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Emir of Al-Qaeda allied Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, Zakir Musa, has been officially killed
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Legislators Brawling (comic)
[GoComics] I am sure this applies to several governments.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/24/2019 10:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under:

#1  India, Pakistan, Japan. All African parliaments.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/24/2019 11:00 Comments || Top||


Economy
Young people blame climate change for their small 401(k) balances
[Market Watch] Lori Rodriguez, a 27-year-old communications professional in New York City, is not saving for retirement, and it isn’t necessarily because she can’t afford to ‐ it’s because she doesn’t expect it to matter.

Like many people her age, Rodriguez believes climate change will have catastrophic effects on our planet. Some 88% of millennials ‐ a higher percentage than any other age group ‐ accept that climate change is happening, and 69% say it will impact them in their lifetimes. Engulfed in a constant barrage of depressing news stories, many young people are skeptical about saving for an uncertain future.

"I want to hope for the best and plan for a future that is stable and secure, but, when I look at current events and at the world we are predicting, I do not see how things could not be chaotic in 50 years," Rodriguez says. "The weather systems are already off, and I don’t think it’s hyperbolic to be a little apocalyptic."

Mental-health issues affecting young adults and adolescents in the U.S. have increased significantly in the past decade, a study published in March in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found. The number of individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 reporting symptoms of major depression increased 52% from 2005 to 2017, while older adults did not experience any increase in psychological stress at this time, and some age groups even saw decreases. Study author Jean Twenge says this may be attributed to the increased use of digital media, which has changed modes of interaction enough to impact social lives and communication. Millennials are also said to suffer from "eco-anxiety," according to a 2018 report from the American Psychological Association, with 72% saying their emotional well-being is affected by the inevitability of climate change, compared with just 57% of people over the age of 45.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/24/2019 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lori Rodriguez, a 27-year-old communications professional in New York City

You can probably guess what I was going to say
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/24/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Mental-health issues affecting young adults and adolescents in the U.S. have increased significantly in the past decade, a study published in March in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found.

Is that what we're calling rank ignorance nowadays?
Posted by: Raj || 05/24/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3  If hope is not a plan, I guess despair is not a plan either.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/24/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||

#4  One thing for sure, all that money they could be saving in their 401(k), is now available to keep paying my Social Security. Muchas gracias, pendejos.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/24/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#5  I see.

Is this why Britney Spears went mad after ♫ till the world ends ♪ ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/24/2019 10:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Would it be that great of a loss if New York City was submerged under the Atlantic Ocean?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/24/2019 10:46 Comments || Top||

#7  If she feels that strongly she should be one of Musk's early Mars colonists... Of course his future plans to terraform it include things like meteor impacts and massive nukes but that shouldn't bother her...
Posted by: 3dc || 05/24/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#8  One wonders how this compares to the Baby Boomers who grew up under the shadow of nuclear destruction.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/24/2019 13:52 Comments || Top||

#9  By any chance is Rodriguez in Ocasio Cortez's district where everyone will succumb to climate change in 12 years?
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/24/2019 13:53 Comments || Top||

#10  hell, why even aork at all then
Posted by: chris || 05/24/2019 14:37 Comments || Top||

#11  work
Posted by: chris || 05/24/2019 14:37 Comments || Top||

#12  Hey, Lori, if you're that gullible, please call me. I can solve ALL of your retirement savings problems by selling you a GREAT bridge in Brooklyn--it will earn you so much money that all your problems will be solved. Don't delay! Call me now!
Posted by: Tom || 05/24/2019 15:53 Comments || Top||

#13  I guess despair is not a plan either.

It's not a plan, it's a lifestyle!

These whiny-ass millennials and their global warming...
Why back in my day, we had overpopulation, famine, pestilence, resource depletion, the coming ice age, and nuclear war. It was Apocalypse coming and going, uphill both ways. We were doomed, DOOMED I tell ya!

