by David Phinney
Sunday April 22nd 2018



‘Uncategorized’ Archives


Free Patriotic Movement Michel Aoun, a former commander of the Lebanese army who served as a transitory Prime Minister of one of two governments that contended for power in the final years of the Lebanese civil war (1988 - 1990). The movement was [...]

Jim Golden and Lebanon

My Mailing Address

The source wanting my geographic postal location needs to give me a proper email address or simply look me up.

The Buzz about Krongard What a tangled web we weave Yesterday, we wrote about the letter House Government Reform and Oversight committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) sent (pdf) to State Department Inspector [...]

Lost Weapons

private military


senate hearing

US State Department Inspector General Probed for ‘Cover Ups’

The US State Department's chief investigative arm is on the hot seat for allegations that Inspector General Howard J. Krongard routinely thwarts investigations for political reasons to cover up embarrassing contracts with the US State Department and the Bush administration. According to a letter by the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight [...]

Moving to

Shrinking Violets Need Not Apply

It Takes American Courage to Stand Up:Corruption has long plagued Iraq reconstruction. Hundreds of projects may never be finished, including repairs to the country's oil pipelines and electricity system. Congress gave more than $30 billion to rebuild Iraq, and at least $8.8 billion of it has disappeared, according to a government reconstruction [...]

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