“Snipers Hired by Ukrainian Opposition” – Estonia Foreign Minister

By: Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:24 pm

Estonia foreign minister Urmas Paet (Estonia later confirmed the authenticity of the recording) reported in a leaked phone call to EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton that he had been told those who shot protesters and police at Kiev’s Maidan square were the same people and were hired by members of the ‘new coalition’.


Behind the Morsi Coup; Get Out the Word on Sabahi

By: Sunday July 7, 2013 9:00 am

Egyptian President Morsi pulled off one of the worst first year tenures as head of government. He lost domestic support, caving to IMF demands to reduce bread and fuel subsidies to Egypt’s abysmally poor, though he campaigned on the opposite.
That was not the reason for the military intervention.

The Thing That Couldn’t Die: Yucca Battle Continues in Congress and in the Courts

By: Friday May 11, 2012 2:10 pm

It is hard not to think of this black and white bubbe meise while reviewing the most recent chapters in the battle over the future of the partially excavated, purportedly moribund Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in southwestern Nevada.

Obama Sides With GOP Against Reid in Battle Over Nuclear Regulator

By: Friday April 20, 2012 2:30 pm

In a move that could be seen as election-year expedience, a friendly nod to the nuclear industry, or a sign of a coming battle with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the Obama administration announced Thursday that it would nominate Kristine Svinicki for a second term on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Reid had gone public just a day earlier with his objections to Commissioner Svinicki getting another five-year appointment when her tenure expires at the end of June.

Petraeus’ Challenge to Obama

By: Tuesday May 25, 2010 12:50 pm

As I noted in this post, the front page NYT story putting Petraeus in charge of the paramilitary groups I will call “JUnc-WTF,” which are deployed in allied countries, reminded me of Eric Massa’s allegations that Dick Cheney and Petraeus were plotting a coup (though, as Massa describes it, it sounds more like an “election challenge”).

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