Determining why none of this unavoidable awfulness ever happened and why there are more people today living richer, longer, healthier lives is left as an exercise for the Reader.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/24/2019 19:23 Comments || Top||

#14  Young people blame climate change for their small 401(k) balances penes.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/24/2019 21:14 Comments || Top||


Europe
How the copyright directive changed my view of the EU: Confessions of a hurt ‐ but not defeated ‐ Europeanist
[Medium] Long read, but here's the short version:

The events that led to the approval of the copyright directive highlight some big issues in how the EU currently works.

* Credibility. The European Commission commissioned a report and kept it secret because it concluded that "the results do not show robust statistical evidence of displacement of sales by online copyright infringements".

* Evidence-based policy. The Commission ignored another report commissioned by the Parliament that found "nearly universal criticism" by European academics against the introduction of extra copyright for news sites.

* Technical expertise. The rapporteur of the directive for the European Parliament said that "a Google image search for "memes" displays a bunch of memes, so [parody] can be recognized [by AI-based upload filters]".

* No consideration for experts and activists. Criticism and massive protests were dismissed as manipulated by tech giants such as Google and Facebook. This attitude was not limited to representatives in EU institutions, but also journalists.

* France and Germany misused their influence to push for an ideological, non evidence-based, freedom-threatening reform.

* Conclusion. As a convinced Europeanist, the writer felt betrayed. In his opinion, this means we need to vote for radical pan-European parties that want to change Europe with radical and ambitious proposals based both on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and on scientific evidence.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Increasing Copyright (and every other kind of) rent-seeking is the backbone of the neo-feudalist's plan
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/24/2019 5:31 Comments || Top||

#2  The conclusion the writer reached was to further spiral down into radical Pan-Europeanism ?

Hurt but not defeated, yeah. Sort of like a smoker starts smoking more cigs when diagnosed with cancer.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/24/2019 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Hurt but butt hurt
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/24/2019 9:17 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Gay Man Miraculously Turned Straight By Single Bite Of Chick-Fil-A
[Babylon Bee] Local gay man Landon Ellison was out protesting a Chick-fil-A in his city Wednesday morning when he got hungry. He looked around to make sure his fellow protestors weren't watching before slipping into the restaurant and ordering a classic chicken sandwich.

"It's probably terrible," he sneered at the cashier, who only smiled and said it was her pleasure to have her place of work insulted. "I'll bet it tastes like HATE!"

But when Ellison's food was served 3 seconds later, something miraculous happened: he took a bite of the sandwich and suddenly found he was no longer attracted to men. The woman who served him the sandwich instantly appeared attractive to him. "How you doin'?" he said, raising his eyebrows suggestively. She told him it was her pleasure to be hit on and walked away.

Ellison emerged from the restaurant in a daze, fell to his knees, and lifted his hands and eyes up to the heavens in praise and thanksgiving for the amazing transformation that had occurred in his life.

Sadly, he was turned back by a Whopper.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/24/2019 01:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's the chicken hormones, right?
(Yeah, I know. There's a chicken soup joke in there, too.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 05/24/2019 5:23 Comments || Top||

#2  If he tries the sweet tea at chick-fil-a he may run out and buy a gun and join the NRA.
Posted by: Airandee || 05/24/2019 5:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Truly fabulous!
Posted by: Raj || 05/24/2019 6:46 Comments || Top||

#4  LOL. What's next? #WalkAway campaign and Trump supporter?
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/24/2019 8:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Sadly, he was turned back by a Whopper.

Nice punchline.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/24/2019 10:36 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Visas for ‘the Brilliant' Is Kushner Code for Replacing You
[Mercer at Unz Review] "The U.S. government discriminates ’against genius’ and ’brilliance’ with its immigration system," asserted President Trump, as he rolled out Jared Kushner’s immigration plan.

The president has insisted that "companies are moving offices to other countries because our immigration rules prevent them from retaining highly skilled and even ... totally brilliant people."

While it’s true that U.S. immigration policy selects for low moral character by rewarding unacceptable risk-taking and law-breaking‐it’s incorrect to say that it doesn’t "create a clear path for top talent."

Kibitzing about a shortage of talent-based immigration visas is just Mr. Kushner channeling the business and tech lobby’s interests.

