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This past Thursday, a Modesto, California, man whose house was in foreclosure shot and killed the Sheriff’s deputy and the locksmith who came to evict him from his condominium unit. Modesto authorities responded by sending 100 police and SWAT snipers to counter-attack, and it ended Waco-style, with the fourplex structure burning to the ground with the shooter inside. (more…)

April 16th, 2012 | Comments (87)

The Brutal Life Of One L. Goh & The Making Of A "Going Postal" Rampage Murderer

The depressingly familiar dead-end life that One L. Goh found himself in — surrounded by petty scams as revealed in the ex-staffer’s lawsuit and the bleak performance of the school’s graduates, combined with the back-to-back deaths of two family members — could make a lot of sane people desperate and enraged and suicidal…

April 9th, 2012 | Comments (149)

Failing Up With Joshua Foust: Meet The "Evil Genius" Massacre-Denier Who Shills For War Profiteers

Last week, some troll named Joshua Foust attacked my article about the massacre in Kazakhstan on December 16. I really had no idea who Foust was until I started getting emails from readers telling me “some guy with a goatee…

December 31st, 2011 | Comments (135)

War Nerd 9/13: Ten Years On and A Long Way Down

Well, it’s ten years and a couple of days since 9/11. The reason I’m two days late doing a look back is that 9/11 is boring. I’m sick of it. And the ten years since are just depressing, at least if you’re an American.

September 13th, 2011 | Comments (133)

The War Nerd Vs. Neocon Knucklehead Victor Davis Hanson: A War Nerd Classic

For your reading pleasure, The eXiled is reposting one of the War Nerd’s most famous–and hilarious–episodes: The epic battle pitting Gary Brecher against neocon historian Victor Davis Hanson, guru to Dick Cheney and “Scooter” Libby. Like Bull Run, this battle…

July 29th, 2011 | Comments (40)

We, The Spiteful

In the summer of 2004, I published an article in the New York Press that answered Thomas Frank’s question “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” The Bush-Kerry campaign was heating up, and it was clear to me that the American left…

January 22nd, 2011 | Comments (104)

The War Nerd: XM25: Gee Whiz, How Can We Be Losing with Such Cool Stuff?

This article was first published by AlterNet. If you didn’t know better, you’d get all excited reading about the Army’s new shoulder-fired cannon, the XM-25. It’s being hyped as a “game-changing” weapon that will literally blow the Taliban out of…

December 20th, 2010 | Comments (68)

Enough Appeasement: Why We Need Media Criticism Delivered In A Cruise Missile

This article was first published in the New York Press on February 8, 2005. Thank God for the Iraqi insurgency. If it weren’t for the resistance tying us down, we would have already moved against far more serious foes like…

December 14th, 2010 | Comments (23)

Mugged By Mediocrity: Dr. Dolan Schools Neocon Imbecile John Agresto In The Art Of Character Assassination

Meet John Agresto, the corrupt neocon labeled a “mediocrity” by 16 academic organizations The slime just keeps spewing from the blubbery lips of my former employer, John Agresto, Provost of the American University of Iraq-Suleimaniya (AUI-S). As those who’ve read…

December 1st, 2010 | Comments (62)

Iraqi Students Interview John Dolan

Earlier this month, The eXiled’s John Dolan published an explosive account about his year in Iraq teaching at the American University in Sulaimani, the capital of the Kurdish-controlled region in the north of the country. The university, known by its…

November 4th, 2010 | Comments (40)

 Neocon Like Me: How I Spent A Year In Iraq Teaching With The Bush-Cheney Crazies

This article was first published at Alternet. The hero of this story is the $100 bill — or rather, the wad of $100 bills. My first meeting with those lovely $100 bills came at the end of my interview for…

October 11th, 2010 | Comments (96)

Why We Fight: Homeowners' Association Forecloses On American Soldier's Home While He's Fighting In Iraq...Soldier's Family Owned $300,000 Home Free & Clear, But Wife Missed 2 HOA Payments, Leading To Rapid Foreclosure & Sale Of House...That's Right Folks, Just Because Some Americans Risk Their Lives To Defend America's Freedom, They Shouldn't Expect Any Free Lunches...Foreclosing On Deadbeat Soldiers' Homes Is The American Way, And If You Don't Like It, You C'n Just Git Out!

July 1st, 2010 | Comments (8)

The A-Team: How Dumb Exactly?

It’s pretty simple, really. If you don’t like action films, don’t go see The A-Team. That is, if you complain when a film has explosions, and a lot of shooting and punching and special effects crashes and whatnot, and no…

June 14th, 2010 | Comments (26)

eXile Classic: 20 Reasons We're Ashamed To Be Americans

This article was first published in The eXile on March 6, 2008. In this post-Russian presidential election issue, while the righteous American editorialists wag their fingers at Russia’s farcical elections, we want to hold up a giant mirror (with loudspeaker…

March 5th, 2010 | Comments (41)

US Troops Match Wits With Iraqi Shoe-Tosser

It’s a bad time to be an American these days, but a funny little incident in Iraq proves that US troops haven’t lost their sense of humor. Here’s what happened: ever since that admittedly brave Iraqi threw his shoe at…

September 16th, 2009 | Comments (16)

Blackwater: Stop Acting Surprised

One thing you notice more and more the longer you hang around this sleazy world is the way mainstream types can’t admit to the obvious. They always have to act shocked. So it’s like, “Bond Mogul Convicted of Fraud”-oh, the…

August 11th, 2009 | Comments (97)

Pop 'Em: 30% of Iraqi soldiers high on pills

December 21st, 2008 | Leave Comment

War Nerd: Bush Fought The Wars And The Wars Won

What George W. Bush loved best about his job was being a war president. Playing war, that is, as opposed to making war like a grown-up. Remember him strutting onto that carrier in his little flight jacket? You never saw…

November 13th, 2008 | Comments (21)

The Three Dumbest Neocon Predictions Since the Disaster in Iraq

Hezbollah explains ‘Arab Spring’ to residents of West Beirut Now that the Beijing games have wound up, we can get on to a sporting event with real significance: a Neocon Olympics to decide the most grossly wrong, stupid prediction by…

August 25th, 2008 | Comments (1)

War Nerd: Amazing Combat Video from Iran-Iraq War

A few years ago I wrote a column on how the Iran-Iraq War was the war nobody watched. Well, thank God I was wrong. Maybe the US networks ignored that war but it turns out there were a lot of…

July 31st, 2008 | Leave Comment