Monthly Archives: April 2014

“Town by town, Assad regime retakes southwestern Syria ” CSM

"Hezbollah and the Syrian Army's five-month campaign to clear rebels from the strategic Qalamoun region is approaching its final stand. The allies have seized one village and town after the other, gradually moving southward through the corridor between Damascus and … Continue reading

Posted in Syria | 37 Comments

Interview in re Rubin, Turkey and Syria

19 Minutes and 20 seconds in.  pl

Posted in Interviews and Lectures, Syria, Turkey | 15 Comments

“Washington’s Spies” and “Turn” – TTG

Just want to give everyone a heads up on a TV series that started on AMC yesterday. It's called "Turn" and chronicles the evolution and exploits of the Culper spy ring that served George Washington on Long Island. The TV … Continue reading

Posted in Television, TTG | 37 Comments

Michael Rubin’s false and mendacious statements about me.

Contrary to Michael Rubin's suggestion in "Commentary" I was not among Sy Hersh's sources for his excellent LRB story on Syria and gas.  I am, however, pleased to know that the Ziocons still care about me.  pl Download CompleteCV … Continue reading

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Hersh exposes Obama lies on Syria and CW

"Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he (Obama) was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to punish the Syrian government for allegedly crossing the ‘red line’ he had set in 2012 … Continue reading

Posted in government, Syria | 41 Comments

“Samantha Power: learning to play the diplomat’s game” Washpost

"During a 2012 White House debate, James Thurman — the four-star general who commanded U.S. troops in South Korea — sternly rebuffed her, saying he needed the mines because “I wake up every morning with 1 million North Korean troops … Continue reading

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Pollard and Treason By Richard Sale

In the summer of 1988, I wrote the following exclusive for UPI. “WASHINGTON – Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, has been penetrated by “highly placed” Soviet moles and a full-scale internal counterintelligence investigation is under way, U.S. intelligence sources said. “The … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, Israel | 18 Comments

White House Signals Indefinite Pause in Mideast Talks

"The White House signaled an indefinite pause in Middle East peace talks Friday, and President Barack Obama is reconsidering how much political capital he will continue to spend on the issue, given that the U.S. faces "a range of challenges" … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Israel, Palestine | 25 Comments

Anecdotal stories of female soldiers


Posted in Current Affairs | 9 Comments

Anecdotal stories of male soldiers


Posted in Current Affairs, The Military Art | 32 Comments