Category Archives: The ‘Stans

The predictable outcome of “God, guns, and gays”

Probably the most sickening thing about the whole Pulse nightclub shooting, for me, is how quickly the media seized on the ethnicity and alleged religion of the shooter, as though Omar Mateen — Afghan-American, ostensibly Muslim — were the product … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Militant atheism vs. militant Islamism

Really not a dime’s worth of difference between them, is there?

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The Petraeus scandal widens

Meet another possible participant in the Petraeus affair…one whose strange behavior came to light in the course of the FBI’s investigation into some other strange behavior: US general John Allen, chief of the NATO mission in Afghanistan, is being investigated … Continue reading

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A few random thoughts on a former general

I have a terrible confession to make: When the news of the Petraeus sex scandal broke this past week, my first reaction was to chuckle. Not in the usual “ha ha, another cheatypants got caught, serves him right” sense (although … Continue reading

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Quotable: Tariq Ali on the “lone gunman” of Afghanistan

“It’s hardly a secret that most Afghans are opposed to the occupation of their country. Occupying soldiers are well aware of the fact. The ‘enemy’ is not hidden. It is the public. So wiping out women and children is part … Continue reading

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: Osamarama

Hey, everybody…Ms. Manx is meowing, and you know what that means: She’s found us some stuff! And sure enough, she’s found plenty about the death of Osama. Lead on, O Stump-Tailed One… First off, the Manx is confused by all … Continue reading

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Ding, dong, Osama bin Forgotten is dead.

Hooray. I guess I’d be more jubilant about the death of Osama bin Laden if only what this Pakistani interviewee says were not so damn true: Zero transparency, the body conveniently disposed of at sea (to prevent martyr-worship at his … Continue reading

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Short ‘n’ Stubby: If this is Tuesday, it must be Libya

…and if the Stumpy Cat is meowing, it must mean she has some news for us. And of course, being Ms. Manx, she ALWAYS comes through: On the WSWS (always a good place to go for the real news), Patrick … Continue reading

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Ignorance and prejudice and fear…

First up, a little mood music from the maestros: And now, today’s dose of mother-fucking outrage: The Big News Network website reports today (April 4, 2011) that extremist US pastor Terry Jones has announced he will lead an anti-Islam rally … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with these pictures?

Germany’s Der Spiegel captions this photo as follows: “This photo shows the corpse of farmer’s son Gul Mudin, killed January 15, 2010, with a member of the ‘Kill Team’ posing behind it. Der SPIEGEL has published three photos from the … Continue reading

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