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My friend, Ned Cartledge, on the liberation of the Wöbbelin concentration camp

With everyone talking about the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, my mind went, as it often does when thinking about the Nazi extermination camps, to my friend, the Atlanta folk artist Ned Cartledge. Cartledge, as I may have mentioned here before, saw the horrors of the Nazis firsthand toward the end of the […]

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There was never a plan for navigating the aftermath of Soleimani’s killing

As it’s been reported that, several days before the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, Donald Trump had told members of his Mar-a-Lago golf club that his administration would soon be delivering a “big” response to the Iranian regime, we can assume that the administration had time to plan not just the killing itself, but […]

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Why take out Soleimani now?

I posted something here last night about the assassination of Iranian general Qassim Soleimani. In that post, after having said what a terrible man that Soleimani was, and acknowledging that he likely deserved his fate, I said that I found the timing suspect. Well, as some of you have written to say that you disagree […]

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Of course we’re going to war

News has just broken that the Trump administration, without any congressional debate, has assassinated Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds force. I hate to think it of my own government, but I can’t help but wonder if this had more to do with changing the narrative around impeachment than it did making the […]

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THE TRUMP DOCTRINE: Appeasing Tyrants, Freeing terrorists and Endangering Allies to Achieve Maximum Chaos in a Post-Diplomacy World

When Donald Trump announced last week that, at the request of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, he would be pulling back American troops stationed in Syria, everyone knew exactly what would happen. We knew that our allies, the Kurds, would be wiped out by the Turks. And that’s exactly what’s happening right now. […]

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