Tag Archives: iraq

Fiends in High Places

My move to Paris from New York in 1982 came with costs. I said good-byes to Anne Borchert and Jill Chapman. The first ended up having an affair with the artist Jean Michel Basquiat. The second maintained a letter correspondence informing me about the Internal Affairs investigation concerning Viktor Malenski’s murder at the Continental. The […]

War War War

Hawks in the media and military establishment are calling for America to address the threat of ISIS after the video beheadings of journalists covering the civil war in Syria. Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News commentator, “Now, are we going to pull yourself up by our bootstraps and get on with the business […]

Iraq Break-Up

The World Cup superseded all news over the weekend. The Civil War in Iraq continued without cessation during the last weeks of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam. ISIS the Islamic militant force from Syria is looking for a knockout blow against the US-supported Malaki regime. The Kurds to the north have seized two […]

We’re All The Same, Really

A US Army squad was marching north of Fallujah when they came upon an Iraqi insurgent, badly injured and unconscious. On the opposite side of the road was a American soldier in a similar but less serious state. The soldier was conscious and alert and as first aid was given to both men, the platoon […]

Colonel James Steele

While running my F1 shopping internet website in Thailand, I decided to adopt an alias. I told the Thai selling Ferrari shirts and McLaren jackets that my name was James. “James Bond,” they remarked with a smile. “Not James 007, but James Steele.” And like that I became James Steele to hundreds of people in […]