Iraq executed dozens who were convicted on terrorism charges at a jail in Nasariya.
Having some medical problems today, so my regular Monday column is unfortunately canceled. However, I’ll be back, so stay tuned. NOTES IN THE MARGIN You can check out my Twitter feed by going here. But please note that my tweets are sometimes deliberately provocative, often made in jest, and largely consist of me thinking out … Continue reading “Doctor’s Note”
Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential campaign of 2016, he has been attacking the July 2015 agreement that Iran signed with P5+1 – the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany – officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Calling it "a horrible agreement;" "the stupidest deal … Continue reading “Deconstructing Neoconservatives’ Manifesto for War With Iran”
Now they’re calling us seditious. They accuse us, all of us, tens or even hundreds of thousands of people that have protested in support of Catalan institutions, of being agents of sedition. This is what the assistant state prosecutor, Miguel Ángel Carballo Cuervo, has said in a document destined to inhabit the precincts of judicial … Continue reading “In Catalonia, Proud To Be an Agent of Sedition”
Hundreds of militants were killed during the liberation of Shirqat.
Turkey is still angling to stop the Kurdish independence referendum.
On Wednesday, the Spanish government conducted a number of armed raids upon government ministries in Barcelona, and effectively suspended the charter of the autonomous government to which they belong in order to interdict the circulation of that most dangerous of social threats: ballot boxes and the little paper slips that citizens place in them on … Continue reading “Catalonia: Spanish Centralism or Self-Defeating Hubris of the Authoritarian Mind?”
The United States faces a new nuclear power ruled by a communist dictator. Washington is worried that the leadership of that country is crazy enough to use its new weapons – even against the United States. Meanwhile, other countries fear that the “madman” in the Oval Office might just launch a preemptive nuclear attack. This … Continue reading “It’s Time To Make a Deal With North Korea”
Operations are currently occurring in Anbar province and the cities of Hawija ands Shirqat.
“From Ia Drang to Khe Sanh, from Hue to Saigon and countless villages in between, they pushed through jungles and rice paddies, heat and monsoon, fighting heroically to protect the ideals we hold dear as Americans. Through more than a decade of combat, over air, land, and sea, these proud Americans upheld the highest traditions … Continue reading “Reclaiming the Truth About Vietnam”