Monday, February 04, 2008

those who cannot learn from their mistakes . . .

So, after the CIA stuffed the Taleban's bunkers full of stingers and heavy machine guns back in the '70s- which were later connected to several downed airliners, warlords and opium production- it seems that the hard lessons about the stupidity of trying to buy off guerillas with weapons hasn't been learnt by the UK. I can't decide whether the inept handling of the Afghani situation is, in fact; some Kevorkian attempt to divest the nation of our responsibilities in that nation by inciting the government there to eject us in disgust; or just the usual bumbling incompetence from the good ol' boys of the civ-serv.


  1. If you haven't read Craig Unger's 'House of Bush, House of Saud' then I recommend it. The book gives an insight into the birth of Al-Qaeda, funded by the Saudis, Reagan and Bush senior, and is complementary to Greg Palast's Armed Madhouse.

  2. Sounds like good sturf. I've got to get some of Greg's work on the go. Seeing as its winter and I've got wet weekends to while away.

    My unintentional alliteration rules.


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