Archive for January 20th, 2022

January 20th, 2022 - 7:38 pm § in Jews, Politics

GOP Rep. asked Jewish tourists at Capitol if they were doing “reconnaissance”

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) asked a Jewish group touring the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, January 20, 2022, if they were there to do “reconnaissance,” Huffington Post reported (read story here), an apparent allusion to rightwing militia groups who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, whom s[...]

January 20th, 2022 - 7:01 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health, Misc.

Is “Havana syndrome” due to mass hysteria?

The CIA’s investigation of the so-called “Havana syndrome” some have blamed on directed-energy attacks has concluded it’s unlikely a result of hostile action by a foreign power, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday, January 20, 2022 (read story here). After a few embas[...]

January 20th, 2022 - 3:37 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Russia

The Ukraine crisis, explained

Here are some things to consider when trying to understand what’s going on between Putin’s Russia and Ukraine, drawn from my own accumulated knowledge of the situation. Why Russia seized Crimea. Russia is a landlocked country with access to the world’s oceans only through the Arcti[...]