Monthly Archives: April 2010

Habakkuk on reality in the ME

 mo, thank you for that most interesting explanation of why Hizballah may indeed, as Nicolas Noe suggested in Asia Times last month 'believe that the next war can and should be the last one between Israel and its enemies.'  What … Continue reading

Posted in Habakkuk | 40 Comments

Afghanistan is harder than we thought…

 "There are currently about 87,000 U.S. forces in Afghanistan, a number expected to rise to 98,000 by the end of August. Military officials expect insurgents to try and further step up the use of roadside bombs to increase NATO casualties … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan | 9 Comments

“U.S. training Afghan villagers to fight the Taliban”

 "… beginning in late February, a small detachment of U.S. Special Forces soldiers organized nearly two dozen villagers into an armed Afghan-style neighborhood watch group. These days, the bazaar is thriving. The schoolhouse has reopened. People in the area have become … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, The Military Art | 22 Comments

Mike Ware gone from CNN – what a shame!

 "Ware discussed his PTSD in a disturbing December 2008 Men's Journal piece. “I am not the same f**king person," reads the lead. It's unclear exactly how long he's been on leave, but the last update on his personal website was on Dec. 18, … Continue reading

Posted in Media | 12 Comments

The Rules of Engagement. – Time,8599,1982093-3,00.html#ixzz0mCl0TfON The Rules of Engagement Senjaray is a warren of mud walls and unpaved streets, dust and more dust, shaped like a hornet's nest hanging from the branch of a tree. The branch is the Afghan Ring Road, a two-lane … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan | 15 Comments

Iraqi election Aftermath: Sectarian Bombings – Silverman

 Adam L. Silverman PhD[1][1] On Friday 23 April four car bombs (vehicular born improvised explosive devices/VBIEDs) went off around Baghdad.  All four targeted Shi’a sites: two exploded in the Zafaraniyah area close to the Sadrist stronghold in Sadr City and … Continue reading

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More propaganda from the Washington Post

 ""If these reports turn out to be true, we are going to have to review the full range of tools that are available to us in order to make Syria reverse what would be an incendiary, provocative action," Assistant Secretary … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Media | 32 Comments

“British family tells US hotel they ‘do not want to deal with black staff'” Telegraph

 ""On or about February 28, 2010, the Rodney Morgan family arrives as guests of (the) Ritz and specified… their preference to not be served by 'people of colour' or with 'foreign accents'," said the claim lodged at the Florida District … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments

Arizona immigration bill – CS Monitor

 "Mr. Obama, speaking at a White House Rose Garden naturalization ceremony for 24 foreign-born members of the US military, said that continued inaction on federal immigration reform would "open the door to irresponsibility by others." The Arizona bill to which … Continue reading

Posted in Policy, Politics | 121 Comments

A Muslim threat to free speech in the US?

 "On April 14 Comedy Central broadcast the 200th episode of “South Park,” a cartoon that Trey Parker and Matt Stonehave produced for that channel since 1997. In honor of the occasion, Mr. Parker and Mr. Stone populated the episode with nearly all the … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Politics, Religion | 65 Comments