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This sounds like a Flight of the Conchords skit, it’s so hilariously absurdist. Wonder how his fellow comrades feel about this moron blundering around next to them. New-Zealand English teacher-turned-terrorist Mark Taylor, who shot into the public eye last year after publicly burning his Kiwi passport and then asking for a new one has blundered […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100901/ap_on_en_ot/eu_britain_blair_s_book Tony Blair: ‘I cried for Iraq war victims’ …Because they pummelled my public opinion ratings.

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Eric Shinseki – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Shinseki The modern day Sherman; Essentially cashiered by the US military for questioning DoD estimates of how many troops would be required for securing Iraq. Like Sherman, his pronouncements seem much less Cassandran six years later.

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White Phosphorus (WP)

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/wp.htm News, tonight, that Israel used Willy Pete during its bombing of Gaza. Doctors treating patients couldn’t figure out how to treat burns that were still smouldering, and Israel finally owned up. One news report on the CBC showed a girl of about 5 or 6 whose thumb had to be cut off, as it […]

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Living on Borrowed Time in a Stolen Land | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

http://www.adbusters.org/features/stolen_land.html A good summary of the present misery and conflagration that is today’s Gaza, written by a Jewish writer. (Leave it to Adbusters to present a dissenting viewpoint!) Much as I disliked the book, there’s a section of Lloyd Douglas’ The Robe that I found fairly well represented, and thoughts of which always surface whenever […]

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http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/pictures/20081229NYDeathJuice.jpg I like my juice with a twist of Zionism.

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Chris Morris: Ths absurd world of Martin Amis | Comment is free | The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/nov/25/bookscomment.religion Chris Morris – of all people – takes on Martin Amis’ trend towards racist insanity, and does it with his own distinct style. Like Hamza, Amis could only make his nonsense stand up with mock erudition, vitriol and decontextualised quotes from the Koran. To risk a familiar example, it won’t do for Amis (or […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080515/ap_on_re_mi_ea/bush_mideast_70;_ylt=AneTzSaMlpeXd.f_ehDUh40E1vAI Another delayed headline that fairly screams out for some snark. Bush envisions Middle East free of oppression Is this before or after he signed more arms deals with Israel?

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080414/ap_on_go_co/us_iraq_free_ride_over_2;_ylt=AgmGIhdNb_pnvzHh5aR2.LYE1vAI Rather disgusting article with an even more disgusting title. The US blundered into Iraq, bombing and shelling, and doing a poor job of rebuilding the country, thus losing the hearts and minds for which they claimed to be campaigning. Now, with the country still mired in chaos and only partially rebuilt, they snipe petulantly […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080407/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_rdp_2;_ylt=ApQVRalGhPXw7I8juzmbRM0E1vAI Disregarding a serious flare-up of violence, Republican presidential candidate John McCain says the United States is “no longer staring into the abyss of defeat” in Iraq, opening a campaign week that will draw him and his Democratic opponents back to Washington to question commanding Gen. David Petraeus about the conduct of the unpopular war. […]

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