New articles in Foreign Policy

Roger Scruton on Brexit. “Increasingly, many Europeans no longer wish to obey orders issued by foreigners whom they never elected, or to sacrifice their national interest to an agenda dreamed up 70 years ago by people long since dead. The real problem, as I see it, is that the European people have not been merely subject to a treaty, but governed by it. “ read

New articles in Foreign Policy

Seymour Hersh on the killing of Osama bin Laden. “The White House’s initial account claimed that bin Laden had been brandishing a weapon; the story was aimed at deflecting those who questioned the legality of the US administration’s targeted assassination programme. The US has consistently maintained, despite widely reported remarks by people involved with the mission, that bin Laden would have been taken alive if he had immediately surrendered.”…”Obama today is not facing re-election as he was in the spring of 2011. His principled stand on behalf of the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran says much, as does his decision to operate without the support of the conservative Republicans in Congress. High-level lying nevertheless remains the modus operandi of US policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no.” .read