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:
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.
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.