Featured Post

Click Here for Excerpts (and Reviews) for New Book

Friday, April 7, 2017

Bombing Syria: Updates for April 7

The latest below, updated frequently at the top, all times ET.   I've done this before, and wrote a rather influential book on Iraq and the media with this title:  So Wrong for So Long.

12:50  AP:  U.S.now probing if Russians were involved in the alleged chemical attack.

12:30  The Guardian: Global critiques and praise reveal divisions on the civil war.

11:45  That scene from my favorite movie, Dr. Strangelove, where President Muffley phones the drunken Russian premier about coming U.S. air strike.

11:30   Bernie Sanders releases statement on it being "easier to get into war than out of it" based on recent past.

10:35  Sen. Elizabeth Warren releases statement--Syria must pay but Congress needs to approve.   Sen. Mike Lee later joins her.

10:30  People are finding numerous Trump tweets from past that mock his current stance.  Just one from 2013:   "The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria--big mistake if he does not!"

10:20  The Atlantic's Andrew Exum on how "the fight against the Islamic State just got harder."

10:15:  ABC and others report that Trump warned Russia about coming attack, Russia warned Syrians, and Syrians moved key equipment and personnal away from attack.  Remember when Obama ripped notion of ever signaling enemy about a possible attack?

10:10  Trump's approval rating in the Gallup daily tracker cratered at 35% a week ago but had climbed to 41% before the attack.  Expect rise to near 50% by Sunday--unless it's true (which I doubt) that all of his alt-right fans oppose this. 

10:05   "BREAKING Russian military says it will help Syria strengthen its air defenses after US strike."

10:00  As I tweeted last night, liberal pundits on TV and print almost all back the Syria attack, from Nick Kristof to take your pick.  Brian Williams committed the sin of quoting Leonard Cohen's line about loving "the beauty of our weapons" (which Leonard did not take as an endorsement but Brian did).  Now Fareed Zakaria on CNN claims, "I think Donald Trump became President of the United States" last night.   Oh, I thought that happened when he introduced the widow of Navy Seal he killed at his State of the Union?

9:45 Juan Cole on the "supreme hypocrisy" of USA complaining about civilian deaths.  Also:  From my years of research: U.S. tried to cover up radiation effects of A-bombs in Japan fearing it would be (rightly) likened to "poison gas."

9:30  Unconfirmed, of course, but Syrian state news agency Sana reports: nine civilians, including four children, were killed by the strike.   No claims yet that Sarin or other poisons released in the strike.

9:00  @MalcolmNance, a leading intel and military expert for MSNBC, has been tweeting about the foolishness and risks of this attack and predicting more to come.  His latest:  MISSION FAILURE: US struck base deliberately avoided destroying chem weaps/killing crews. Warned Ru/Sy. Message? Kabuki lives.

8:45  Keep in mind, as always, that nearly every Pentagon reporter is simply a mouthpiece--they report claims as facts without the reminder, "of course, there is no way for us to confirm this and we may not even try." 

8:30  I've spent much of professional life since the early 1980s (when I became the editor of Nuclear Times and spent a month in Hiroshima and Nagasaki) to writing about the atomic attacks of 1945--and the fact that the U.S. has retained its first-use policy to this day.  My recent article (after hundreds of earlier ones) posted here.

8:oo. First things first:  Trump did not want to admit those dead babies into the U.S.....Did Trump think this attack through--Russians may not release info on his aides aiding their election hacking...

64 comments:

Unknown said...

Nice Information are there in it.Check Advantage coupon

Alice walker said...

Aol mail support, aol email support, aol technical support, aol customer support,aol phone number, aol customer service Visit- Aol Email Support Phone Number .

Anonymous said...

good information . thank for sharing .
goldenslot
gclub online

Pankaj Singh said...

Get the best Website Designing Services for your online business; here you will get the responsive and creative Website Design and also SEO Services at Ogen Infosystem.
Website Design Company

Pradeep Appslure said...

Thanks you so much for your efforts blog, If your are looking for a creative mobile app development in mumbai, Appslure provides one of the best and professional app development company in delhi.
Mobile app development company in mumbai

The India said...

we have provide the best ppc service.
ppc company in gurgaon
website designing company in Gurgaon
PPC company in Noida
seo company in gurgaon
PPC company in Mumbai
PPC company in Chandigarh
Digital Marketing Company

The India said...

we have provide the best fridge repair service.
fridge repair in faridabad
Videocon Fridge Repair in Faridabad
Whirlpool Fridge Repair in Faridabad
Hitachi Fridge Repair In Faridabad
Washing Machine Repair in Noida
godrej washing machine repair in noida
whirlpool Washing Machine Repair in Noida
IFB washing Machine Repair in Noida
LG Washing Machine Repair in Noida

The India said...

iso certification in noida
iso certification in delhi
ce certification in delhi
iso 14001 certification in delhi
iso 22000 certification in delhi
iso consultants in noida

The India said...


iso registration in delhi
iso 22000 certification cost
ISO 9001 Certification in Noida
website designing services
SEO Service Consultant

The India said...

