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Some of the weirdest, longest wars around have been on the other side of the Big River, but for some reason most American war nerds would rather read about Eurasian battles. Not sure why, except I remember when I was growing up, Mexico just seemed like a depressing place. That was because us gringos don’t go much past the border towns, which are as scummy as border towns anywhere. Once you get past the zebra-striped burro zone, it gets a lot more interesting—still depressing, but a lot more interesting. (more…)

October 10th, 2011 | Comments (51)

The War Nerd On Af-Pak: Losing the Long War, One Man at A Time

Want to see how we lose men in Afghanistan? Are you sure? Well, if you really want to, you can, thanks to this clip from French TV (scroll down to view it ). I warn you though, it’s pretty nasty stuff.

February 10th, 2011 | Comments (92)

No Tickee, No Buyee Your Debtee: China Calls Bullshit On Wall Street: "The US Is Insolvent And Faces Bankruptcy"...Since We're Too Corrupt And Weak To Admit Truth About Our Sorry State, Read What The Chinese Gloat:   "The huge military expenditure of the US is not created by themselves but comes from borrowed money, which is not sustainable"... Oh Boy Are We Fucked...

July 24th, 2010 | Comments (4)

eXile Classic: 20 Reasons We're Ashamed To Be Americans

This article was first published in The eXile on March 6, 2008. In this post-Russian presidential election issue, while the righteous American editorialists wag their fingers at Russia’s farcical elections, we want to hold up a giant mirror (with loudspeaker…

March 5th, 2010 | Comments (41)

Thomas Friedman: The Empire's Useful Idiot: An Exile Classic

This article was first published in The eXile on June 8, 2000, issue 92. How can we best promote world peace? As always, Thomas Friedman has a stunningly original answer: by building more McDonald’s. Here’s Friedman’s “Golden Arches Theory of…

October 25th, 2009 | Comments (35)

Das Boot: The Unsinkable Career Of America's Leading Twerpo-Imperialist

The real mystery of our age is this: why do all the media warmongers still have jobs, after the way they goaded us into the epic disaster we’ve found ourselves in? Back in 2001, when a panicked America foolishly handed…

January 14th, 2009 | Comments (29)

The Day America's Empire Died

(This article was published in the final issue of Radar magazine, which was bought out and shuttered just as the issue went to print in late September.) Tskhinvali, South Ossetia — On the sunny afternoon of August 14, a Russian…

December 13th, 2008 | Comments (48)