Day: January 17, 2020

Of Aircraft, Horses and Zebras

Of Aircraft, Horses and Zebras

January 17, 2020
When you go to vet school, they teach you a simple principle: if you are under a bridge and you hear hooves, think of horses first, but don’t forget there are also zebras out there. This is exactly wh…
How The US Runs Iraq

How The US Runs Iraq

January 17, 2020
What ever happened to Iraq? Is it not an independent country with a democratic government thanks to the 2003 US invasion? So says Washington. The murder of senior Iranian military commander Qassem Sol…
A New Year’s Fantasy

A New Year’s Fantasy

January 17, 2020
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind– Edward Gibbon Counterfactual history is generally a waste of time because, in the end, it’s just spec…
2019: The Year the Neocons Failed

2019: The Year the Neocons Failed

January 17, 2020
When things are as crazy as they are right now, it’s hard to see just how much progress has been made. 2019 had in it a number of watershed moments in geopolitics which signal just how close to radica…