Rice Bags Manufacturers
Pouch Manufacturers
wall putty bag manufacturers
fertilizer bag manufacturers
Lyrics with music

Pradeep Appslure said...

Mobile app development company in gurgaon

Hari ji said...

Thanks for Fantasctic blog and its to much informatic which i never think ..Keep writing and grwoing your self

add name in birth certificate
name add in birth certificate
birth certificate in delhi
download birth certificate online
birth certificate in ghaziabad
birth certificate in gurgaon
birth certificate in noida
how to get birth certificate in delhi
birth certificate online
how to download birth certificate

jason blook said...

GlucoChem.
Are you looking for a cereal derivatives provider? Look no further for Shafi Gluco Chem is what you need. Specializing in rice and tapioca ingredients, among many others, our portfolio comprises of Gluten-free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Fructose-free, Kosher, and Halal products. Click here to get in touch with us now.
glucochem.com

Adam Thomas said...

Very attractive information blog post, my favorite article post thank you very much for these amazing content.
Assignment Help
write my assignment online
Programming Assignment Help

rickypauls said...

Assignment Help services provide needy help to all students who require assistance for completing their works. After reading the post, if anyone need help for writing their assignments then visit greatassignmenthelp to make your work done on time.
Assignment Help Online
Online Assignment Help
Assignment Help Online Services
Assignment Helper
Assignment Assistance
Assignment Help Experts
Online Assignment Help Services

singapore assignment help said...

Do not be disturbed by many homework assignment types, just visit the site SingaporeAssignmentHelp.com and get the best homework writing solution for your problems. The homework writing assistance given by us is cheap in Singapore, you can easily get it from our experts homework helper without spending a lot of money.

Alex Kim said...

Be hassle free by connecting our translation services in Singapore.We are the one of the finest translation company in Singapore to deliver quality oriented, effective, meticulous academic translation work in numerous pair of languages like English to Arabic, English to Thai,English to Malay and many more.Our fully dedicated team of Singapore translators are ready 24 X 7 for instant translation help.

Online Technical Help said...

Thank you so much for sharing this information, it is easy to learn while reading such articles. Get support click here
Office 365 Support
Microsoft 365 Support
Outlook Support
Outlook Support Phone Number
Microsoft Number
Microsoft Support Number

Anonymous said...

When there is a problem with internal hardware might be motherboard failure or other interior parts on your Epson printer machine, Epson Printer Error Code 0x97 can be appeared on while printing. To deal with this problem, you are highly recommended to place a call on 24/7 accessible helpline number if you are not skilled enough. We have a team of dedicated engineers who work continuously all day all night to deliver fruitful solution at doorstep. Such an error code happens suddenly and may lead your printer to turn-off or stop printing. Therefore, hurry up! Give an instant ring and stay tune with top-most technicians.
Epson Error Code 0x97

Epson windows service disabled error

Epson error code 0xf1

Epson wireless printer setup

Epson printer offline

Epson Printer in error state

Epson Support

Epson Printer Support
Epson Printer Not Printing
Epson Printer Setup
Epson 0x97 fix patch

Daveheller said...

Great information for a new person like me. This not only reflects the particular hack but also gives ideas about it. Thank you for sharing this information.
Verizon email
how to access Verizon email
Verizon email problem

Pavel Co Ebele said...

Great Article. Thank you for sharing! Really an awesome post for every one.

IEEE Final Year projects Project Centers in Chennai are consistently sought after. Final Year Students Projects take a shot at them to improve their aptitudes, while specialists like the enjoyment in interfering with innovation. For experts, it's an alternate ball game through and through. Smaller than expected IEEE Final Year project centers ground for all fragments of CSE & IT engineers hoping to assemble. Final Year Project Domains for IT It gives you tips and rules that is progressively critical to consider while choosing any final year project point.

Spring Framework has already made serious inroads as an integrated technology stack for building user-facing applications. Spring Framework Corporate TRaining the authors explore the idea of using Java in Big Data platforms.
Specifically, Spring Framework provides various tasks are geared around preparing data for further analysis and visualization. Spring Training in Chennai

James Wick said...

Amazing Post, Thank you for sharing this post really this is awesome and very useful. Well if you get time you must read more
do my assignment
do my assignment online
pay someone to do my assignment
pay pay to do my assignment
do my assignment for me
pay someone to do assignment

Shweta gaur makeup artist said...

Shweta gaur is one of the famous makeup artist in all over India. We are providing the best makeup artist courses and more other courses in over branches in Delhi.

Makeup Artist in Delhi
Makeup Artist
Best Makeup Artist in Delhi
Best Makeup Artist in East Delhi
Top Makeup Artist in Delhi
Top Makeup Artist in India
Bridal Makeup
Best Bridal Makeup Artist in Delhi
Bridal Makeup Artist in Delhi with Price
Bridal Makeup Artist in Delhi NCR
Top Bridal Makeup Artist in Delhi
Bridal Makeup in Delhi
Bridal Makeup Charges in Delhi
Bridal Makeup Packages Prices
Freelance Makeup Artist
Bridal Makeup Charges in Delhi
Freelance Bridal Makeup Artist in Delhi
Reception Makeup
Party makeup
Wedding makeup artist
Makeup Artist in Noida

Camila Martin said...

