Saturday, January 25, 2020
AP and NBC news are reporting that a rocket attack (ballistic missiles) have hit an Iraqi base that houses American troops. It is unclear as to whether there are any casualties, yet. The missiles represent an Iranian military attack, originating...
As we noted yesterday, everything has changed, and Politico sets out just some of the new reality greeting everyone getting back to Washington after Trump's attack on Iranian special forces leader Soleimani. Trump’s top aides were met Monday with stark...
In one week, from last Monday to today, everything has changed in the situation with Trump and our nation's place in the world. I am not trying to create drama, only focusing on reality. All our old presumptions need...
We have previously discussed the possibility that Iran might not target U.S. citizens, but would consider attacks against Trump properties. The two are not mutually exclusive. It is tough to predict which scenario would "trigger" Trump's mind more. A normal...
I have already written a long essay on my analysis of the Iran-U.S. dynamic earlier and will not do so again. I have said that I don't see "real war, regime change, one million U.S. troops invading Iran" as likely,...
'Sitting here, innocently trying to watch the NFL playoffs, joking with daughter, check Twitter feed, flash to daughter, both of us nearly fall off the chair in some nebulous mix of laughter, disgust, astonishment, "ashamed" of my nation and,...
Trump cannot finish even one single day without going through several new and compelling reasons to start his own headline-grabbing war. Never mind that the Pentagon released their emails late yesterday, never mind that possible internal Deutsche Bank documents...
We were presumptuous in believing that Trump needed to distract us from "just" the impeachment proceedings unraveling at a rapid pace. No, Trump has what are perhaps even bigger issues, the indefensible ones, the ones we've been discussing for...
Iran has a means at its disposal to launch a massive counter-attack that need not be all that bloody, may not need to kill anyone, actually. Permit me a brief indulgence. In late November of 2016, I started a novella,...
Trump's attack on what has been described as Iran's second most powerful and revered man will take time to absorb. It isn't something that fits an immediate "blogger-type" response. However, a few safe observations can be made even now. One,...

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