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By Gary Brecher
War Nerd Alert: This Guy Look Libyan to You?

Dude on the right look local? A sharp-eyed reader named Pete S. sent me a picture off an Al Jazeera blog on Libya with what Pete thinks might be an SAS operator taking in the parade. This is the guy…

Aug 31, 2011 | Comments (60)

By Mark Ames
ANDREW BREITBART ATTACKS EXILED EDITOR MARK AMES!...Hires Failed Teabag Republican To Investigate The Great “Who Is Johnny Chen?” Conspiracy

Welp folks, I’m now a Made Man in the depraved and hilarious world of American Pop Culture–the only World that really matters in this country. Andrew Breitbart, the Brentwood-born West Hollywood princeling, has officially anointed me “Important Enough To Hate.”…

Aug 30, 2011 | Comments (94)

By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd: Libya, By da Yout', For da Yout'...For Now

A little secret you won’t hear much about: Libya under Qaddafi wasn’t that bad for most people. And that’s according to the CIA. Take a look at the CIA factbook on Libya under Qaddafi and you’re in for a shock.
Subsidized medical care, subsidized education, one of the highest average incomes in Africa, a life expectancy of 77 point something, and rankings in the 90s, pretty low, on most of the bad stuff like infant mortality.

Aug 30, 2011 | Comments (46)

By Mark Ames
Obama Picks Larry Summers' Favorite Tennis Partner As His New Economic Chief

Great news about Obama’s new pick to head the CEA, Alan Krueger, the so-called “labor economist.” Yeah, he labors all right: He labors hard to be Larry Summers’ tennis partner. And believe you me, being Larry Summers’ tennis partner is like…

Aug 29, 2011 | Comments (27)

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By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd: So Who Killed Younes?

The truth is, it was no surprise Younes got shot. He was an old Qaddafi enforcer who’d made a lot of enemies, and he did one of the most dangerous things a general can do: Change sides in the middle of a civil war.

Aug 28, 2011 | Comments (40)

By Eileen Jones
Burke & Hare: Where Ealing Comedies Went to Die, Again

There’s a British movie directed by John Landis called Burke and Hare coming out soon in America that’s pretty terrible. September 9th it comes out, and it’ll sink without a ripple. Even the publicity images are so lame, they seem…

Aug 27, 2011 | Comments (24)

By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd: Libya: The Berb-Burb Alliance

Well, that was a quick takedown. One of the strange things about Libya was the pacing. It needed a good editor, because it started fast, then bogged down, and then just when everybody’d given up and gone to get some caramel corn, the credits started rolling.

Aug 23, 2011 | Comments (89)