Category Archives: War

The latest Mueller indictment against Russians? We’ll have to wait and see

Before I dig into the latest indictments Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has filed against a dozen Russian military officers for hacking into then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails, I’ll attach my typical caveats whenever writing about The Resistance versus President Donald Trump: … Continue reading

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Separating families through border prisons or African drones — how US policies can make parts of the world unsafe for children

The 16-year old son of a suspected terrorist who made the US government’s assassination target list was killed by a US drone strike one evening — two weeks subsequent to an American missile tearing apart his father’s body. The boy … Continue reading

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Why a Trump-Kim Meeting Won’t Matter

Some of you act as if US President Donald Trump’s negotiations with North Korea President Kim Jong Un — in progress as I write — will matter. It won’t. And neither will a mythological new deal Trump wants to craft … Continue reading

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“Where are our leaders today?” you ask.

It’s been 50 years and three days after Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.’s assassination, and people still ask “Where are our leaders today?” Which makes me think of Americans’ funny attitudes about leaders. By 1964, a Gallup poll reported that … Continue reading

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Trump: America’s Most Unfiltered President

In my earlier piece on the Niger ambush deaths of four American soldiers, I made a reference to Donald Trump being the most unfiltered US president in modern history. Puerto Rico’s experience with Trump and Hurricane Maria offers a close … Continue reading

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Niger Blues, Another Trump Head Fake

The Quarterback in Chief has done it again. Unanswered questions about the ambush in Niger that resulted in the deaths of four US Special Forces soldiers once again make debates about whether or not President Donald Trump suffers from congenital … Continue reading

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Name That Terror-Sponsoring Nation!

Guess the Middle East country I’m describing at the moment. The country has long-range ballistic missiles pointed at two other countries, at minimum. One of the targets is Israel. The country is a known sponsor of the most horrific acts … Continue reading

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Colin Kaepernick Kneels Because You Kneeled First

One Saturday morning about 47 years ago, soldiers entered a tropical hamlet in search of enemy fighters and killed more than 500 unarmed civilians, many at point-blank range. One of the execution methods also included throwing a villager down a … Continue reading

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Why America’s Losing Its Mind Over Silk Road 2.0

Another sun tries to rise again in the East, and may take the form of a new Silk Road — resplendent with high-speed transportation and communication infrastructures; large-scale mining projects; a rail and maritime distribution strategy that will connect East … Continue reading

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Strung Out: Trump, Afghanistan and More War

Since my typical writing style is stream of consciousness, you’re witnessing my real-time confusion over where to start my comments about President Donald Trump’s anticipated unveiling of his Afghanistan war plans tonight. Hell, you should also be confused — America’s … Continue reading

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