Herbert London

Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Herbert London: Putin, Obama And Flight 17

The evidence that Putin provided the SA11 missile system and the requisite training and or actual participation for the dissident Russian forces in the Eastern Ukrainian is mounting. An effort to withhold evidence and conceal it adds to the calumny about this Malaysian airliner blown from the skies. Yet President Obama’s initial reaction to the destruction of flight 17 and its 298 passengers was so wooden and lacking in compassion, one might think this atrocity was a daily occurrence.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:51 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Herbert London: Moral Equivalence In The Israeli War with Hamas?

The winds of moral equivalence in the Middle East are persistent. As the war between terrorists in Gaza and the Israeli government escalates, the media resists the idea of taking sides. CNN contends there are valid positions on both sides of the divide. Ethan Bonner, The New York Times correspondent contends the wall separating Gaza from Israel and Israel from the West Bank is the real impediment to peace.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Herbert London: Talk And Conduct: Montaigne Redux

Michel de Montaigne, the sixteenth century essayist, noted the difference between “supercelestial talk and subterranean conduct.” While the difference was obvious in the Renaissance, it rages as a virtual definition of this moment.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Herbert London: The Presbyterian Church And The BDS Movement

It has been clear for some time that Mainline Protestants have gone through a complete transformation. This religious group led by Presbyterians has become a secular humanistic faith far more interested in same sex marriage, abortion privileges, equality in some abstract sense, and fashionable left wing ideologies and tropes than religious doctrines.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:52 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Herbert London: Choosing Sides for World War IV

With the fall of Mosul to ISIS terrorists the goal of a new state incorporating territory in northern Iraq and Syria may be a reality. As I see it, this is more than a Sunni-Shia conflict within the confines of one region. It has the potential to be the catalyst of World War IV, the Cold War being World War III.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Herbert London: The European Vote Message

Political analysts are having a field day combing through the ashes of the recent elections for the European Parliament.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:41 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Herbert London: The President’s Prisoner Exchange

For a considerable period I have argued that President Obama’s foreign policy was feckless, a function of inexperience and amateurish advisement. The overarching goal of removing the U.S. from harm’s way seemed absurd since even if you want to avoid war, it sometimes has a way of finding you. But there is logic in a foreign policy position that avoids overreaching.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Herbert London: American Foreign Policy Through The Eyes of Egyptians

For intellectuals and government officials in Egypt, American foreign policy is an enigma. From Syria to Afghanistan questions are posed about the stance of the Obama administration. To cite one example, an official asked, how do you explain the president’s argument for bombing Syria only to end up not bombing Syria?

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Herbert London: Understanding The Egyptian Military

For Americans, military matters are rarely considered. After all, without a draft, less than one-half of one percent of the nation has any direct involvement with military issues. The Congress is in a similar state largely unaware of military concerns as a Chinese wall has been erected between the military brass and the civilian leadership that makes decisions about its future.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:43 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Herbert London: The Grinding

There is a relentless driving sound in America. It is a pneumatic drill pounding away at the nation’s moral anchors. The mediating structures that maintained equilibrium are the targets.

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