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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.

Apr 4, 2011 | Comments (43)

Insidious Isn't

Insidious is a rotten movie getting unaccountably good reviews in some quarters. For instance, Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly says: “Insidious is a haunted-house movie that has some of the most shivery and indelible images I’ve seen in any horror…

Apr 3, 2011 | Comments (18)

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…

Apr 3, 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…

Apr 2, 2011 | Comments (40)

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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.

Apr 1, 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.

Mar 31, 2011 | Comments (62)

War Nerd Blog Day 10: Merit-Based!

The funniest story to come out of the Libya video game yet is the news that Qaddafi’s son, Khamis has outraged the LA engineering firm called AECOM that hired him by going home and shooting down heroic rebels.

Mar 30, 2011 | Comments (41)