No doubt, Big Business wants the "good" old days back. They currently operate in a labor market. They don’t like that, because, in a labor market, firms compete for workers and wages are bid up. Companies don’t like a labor market. They prefer that workers compete for jobs and wages not rise.

Multinationals, moreover, are stateless corporations. They are "global beasts with vast balance-sheets" and no particular affinity for American labor. But it’s not only about the Benjamins (to borrow from a U.S. congresswoman who, too, dislikes Americans).

The "men" who run multinationals are true believers. They are social justice warriors first; businessmen second. Tech traitors like the FAANG‐Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google‐are certainly radical leftists, who believe in replacing American labor as a creed and as a principle to live by.

Back to the talent-shortage myth. The 2017 IEEE-USA Employment Survey, which appears to be the latest from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has some "bad news." "The nearly two-thirds of U.S. IEEE members who reported being unemployed at some point during 2016, had not been re-employed by mid-April of 2017." Hopefully, the updated report will be more upbeat.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/24/2019 05:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No doubt, Big Business wants the "good" old days back. They currently operate in a labor market. They don’t like that, because, in a labor market, firms compete for workers and wages are bid up. Companies don’t like a labor market. They prefer that workers compete for jobs and wages not rise.

Cheap labor continues to be very popular and the "Multinationals" paras that follow nail it as well. I'm not certain of Kushner's role in all of this however.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/24/2019 6:02 Comments || Top||

#2  "The nearly two-thirds of U.S. IEEE members who reported being unemployed at some point during 2016, had not been re-employed by mid-April of 2017."

Lies and hyperbole. I always see "We're Hiring" signs at various fast-food joints. Food Preparation Engineers are in need.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 05/24/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#3  A major issue among people w STEM degrees is that they are frequently disappointed that their work is not fully STEM but includes a lot of admin as well. This gets worse with time because the more responsibility you have, the less actual STEM work you get done. In addition as companies change their business operations, people have to fill functions that they really didn't expect to work in, e.g., engineers have to evaluated job applicants, mathematicians have to edit company reports, etc.
Posted by: lord garth || 05/24/2019 8:22 Comments || Top||

#4  + Potential employers prefer to hire graduates from institutions where professors are allowed to fail members victim groups.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/24/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe our universities could try educating some Americans for a change.
Posted by: gorb || 05/24/2019 9:54 Comments || Top||

#6  The president has insisted that "companies are moving offices to other countries because our immigration rules prevent them from retaining highly skilled and even ... totally brilliant people."

I've said it before. If they want cheap foreign labor let them move to the Third World shit hole of their choice. They can move their headquarters, the board of directors and chief operating officers offshore, move their mission critical databases. Move it all; lock, stock and barrel. Then they can deal with the Third World infrastructure, taxes, bribes and bureaucracy. Buh-bye.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/24/2019 10:55 Comments || Top||

#7  A major issue among people w STEM degrees is that they are frequently disappointed that their work is not fully STEM but includes a lot of admin as well. This gets worse with

This is because — and I know this because Mr. Wife started out in STEM — the training required to get a STEM degree (look at a situation, figure out the solvable problem, then solve it) translates usefully to many other things, and the ability to apply mathematics covers much of the rest. The trick is to be sure that one really does want to remain in STEM, and find a company that offers a parallel technical track, where achievement is rewarded with a higher level technical problem to solve rather than promotion to management. The thing is, contra lord garth, it turns out some who started out in STEM — again like Mr. Wife — discover they really enjoy solving the problems that management presents, and are glad they were given the opportunity to develop unexpectedly enjoyable skills.

Bottom line, if one wants to be sure to stay in the lab, do not progress academically beyond a BS in the sciences or associate degree in engineering. To be sure, then one will find oneself merely executing others’ ideas rather than generating one’s own, but to limit oneself one must be limited. Or rich enough to self-finance the work, but that is a different question.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/24/2019 17:10 Comments || Top||

#8  I was accused a number of times of being cynical, sarcastic, and aggressive with sociopathic tendencies while seeking re-employment. I was told I needed to up my 'emotional intelligence' which would make me more valuable than decades of STEM-based critical thinking.

