terrorism

Kim Ki Jong, likely a Nutball Lone Wolf ‘Terrorist’-wannabe, will have Zero Impact on US-Korea Relations

So it’s been a week since the US ambassador to Korea got attacked, and the consensus here is pretty much that he is a lonely nutball who drank too much Nork kool-aid. The South Korean police are investigating to see if he is connected to North Korea in any meaningful way. Apparently he went there a few times, but I find it highly unlikely that actually acted on orders or training he got in Pyongyang. The NK regime is not that suicidal, as an open attack on the US ambassador might well precipitate a US counter-strike.


Iraq 10 Years Later (3): Why the Neocon Theory behind the War Failed

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My first post on the Iraq War asked if academic IR had any responsibility to slow the march to war.


Terrorists Are People, Too

U.S. Marine Platoon Gunnery Sergeant Ryan P. Shane, from the 1st Battalion of the 8th Marine Regiment pulls a fatally wounded comrade to safety while under fire during a military operation in Fallujah. (upper right) Shane and another member of 1/8 pulled their fatally wounded comrade under fire. (lower left) Shane (left) is hit by insurgent fire and (lower right) lies wounded.

U.S. Marine Platoon Gunnery Sergeant Ryan P. Shane, from the 1st Battalion of the 8th Marine Regiment pulls a fatally wounded comrade to safety while under fire during a military operation in Fallujah.


Iraq 10 Years Later (1): How Culpable is Academic International Relations?


And now We Killed Awlaki’s Son, again a US Citizen, again without Due Process…

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In the last two weeks, I got pulled into another round of the endless debate on the role of US forces in Korea, so I missed this yet further depressing story of the US government flirting with extra-judicial, not-really-very-oversighted killings in the field of Americans.


Awlaki was an American Citizen & Entitled to Some Kind of Due Process


Transformers 3 (1): “We will Kill them all in the name of Freedom” – Yikes!

In the name of freedom, we will kill them all!

– Optimus Prime (the protagonist in the clip above) updates the Bush Doctrine after a decade of war


9/11 a Decade later (2): Flirting with Empire

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Part 1 of this post is here.


9/11 a Decade Later (1): The Apocalypse that Wasn’t…

 

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The commentary will be endless, so here are a few I thought were good.

First, a few thoughts on what to avoid:


Obama vs Cheney, with Obama vs The Senate on the undercard

Obama vs Cheney, with Obama vs The Senate on the undercard

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