Category Archives: Benny Avni

An Emerging Israeli Ascendancy with Saudi Shield: Hitting the Persian Mullah’s

The violent prism of realism remains the best instrument from which to discern the political movement of the major actors in the Middle East conflict.  Daniel Pipes of the Philadelphia based Middle East Forum was correct in his analysis of … Continue reading

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The U.N. Statehood Charade

Both Benny Avni and Fouad Ajami have written extensively to engage the public on how useless the up coming vote at the U.N. to declare/ratify a Palestinian State.  This is pure idealism tied to cynicism hiding as Machiavelli!  Arab States … Continue reading

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The Growth Of Obama

The Presidency is not the place for ‘on the job training’, yet our current Commander in Chief may stump both supporters and opponents given his agenda to ‘reset’ the American imperium throughout the Middle East.  This is witnessed in his … Continue reading

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U.S. Getting Played Throughout Central Asia, Near East & South America

Let’s face it, Washington needs to adjust to new realities on the ground in Lebanon, Afghanistan and throughout Central and South America, especially regarding the foreign policy achievements of Iran and its ability to wage lethal small engagements with American … Continue reading

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Benny Avni: Israel Hitting Iran, The Contemporary Signs

For over two years Israel has been preparing its armed forces to attack the Iranian nuclear program, but only those who monitor and have the honored trust of both political and military officials discern the hidden movements of the Israeli … Continue reading

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Ralph Peters: Spygame

Known as an old ‘Russian Hand’; a euphemism detailing the acumen accrued by developing successful ‘cover’ as a mole behind the line of fire, Ralph Peters remains one of the finest intelligence experts the Army has produced in decades.  He … Continue reading

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Benny Avni: Egyptian Warning

The news is out regarding the terminal status of Mubarak’s stomach cancer with grave political consequences for the region, especially regarding the weakness of American administration and the regions penchant for Islamic terrorism.  With the recent bombing of Uganda, the … Continue reading

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Benny Avni: A Prostrate West, A Rising Militancy In Persia & A Look Into The Heart Of Islam

An old secret that western contemporary governments use in order to protect intelligence agents is to plant them as journalists; shielded by a Constitution gives them unimpeded range to explore, divulge and develop unattractive options to shape public opinion. Benny … Continue reading

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Arnold Toynbee: Tribal, Communal, Ethnic Conflicts; Their Origin and Future Trajectory

Arnold Toynbee’s 12 volume study of the genesis, growth and breakdown of dozens of Civilizations is back in vogue with the demise of Marxism and the robust acclaim given to market based solutions in political economies across the world. He … Continue reading

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Ralph Peters: Iran, Afghanistan & The Limits of Pax Americana

Ralph Peters remains one of the very few intellectual soldiers with a strong background in intelligence, the craft of counterinsurgency and the political, strategic insights regarding limits to Empire building as witnessed throughout any serious reading of history.  Peter’s insight … Continue reading

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