Monthly Archives: October 2016

Aoun is the New Lebanese president

"During Lebanon's civil war, Aoun's battalion fought pro-Syria forces. He became the country's president in 1988, although some factions disputed it. He was then forced out of the presidential palace and into exile in France in 1990. He returned to … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria | 81 Comments

“FBI obtains search warrant … ” Washpost

"The FBI has obtained a warrant to search the emails found on a computer used by former Congressman Anthony Weiner that may contain evidence relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to law enforcement officials. One … Continue reading

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650,000 of Abedin’s E-mails are on Weiner’s laptop.

  "The FBI is to scour 650,000 emails on the laptop of a former congressman connected to Hillary Clinton, it has been reported. The Wall Street Journal tweeted: "Thousands may be tied to Clinton's server." The Journal added that "metadata" on Anthony … Continue reading

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“The GOP is the “country” party” – June, 2012, republished October, 2016

It seems to me that the Republican Party is destined to be the dominant political force outside the big cities and the northeast.  A map similar to the one above for the 2008 election is quite  similar in its distributions … Continue reading

Posted in government, Politics | 140 Comments

A lesson in internet operations? TTG

Just a guess, but that "communal" laptop was probably a lot more communal when it was first purchased and the email client set up. It eventually became Wiener's laptop, but the email client was never changed. It probably received every … Continue reading

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The Battle for Mosul: IS’ swansong or yet another shapeshifting ? (part 1)

By Patrick BAHZAD   This is it then. The battle for Mosul, which had first been announced (a bit hastily) by Iraqi government officials in mid-2015, has finally begun. An improbable alliance of Iraqi security forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sunni … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, Middle East | 61 Comments

Too much heat for Comey?

  "The FBI on Friday dropped a bombshell on Hillary Clinton’s campaign less than two weeks before Election Day, announcing that it is reviewing new evidence in its investigation into her use of a private email server as secretary of … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Justice, Politics | 169 Comments

Marcus says …

The SAA is carving up rebel held neighborhoods in West and East Ghouta near Damascus.  They  have the upper hand and are going about their business in a workmanlike way while pushing rebels into surrender agreements that transport those who want … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Middle East, Russia, Syria | 25 Comments

” … a Richmond mayoral candidate in third place.” Washpost

  "The stakes are especially high given that Richmond’s political and business establishment fear that Morrissey’s election would embarrass the city. Morrissey attained international notoriety several years ago because of his involvement with Myrna Warren, then his 17-year-old employee. Morrissey, … Continue reading

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“10 to 20 million max” Buck Turgidson

  "For Putin, his Syrian intervention has been an unambiguous win on the world stage. Its benefits exist on many levels, not least Russia’s reinforcing the potent message that Moscow, unlike Washington, stands by its friends. When his regime was … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Politics, Syria | 153 Comments