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Winning the War on Terror one boner at a time

from the WaPo The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women. His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an opportunity, and reached into his bag for a small gift. Four blue pills. Viagra. […]

Iraqi Daily Show

from here: BAGHDAD – The year is 2017, according to the opening credits of the fake news broadcast, and the last man alive in Iraq, whose name is Saaed, is sitting at a desk, working as a television news anchor. He sports an Afro, star-shaped sunglasses, and a button-down shirt. The Americans are still here, […]

Midget Colony Iraq

from a Marine’s letter printed in Time: Most Surreal Moment — Watching Marines arrive at my detention facility and unload a truck load of flex-cuffed midgets. 26 to be exact. We had put the word out earlier in the day to the Marines in Fallujah that we were looking for Bad Guy X, who was […]

Bruce Schneier on the War on Liquids

from his blog: Details are emerging: There was some serious cash flow from someone, presumably someone abroad. There was no imminent threat. However, the threat was real. And it seems pretty clear that it would have bypassed all existing airport security systems. The conspirators were radicalized by the war in Iraq, although it is impossible […]

The endless T-shirt censorship

DJs in the Desert

From ArsTechnica: One of Mikhail Woltering’s strangest experiences in Iraq came when he helped a US unit fix a problem with their satellite TV hookup. One of the soldiers in the unit had hauled an amazing array of electronic gear into the desert with him: expensive computer, turntables, speakers. He had converted one corner of his 10-man tent into […]

Two Strange Deaths in European Wiretapping Scandal

Buried Lede Department–Goodbye, Democracy

9/11 Detainee Released After Nearly Five Years

The UK Terror plot: what’s really going on?