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 been fighting this war for SIXTEEN YEARS. SIXTEEN YEARS. And for what useful purpose? I’m […]Read More Strung Out: Trump, Afghanistan and More War
First, let’s say you don’t work in the auto industry (ha), and you’re sitting on a large inventory of goods you want to sell. Common sense would tell you to stop adding to your inventory pile, right? Saudi Arabia has a good grasp of economics, but they have supported a cut in oil prices—currently by more […]Read More WHAT’S BEHIND THE SAUDIS’ OIL PRICE BEEF?
I don’t know of many instances where the US militarily intervened in another nation’s affairs which had nothing to do with economics or American hegemony. That’s why I don’t completely buy the current US humanitarian intervention in Iraq. ISIL has been burying Yazidi women and children alive, as well as literally crucifying Syrian rebels […]Read More OH, IT’S NEVER ABOUT OIL!
Partially driven by my desire to protect the innocent, I’ll describe Iraqi Prime Minister Noriel al-Maliki’s current existential problem with ISIS by telling a semi-fictional story. I knew this Guy who opened a restaurant with the help of some People from Brooklyn. A disagreement resulted in the Guy asking the People from Brooklyn to leave the […]Read More WANT HELP WITH ISIS, IRAQ? IT WILL COST YOU.