Tag Archives: Jimmy Carter

Afghan 'blowback' is just blowing smoke

I hate the word “blowback”. Once upon a time, it meant an action that created unintended consequences; the CIA overthrows a government, and the new regime turns out to be even more inimical to American interests. Ha, ha, the joke’s … Continue reading

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Another Soviet "combat brigade" in Central America?

Yes!  I finally remembered what the fuss about the alleged supersized Iranian embassy in Nicaragua reminded me of. Back in 1979, when Carter had sugar-plum visions of detente with Moscow, U.S. intelligence suddenly discovered a Soviet “combat brigade” in Cuba. … Continue reading

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