mahnmut: (Short cut? Must be electricity.)
Funny how all US officials hurried to condemn the leak instead of the complicity in torture, hu!?

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mahnmut: (The Swallows have won!)

Yesterday, the long awaited day came. The US troops were withdrawn from Iraq (now officially, after de facto doing it a week or so in advance). Everybody is home! Hooray! Victory!

Oh wait... Except, they're not. But still, Iraq is now a democracy, fully capable of taking care of itself. Right? Um, okay maybe not. Yet. Patience, folks. Mishun will be akomplish'd sooner or later. At some point in the future.

I'm not a military expert, but I hope I'm allowed to drop my 2 cents on the subject? I am? Thanks.

We won this thing! Or did we? )
mahnmut: (Quaero togam pacem.)

Fruits of Democracy - Iraq
Compare and notice the contrast in the Iraqi government's reception of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to George W. Bush.
mahnmut: (Quaero togam pacem)
PRESS DIGEST - Turkey - Oct 22
These are the leading stories in the Turkish press on Monday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Kurd raid fuels rage in Turkey
Kurdish rebels attack Turkish army patrol

You might be asking yourself who's orchestrating the escalation of this crisis, and why exactly now. After all, the Kurds have Northern Iraq. It seems it's against their interests to attack Turkey right now, especially in the light of the strained diplomatic relations between Turkey and US, which makes things even more complicated for the Kurds. Then, who? And why?

Al Qaeda, you'd say. But the truth is much more complicated.
mahnmut: (Quaero togam pacem)
The War Tapes. Watch it. It'll change you.

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