It is no secret that the German military equipment being purchased by Saudi Arabia will most likely be used to crack down on anti-government demonstrations inside Bahrain, and/or the Shia-majority region of eastern Saudi Arabia.
It is not too late for the Obama administration's Atrocities Prevention Board to take the lead in thwarting mass atrocities. Everyday it fails to act is an invitation to Khartoum, Pyongyang, Damascus and their ilk to step up their assaults on human lives and dignity.
No, I don't think I should love my enemies and no, I am not diminished in any way by my hate. Oh, and I can hate both the game and the player. Because anyone who freely chooses to play a hateful game deserves to be hated
And so it was in mid-May, when state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, a Republican, grew frustrated with what he saw as efforts by Speaker O'Brien, also a Republican, to silence him. So Vaillancourt directed a toxic remark at O'Brien: "Seig Heil." He was ejected from the chamber and forced to apologize.
Preventive military action should be viewed with a healthy skepticism and used as a measured response to a defined imminent threat. It goes without saying that it should only be used after reasonable diplomatic efforts have failed.