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What is life.

I am really sad, and I don’t mean upset, depressed sad. I mean I am making shapes outs of my slices of cheese sad. Look it is the head of a chicken. 12 more words

Believable Fiction as a Beacon in the Fog of War: Easy Falsehoods and 'the Islamic State'

Bismillah iRahmen iRaheem

Asalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmetullahi Wa Baraketahu

More than a year ago I wrote regarding the Syria conflict that ‘when a narrative appeals to you, that is the point at which you must be wary, for we rarely accept unappealing falsehoods, it is those that appeal that slip through the cracks in our incredulity.’ 1,272 more words


Dance With Me?!?...

“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” – Carl Sandburg


Iraq and Syria - Past, Present and Future.

The Levant in 2014.

How quickly things can change. In a matter of days a group that only number in the 6,000 to 10,000 range managed to take over a huge part of Iraqi territory. 3,191 more words


Belgian Fighters in Syria ~ July 2014


After the last update of our database of Belgian fighters in Syria we reached a total of 399 Belgians who have been involved in the Syrian War (see… 685 more words


My iPod #340: They Might Be Giants - Everything Right Is Wrong Again

They Might Be Giants are known to be unorthodox when it comes to making music. The two Johns seem to be able to use any instrument or find some weird recording technique to produce a song. 300 more words