“I Want My Binkie! The Big Nuclear One”

“U.S ‘beating the drum’ of pressure on Iran” ~John Brennan

The scene of the attack in Damavand, near Tehran [BBC]

“On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced a purge of longstanding members of the Defense Policy Board, a group of foreign policy experts who advise the Secretary of Defense and his team about specific issues when they want outside opinions. … They will be replaced by Trump loyalists.” ~ Per Heather Cox Richardson