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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, January 20, 2012

20 January - Culture and Reporting

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Top Books for Civilians Working with the Military

Announcing the 2012 summit of the nonaligned and vaguely unhinged
( Kool Aid in  all its vile brazen arrogance

The Peacenik Profession

between 60 and 90 percent of IR scholars surveyed simply reject the U.S. use of force in five hot-button region

opit, Jack-of-all trades and master of none
When you have a number of vectors leading to the same conclusion despite the variety available in analysis, you should gather that informed opinion disputes force as attaining advertised objectives.
What would you say to http://thecable.foreignpolicy....
Strategic analysis does not always advocate running around destroying infrastructure as an end in itself - though necessities of life and the environment are the first things to go. Such is internally corrosive as well : http://whatreallyhappened.com/...
With stats like that nothing is commonly known except institutional and enforced denial.

Bush’s CIA director: We determined attacking Iran was a bad idea

Friday Roundup: Mistrust in Afghanistan and Taliban Talks

Friday’s New York Times takes a look at two problems that could complicate ending the war in Afghanistan: the growing mistrust between Afghan soldiers and coalition forces and concerns by Afghan officials over clarity regarding peace talks between the United States and the Taliban.
Read more…

 ( Think they've figured out it's all about destroying local governments - even puppet regimes - yet ? )

 Lingua Franca
"It doesn’t seem like the languages spoken by the crew was in any way tailored for region since the list is missing a couple of key ones like Farsi and Pashto."

Iranian Fishing Boat Rescue: Firsthand Account

Top weapons tester says KC-46A schedule is unworkable

Crisis in the Congo
Human Rights Advocates Denounce CMU’s Collaboration with President Kagame
When Walmart Mocks the Suffering of Congolese
Friends of the Congo’s Visit to Los Angeles An Overwhelming Success
Cinquante et un ans d’Indépendance – « Le Conflit au Congo : La Vérité Dévoilée »
Supporting Now AfriCAN in NYC Tuesday June 28
Libya and Congo: Africa In The Age of Obama – Why Military Intervention Is Not The Answer
A Mother’s Day Poem
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