual - part II

Friday, November 10, 2006

Just can't wait to see what changes those wonderful "liberal" Democrats have in mind to correct and humanize Bush's disastrous  policies in the Middle East, now that they control Capital Hill and have some direct responsibility....

Business as Usual

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Forget the midterm elections in America. The real news, the news which matters and lasts, is taking place in the Gaza Strip, on the coast of the Mediterranean, far away from American news cameras. (See below.)

De Borchgrave: Exit Strategy

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Arnaud de Borchgrave gives us a preview (below) of the upcoming "Iraq Study Group" which is supposed to figure out how to get Washington out of the mess that Cheney, Bush, Sharon, the Israel Lobby traitors, the Christian...

Gaza under Siege

Monday, November 6, 2006

One very important, but generally overlooked, objective of the fiasco code named "Operation Iraqi Freedom", undertaken by Washington at the behest of Ariel Sharon, G.W. Bush's "good friend" in 2003, was to provide a distraction...

Who is Targeting Iran?

Saturday, November 4, 2006

U.S. Physicist Gordon Prather gets down to the heart of the matter below with respect to the brouhaha over Iran's nuclear energy program. See below. What is playing out in Washington and at the UN is a reprise of the Iraq...

Zion vs. Germania

Monday, October 30, 2006

Recent provocative moves by the Israeli air force directed at German naval vessels cruising many miles offshore of Lebanon has made one thing clear. It is this: Israel controls the airspace, totally. The German ships off...

Angela Merkel to the Box

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Already Chancellor Angela Merkel's proactive policy to assist Tel Aviv in keeping the Arabs powerless and at the mercy of Israel's formidable military machine is being duly noted by the Lebanese. (See below, last paragraph.)...

Mystery of America, Solved

Friday, October 13, 2006

From Tel Aviv and the pages of Haaretz comes an article which cannot be published inside the continental boundaries of Ex America, at least not by a non-Jew in any major news outlet. Perhaps the article below "The Mystery...

Joe Wilson's War

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

If you have the time, below is a long but very worthwhile piece from Germany on the Joe Wilson/Valerie Plame affair, which has been with us for years. Bush's brainless, despicable brigades hated this man, Joe Wilson, because...

Inside The Ring

Saturday, October 7, 2006

I have been away on a European trip. Just returned here to "Bushland", as some of my German friends call it. I encountered a surprising number of intelligent, affluent Europeans who volunteered unequivocally that they would...

Regent Cheney in 2002

Monday, September 4, 2006

This war in Iraq is all very confusing. The war between Saddam’s Iraq and America was over many months ago. What we have now is the occupation of Iraq and the repercussions. As a result, the American military has become...

Spotlight on Elliott Abrams

Monday, August 28, 2006

The invasion of Iraq under false pretenses, the crucifixion of Gaza because Hamas won an election, the devastation of Lebanon because two soldiers got nabbed, and the apparent upcoming bombardment of Iran because it is...

Robert Fisk: Why Protect Israel?

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sitting amidst the rubble of Lebanon, Robert Fisk certainly makes some important points below. It sounds like he may have been fueled by a bottle of wine or two. Over the past month Fisk and the average Lebanese have had...

The U-Boat Giveaway

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Another fantastic, inexplicable giveaway from Berlin to Tel Aviv. Not foreign aid or "reparations" for WWII. No, we are talking about the wholesale transfer of first-class German technology and the delivery of offensive weaponry...

Get the Hook

Monday, August 21, 2006

The President came out of the Oval Office, walked across the street, and gave a press conference today. It was the last straw. Do you recall being in a romantic relationship or in a business deal when it finally dawns on...

60 Years Ago in Palestine

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Here's a human interest story (below) from a few days ago, when the war in Lebanon was still raging. One wonders what the Palestinians and the Lebanese did to deserve what has befallen them. What would justify their victimization...

