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The Unfolding of Yinon’s “Zionist Plan for the Middle East”: The Crisis in Iraq and the Centrality of the National Interest of Israel

The Unfolding of Yinon’s “Zionist Plan for the Middle East”: The Crisis in Iraq and the Centrality of the National Interest of Israel

Stephen Sniegoski July 14, 2014 5

From the American standpoint, the simplest and least expensive way, in both blood and treasure, to establish stability would be to allow for Iranian and Syrian intervention on behalf of the Maliki government--or another

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The Ukrainian Crisis: The United States, Russia, and Israel

The Ukrainian Crisis: The United States, Russia, and Israel

Stephen Sniegoski May 9, 2014 3

The American involvement in the Ukrainian imbroglio has a number of causes, which include the significant role of the neoconservatives.

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The Last Ditch: ‘War for Oil’ — The Notion That Will Not Die

The Last Ditch: ‘War for Oil’ — The Notion That Will Not Die

Stephen Sniegoski March 11, 2014 0

The oil companies were pushing for an end to the sanctions on Iraq, and this pitted the pro-Israeli lobby and the U.S. oil industry against each other

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George Washington, A Passionate Attachment, and Israel

George Washington, A Passionate Attachment, and Israel

Stephen Sniegoski February 16, 2014 0

Washington, astutely held that in foreign policy the United States should pursue its own interests and not be involved in another country’s conflicts, which could only bring on unnecessary problems

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Iran as a Twentieth Century Victim:  1900 Through the Aftermath of World War II

Iran as a Twentieth Century Victim: 1900 Through the Aftermath of World War II

Stephen Sniegoski November 10, 2013 6

In the first half of the twentieth century, Russia and Britain forced Iran to relinquish its sovereign rights, and the Iranian people suffered severely as a consequence. As many as 10 million Iranians

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The Triangular Relationship between Iran, Israel and the United States: The Early Decades

The Triangular Relationship between Iran, Israel and the United States: The Early Decades

Stephen Sniegoski October 8, 2013 9

The manipulation of U.S. foreign policy by the neocons is all about reconfiguration of the Middle East for Israeli hegemony

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Kerry’s Opposition to UN Questioning of Assad’s Culpability for the Gassing

Kerry’s Opposition to UN Questioning of Assad’s Culpability for the Gassing

Stephen Sniegoski September 24, 2013 2

If the goal really were to make the Middle East free from horrific weapons, as America now pontificates, then an effort would be made to have all the countries in the region give up

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The National Security Agency, Snowden and the US Constitution

The National Security Agency, Snowden and the US Constitution

Stephen Sniegoski August 26, 2013 7

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1792)

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Neocons, Selective Democracy, and the Egyptian Military Coup

Neocons, Selective Democracy, and the Egyptian Military Coup

Stephen Sniegoski August 1, 2013 7

Citing influential analyst Jim Lobe, Sniegoski emphasizes that It is not democracy but rather “protecting Israeli security and preserving its military superiority over any and all possible regional challenges” that is “a core neoconservative

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Chomsky Acknowledges the Neocons as the Dominant Force in Pushing for Iraq War

Chomsky Acknowledges the Neocons as the Dominant Force in Pushing for Iraq War

Stephen Sniegoski March 8, 2013 8

Chomsky acknowledged that the neoconservatives had been the “dominant force” in the Bush administration, and that they had “pushed through” the Iraq war over many objections even from within the government. What Chomsky

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The Hagel Nomination, Israel, and the Neocons

The Hagel Nomination, Israel, and the Neocons

Stephen Sniegoski February 16, 2013 9

The neoconservatives have been in the forefront in attacking Hagel while AIPAC has stayed in the background.

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Hagel’s Place in Obama’s New Strategy

Hagel’s Place in Obama’s New Strategy

Stephen Sniegoski January 30, 2013 2

A major issue in Washington pertaining to foreign policy and national security affairs is the fight over President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Why is it so important

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The Resiliency of the Neoconservatives: General Petraeus and the Kagans

The Resiliency of the Neoconservatives: General Petraeus and the Kagans

Stephen Sniegoski January 12, 2013 4

The neocons’ influence has far exceeded just the lingering effects from their past policy decisions in the George W. Bush administration; rather they continue to energetically work to influence American policy with more than

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Norman Finkelstein and Neocon Denial

Norman Finkelstein and Neocon Denial

Stephen Sniegoski October 8, 2012 1

Despite denying that the neocons had an effect on US Middle East policy, Finkelstein does grant that the “Jewish neocons pushed long and hard for an attack on Iraq.”

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Gingerly Pussyfooting Around the Third Rail: Semi-Brave Washington Post Ombudsman Mentions Israel’s Nukes

Gingerly Pussyfooting Around the Third Rail: Semi-Brave Washington Post Ombudsman Mentions Israel’s Nukes

Stephen Sniegoski September 22, 2012 1

Washington Post’s ombudsman, Patrick B. Pexton, dared to touch on the taboo subject of Israel's nuclear-weapons program in a piece titled “What about Israel’s nuclear weapons?”

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