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Recent Published Quotes of Dr. Stephen Zunes

In Gaza, the US is an active partner in Israel’s war The New Arab
Dr Stephen Zunes, a professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, told TNA that a share of the blame for Palestinian deaths in Gaza undeniably belongs on Washington’s doorstep. “In most domestic legal codes, if you provide a weapon to someone with the knowledge that they are likely to commit a crime with it, you are partly liable for that crime,” he told TNA. “Even the Biden administration has acknowledged and has even expressed concerns that Israel is killing large numbers of civilians. Despite this, the [Biden administration] has opposed Congressional efforts to condition military aid and has blocked the UN Security Council from pressing Israel [for] a ceasefire. There is therefore no question that the US government shares responsibility for the high numbers of civilian deaths,” commented Dr Zunes.

Smashing the Iran Myth: From Houthi to Hezbollah Antiwar.com
Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and an expert on the Middle East, told me after the attack on the Maersk Hangzhou that “If Iran didn’t like what they’re doing, they could probably stop it.” But, he added, it is also probable that the Houthi “initiated the attacks themselves.”

Zunes told me that the Houthi are likely “trying to gain legitimacy by supporting the Palestinian cause.” Following the sinking of their boats the Houthi explained that they were “performing their religious, moral and humanitarian duty in support and aid of those who have been wronged in Palestine and Gaza.”

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“”It was not NATO that brought down communism in Eastern Europe. It was Polish dock workers, Czech intellectuals, East German church people, Estonian folk singers, and millions of other ordinary Europeans.””It was not NATO that brought down communism in Eastern Europe. It was Polish dock workers, Czech intellectuals, East German church people, Estonian folk singers, and millions of other ordinary Europeans.”

“Non-violent means are not only more likely to succeed on average than armed struggles, but are also much more likely to have a democratic outcome in the longer term.”

“US policy has not only denied justice to the Palestinians, it has denied security for Israel as well, and I emphasize that Palestinian rights and Israeli security are not mutually exclusive, but in fact are dependent on each other.”

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