Monthly Archives: March 2014

Huffington Post feature on a U.S. Special Forces operative in Afghanistan.

His name is Jim Gant, and apparently he played a considerable role in setting up the so-called Afghan Local Police paramilitary units circa 2010. The ALP have subsequently been implicated in crimes like rape, murder, abduction and land theft by … Continue reading

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The Telegraph’s Richard Spencer and his doublethink on Syria.

In his latest dispatch from Aleppo, in which he documents some of the horrors of the conflict in Syria, we find these three paragraphs, one directly following the other. The first two: ‘Let us not pretend: our non-involvement was also … Continue reading

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Plurality of Libyans continue to think they’re worse off now than under Gadaffi.

In November 2013, a poll conducted and released by JMW Consulting and the National Democratic Institute found that 41% of Libyans thought they were worse off than they had been under the regime of Muammar Gadaffi, compared to 32% who … Continue reading

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Sunny Hundal thinks NATO military action against Russia shouldn’t be ruled out.

Seriously. As here (these are the edited highlights of a much longer discussion): And then: And then: And then the darkly humourous denouement: Because it’s Vladimir Putin who is acting like he’s ‘lost his mind’, and not the guy who … Continue reading

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Nick Cohen smears Noam Chomsky and the anti-war movement.

Here’s his latest screed from The Spectator, in which he basically accuses Chomsky, and the anti-war left in general, of hypocrisy and indifference to suffering, because they haven’t spoken out more against the Russian occupation of the Crimea: http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2014/03/chomsky-in-the-crimea/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chomsky-in-the-crimea I … Continue reading

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