The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Why Do ‘Incels’ Want War With Iran?

Crazy? You want crazy? David Futrelle is a “male feminist” who I’d ordinarily ignore, but he found something genuinely weird this time: Incels welcome possible war with Iran because “the more dead normies the better” Over on Incels.co, the regulars seem pretty stoked about what appears to be an impending US war with Iran. When […]

Trump Orders U.S. Air Strike That Kills Top Iranian Commander in Baghdad

  Official statement from the Pentagon: At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service […]

Report: Leader of Attack on U.S. Embassy Met With Obama in 2011

  Violent mobs in Baghdad: Iranian militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of several identified as leading an attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, reportedly visited the White House in 2011 during the presidency of Barack Obama. On Tuesday, a mob in Baghdad attacked the U.S. embassy in retaliation against last weekend’s U.S. airstrikes against the Iran-backed […]

Report: Trump Cancels Strike Against Iran

If true, this is good news: Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries. The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no […]

Iran Executes Gay Teenager

Religion of Peace™ update: Iran’s regime executed a gay adolescent in July — the first confirmed execution of someone convicted as a juvenile in the Islamic Republic in 2016 — Amnesty International reported this week. Hassan Afshar, 19, was hanged in Arak Prison in Iran’s Markazi Province on July 18, after he was convicted of […]

President Jarrett Says: #NoMoreGOPWar

by Smitty [View the story “Zombie Anti-War Movement Can Haz Brainz Munchie? #NoMoreGOPWar” on Storify]

Poll Finds ‘Clear Majority’ of Americans Are Hopelessly Gullible Fools

That’s not the headline in the Washington Post, however: Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran We’re conducting diplomacy by referendum now? Exactly how much does the average American know about the details of this “deal”? Are folks sitting around over dinner at the Olive Garden chatting about centrifuges and enriched uranium? Have random […]

‘Peace for Our Time’

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail) The Washington Post: GENEVA — Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on an historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions, diplomats confirmed. We need not know anything about the details of […]

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