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Death From The Sky

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On September 13, 2021
On August 29, a Hellfire missile hit a target that General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured us was a “righteous strike” against the bombmaker responsible for the explosion at Kabul International airport that killed 60 Afghans and 13 American military personnel. The New York Times and the Washington Post tell […]
A bit more on the Rohde and Sanger; this struck me as emblematic of Condi’s tenure as National Security Advisor: In a February 2002 meeting in the White House Situation Room, Mr. Powell proposed that American troops join the small international peacekeeping force patrolling Kabul and help Mr. Karzai extend his influence beyond the capital. […]
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Early in the nineteenth century, the Durrani Empire, which had governed Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan since 1747, began to collapse. The Durrani Empire came about through an effort by Afghan tribesmen to throw off Persian rule, and Afghanistan became, more or less, the territory between Iran and Punjab. As the empire disintegrated, contending noble […]
It’s not as if the Sharansky test really evidences much in the way of a deep understanding of democracy; it reminds me a lot of Prussia under Frederick II (believe what you will, but obey), but I suppose we couldn’t expect anything much more complicated to appeal to George W. Bush: If a person cannot […]
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