“The strategy session, which has not been previously reported, came as mass protests against Iran’s growing influence in Iraq were gaining momentum, putting the Islamic Republic in an unwelcome spotlight. Soleimani’s plans to attack U.S. forces aimed to provoke a military response that would redirect that rising anger toward the United States, according to the sources briefed on the gathering, Iraqi Shi’ite politicians, and government officials close to Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.”

This is a Reuters report, not the work of some right-wing spin machine. I notice the that liberal American press has almost totally ignored this, or buried it on the back pages.


OK, I know it’s six months away, but you’ll need to start saving now for the first 292-inch TV.

I don’t know how much this will cost, but Seura’s largest consumer model, which checks in at a microscopic 86 inches, costs more than my car, so I’m guessing that the 292 incher might be almost as much as my house.

They also have a 150-inch TV in 8K, although I don’t know of anything broadcast or digitized in 8K! Now THAT is cutting edge.