Category: Military

US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan
Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne report at CNN. The bomb is called MOAB. It is 21,600 pounds and is GPS-guided, dropped by an MC-130 aircraft on ISIS targets in Afghanistan. [...]
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Trump: NATO Is ‘No Longer Obsolete’
I think I would rather be governed by Nancy Reagan’s astrologer. This is not a stable or steady man.
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Holocaust Denial Creeps, or Stumbles, into the WH Briefing Room
He actually said even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons. And it gets worse. I don’t have the stomach to go into it all right now. But dear Mr. Spicer, did [...]
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Olbermann: The Media Fell for Trump’s Syria Stunt
Another good rant from Keith Olbermann. By the way, If you’re looking for a video of the Rose Garden ceremony celebrating the new associate justice occupying a stolen SCOTUS seat, [...]
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Tom Cotton’s imperial delusion
@SenTomCotton tweets: READ my op-ed in the @nytimes “A Strike in Syria Restores Our Credibility in the World” @jfreewright replied: The overblown sense of self plus lack of imagination & [...]
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Same old war profiteering, new music
The cynicism spouted by war profiteer Harry Lime (Orson Welles) in this famous scene from Sir Carol Reed’s The Third Man feels oddly current seven decades later. Set in Vienna’s [...]
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Look, shiny object!
Look, shiny object! Apparently that’s all it takes to make our brains turn to mush. 45’s purported motive of concern for Syrian children is awfully hard to swallow, given his [...]
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LGBT advocates criticize nominee for Army secretary
(Photo of Mark E. Green by Erik Schelzig/Associated Press) Helene Cooper and Maggie Haberman report at NYT: A Tennessee state senator who has criticized federal attempts to bar discrimination against [...]
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A fake Assad, and the itch to be an imposter
I have just been followed on Twitter by someone purporting to be the president of Syria. This reminds me of the time when someone claiming to be AG Eric Holder [...]
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Brian Williams on ‘the beauty of our weapons’
Brian Williams is taking some incoming fire this morning for his comment last night, regarding the American missile attack on an airfield in Syria, in which he quoted Leonard Cohen [...]
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