Middle East update: February 10-11 2018

SYRIA Olympics or not, it was quite a weekend in Syria. To cut to the chase: an Israeli F-16 was shot down by Syrian air defenses on Saturday morning. This was after an Israeli helicopter shot down what the Israelis say was an Iranian drone that had crossed into Israeli airspace. The Israeli military later… Continue reading Middle East update: February 10-11 2018

Positive news on the sanctions front, maybe

Bob Menendez may be backing off of his plan to kill the Iran talks: Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) is considering delaying the introduction of his Iran sanctions bill until March, which would give him more time to gather support from wavering Democrats, according to a recent interview. The bill, co-authored with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.),… Continue reading Positive news on the sanctions front, maybe

Iran talks approach wall at high speed

The latest round of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 ended yesterday much as every other round has ended, with vague talk of “productive” and “good” talks and little to no apparent progress toward a deal. Clear that everybody is a little deflated & disappointed more progress not made at this round of #irantalks but… Continue reading Iran talks approach wall at high speed

The Daily Caller is objectively pro-Castro

How else do you sheeple explain this? Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes, according to people familiar with the discussions. In a letter sent to Justice Department… Continue reading The Daily Caller is objectively pro-Castro

Profiles in stupidity and mendacity, Iran sanctions edition

I. The US Senate prepares for (sending other people off to fight its) war Iran and the P5+1 finally reached an agreement on the implementation of the 6 month interim agreement they reached in November (ah, diplomacy, as always the model of peak efficiency). But if you’re a fan of American wars in the Middle… Continue reading Profiles in stupidity and mendacity, Iran sanctions edition