Satire: Israel Destroys Lincoln Tunnel, Shells New Jersey in “Self Defense”

By: Friday August 15, 2014 7:02 pm

Citing its inherent right to self-defense, an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson today announced his country had destroyed the Lincoln Tunnel, one of the main arteries connecting New Jersey with the island of Manhattan. Israeli forces also shelled New Jersey, causing additional hundreds of casualties. “With a ceasefire in place in Gaza while we reloaded [...]

Why Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Mistake

By: Friday August 8, 2014 10:46 am

As America goes back to war in Iraq with airstrikes, here’s what to know and do instead: – This is a slippery slope if those words have any meaning left. Airstrikes are in part to protect American advisors sent earlier to Erbil to support Kurds there because Iraqi central government won’t. The U.S. is assuming [...]

#SaveOurYazidi (in Iraq)

By: Friday August 8, 2014 8:36 am

Show of hands: anybody out there who heard much of the Yazidi in Iraq before a day or two ago? Because our president is going to re-engage in combat in Iraq to save them. Airstrikes are now authorized! Save Our Yazidi Once upon a time placing America’s service people in harm’s way, spending America’s money [...]

John Kerry Accidentally Sanctions Self

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 10:03 am

“I’m still not sure exactly what happened,” said gaffe-prone, beleaguered Secretary of State John Kerry, “but I’m told I agreed to sanctions on myself.” In an exclusive, Kerry explained his mistake. “So there we were in the Middle East. I travel almost constantly, and at my age, even with a large staff, it can get [...]

CIA, Senate and a Constitutional Crisis Resolved (not in favor of the Constitution)

By: Friday July 11, 2014 10:39 am

Chroniclers of the decline of the republic will recall March 2014. Speaking then in reference to revelations that the CIA searched computers being used by Senate staffers, and removed documents those staffers received from the CIA detailing its post-9/11 torture program, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein said: I have grave concerns that the CIA’s [...]

Iraq: What They Died For

By: Thursday July 3, 2014 7:27 am

As I see the images of Iraq’s unfolding civil war, sometimes I think I even recognize a place I had been, having spent a year in the midst of America’s Occupation there, 2009-2010. I was a State Department civilian, embedded with an Army brigade of some 3000 men and women, far from the embassy and [...]

Ten Reasons Airstrikes in Iraq are a Terrible Idea

By: Monday June 23, 2014 7:50 am

Here are some of the many reasons airstrikes (or any other form of U.S. military action) in Iraq are just a terrible idea.

Why America Can Never Win in Iraq

By: Monday June 16, 2014 8:57 am

I think of it now, all the time. Sometimes I think I even recognize a place on TV I had been, having spent a year in the midst of America’s Occupation in Iraq, 2009-2010. I was a State Department civilian, embedded in turn with two Army brigades of some 3000 men and women each, far [...]

Whither Iraq? What’s Happening Had to Happen

By: Friday June 13, 2014 9:10 am

The events unfolding now in Iraq are inevitable. They are the latest iteration of all the good we failed to do from day one of America’s ill-fated invasion in 2003. Some History Iraq before our invasion was three separate pseudo-states held together by a powerful security apparatus under Saddam. If you like historical explanations, this [...]

Obama Official: Bowe Bergdahl Was Swift-Boated

By: Friday June 6, 2014 9:08 am

Let’s be clear: I am glad Bowe Bergdahl is home from five years with the Taliban. If he was truly captured on the battlefield, give him a parade. If he ran away, send him to trial. At the same time, the Obama administration’s bleating that “all the facts aren’t in” and that somehow after five [...]

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