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Monthly Archives: July, 2009

US soldiers still in 'atrocity-producing situations' in Iraq

Ten US infantrymen are accused of murder, attempted murder or manslaughter during their Iraq deployment in which troops murdered innocent Iraqi civilians — and are sometimes continuing the killing at … Continue reading

29 July, 2009 · 5 Comments

Brüno's So-Called 'Terrorist' Speaks Out

Sacha Baron Cohen, who makes low-grade shock comedies such as the moronic Borat, is an unreconstructed zionist. Some friends also find his politics distasteful but acknowledge Cohen’s comedic ‘talents’.  I … Continue reading

29 July, 2009 · 14 Comments

What's in a name?

Introducing a shorter category of posts we’ve dubbed imPulse Ever noticed how sometimes a name in a news story is cannily apposite to that story? Unlike forms of wordplay such … Continue reading

25 July, 2009 · Leave a comment

Meet spirited Samar, paralysed girl who reflects Gaza's plight

Christian Fraser reports for the BBC — read the story here. You may recall this brave girl from this moving story featured a few months ago which the clip above … Continue reading

24 July, 2009 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"