An elderly shrine tender was among those killed today in Iraq.
Six weeks before the killing of Osama Bin Laden, on 16 March 2011, a CIA’s private contractor Raymond Davis, who had previously worked for Erik Prince’s infamous Blackwater security firm, was released from a prison in Lahore and was secretly flown to the US. On 27 January 2011, Raymond Davis had killed two armed men … Continue reading “Raymond Davis, CIA, and the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden”
I just retired after serving 30 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and 16 years before that as a lawyer and Judge. Of all the great men and women with whom I have worked during my career, Walter Jones was one of the best. There is greater turnover in elective office than ever before, … Continue reading “A Tribute to Rep. Walter Jones”
Truffle season has made many hunters vulnerable.
American politicians from the two main parties have finally found something to agree upon: more intervention in Venezuela. "Now, despite (President Nicolas) Maduro, there is hope (in Venezuela)", wrote Democratic Senator, Dick Durbin, in USA Today. "These events (meaning the current political instability in the country) are a welcome development of Latin American nations defending … Continue reading “Enough Western Meddling: Let the Venezuelan People Decide”
A bombing left over a dozen casualties in northern Iraq.
The radical opposition’s case in the unfolding Venezuelan coup rest upon the claim that, since Nicolás Maduro’s second term in office was secured through an illegitimate election, the office of president has been vacated and should, constitutionally, be filled by the President of the National Assembly. Leaving aside the question of whether a contested election … Continue reading “Five Striking things You Didn’t Know About Venezuela”
Originally posted at TomDispatch. What dreamers they were! They imagined a kind of global power that would leave even Rome at its Augustan height in the shade. They imagined a world made for one, a planet that could be swallowed by a single great power. No, not just great, but beyond anything ever seen before … Continue reading “Veni, Vidi, Tweeti (I Came, I Saw, I Tweeted)”
Two families hiking in the mountains were attacked and later rescued.
The sharp and frankly astonished reaction to my embrace of President Trump’s “America First” foreign policy did not surprise me. I have to admit, however, that the anger that accompanied it made me take a step or two back. The passion with which the hand-wringing NeverTrumpers denounced me as a traitor had behind it a … Continue reading “Why I Got Trump Right”