Tag Archives: U.S

Somalia the new terror capital?

Australian police have arrested four citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent for planning to bomb an army barracks. A Somali man in Minnesota pleads guilty to traveling to Somalia for training with Al-Shabab, a Somali Muslim fundamentalist group reportedly linked … Continue reading

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Bin Laden's son dead?

NPR reports that Osama Bin Laden’s son was killed by a Predator strike. Saad Bin Laden was allegedly killed by a Hellfire missile sometime this year. I’d drink the chanpagne with a grain of salt. We don’t have a body, … 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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What should we do in Iran?

Some people have practically accused me of being a neo-con imperialist because I advocate U.S. support for the Iranian protesters. Let me be clear. Sending in the Marines would be stupid. But so is  ‘tough shit, let the protest movement … Continue reading

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People of Iran, I'm sorry

Dear people of Iran, I apologize. I have been a coward.  A week ago, I wanted the U.S. to stay out of your revolution. I told myself that it was for your own good. But I was deceiving myself, and … Continue reading

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Hunting Afghans for Jesus

“The Special Forces guys, they hunt men. We do the same things as Christians. We hunt people for Jesus.” Those are not the words of some Bible Belt Bible thumper. It’s the chief U.S. military chaplain in Afghanistan urging U.S. … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why We Won't Invade Pakistan

The rumors of war have already begun. With the Pakistani government seeming to cower before the advance of the Taliban, there are mutterings that the U.S. might have to invade Pakistan. This isn’t news to Barack Obama. He warned in … Continue reading

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