The “Anti-War Left” Makes me Crazy

THURSDAY 17 MARCH 2022 What kind of a people are we to sit and watch the destruction of Ukraine? People in the United States fell all over themselves to get the military into Iraq and Afghanistan, conveniently ignoring Saudi Arabia.  But now?  Where are those people who wanted so desperately to support a war?  ThereContinue reading “The “Anti-War Left” Makes me Crazy”

NEWS RUNDOWN: WEDNESDAY 8 SEPTEMER 2021

News Rundown The BBC is reporting that women staging a protest in Afghanistan were met with pepper spray by the authorities. They were demanding the right to work.  Taliban leaders have said that women will not be given senior roles in the new government (BBC 9/4/1). Fighting is still going on in the Panjshir ValleyContinue reading “NEWS RUNDOWN: WEDNESDAY 8 SEPTEMER 2021”

I Hope I’m Wrong: Afghanistan and biden

From an interview this morning with Leon Panetta, it seems likely that members of the corporate Democratic Party elite are advising Joe Biden to come out and take responsibility for the decision to precipitously withdraw from Afghanistan, and to admit that it was a mistake. It has been reported that when Joe Biden was ViceContinue reading “I Hope I’m Wrong: Afghanistan and biden”

“it was not the outcome we had anticipated”: afghanistan

During the past few weeks the corporate news media has been studiously ignoring the disastrous military and humanitarian crisis shaping up in Afghanistan.  They have been doing so, I think, because the crisis makes Biden look feckless, ruthless, and incompetent.  For so long, there was almost nothing on the corporate news, but every day itContinue reading ““it was not the outcome we had anticipated”: afghanistan”