Home Ed: 35: May/2010

Ed: 35: May/2010

Editorial: Nuclear Elephant in the Room

Yet Obama's Nuclear Security Summit largely ignored the Iranian nuclear elephant in the room. His sanctions efforts against Iran are likewise taking much too long, as the Iranians continually announce the achievement of new nuclear milestones while deadline after deadline is postponed.

Scribblings: A Whistleblower?

The reporting of Israel's Anat Kamm affair in Australia was a mixed bag, with a fair amount of sensationalism in many cases. Hopefully, those paying attention were able to absorb the following key details which correct the more sensationalist versions of the story.

Nuclear Fallout

Critics may complain that the nuclear summit was a glorified photo-op. But even merely gathering world leaders to discuss nuclear terrorism is an achievement.

Child of the Revolution

One young Iranian man, who now goes by the name Reza Kahlili, joined Khomeini's Revolutionary Guards right at the beginning. He quickly became disillusioned, however, when he saw young people tortured and murdered in Teheran's notorious Evin Prison.

Boycott Blindness

Twenty years ago, the Arab League's economic boycott of Israel was pervasive - as was the pressure exerted on Australian companies to comply.

Un-Holy Mess in Jerusalem

While most ordinary passers-by began suspecting corruption only when they saw Holyland's tallest peak gradually rise above it, assorted environmental groups understood from the onset the project's aesthetic damage and legal manipulations.

Naming Names in Foreign Policy

The various forms of radical Islamism represent the third major form of totalitarian ideology and politics in modern world history. While it seeks to benefit from the pathos of Third Worldist rhetoric, its ideological themes have more in common with fascism and Nazism than with Marxism-Leninism.

Media Microscope: Once More, into the Breach

As relations cooled between Israel and the US, some in our media have solely blamed the Netanyahu Government, while others have held the Obama Administration responsible.

Quick Off The Mark

Quick's Australian visit received almost no public attention and his hosts escaped the criticism and condemnation they merited.