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War Nerd Update: Jack al-Sparrow vs. the Do-gooders!

Can I time these articles or what? The day after I put up my article on Ethiopia’s troubles in Somalia, 5 car bombs go off in two Somali cities targeting the Ethiopian consulate in Hargeisa, the Presidential Palace (such as…

Posted on: October 29th, 2008 | Comments (1)

WAR NERD: From the Rhino's Head to the Hyena's Belly

A couple of years ago I mentioned that Ethiopian troops were occupying Mogadishu and said it was the perfect experimental setup for us. Now we could find out if anybody could pacify that place. Well, the answer’s in, because the…

Posted on: October 28th, 2008 | Comments (1)

Pakistan, Where History Just Won't Quit

Zia ul-Haq: the Pakistani Dracula with the dead raccoon eyes. Well, time to ease out of my chair and get back to work, because people have been yelling at me to finish off that “Islamablog” series I started about the…

Posted on: October 7th, 2008 | Comments (2)

War Nerd Islamablog: Day 3

This is my third entry on the big blast at the Islamabad Marriott. God, the name says it all: “Islamabad Marriott.” Talk about two words that don’t fit together very well. The town just wasn’t big enough for “Islamabad” and…

Posted on: September 22nd, 2008 | Leave Comment

War Nerd Islamablog: Day 2

Here’s the deal: I’m going to blog this Islamabad blast every day for a while, try to talk honestly about how to sift through the crap to try to figure out what’s really going on. It should be a good…

Posted on: September 21st, 2008 | Leave Comment

The Islamabad Marriott: Rooms Available

BREAKING WARNEWS! You’ve probably heard by now that Al Qaeda just zapped the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. A truck blew up while security was going over it with sniffer dogs. At least the dogs died happy, I suppose. Those sniffer…

Posted on: September 20th, 2008 | Comments (1)

Please Don't Help the Georgians

America’s chickenhawks are ready to turn Georgia into a nation of missing-relative-seeking refugees. I’d hate to be Georgia right now. So many American pundits have plans for the Georgians, brilliant schemes designed to get Georgia into a big war with…

Posted on: September 13th, 2008 | Comments (1)