Flattening Beirut has been done before. Flattening Gaza has been done before. And both may be done again if Israel's license to kill with impunity is left unchecked.
At the same time, the U.S. provides Saudi Arabia with targeting assistance and bombs.
Israel believes if it squeezes hard it will win. Israel's intention is clear: weaken Hamas and never give them the credit of ending the siege. To pursue this goal, Israel is killing more children, women, and elderly, completely destroying whole parts of Gaza and its infrastructure.
When peace is at stake, no one is too good for talking.
The morality of an action is never legitimized by saying a less moral individual would do the same or worse.
WASHINGTON — A United States Special Operations commando and a Central Intelligence Agency officer in Yemen shot and killed
It is a good outcome that Bales has been held accountable for his deadly attacks on Afghan civilians. But his crimes are not the only heinous incidents involving U.S. personnel to have occurred in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.
The numbers of civilians killed in Syria is appalling. But the contrast to another war is striking. The U.S. invasion of Iraq prompted a civil war that took the lives of civilians by the hundreds of thousands. Our concern for these civilians was noticeably less generous than it is for the Syrians.
Sure, we as a nation have always killed people. A lot of people. But no president has ever waged war by killing enemies one