Peter Shelton

Wiki-ups

Posted in Watch columns by pshelton on December 2, 2010

Some of the unguarded statements in the latest round of WikiLeaks documents have embarrassed diplomats and caused the U.S. government to wail like a child whose secret hiding place has been found out. Kill the messenger, they shout. Never mind that the message may, in fact, broaden understanding and lead, eventually, to a more realistic foreign policy. (more…)

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Palestinians on Horsefly Peak

Posted in Road Trips West, Watch columns by pshelton on October 8, 2010

It was just an imagination exercise with our morning coffee. But what if?

What if we were the Israelis and we had the Palestinians bottled up in a tiny space of land more or less equivalent to what we see across the valley on Horsefly Peak? (more…)