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Monday, December 21

A commentary from Peter of Lone Tree

I just spoke to our old friend Peter of Lone Tree who is recovering from a stroke but sounds pretty darn good considering. He isn't on the internet but watches television. He asked me to quote him on a post at blondesense. Here goes:

"They gave the Nobel Peace Prize to a homicidal maniac. Time's Man of the Year is a jerk."

PS: I just read this story by Glenn Greenwald

Excerpt: "President Obama late last week ordered cruise missile attacks on two locations in Yemen, which "U.S. officials" say were "suspected Al Qaeda hideouts." The main target of the attacks, Al Qaeda member Qasim al Rim, was not among those killed, but: "a local Yemeni official said on Sunday that 49 civilians, among them 23 children and 17 women, were killed in air strikes against Al-Qaeda, which he said were carried out 'indiscriminately'." Media reports across the Muslim world -- though, not of course, within the U.S. -- are highlighting the dead civilians from the U.S. strike (one account from an official Iranian outlet began: "U.S. Nobel Peace Prize laureate President Barack Obama has signed the order for a recent military strike on Yemen in which scores of civilians, including children, have been killed, a report says")."

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