The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of Reconstructionwrites in today's Washington Post about the import of Reconstruction for understanding the extent to which the Constitution protects gun ownership. During oral arguments on Tuesday, the justices debated what the framers of the Second Amendment intended. The members of the court did not mention Reconstruction.
He [Osama bin Laden] came to thank me for my efforts to bring the Americans, our friends, to help us against the atheists. First, the United States began a troop surge in Afghanistan designed to deliver the final blow to the Taliban insurgency.
Not one media institution connected the dots that the United States was actively funding the harm that its armed forces were simultaneously fighting. Perhaps such mistakes are the inevitability of a bloated war bureaucracy, or that U. Unfortunately, a collection of evidence points to a more sinister explanation: Al-Qaida, literally " the base ", was originally the computer data-base of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians.
A great article written by Robert Cook, whose life was tragically cut short within a year of its publication from a heart attack. Worth reading in its entirety. Senate testimony about the development of a poison dart pistol which can cause a heart attack and leave no trace indicating assassination.
I warned them that we were creating a monster. At the time, the Mujahideen was composed of many different, loosely organized groups encompassing a broad spectrum of ideologies, with widely varying perspectives on religion, society and state.
Seven major Afghan factions began receiving aid, three of them Islamic moderates and four of them Islamic fundamentalists, as defined by the military. In addition to native Afghans, they were composed of many foreigners who traveled to fight the invasion, such as Osama bin Laden himself.
Many were high tech, such as Stinger Anti-Aircraft missiles,12 provided with the intention of demoralizing Soviet commanders and soldiers. Madrassas are not inherently negative institutions, however the ones who received funding from the CIA were particularly radical.
Brzezinksi recalled his involvement to a French news magazine in That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Soviets into the Afghan trap.Another great essay.
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This is why I’m moving away from Tumblr (and when I see this elsewhere I call it the Tumblr effect just because I spot it on Tumblr so often). BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard. Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and feelthefish.com As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from feelthefish.com Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.