Deeply saddened by what took place in Paris. My sincerest condolences to anyone affected by the tragedy.
As for the political ramifications, I think Juan Cole’s take on the subject after the Charlie Hebdo attacks was spot on, and believe his point still applies. I borrowed the term “sharpening the contradictions” from him.
I wanted to make a cartoon about the CIA and the merry-go-round of controversy that was 2014. From continued targeted assassinations, to spying on members of Congress, to the recent report on torture, it’s been a banner year for the agency.