A few notes on "Henry Kissinger, War Criminal Beloved by America’s Ruling Class, Finally Dies." If you like this piece, you'll love WALLER VS. WILDSTORM
The War Abroad
The quasi-ceasefire in Gaza will thankfully last into Wednesday. But the West Bank continues to be riven by Israeli violence and displacement
A pause in the bombing and a hostage release is the first sign of hope since Oct. 7. But the U.S. is bombing Iraq now, and the deal doesn't constrain Israel in the West Bank
Sure, it's social-media manipulation pushing us to the Edgelord Singularity. But just because you were lied to about UBL doesn't make him redeemable.
It's been a simply horrific past 72 hours in Gaza, as Israel besieges hospitals and the latest round of U.S.-Iranian escalation unfolds.
They're not armed, DOD says. But drone footage, especially cumulatively, provides Biden a substantial look at the realities Israel is creating on the ground.
It isn't the mission for elite U.S. forces, according to a senior Pentagon official. But it's an option—and one that the Biden team has to be very careful about.
I spoke with DW, the German news outlet, about the "grim chain of consequences" known as the War on Terror, and how Israel's devastation of Gaza follows the template. PLUS: Amalek in Gaza
As it struck Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps positions in Syria, the Pentagon insisted that it's neither part of Israel's war and it doesn't want to fire again. Good luck with that
PLUS: the Pentagon sees "a prospect for much more significant escalation," while the King of Jordan has a message about U.S. leadership in light of Gaza.