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There was a problem saving your notification. Manage followed notifications. Close Followed notifications. Please log in to use this feature Log In. So which one is it? Proportional responses, or obliteration for any attack? Not even the U. The president has fixated on Iran, tearing up the nuclear accord with Tehran and declaring economic war on it — as well as anyone dealing with Iran. He is pushing America toward war even as he insists that he wants peace. How stupid does he believe we are? The Trump administration is essentially a one-trick pony when it comes to foreign policy toward hostile states.
The standard quo is to apply massive economic pressure and demand surrender. This approach has failed in every case. Washington has caused enormous economic hardship, but no target regime has capitulated. In Iran, like North Korea, U. Much worried commentary is being written these days about the possibility of a US-led war on Iran. The truth, of course, is there is already a war on Iran. And it is one that very much serves Israeli interests. US and Israeli planners despise Iran principally because it is an independent regional power Weakening Iran, with a view toward regime change, has long been a major Israeli preoccupation, highlighted by such Israeli policies as assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists.
Chiang Wei-Kuo commanded a German Panzer during the Anschluss of Austria with the Reich, and earned a commission as a Wehrmacht lieutenant in anticipation of Fall Weiss, before being recalled back to China. The White House on Saturday published one-half of its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan — a multibillion-dollar proposal to upgrade the Palestinian economy.
The Palestinian leadership has already rejected it, and so far, it has been widely panned by former U. The proposal, presented on the White House website ahead of a conference this week in Bahrain to promote the Trump administration's peace plan, features slick promotional language, billing it as a kind of Marshall Plan and "the most ambitious and comprehensive international effort for the Palestinian people to date. Daniel Kurtzer, former U. The authors of the plan clearly understand nothing.
From the other end of the spectrum came Baroness Jenny Tonge, long known as a fervent critic of Israel The killing and maiming continue, of course, with further attacks on Gaza and at the Friday protests. Decades after its dramatic demise, the Third Reich continues to fascinate millions and provoke heated discussion … Consistent with the author's strong plea for a more thoughtful and objective look at the phenomenon of Hitler and National Socialism, Nolte presents his often highly unorthodox views without polemics, indeed with a certain reserve and tentativeness.
Unlike those who incessantly insist that "we" must "never forget" the "lessons of the Holocaust," Nolte calls for an evaluation of the Hitler era as free as possible of strident, emotion-laden polemics and self-serving purposes. Over the years, his sometimes unconventional insights into twentieth century history and political philosophy -- presented in several books and numerous articles -- have earned him wide acclaim As even the most critical of his intellectual adversaries will concede, the often bitter controversy he touched off has been a landmark development in German awareness of twentieth-century European history.
More than any other single person, he has encouraged a profound national self-examination of contemporary history, which in turn has engendered a new openness and maturity of thinking. By many criteria, 21st-century California is both the poorest and the richest state in the union.
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The state has the highest homeless population in the nation , One out of three Californians who enters a hospital for any cause is now found to be suffering from either diabetes or pre-diabetes Twenty-seven percent of Californians were not born in the United States California schools are usually in the bottom decile of national rankings. Reparations advocates make the unchallenged pronouncement that United States became rich on the backs of free black labor.
The same story of low education outcomes can be told about most cities with large black populations Do blacks and whites owe American Indians anything? One of the most important films in cinema history has been pulled from YouTube under its hate speech policy. This German film documentary is widely regarded as a brilliant and influential work of cinematographic art. Here, with English-language subtitles not entirely accurate. Runtime: mins.
The film chronicles the September congress in Nuremberg of the National Socialist Party, a gathering that drew some , attendees. Includes excerpts from speeches by prominent Third Reich leaders. A major theme of the film is the devotion, love and trust of the vast majority of Germans for Adolf Hitler, and their gratitude for the success of his party and government -- after just 19 months in power -- in restoring confidence, national unity, and social concord.
As President Trump and his administration mull their next moves on Iran, a new poll found that less than a quarter of registered U. Five percent of respondents said the U. The majority of voters, 58 percent, preferred a non-military response to Iran's shooting down of a U. Forty-nine percent of voters said they wanted a negotiated end to the recent hostilities In the survey, Republican voters were only slightly more interested in a military response to Iran than the general public.
