Politics, Foreign Policy, Current Events and Occasional Outbursts Lacking Couth

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Suggested Wisdom XXII

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.

Good stuff.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Thanks for the link. Oh, and you could also mention another tricky part of the physics: the elasticity - or lack thereof.

Dan tdaxp said...

Thanks for the link!

Venezuela is willing to buy military equipment, but is not close enough to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Compare, I think, with Venezuela's recent denouncing of the FARC.

Like Mao, Chavez seems to be someone intent on revolution at home while playing a realist game abraod. In short, seemingly smarter than Putin.