Foxes in Charge of Intelligence Hen House

We learned in recent days that the FBI and the National Security Agency “inadvertently” deleted electronic messages relating to reported felonies, but one noxious reality persists: No one in the FBI or NSA is likely to be held to account for these “mistakes.” It is a 70 year-old tradition. Today’s lack of accountability is enabled … Continue reading “Foxes in Charge of Intelligence Hen House”

Now Trump Menaces Pakistan

International fame, at last! Pakistan hit international headlines because it was the subject of Donald Trump’s first tweet of 2018. The country will have a small but everlasting place in history. Trump is the man who immediately after being elected US President telephoned the then prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, to say Pakistan is … Continue reading “Now Trump Menaces Pakistan”

A Rare Glimpse Into the Inner Workings of the American Empire in the Middle East

In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, four former US diplomats provided remarkably candid commentary on recent US involvement in the Middle East, revealing a number of the most closely guarded secrets of US diplomacy. The four former diplomats emphasized the importance of the region’s oil, spoke critically about the weaknesses of US … Continue reading “A Rare Glimpse Into the Inner Workings of the American Empire in the Middle East”

Nuclear Annihilation and the Wisdom of Mass Salvation

Incoming! Incoming! Uh . . . pardon me while I interrupt this false alarm to quote Martin Luther King: “Science investigates,” he says in The Strength To Love, “religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The … Continue reading “Nuclear Annihilation and the Wisdom of Mass Salvation”