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WN Blog Day 17: The Swampy Smell of Econ

Ouattara: Whattarya, A Muslim Militant… Things are popping on the comment front.

Posted on: April 6th, 2011 | Comments (56)

WN Blog Day 16: One Homme, One Panga

Strange doings in Ivory Coast. Well, no, actually; what’s going on in Ivory Coast is perfectly standard West African procedure. The strange goings-on are in the way the UN has been handling things and the press has been reporting them.

Posted on: April 5th, 2011 | Comments (48)

WN Blog Day 15: Libya on $1000 A Day

One of the more interesting questions out of Libya is the tangled problem of who’s who, and who’s on who’s side. I’m starting to get some idea of who’s against Qaddafi—basically the young men, the East, and the tribes loyal to the king he booted out to take power.

Posted on: April 4th, 2011 | Comments (43)

War Nerd Blog Day 14: Four Blessed Years without Dixie

Thaddeus Stevens: Weird-looking, huh? That’s because he was a real American. Extinct now. Looks like they’re starting to find the mass graves in Ivory Coast right on schedule, but I’m going to leave the hard war news for the five…

Posted on: April 3rd, 2011 | Comments (106)

War Nerd Blog Day 13: Civil War Caturday

Grant: Never Got Over Junior High   Friday nights I read Civil War books. I noticed a European said in the comments last week how sick he is of the US Civil War. Well, my hemispherically-challenged bud, you’re not going…

Posted on: April 2nd, 2011 | Comments (40)

War Nerd Blog Day 12: Ivory Coast: Mr. Unpronounceable, c'est Outta There!

Today the action moves south, off the Libyan beaches and into the rain forest of the Ivory Coast, where rebel forces have just taken the big city, Abidjan.

Posted on: April 1st, 2011 | Comments (42)

War Nerd Blog Day 11: Rebels Fail Screen Test

Libya is such a pitiful mess that it should keep the scriptwriters going for years. For the dummies, you’ve got a good and evil story, with Qaddafi as the bad guy.

Posted on: March 31st, 2011 | Comments (62)