April 2, 2012. London. Americans may not be allowed to watch the historic interview airing in England today and tomorrow. Because of widespread censorship of the news in the US, Americans may not even hear about it. But for the first time ever, the man who single-handedly caused the US to invade the wrong country after the Sept. 11 attacks will speak to reporters in Britain, admitting his lie and telling all. His name is Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, or Curveball to the CIA.
Dinner An interesting bit of history on okra 'hibiscus esculentus', Arabic bamya: This vegetable was mentioned in ancient Iraq on Assyrian cuneiform tablets dealing with herbal medicines. It was called 'ubanu,' literally 'finger', which brings to mind the English name for okra, 'lady's fingers,' and Iraqi vernacular for okra banya. Today, okra is a very popular vegetable in Iraq. It is exclusively used for making margat bamya (okra stew).
The first weeks of the Trump administration have felt at times like the onset of a kind of cold civil war. Everything about the present moment feels different than protests of the past. In 2003, protests against the invasion of Iraq received virtually no support from elected representatives and were dismissed by most news outlets as knee-jerk pacifism and therefore inconsequential. Today, the opposition to Trump’s policies from a broad range of present and former elected officials has been…
AMERICANS DIDN'T DIE TO ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR MUSLIM TERRORISTS -- I am getting sick of the press dancing around this issue so today I am going to tell it like I see it. You can call me a bigot or intolerant if you want but I am going to speak for the American people today. Someone has to. Over 2,000 Americans have lost their lives in Afghanistan. Over 4,500 Americans have lost their lives in Iraq. Almost 3,000 Americans died in the 9/11 attacks. [...] 04/29/13