Work

The Islamic State: The Mother of All “Blowback” for the U.S. Government

Blowback is unintended consequences of a covert operation that are suffered by the aggressor. To the civilians suffering the blowback of covert operations, the effect typically manifests itself as “random” acts of political violence without a discernible, direct cause; because the public—in whose name the intelligence agency acted—are unaware of the effected secret attacks that…… Continue reading The Islamic State: The Mother of All “Blowback” for the U.S. Government

Politics

In relation to China

From Eric Margolis’ latest article ‘US trains its guns on China’: America has been at war for decades. Its aircraft and warships are aging rapidly. Equally threatening, Congress may force deep military spending cuts as deficits worsen – at a time when the US military is being ordered to keep China bottled up on the…… Continue reading In relation to China

Politics

Margolis on the clear defeat in Afghanistan

One of my favourite journalists, Eric Margolis, recently published a piece titled ‘Facing the Writing on the Wall in Kabul’.  Here is an excerpt.  Link to article below. The objective of war is to achieve political goals, not kill people. The US goal was to turn Afghanistan into a protectorate providing bases close to Caspian…… Continue reading Margolis on the clear defeat in Afghanistan