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The Art of the Con, Undealt Dept. 0

Thom and Scott Ritter discusses Donald Trump’s un-dealing the Iran Nuclear Peace Deal.

I would add that tension between the U. S. and Iran goes much farther back than 1979.

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The Cycle of Strife 0

Title:  The Refugee Cycle.  Image:  Nations become destabilized, with the U. S. sometimes at fault--People flee for their lives--Conservative media distorts and scaremongers--Nationalist movement grows--Support increases for authoritarian regimes and war- and climate change denial, creating more refugees--Repeat until Doomsday--Repeat.

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(Syntax error fixed and that was a new one for me. If you use carets even surrounded by quotation marks in the alt-text for an image, they can still affect the markup.)

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Plus ca Change 0

Thom sees echoes of the past in what’s happening at our southern border.

Granted, Thom’s concern may seem alarmist, until you remember that it has precedent.

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Presidential Participation Trophy 0

Will Bunch suggests that President George the Worst does not deserve to receive an award that has variously been shared by Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, and Rep. John Lewis.

Methinks he has a point.

(Broken link fixed.)

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“Lessons Learned . . .” 0

. . . and, as Shaun Mullen points out, they were the wrong damned lessons.

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Swampwater 0

President George the Worst’s mercenaries are back in the news.

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War and Mongers or War 0

Thom and Juan Cole discuss whether it’s thinkable that Donald Trump may join with the Neocons to foment a war with Iran so as to turn the focus away from his own conduct.

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War and Mongers of War 0

Donald Trump and John Bolton planting dynamite around the Earth.  Trump says,

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Multiple Guess Question 0

Title:  Intellectual Honesty Exam.  Image:  Pictures of Iran and the United States headed by a question:  Using standard definitions of words, identify which image depicts

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Rogue State 0

I believe that, in pulling out of the Iran Agreement, Donald Trump has signaled other nations, friend and foe, that the word of the government of the United States of America can no longer be trusted . . .

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War and Mongers of War 0

Thom and a caller discuss the potential for Bolton into a war.

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A Cloud on the Horizon 0

Image of John Bolton, his neck replaced by a mushroom cloud, saying,

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Button Heads 0

Persons in hazmat suits in bombed-out wasteland examining scrap of paper that reads,

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They Are Not Bases . . . 0

. . . they are “forward operating zones.

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IOKIYR, Niger Dept. 0

Badtux explains the difference in the tunes played on the Wingnut Wurlitzer for Americans who in Benghazi vs. those who died in Niger.

He also has a nice summary of why American soldiers were in Niger in the first place.

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So Much Winning . . . . 0

Warning: Language.

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Doing the Same Thing Over Again . . . . 0

Couple watching Ken Burns's Viet Nam War documentary.  Woman says,

Via Jobs Anger.

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Wargasm 0

Warning: Language.

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Playing Risk 0

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The Nuclear Football 0

Tony Norman wonders, “Button, button, who’s got the button?”

He doesn’t like the answer.

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