I. F. Stone, (Isidor Feinstein Stone, December 24, 1907 – June 18, 1989) was a politically progressive American investigative journalist, writer, and author. He is best remembered for I. F. Stone’s Weekly (1953–71), a newsletter ranked 16th among the top hundred works of journalism in the U.S., in the 20th century, by the New York University Journalism Department, in 1999; and second place among print journalism publications.–Wikipedia
Projectiles are objects that move in space under the influence of gravity. The missiles fired by N. Korea into the sea, presumably ballistic missiles, can be called projectiles, but why not ballistic missiles? Cruise missiles, drones, aircraft aren’t projectiles. Why is that word used for such as that?
U.S. officials are blaming Iran for an attack on Saudi Arabia, but President Trump seems to be lowering any expectations of a fierce U.S. response. The president told supporters in New Mexico that he is weighing his options, one day after tweeting that the U.S. is “locked and loaded.” Sources tell CBS News many of the projectiles involved in the weekend attack were fired from Iranian territory. At least one missile passed through airspace over Kuwait, a U.S. ally.–CBS News
Stone’s forte was ferreting out facts hidden in news reports.
- The attack on Saudi Arabia was so expertly executed that the Pentagon can’t say for certain where it originated. There is something fishy about this. This points more to Israel than Iran. Does the Pentagon know but not want to identify the attacker?
- The attack on Saudi Arabia was said to be done with precision. Pictures show direct hits on multiple oil tanks by multiple missiles. Is Iran capable of that?
- Houthis claimed responsibility. If they lack the capability, why did they make a false claim?
- If the attack used Iranian munitions, does that make Iran responsible? When Israel uses American weapons, do we take responsibility?
Who stands to gain and who stands to lose? Why did DJT first threaten retaliation then back off. Did he learn something that hasn’t been disclosed? Can he withstand criticism from the far right if he appears weak. As he often says, we must wait and see what happens next.
The problem the current administration has is one of credibility. Who believes anything they claim, except for sycophants and lemmings?