Visualizing Iranian dead from a missile strike that he had ordered, President Donald Trump recoiled and canceled the strike, a brave decision and defining moment for his presidency Good for Trump. Yet, all weekend, he was berated for chickening out and imitating President Barack Obama. Still, it needs to be said: The president himself authorized the steps that have brought us to this peril point If war is to be avoided, either Iran is going to have to capitulate, or the U.
The president is painfully aware that another indecisive war in the Middle East could cost him re-election, so he is hesitant to pull the trigger The Administration has accused Iran of several recent attacks on tankers, but the lack of evidence has even made it difficult for media friends and many Iran-hating congressmen to believe the claims. But make no mistake, the situation is approaching the boiling point with Pompeo and Bolton reportedly driving the process behind the back of a largely disengaged Trump.
Kushner, speaking at a conference in Bahrain, defended the proposal as the foundation of any eventual peace plan. Meanwhile, Palestinians protested the plan in the streets of the West Bank, Gaza and elsewhere. Recent assertions by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N. Nazi Germany was not the first nation to use concentration camps. In the months following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, many [Americans] expected an immediate attack against the West Coast.
Fear gripped the country and a wave of hysterical antipathy against the Japanese engulfed the Pacific Coast … The Japanese were sent to concentration camps not by a group of West Coast racists seeking economic advantage, but by a popular and powerful government run by democratic liberals. At the top of the list of those responsible for not only authorizing the program, but also for keeping it in operation was President Franklin Roosevelt. President Trump did the smart thing last week by calling off a US airstrike on Iran over the downing of an American spy drone near or within Iranian territorial waters.
According to press reports, the president over-ruled virtually all his top advisors — Bolton, Pompeo, and Haspel — who all wanted another undeclared and unauthorized US war in the Middle East. Is Iran really the aggressive one? President Trump is in a bind and it is of his own making. He has two options remaining in that case: risk it all by launching a war or make a gesture toward peace. A war would ruin his presidency — and a lot more. Mainstream media outlets were of a lot of different minds on the Iran question earlier this week, counseling different approaches for US-Iran tensions.
Friday, those outlets were broadly united, upset by the lack of a new war they thought sure was coming. To be sure, Thursday was meant to be the start of the US-Iran War which hawks have been trying to piece together for generations. Trump ordered the attack, but ultimately, called it off a mere ten minutes from a strike.
An influential political commentator praises President Trump for stepping back from the brink of large-scale with Iran. Iran sent four warning signals to a US surveillance drone before it was shot down on Thursday and did not strike a second plane carrying 35 passengers which accompanied it, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' aerospace division told ISNA news agency. For the Democratic Party, the oldest party on earth, was from its founding to the final third of the 20th century, the bastion of slavery, secession and segregation.
Jim Crow voted a straight Democratic ticket. The first Democratic president of the 20th century, Woodrow Wilson, restored segregation to the U. As early on as , just a short while after the United States Constitution was ratified, the Naturalization Act was passed. America was established by those who settled it. There was no America before specific people at a specific time decided to tame the vast wilderness that would become the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
What Soldiers Do [by Mary Louise Roberts] proves and documents, without doubt or gainsaying, whether the author intended it or not, that U. The GIs propositioned women right in front of their husbands or boyfriends. Women could not walk the streets alone; sexual relations occurred in broad daylight under the eyes of children. Far from being universally welcomed as liberators, many troops had a distinctly surly reception from the people of Normandy. The reason for this was simple.
Many Normandy towns and villages had been literally obliterated by Allied bombing Some 20, French civilians were killed in the two-and-a-half months from D-Day, 3, of them during the actual landings They saw us as bringers of destruction and pain," Mr Roker wrote in his diary In his book, Mr Hitchcock raises another issue Allied looting, and worse.
The inescapable truth is that Hitler's Wehrmacht was the outstanding fighting force of World War II, one of the greatest in history. For many years after , this seemed painful to concede publicly The Allied leaders invited their ground troops to fight the Wehrmacht with equipment inferior in every category save artillery and transport.
