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Attack on American University in Kabul kills at least 16 UPDATED x 2

It’s hard to get a bead on exactly what’s happening on the campus of the American University in Kabul right now, but reports from earlier in the day said that one or possibly two gunmen… 533 more words


Obama's most unforced error

The story of America’s war the American-enabled war in Yemen took another twist yesterday, when former Yemeni president and current Houthi ally Ali Abdullah Saleh appeared to… 806 more words


How is America helping to kill Yemenis today?

Here’s an interesting tweet, I think:

What's Saudi up to in #Yemen?
Tues: killed 15 at factory
Fri: bombed vital bridge
Sat: killed 10 children at a school…

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The unsolvable problem of Aleppo

What’s happening right now in Aleppo, which is frankly even worse than I made it out to be yesterday, has always been one of the nightmare humanitarian scenarios in terms of how Syria’s civil war might play out. 583 more words


The worst place on Earth right now?

Obviously I have no way of knowing the exact worst place to be on the entire planet at this very moment. Being at the bottom of the Mariana Trench would probably suck, for example. 589 more words


Schrödinger's Siege

I realize the old blog here has been light on what you might call “substantive” content today, but in my defense I probably got about 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep last night because our new puppy decided that our backyard was suddenly a scary place, and so instead of going to the bathroom every time we let her outside, she opted to run back into the house and then howl instead. 909 more words


Still so far away

Over the weekend, the warring sides in Yemen came about as close as they’ve come yet to an agreement to end that country’s ~16 month long civil war, but talks in Kuwait appeared to collapse yesterday when negotiators for the Houthi-Ali Abdullah Saleh side rejected a UN peace plan, and the negotiators for Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi’s government decided to leave Kuwait in response. 525 more words