There are a couple of reasons for encountering Quicken error ol-220-a and depending on its factors, there is a solution to troubleshoot it. Learn how to deal with such problem by simply reading this blog.

quicken error code 1603
quicken error ol-294-a
quicken-error-code-163
quicken error code cc-585
quicken error cc-555
screen share in quicken
Quicken Online Backup
quicken is currently unable to verify the financial institution
quicken error cc-508

jimmy jonsan said...


If You need to support service for Epson Printer contact our toll-free number (866)235-4333 which is available any kind of technical solutions by expert.
Epson error code 0X97

customer services said...

Get 24*7 support for all issues with Epson printers at our Epson Customer Service Number. With us,your printers are ready with lasting durability.

Microsoft Outlook Office said...

We recently did work on Hotmail. We have Change Hotmail Password after that, assess Hotmail is very easy for work for everyone. With our client request, we are worked on it and finally, we got success to hotmail change password.
change microsoft password
reset microsoft password
microsoft password reset
outlook keeps asking for password
Outlook Working Offline
Outlook Error 0x800ccc0e
Outlook Send Receive Error
outlook not responding

Microsoft Outlook Office said...

This is an interesting write-up, and shine its formatting through using office 365 applications. In case something gets wrong, then you can use office 365 download link to obtain the suitable result. Visit here:- https://www.office365download.co/
office 365 download
Download Office 365
Microsoft office 365 download
download Microsoft office 365

Anonymous said...

Thanks for share this unique Blog. Microsoft outlook Supportis a customer care helpline Number that is offered by one of the world's best Technical services providers in USA. To Read more about keyword outlook Support Phone number, Visit Here:- https://www.microsoft-supportnumber.com/microsoft-outlook-support
Is there a phone number for Outlook support?
How do I call Outlook support?
Microsoft Office 365 Support
Microsoft 365 Support
Office 365 Support

Microsoft Support said...

The mentioned points in this guide are very informative and helped me to resolve my issue in a very proficient manner. At the time of solving my query I got stuck at one point, so I called at outlook Support Phone number and the technician who answered my call guided me thoroughly to get rid of my issue. I really appreciate the hardworking of that guy, who helped me during my crisis of time and never leave my side until problem didn’t get resolved. Therefore, I personally suggest everyone to get hold of Microsoft outlook Support if you really want to resolve your query related to your Outlook.
How do I call Outlook support?
Is there a phone number for Outlook support?
Windows support
Microsoft windows support

Office 365 Support
Microsoft Office 365 Support
Microsoft 365 Support
Office 365
Microsoft Office 365

Online Technical Help said...

This post is extremely amazing! This blog gives the ideas to take support from Outlook Support phone number.This post is helpful for users to obtain Microsoft Outlook Support from trained technicians. Thanks for sharing this post!
Outlook Support number
Outlook Support
Outlook customer Service
Outlook customer Service number
Outlook customer Service phone number
How do I Contact Microsoft Outlook Support?
Is There A Phone Number To Call Outlook Support?
Is there a phone number for Outlook support?
How do I call Outlook support?

Online Technical Help said...

Very good blog! It provides useful steps to fix outlook errors. It is very important blog for outlook users. Thanks for sharing this blog! Visit here:- https://www.microsoftoffice365support.co/outlook-support
Is there a phone number for outlook support?
How do I call Outlook support?
outlook Support Phone number
outlook Support
Is there a Phone Number for Office 365 Support?
Microsoft Office 365 Support
Office 365 Support
Microsoft 365 Support
Office 365 Help
What Is Microsoft Office 365
0x80070002
error 0x80070002
error code 0x80070002
Outlook Error 0x80070002
Error code 30088-4

PNJ Sharptech said...

PNJ Sharptech Computing Services is a Creative website designing company, offering responsive web design services to the clients for their business growth. Our Website designing services are completely scalable, providing both complex and simple website requirements. We always focus on delivering professional high-quality website designs that are customized to your business needs.

Henry Cook said...

So, you can understand, it is an advanced level of TV viewing experience. If you are looking for a kind of streaming device that can offer you to watch a large number of TV Programs or movies for the sake of entertainment. Enjoy this amazing streaming device that opens a world of entertainment for you!


how to activate a device on hulu
enter hulu activation code
activate hulu plus on roku
roku activation link
vevo roku activation
vevo activate roku
roku link code activation

Anonymous said...

If you have Kaspersky antivirus and Kaspersky secure connection not working call Kaspersky Helpline number @ 1-888-637-8999

Rajat Gaikwad said...

I think this is one of the best blog for me because this is really helpful for me. Thanks for sharing this valuable information for free...
packers and movers in kangra

Arena Mesin said...

toko mesin,
kios mesin,
toko bunga jogja,
mesin pelet,
toko mesin makanan,
toko bunga jogja,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

Arena Mesin said...

Link,
Link,
Link,
Link,

jimmy andrew said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Mike Rogers said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Mike Rogers said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Mike Rogers said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Mike Rogers said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Jendralpoker Education said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Smith Leo said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
masonlava said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Canon Support said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
walker phoenix said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.