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Tag: Brian Beyer
  • Jamie Kirchick Does It Again

    Ladies and gentlemen, Jamie Kirchick has done it again. In another remarkable display of partisan hackery, Kirchick (rightly) harangues the Obama administration for not accepting that American policies might be at fault for the Benghazi attack: When riots spread across the Muslim world last month, the administration desperately wanted to believe that the global outpouring …

  • James Kirchick: Warmonger Extraordinaire (Without a Plan)

    James Kirchick is hands down the greatest chickenhawk of our generation. There’s been no war, bombing, drone campaign, or “kinetic military action” that he hasn’t been supportive of.  But why participate? That’s what the soldiers are for. Yale graduates: need not apply.  Kirchick, a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies — that ugly …

  • Five Gold Rings for All 7 Billion of Us

    How would you like to get 5 gold rings along with everybody else in the world? See other interesting gold facts from this infographic after the jump (click on it to view full size). 

  • On Blowback, Austerity and the Looting of Athens

    As a libertarian and a proud foreign policy heretic, I believe in the concept of blowback. Coinciding with the rise of Ron Paul is more widespread acceptance of the idea — that covertly bombing and killing innocent civilians will provoke outrage at the aggressor country, possibly resulting in casualties. There is still much work to …

  • Rand Paul Disappoints

    Rand Paul is good on some things, and not so good on others. Earlier this week, Paul was detained in Nashville for refusing a pat down after an “anomaly” was spotted during his full body scan. The T.S.A. denies that he was detained citing some Orwellian semantics. His refusal was noble and deserves applause, especially when considering …

  • Blast from the Past

    Remember the days when drones were only used to bomb Muslims in far and distant lands? The Great Imperium then decided that its own subjects were fit to be monitored and surveilled by drones resembling a ‘Bird of Prey,’ ‘Spy Pigeon,’ ‘Flying Pizza Box’ and ‘Wasp.’ Fortunately, the joystick operators cannot yet take us out …

  • Foolish Foreign Policy, Again

    In Tunisia, where the Arab Spring so unexpectedly started, the Islamist Ennahada Party took a plurality of votes in the October election. In Morocco, Mohammed VI avoided a Ben Ali dethroning but has been pressured to begin incremental reforms. Moroccans took to the voting booths and picked the Justice and Development Party, another Islamist organization, …

  • Occupiers Beware

    Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of the Occupy Wall St. movement, was given notices of eviction on November 15th at one in the morning. Yes, one in the morning.  While the reasoning by NYPD to hand out these orders at such a peculiar hour is not definitively known, there are two distinct possibilities: to catch the …

  • Critique of Obama Foreign Policy in 5 Minutes

    As a college student, one thing that I’ve been discouraged by is the lack of antiwar music. It certainly is out there, but does not come close to what was seen during the Vietnam war era. Perhaps it’s because of the lack of awareness due to our consumption culture, reality TV nation, or lack of a draft. …

  • Libya’s Future: Much Less Certain than Death and Taxes

    Moammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader desperate to maintain the little power he has left, was said to have arrived in Algeria in a convoy of Mercedes. He must have done so after finding the personal jet of Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe to not be luxurious enough for his flamboyant self. Or he’s in the Sahara desert with his adopted …