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The last days of Osama bin Laden 1: Abbottabad

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  28 July 2015

Part 1 merely sets the stage and tries to answer the question posed by newspapers at the time and recently: Whether Osama bin Laden was ‘hidden in plain sight’ or whether elements of the Pakistan military knew he was there? 5.418 woorden meer

Travel

George Jonas: As acts of war, attacks like Chattanooga are small beer

U.S. authorities are bending over backwards not to rush to judgment, at least in public, about the motives of Muhammad Youseff Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old Kuwaiti-born Jordanian-American, who last week gunned down four Marines and a Navy petty officer in seemingly unmotivated attacks on two separate military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 868 woorden meer

Full Comment

It’s All One Thing #89: Just One Car, Just One Path

Another Why I Hate Cars Poem

There are always those born in between. Two crises are a little bit much for one life
but there are always those who manage to straddle all the borders we create. 826 woorden meer

Poetry

Printing Firm Refuses to Make Anti-Islamism T-Shirt, Still Sells Che, Bin Laden Gear

Raheem Kassam: Global printing firm Spreadshirt.com has refused to create a design for a supporter of the anti-Islamism ‘PEGIDA’ group, but still sells t-shirts of Osama Bin Laden’s face. 267 woorden meer

Mediasphere

Documentary Review: CNN's In the footsteps of Bin Laden

I have been browsing the web in search of old articles that I had not blogged or that I had blogged but somehow had disappeared from the web. 599 woorden meer

Socio-Political

De Blasio's appalling proclamation

Here’s a new item for our ever-growing files on The Nation – whose well-nigh nonpareil history of useful stoogery we’ve dipped into rather frequently since beginning this site – and on current New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose participation in a City Hall tribute to Zimbabwean tyrant Robert Mugabe we’ve also… 636 woorden meer

Anti-Americanism

The bin Laden death mythology

Nafeez Ahmed writes for Insurge Intelligence:

‘[…] Hersh’s account has been rejected by some on the grounds that he relies on unverifiable anonymous sources. This investigation conducts a systematic review of open sources and key journalistic reports relevant to the events leading up to the bin Laden raid. 390 woorden meer

USA