The Hersh Bombshells

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The gossipy article by Seymour Hersh in the current issue of The New Yorker is the most important item to examine during the cease-fire in Lebanon. If you have the time, you can read the entire article here. In the meantime,...

Self-defense or Nonsense?

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Right is right and wrong is wrong, to coin a phrase. See below in the Christian Science Monitor one of the most provocative and persuasive articles I have ever encountered on the subject of the Middle East conflict. It...

Gaza in Perspective

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The article below by Mustafa Barghouti in Al-Ahram [Cairo] from last December provides a solid background to the present carnage and mayhem taking place inside the Gaza Strip, a narrow piece of land along the eastern shores...

Afghanistan is Back

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Interesting observations below in yesterday's Tehran Times by the Canadian military specialist and internationally syndicated columnist, Gwynne Dyer, author of War, the lethal custom. It seems that the Taliban are making...

Ex America Progress Report

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Recently, my favorite Bush basher from the Right, Paul Craig Roberts, went over the top. Note, I did not say, "went too far". On its face, what this former Reagan Treasury official has to say is accurate and truthful. In...

Robert Fisk + Stephen Walt

Friday, April 28, 2006

It is a measure of the significance of the recent Harvard "working paper" on the the "Israel Lobby" that the world's foremost newspaper reporter on the Middle East, Robert Fisk, felt obliged to pay Professor Stephen Walt...

Spy Speaks Out

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The body of evidence is snowballing that the current U.S. President and his Vice-President are kingsized con men. I'm talking about evidence now, not my opinions, prejudices or theories--or those of any other critics, Left,...

Mum's The Word

Monday, April 3, 2006

Well, here it is at last. Formal notice in a major American newspaper of the recent Harvard/University of Chicago study about the U.S. Israeli Lobby. (See below.) This most informative and topical essay--entitled "The Israel...

Utter Debacle

Saturday, March 25, 2006

More good news (headline, below), as if we needed further confirmation.

There is no clear way out, because impeachment of G.W. Bush is not an option. First off, you would need to impeach the top...

Harvard Speaks

Monday, March 20, 2006

It turns out that the joint study by Harvard and the University of Chicago concerning the preeminence of the Israel Lobby in formulating "American" foreign policy for the Middle East appears in the current issue (Vol. 28,...

Arabs with Iran

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Regarding the bogus "crisis" with Iran, below is the unofficial view from Cairo, from the wise man of Egypt, Salama A. Salama. Sunday on American television, Congressman John Murtha, a former Marine officer, said that the...

Pfaff: Iran's Nukes a Non-Issue

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Below is an important article by William Pfaff in the IHT of six weeks ago concerning the confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program. Pfaff takes the view that the matter is a non-issue. This would be true if the...

Powerhouse of Pander

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

It's that time again. Time for that self-described "blockbuster event", the annual Washington "Policy Conference" of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee. It is here that you can witness the top leaders of both American...

Why Iran? Why Now?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

It still comes down to the simple question: why? Why is all this happening? At the moment, the hysteria in Washington is focused upon Iran. See below an excerpt from an article in Der Spiegel of late last week, reporting...

Malcolm Hoenlein and AIPAC

Thursday, January 26, 2006

To understand why the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, and why there was a relentless program of economic sanctions leading up to it under George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton; to understand why Hamas has just defeated the more moderate...

Impeachment Dead End

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

It is not necessary to impeach British PM Tony Blair. (See below.) First, he is such an obvious nincompoop and front man, why bother? Second, under the English parliamentary system, a vote of no confidence should be sufficient...

Douglas Feith to the Box

Thursday, January 5, 2006

One thing is now certain: Ariel Sharon will not be returning to his office. Therefore, this may be an appropriate time to take a second look at Sharon's agents in the U.S. who helped make the Sharon Era such a bulldozing...

Nuclear Hypocrisy

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Below is yet another item concerning the grotesque imbalance of power in the Middle East, this time focusing upon the nuclear weapons issue. For bringing this unpleasant subject up, the BBC will be on the receiving-end...