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UK: ‘A Perpetual Motion Machine Of Killing’

6 August 2020 — Media Lens

Alleged Cover-Up Of Civilians Murdered By UK Special Forces In Iraq And Afghanistan

On August 1, a rare in-depth investigative  3,646 more words

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The ecstasy of war

I’ve been reading a lot of war memoirs for my PhD and J.Glenn Gray’s “The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle” has struck me. Every page feels quotable. 810 more words

Russia Returns To Afghanistan

Back in the 80s the old USSR had this war going on in Afghanistan…..and since it was the Cold War the US would send cash and weapons to the “rebels” that were fighting the Soviets. 391 more words


'The Old Guard'

Bombastic but entertaining as immortal mercenaries become the target for dastardly pharmaceutical research. Just as an unexpected new member (KiKi Layne – If Beale St Could Talk… 99 more words


Afghanistan adventures #46 ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place:

Waras, Afghanistan – early winter 1989

A narrow defile between towering mountains led us out of the Kirman valley. There was no indication of a way out and I assumed there must be an opening at the far end, not yet visible. 110 more words


Perspectives (Afghanistan)




  • AFGHANISTAN: Even as the Taliban move toward peace talks with the Afghan government, a new reign of terror orchestrated by the Islamic State’s regional affiliate -ISKP- is taking shape in Afghanistan.
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OK, I have read his book so you won’t have to…

John Bolton is a self-important bore who takes some 450 pages (almost 600 with notes and references) to drone on and on about how he is always right. 1,153 more words