German machine-guns, mortars, machine-pistols, antitank weapons and armored personnel carriers were all superior to those of Britain and America. Above all, Germany possessed better tanks In reality, the German soldier almost invariably showed far greater flexibility on the battlefield than his Allied counterpart. Indeed, a couple are strikingly dangerous, even risking conflict with nuclear armed powers.
I hope that happens. On the morning of June 22, , the world is astonished by the news that Germany, together with Finland and Romania, had struck against the Soviet Union. With English subtitles not entirely accurate. As dawn was breaking on Sunday morning, June 22, , military forces of Germany, Finland and Romania suddenly struck against the Soviet Union.
The stunning news of this attack was announced to the world by German radio at that Sunday morning, when Reich Minister Joseph Goebbels broadcast the text of a proclamation by Adolf Hitler to the German people that laid out his reasons for the historic offensive.
This was in the form of a diplomatic note to the Soviet government. What was the real turning point in the war, and why? If Hitler had played his cards just a bit differently, contends the author -- a professor of Modern European History at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California -- he could have won the war. German forces came very close to defeating the Soviet Union in Because Britain alone posed no mortal threat to German power, the defeat of Soviet Russia would effectively have ended the war, resulting in German hegemony over all of Europe.
The result would have been a drastic change in the course of world history. The two-state solution is dead The most obvious and humane path forward is the creation of a secular, democratic, binational state with equal rights for all Of course, the sheer power of the Israel lobby in the United States is the main hurdle to such a radical departure from traditional blind support for Israel.
Thus the Israel lobby should be restricted It should call for a gradual demilitarization of Israel and Palestine It should demand that Israel bring itself into compliance with international law For most countries, the actions of a minority that seeks to advance the interests of a foreign nation would face strong resistance, but Israel manages to get away with what it does due to the presence of powerful and wealthy diaspora communities, most particularly in the Anglophone countries Diaspora Jews are well entrenched in the media, which has enabled them to promote a narrative favorable to Israel no matter what it does, to include a repetitive dose of holocaust guilt that plays out from Hollywood and elsewhere in the media.
The assiduously cultivated message for the public is that Jews are always the victims, never the aggressors, even when IDF snipers shoot Arab children and medical workers during protests. Many university presidents responded by creating visions centered on building the scientific prestige of their schools. This created a dilemma for professors: Should they devote most of their time and energy to teaching students as the mission required or on their research studies as ambitious presidents demanded via their visions?
Some universities continue to struggle with this trade-off today and remain houses divided against themselves.
To work toward achieving these overall aspirations, organizations also need to create goals —narrower aims that should provide clear and tangible guidance to employees as they perform their work on a daily basis. The most effective goals are those that are. A goal is specific if it is explicit rather than vague. A goal is measurable to the extent that whether the goal is achieved can be quantified. A series of research studies have demonstrated that performance is strongest when goals are challenging but attainable.
Such goals force people to test and extend the limits of their abilities. This can result in reaching surprising heights. WestJet committed to growing responsibly and ensuring that it is an environmentally sustainable airline, and supports the IATA goal of carbon neutral growth in its industry beyond WestJet already operates one of the most modern and fuel-efficient fleets in North America. Achieving carbon neutral growth will be a challenge for WestJet requiring the combined efforts of the airline and its supplier partners such as aircraft manufacturers, airports and government.
Between and , we improved our fuel efficiency by The resulting fuel savings are equivalent to the amount of fuel that would have been used to fly a Boeing Next-Generation from Calgary to Toronto and back approximately 44, times based on our fuel usage. Understandably, few students would study hard enough to score 90 percent or percent on the final exam under these circumstances Similarly, setting organizational goals that are easy to reach encourages employees to work just hard enough to reach the goals.
It is tempting to extend this logic and thinking to conclude that setting nearly impossible goals will encourage even stronger effort and performance from staff. The company simply could not be turned around that quickly. Thus goals must also be realistic, meaning that their achievement is feasible. The same is true for organizations, leading to the conclusion that goals should be time-bound through the creation of deadlines.
WestJet has set a goal to achieve a cumulative 45 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency for our fleet by , as compared to the base year. WestJet, The period after an important goal is reached is often overlooked but is critical. Will an organization rest on its laurels or will it take on new challenges?