My Cassandra Complex Turns Out To Be Quite Real, Thank You

Remember when the Iraq War started, a few years ago, and Turkey didn’t want to allow us to stage the invasion from our bases in Adana and Inçirlik? And when they suddenly changed their mind, I said — very explicitly — that I believed we’d made a deal with the Turkish government. Specifically, I figured […]

Hey Washington — Can You Stop Embarrassing Us, Please?

US says it has right to kidnap British citizens – Times Online The American government has for the first time made it clear in a British court that the law applies to anyone, British or otherwise, suspected of a crime by Washington. Legal experts confirmed this weekend that America viewed extradition as just one way […]


There are dudes out front of my hotel here in Frankfurt that appear to be neo-Nazi skinheads — shaved heads, leather jackets with ‘DEMONIC PROBE’ written on them. I’m fighting the urge to put on my leather jacket and my stomping boots and roll down there, singing “Right In Der Fuhrer’s Face” by Spike Jones […]

Bono: The Rolling Stone Interview : Rolling Stone

Bono: The Rolling Stone Interview : Rolling Stone A remarkable interview with Bono. I really don’t get why some people hate him so much — if they’d bother to listen to what he’s saying, he’s incredibly bright and incredibly committed to these goals he’s set for himself. He’s one of the people I admire most […]

And Let Me Just Say It, Since Nobody Else Seems To Want To

New Orleans, 2005: a festering football stadium with corpses left to rot in place, shit and urine on the floor, and no water. For days. And the National Guard will shoot your black ass if you try to leave. San Diego, 2007: clowns for the kids, massage therapy and acupuncture during your lovely stay in […]

ATS Premium: Barksdale Missile Number Six: The Stolen Nuclear Weapon, page 1

ATS Premium: Barksdale Missile Number Six: The Stolen Nuclear Weapon, page 1 I don’t know how rigorous this guy is (I’m not saying he’s not, I merely don’t know his reputation), but there are some interesting points in here… particularly that the military’s admission of error in loading real nukes onto those planes last week […]