America’s Endless Wars

America’s Endless Wars

“It’s always one bloody war after another, and one knows the news is all lies anyway.” — Julia in Nineteen Eighty-Four “Great nations do not fight endless wars.” — President Donald Trump, State of the Union address, Feb. 5, 2019 “We must be careful not to embark on an open-ended war with neither an exit […]

America’s Head Chopping Friends

America’s Head Chopping Friends

“The Saudis have beheaded at least as many people as ISIS has….But people don’t know anything about it. It doesn’t make the news.” – Jennifer Lowenstein[1] Dear Kim Moon-shine, Your perceptive questions on the morbid nature of U.S. foreign policy set me thinking about America’s frequent alliances with head choppers and brutal dictators in Asia, […]

Fickle Love for Allies

“If this is the way in which the United States treats its allies, you can be certain it will soon have none.” – Shah of Iran Dear Kim Moon-shine, There’s a delicate, weighty matter I’d like to discuss with you first. I’m delighted you take your responsibilities as leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of […]