There's not a talent shortage, there's an abundance of 'nice'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/24/2019 21:22 Comments || Top||

#9  I was accused a number of times of being cynical, sarcastic, and aggressive with sociopathic tendencies while seeking re-employment. I was told I needed to up my 'emotional intelligence' which would make me more valuable than decades of STEM-based critical thinking.

Could we...somehow be related Skid ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/24/2019 22:20 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
What Happens when You Release a Traitor?
Open season?
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/24/2019 08:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If he heads to Ireland, he better watch his knees.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 05/24/2019 16:33 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Cycle of borrowing
[DAWN] THE PTI government is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. When they procrastinated on signing up with the International Monetary Fund, there was unanimous condemnation, and their star finance minister was sent home. Now that they have signed up to the programme, there is widespread condemnation of having sold out to the IMF that has also been dubbed by some as the ’new East India Company’.

Politics in this country, assisted by the media, seems to have become a game of pulling everyone and everything down, without putting forward any solution. There is unabated government bashing, which is likely to culminate in the demand to send the current set of rulers packing. The replacements for the post of finance minister, the State Bank governor, and the chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue are all being presented as demons and agents of the West and the IMF.

Why is it escaping the critics that this is not the first time that we are begging from the IMF? In fact, it is reportedly the 21st time. Why is it escaping them that this is not the first time that we have imported finance ministers and governors of the State Bank? Going to the IMF and having Shaukat Aziz, Moeen Qureshi, Shamshad Akhtar and their ilk is quite routine. Prime Minister Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who isn't your heaviest-duty thinker, maybe not even among the top five...
was trying to be different by having a ’local’ finance minister and getting help from friends such as Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, the UAE and China to avoid going to the IMF. But he was hounded several times a day for eight months, until he finally succumbed.

With all this howling going on, no one wants to point out the elephant in the room: the fact that we as a nation and as individuals are living beyond our means. If you have been to a government office in Pakistain (including the offices of military officials), is it in any way less opulent than a government office in the West? At the top level, while the chancellor of Germany will herself get her visiting counterpart a cup of coffee, liveried waiters will do that for our visitors in Islamabad.

Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  With all this howling going on, no one wants to point out the elephant in the room: the fact that we as a nation and as individuals are living beyond our means.

Wow, just like student loans!
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/24/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Politics in this country, assisted by the media, seems to have become a game of pulling everyone and everything down, without putting forward any solution.

Perhaps a universal truth?
Posted by: Bobby || 05/24/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||


Olde Tyme Religion
SPENGLER: There's No Cure for Jihad
My review essay "The Koran and Jihad" appears in the latest Claremont Review of Books, America's premier journal of conservative thought and the only publication I read cover to cover. CRB has generously unlocked the essay from its paywall for PJ Media readers.

I review two book on Islam, including the estimable Robert Spencer's new History of Jihad. If jihad were just an ideology, it could be eliminated, at least in theory. But it's something worse, I argue: it's a manifestation of tribal barbarism assaulting civilized society:
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/24/2019 08:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [445 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There is MOST definitely a cure. Know muslims, no peace. No muslims, know peace.
Posted by: Ebbusoter Phomort9156 || 05/24/2019 8:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Jihadist like a pedo? No cure?
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/24/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Sure there is. It is called killing those fuckers.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/24/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Maybe not, but you can bury those that you catch sewn into a pig carcass and watch what happens.

On the other hand, you can do like 0bumhole and bury them at sea with full Muslim honors.
Posted by: gorb || 05/24/2019 9:51 Comments || Top||

#5  I say enforce the Texas Law:"He deserved killin'!! "
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/24/2019 10:05 Comments || Top||

#6  This is defeatism talking. The writer just means to say that because the sociological evolution of the cult has been so charged with historic folly and so many western influences have failed to civilize its adherents - there is no point in attempting to control or curb their tendencies.

We don't want to civilize them. We want them to realize that violence is not going to get them anywhere near their ill-defined, ambiguous goals.

