Let's forget about who is an "agent" of who. Let's not allow every conversation after an incident to devolve into random whodunit speculation. Let's stop trying to focus on who killed how many people and why. That's not in our control.
Did Eichmann and Hussein receive true justice by appearing in courts of law and sentenced to death under the rule of law? Was Osama bin Laden notably and unceremoniously treated to a revenge killing for his crimes?
Regardless of the motive, the shooting of controversial Brazilian ex-referee Arturo Godoi should remind sports fans everywhere it's getting tougher to tell the difference between competition and entertainment.
Today, the situation in Egypt is not so dissimilar to that of October 6, 1981 at 1 pm. Back then, Mubarak was vice president and Anwar Sadat was president. Now, nearly 30 years later, it's Mubarak's turn.
With regard to the Iranian nuclear program we are assured that all options on the table. This includes the clandestine work of intelligence agencies to sabotage, interrupt and stifle Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Against the rapid deterioration of Israel's standing in world opinion, Netanyahu has to make a move to restore its image and his credibility as well. Short of launching another war, Gilad Shalit's release appears to be his best option.
I am not easily shocked. But two stories that recently came across my desk were so disgraceful, and in some ways dangerous, that I feel compelled to write about them. Both featured players in the Middle East crassly abusing the living and the dead.