Category Archives: GWOT

None Too Soon

By lex, on February 10th, 2011

Human rights groups – after much soul searching – have finally decided to choose between greater and lesser evils in Afghanistan:

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Feeling It

By lex, on February 9th, 2011

SOCCOM’s Commander is saying that, after ten years of unbelievably high op tempo, the snake eaters are starting to feel the burn:

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Dealing with the devil

Posted by Lex, on August 29, 2006

Two years ago this August *, coalition ground troops wrested the Shi’a holy city of Najaf from Moqtada al Sadr’s mehdi army, a group of mostly Bagdhad-based thugs, louts and impoverished goons that had encamped there, threatening the clerical base of the more moderate Ayatollah Ali al Sistani. Sistani – the leading Shi’a cleric in Arabia – hewed to that sect’s tradition of separating the crerisy from mere political policy. Al Sadr, on the other hand, less invested than Sistani with theological street cred, used his revered father’s name to build a militia of his own out of human detritus of the Shi’a slums in eastern Baghdad, and sought to grasp his way to power through the barrel of a gun.

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Cross Border Ops

By lex, on December 21st, 2010

The Pentagon knows what it will take:

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Following instructions

Posted by lex, on June 10th, 2007

Occasional readers will be glancingly aware of the fact that your correspondent has a certain love/hate relationship with the New York Times – an emotion to which the Gray Lady herself remains regally indifferent. But “paper of record” and deeply imprinted biases aside, the Sunday Times, especially, is a rare and – at five clams our here on the left coast, expensive – treat.

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The Plot Thickens?

By lex, on August 19th, 2009

A Russian journalist claims that the Arctic Star was not carrying Finnish timber as first reported, but rather something more infernal:

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Carnivore

By lex, on November 27th, 2010

A Somali-born teenager has been swept up in Portland, Oregon – of all places – after an attempt to bomb a large assembly at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony:

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