The Syrian rebel commander addresses the camera as he cuts the organs out of a dead soldier, “I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers,” he warned President Bashar al-Assad’s forces as his men cheered. The sad truth of why Syria won’t be healing itself anytime soon.
“Last time, Obama lifted up the base with his message of hope and change; this time the base lifted up Obama, with the hope he will change.” Maureeen O’Dowd gets it so very right. [More] And my take, “Unicorns Truimph Over Death Eaters!”
Just when you thought satire wasn’t possible, meet “Legitimate rape’ Or, revel in some Uterus Facts: “The natural enemies of the uterus are the locust, the hawk, the carpenter ant and the witch”. So much to learn. [More] And why this man isn’t funny.
America may be shrinking its giant bases in Iraq, Germany and 450 currently in Afghanistan alone, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a new strategy. Say hello to the 50 new mini “Lilypad’ US military bases now very quietly popping up around the world.A Mini ‘Lilypad’ Military Base Anyone?
A reminder of when testosterone is put to good use. Weiner railing against Republicans who won’t vote for healthcare for 9/11 responders. [YouTube]
A Doctorate in Murder?
Theodore Darymple’s fascinating piece on a violent psychopath who is studying for his Ph.D. in “Homicidal Studies” in prison. That is, until he is released and goes on to kill and eat at least three women.
These two excellent articles are the backstory to the confoundingly ugly statistic that almost one third of women in the US military will come home raped or sexually assaulted by their own colleagues. Both Helen Benedict and Ret. Colonel Ann Wright are doing excellent work on a horrible story. See also my piece,