Tag Archives: America and Iran

Giving an Appearance of Solidity to Pure Wind

Precision in language makes life easier for everyone. Problems can be solved, or at least addressed calmly, when everyone knows what everyone else is actually talking about. Sure someone will be angry, and another appalled, but this time, if each … Continue reading

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Mad for War

“It is well that war is so terrible. Otherwise we should grow too fond of it.” ~ Robert E. Lee Yeah, but he lost his war. He would say that. Donald Trump would never say such a thing. He always … Continue reading

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Of Course This Happened

“The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson But that’s the mark of a bad action too. Everyone knew this was inevitable: Iran attacked two bases in Iraq that house American … Continue reading

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Madness Minus Method

The old Mack Sennett Studios are over on Effie Street in Silver Lake – still in operation but now used to film commercials and by the major studios now and then when they need extra production space. But this was … Continue reading

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A Matter of Escalation Dominance

That was an odd weekend. But it settled quite a few things. Donald Trump came into his own and now Americans know just what they signed up for in 2016 – all the speculation about what he really might do, … Continue reading

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That Same Question Again

It seems so long ago, and it was, but some of us remember the arguments. We went over and removed Saddam Hussein. But there were no weapons of mass destruction. And things quickly fell apart. We installed a Shiite strongman … Continue reading

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Proudly Wildly Disproportionate

Oversimplification is sometimes useful. Donald Trump’s base loves defiance and doesn’t see defiance as counterproductive at all. Sure, their guy makes stuff up, and he’s offended all our allies – no one trusts the United States now that it’s America … Continue reading

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