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War Nerd: Amazing Combat Video from Iran-Iraq War

A few years ago I wrote a column on how the Iran-Iraq War was the war nobody watched. Well, thank God I was wrong. Maybe the US networks ignored that war but it turns out there were a lot of…

Posted on: July 31st, 2008 | Comments Off on War Nerd: Amazing Combat Video from Iran-Iraq War

THE WAR NERD: Iraq, Iran, IRAM!

One of the best things about war is that it’s a huge IQ booster. The only people who use their brains in peacetime are the suits: salesmen, real-estate agents. The rest of us just slog along for the paycheck, get…

Posted on: July 28th, 2008 | Comments (2)

Iraq's Blood Rain Symphony

Here’s another great war graphic, courtesy of Yasha Levine at eXile. This one shows every coalition casualty as a red drop, so like Yasha wrote me, you see this blood rain falling on a map of Iraq as the days…

Posted on: July 24th, 2008 | Comments Off on Iraq’s Blood Rain Symphony

The Taliban Strikes Back

The hills are alive with the sound of RPGs After six years of ignoring Afghanistan, things have gotten bad enough to force American officials to pay attention. For the past two months, U.S. casualties in Afghanistan have been higher than…

Posted on: July 21st, 2008 | Comments Off on The Taliban Strikes Back

Animated Map of Middle-East Gore

I love this map of middle-east history converted into blots spilling out along a timeline. It’s like a bunch of different flavors of Hawaiian Punch getting spilled on a rug of the Middle East by drunk ten-year-olds who spiked the…

Posted on: July 21st, 2008 | Comments Off on Animated Map of Middle-East Gore

The War Nerd Radio Interview

Just in case you missed this kickass interview with Gary Brecher on Wisconsin Public Radio

Posted on: July 15th, 2008 | Comments Off on The War Nerd Radio Interview

This is Your War on Drugs

War & Drugs: flying while you’re dying Hey, I’m back! For a few weeks there, the War Nerd was unhorsed, pulled over to the side watching life’s rich convoy zoom by. Thanks to the damn ungrateful Russian government, the old…

Posted on: July 14th, 2008 | Comments Off on This is Your War on Drugs