Category Archives: politics

Time to leave Iraq—for good

The Iraq War has been America’s longest: it’s been eleven years since we invaded, based on trumped-up accusations, in 2003.  Iraq Body Count estimates the number of violent deaths, including those of combatants, at 188,000. It’s only June 14, and already 758 civilians have been killed. Official estimates of American military casualties are 4,489 killed and 32,021 […]

U.S. trades Taliban commanders for solider, and I’m confused

It’s been announced in the last few hours that the only U.S. soldier who was held by the Afghans as a prisoner of war—Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl—was handed over to the U.S. this morning. Bergdahl had been held captive for nearly five years (he’s reported to be in good shape). In return, the U.S. released five […]

D’Souza’s probably going to jail

I guess his faith didn’t help him, for according to New York’s Daily News, Dinesh D’Souza pleaded guilty to felony violations of campaign finance laws (he was originally charged with making false statements, but those charges were apparently dropped in the plea bargain). The feds will dismiss the false statements count when D’Souza is sentenced […]

Surprise: Ukraine referendum a total farce

Sunday’s “referendum” about the fate of eastern Ukraine was, as many predicted, a complete sham.  That, of course, was the plan of the thug Putin, who intends to bring that part of the country under Russian control, if not a part of Russia itself.  The vote for “sov ereignty” was 90% in favor, not quite […]

Things heat up in Ukraine

Yesterday’s Guardian reports even more violent incursions into Ukraine by Putin’s thugs: Pro-Russian separatists seized control of the TV station in the eastern city of Donetsk on Sunday, and immediately set about switching off Ukrainian TV and replacing it with Russian channels that broadcast exclusively pro-Kremlin views. A crowd of about 300 left a rally […]

Lord Oystermouth’s lament: Britain is a “post-Christian” nation

Not long ago Prime Minister David Cameron described Britain as a Christian nation, and went on to emphasize the moral necessity of keeping it that way.  The odious Baroness Warsi , Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and  Minister for Faith and Communities (as well as a Muslim), has repeatedly emphasized the persecution of Christians […]

Insurgents in eastern Ukraine are likely Russian military and intelligence forces

My prediction that Russia will invade eastern Ukraine is coming true. Or so the New York Times reports, which some readers misguidedly see as an anti-Russian tool of the U.S. government. Read for yourself, and have a look at the pictures. After all, it’s evidence. From the Times: For two weeks, the mysteriously well-armed, professional gunmen […]

Russia’s lies about Ukraine

Today’s New York Times has a longish piece (“Russia is quick to bend the truth about Ukraine“) about how Moscow is doing its best to destabilize the eastern Ukraine, while at the same time pretending that it has nothing to do with the situation and urging the international community to bring peace. The object, as […]

Evolution made my daughter cry

[Jerry asked me to write something about this article forwarded by reader Steve as he is pretty much tied up today and tomorrow. I would normally approach the subject of US politics cautiously, not being an American myself; but “evolution made my daughter cry” is one of the most plaintive battle cries I have ever heard. – Grania […]

As I predicted

A while back I predicted—not that I’m a political savant or anything—that Russia wouldn’t be satisfied with Crimea, but would go for Ukraine as well. Most people thought I was wrong, and I hoped I was, too. But I just got this email bulletin from CNN: Secretary of State John Kerry said today that Russian […]

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