Heavy on the Taliban for this installment.
Swedish Meatballs Confidential: On a rather desperate British IO to combat the Taliban's cyber-propaganda primacy in Afghanistan.
Abu Muqawama: On negotiating with the Taliban. The commentary is especially enlightening. No mention of "democracy" which is rather refreshing. Pay particular attention to commentator Terry Tucker.
The Long War Journal: Begins a multi-part investigation into the Pakistani Taliban beginning with the reclusive Waziri talib leader Baitullah Mehsud.
Tdaxp: Despite missing Venezuela (as a Russian friend,) Dan continues his straight on efforts to reduce Russia to the Gap kingpin that it is. Cold War II? Not with Russia.
Simply Jews: The recent death of Austrian minister Joerg Haider is, of course, not due to the basic concept of physics (friction vs inertia, I suspect) but a diabolical and near miraculous Mossad (dem Joos!) design. Snoop reports accordingly.
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