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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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Nork Update

 

By lex, on December 27th, 2010

The New York Times reports on life within the Hermit Kingdom:

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Social Media

By lex, on December 27th, 2010

Remember those Navy helo pilots who got their bellies wet at Lake Tahoe?

They were doing it for FaceBook:**

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Questionable

By lex, on December 27th, 2010

This DADT tale ** leaves me with more questions than answers:

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Fiat

By lex, on December 26th, 2010

Unable to move his signature health care bill through Congress with “end of life” counseling embedded therein, the president has decided at the lamest duck moment of the 111th Congress to implement it through bureaucratic regulation:

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Admin Note

By lex, on December 23rd, 2010

Your host awoke this morning to 200+ comments in the moderation queue, and only some of them were legitimate.

The rest, well: Let’s just say that there are things you can see which you cannot un-see.

I’m still wrestling with a work-around, while approving non-spam as fast as I can. The favor of your patience is requested.

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