The United States nuclear missile force has been beset by a series of issues that Robert Burns of the Associated Press, who has been the lead dog on this ongoing story, describes […]
Russ Wellen is not exactly a rogue, as in cop or elephant. And, since he didn’t graduate from college, he’s more of an autodidact than a scholar. Come to think of it, though, that would make him a Rogue Scholar. (Usually, punning isn’t among his vices.)
Russ writes about:
1. Nuclear deproliferation.
2. Foreign relations with the Middle East.
3. Understanding what makes Americans tick.
He spends much of the rest of the time trying to figure out what makes his 12-year-old son tick.
"It's hard to tell people not to smoke when you have a cigarette dangling from your mouth."
-- Mohamed El Baradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
Demoralized “missileers” unwittingly make case for disarmament
To some in the U.S. missile launch force, their command is the Air Force’s Siberia. On January 17, I posted: For the past couple of years, Robert Burns of the Associated Press […]
The Iran nuclear intelligence well was poisoned from the start
Gareth Porter reveals how Western intelligence believed the procurements of an Iranian university were proof of nuclear-weapons research. The sources of enmity between Iran and the United States are legion. In 1953, […]
Amanda Knox trial: Italian judiciary attempts to save face, winds up with more egg on it
As most who follow the news or social media know, Amanda Knox was originally found guilty, along with two others, of murdering housemate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. She served four years […]
Syria’s Assad a serial torturer, but not a poisoner
One shudders at the phrases “systematic” and “industrial-scale” killing used by the three lawyers who prepared a report on torture and killing of detainees by the Assad regime. (Yet another huge story […]
Christie breaks Hoboken Mayor’s political heart
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration not only denied Hoboken its hurricane recovery money, but turned on a loyal mayor. Like flounders, more reports about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s trademark bullying […]
Al Qaeda seizure of Falluja throws U.S. attitudes toward Iraq into sharp relief
U.S. Marines react to loss of Falluja to al Qaeda affiliate ISIS. After the fall of Falluja to al Qaeda affiliate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, disappointment was expressed by […]
Pakistan allows China to use Karachi as lab rats in nuclear-energy experiment
Pakistan has contracted with China to build two nuclear reactors ― except they’re untested. As if Karachi didn’t have enough problems. Already, it’s “far and away the world’s most dangerous megacity,” writes […]
Reducing Newtown to “little convenient massacre” proves inconvenient for conservative NY Post commentator
On Monday, New York Post columnist Fredric Dicker made one of those huge gaffes for which conservatives are famous. Rival New York Daily News reports: The remark came while Dicker was discussing […]
Overpopulation makes a mockery of citizenship
“Countdown” by Alan Weisman: required reading for earthlings. In his highly acclaimed book World Without Us (Picador, 2008), Alan Weisman speculated on how the earth would fare in our absence (even worse […]