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  • Weather Clears for a US Strike on Iran

    07/05/2010 5:41:59 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 109 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 3, 2010 | Victor Kotsev
    War drums are beating in the Middle East. In a short time, the United States has increased the number of its carrier strike groups opposite Iran to three, and reports are raining down of a tightening ring of American and Israeli concentrations all around the Islamic Republic. On the diplomatic front, the Israelis are unusually concerned about their international image (for example, making concessions in Gaza) while their top officials - including Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself - are shuttling between Jerusalem and Washington. Everybody in the region is restless. Turkey is making spectacular diplomatic...
  • The Secret Anti-China Message Behind Obama's Mission To Yemen

    01/09/2010 11:54:07 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 719+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | Joe Weisenthal
    The Secret Anti-China Message Behind Obama's Mission To Yemen Joe Weisenthal Jan. 9, 2010, 11:13 AM The war on terror is back, though the story has moved from Afghanistan (which is ostensibly now in nation-building mode) to Yemen, which up until recently, many Americans probably had never heard of. Asia Times has an excellent overview of the situation written by former Indian ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. What's most interesting is his analysis of Yemen through the lens of the broader tension between the US and China. Most important, however, for US global strategies will be the massive gain of control...
  • And Spengler is ...

    04/19/2009 9:54:18 AM PDT · by jpl · 26 replies · 926+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | Saturday April 18, 2009 | Spengler
    During the too-brief run of the Asia Times print edition in the 1990s, the newspaper asked me to write a humor column, and I chose the name "Spengler" as a joke - a columnist for an Asian daily using the name of the author of The Decline of the West.
  • The assassin's master sermon

    11/19/2004 12:05:21 PM PST · by ckilmer · 8 replies · 547+ views
    Asia Times ^ | Nov 16, 2004 | Spengler
    The assassin's master sermon By Spengler Westerners identify readily with secular Muslims such as Ayaan Hirshi Ali, member of the Netherlands' parliament and the late Theo van Gogh's collaborator in a film attacking Islam's treatment of women, or with the Canadian Irshad Manji, the lesbian "Muslim refusenik" who published The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith. But they have something to learn from the letter that Mohammed B pinned with a knife to van Gogh's corpse after he murdered him with knife and pistol on November 2. The text can be found at, along...
  • From Cold War to Holy War

    05/12/2003 9:06:51 AM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 24 replies · 385+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 5.13.03 | Henry C K Liu
    From Cold War to Holy WarBy Henry C K Liu Barely a decade after the end of the Cold War between the two superpowers, the world has entered decidedly into an age of Holy War between the sole remaining superpower and minor states deemed by it as rogue. The US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, billed as part of a "war on terrorism", were essentially the remote unleashing of overwhelming military power on defenseless minor states. One unique characteristic about this new Holy War is that it seems to be open ended, that while major combats have ended, or never...