Eliminate enough sasquatches and eventually the message will get across, that you may rob, kill, rape or abduct anyone of your own communities, but non-muslims are off limits. This should be enough.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/24/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||

#7  You can't kill your way to victory. We've been doing that for 17 years and it Does. Not. Work.

If it was going to work, it would have worked by now.

What do you call someone who pushes theories that don't make accurate predictions?

What do you call someone who is no longer looking at what is actually happening, and just shouting down anyone that disagrees with them?
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/24/2019 10:56 Comments || Top||

#8  i'm all for not killing them anymore, as long as they either go back to or stay in their Dar al-Islam

Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 05/24/2019 11:17 Comments || Top||

#9  What do you call someone who pushes theories that don't make accurate predictions?

A Weatherman?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/24/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#10  You can't kill your way to victory. We've been doing that for 17 years and it Does. Not. Work.

Killing your way to victory looks like the piles of skulls and streets and rivers running red with blood. It looks like Dresden after the firebombing. We have most definitely not been doing that — we’ve been carefully targetting key individuals and groups while trying to win the hearts and minds of the populace, trying to drain the sea in which the bad guys swim, if you will.

And that is manifestly not working in Afghanistan and Somalia, etc. We haven’t even tried as much as that in Pakistan. Perhaps Herb is right — perhaps it’s time to change what we’re doing and do unto them what they did to others: Kill our way to victory, leaving piles of bodies and devastation in our wake.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/24/2019 11:37 Comments || Top||

#11 
You can't kill your way to victory. We've been doing that for 17 years and it Does. Not. Work.


We have NOT been doing anything of the sort. We've been social-working the problem, lying to ourselves by saying "the jihadis don't have any support". We find that Jihad Group A doesn't have support in Tribe B, and assume that means no one supports them -- despite "womens and orphans" "charities" around the world funneling them cash.

Muslims don't support jihadis who target them. Muslims enthusiastically support jihadis who target non-Muslims.

So long as we keep lying to ourselves, we won't win.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/24/2019 14:21 Comments || Top||

#12  I seem to remember reading about someone a long time ago who killed his way to victory, I think his name was Ghengis Kahn....or maybe it was Vlad Tepich.

I think we could find some others if we looked.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/24/2019 14:27 Comments || Top||

#13  You can't kill your way to victory

Like "true" socialism... it hasn't been tried yet
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/24/2019 16:28 Comments || Top||

#14  You can't kill your way to victory

Oh, yeah?
Japan, 1945
Posted by: SteveS || 05/24/2019 16:38 Comments || Top||

#15  You can't kill your way to victory

Please do go on.
Posted by: Tamerlame || 05/24/2019 17:09 Comments || Top||

#16  You can't kill your way to victory

Have you read my book? There must be a copy around here somewhere.
Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar || 05/24/2019 17:38 Comments || Top||

#17  Have you read my book? There must be a copy around here somewhere.

Caesar, I believe there is a copy in theCuria Pompeia...come, I shall show you where.
Posted by: Gaius Cassius Longinus || 05/24/2019 17:42 Comments || Top||

#18  The Japanese surrendered because their worst fear was realized and Russia, their old enemy, declared war on them.

"Kill our way to victory, leaving piles of bodies and devastation in our wake."

My, you're a bloodthirsty one. I had no idea. So they were right about us when they found out about Abu Ghraib. I always thought that was a horrible aberration, and now it seems like a picnic compared to the mountain of skulls you want to make.

How about this for a strategy: instead of bombs, send cargo planes to drop $100 bills on them. It would work better and be cheaper. Plus, no mountain of skulls. Because that just screams "we're the good guys".
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/24/2019 19:19 Comments || Top||

#19  your continued rewriting of history is part and parcel of Commie Symp 101
Posted by: Frank G || 05/24/2019 19:52 Comments || Top||

#20  OF COURSE, in Herb's world, it was teh Rooshuns declaring war adding the coup de grace.
Posted by: Frank G || 05/24/2019 19:59 Comments || Top||

#21  The Japanese imperial command seriously thought the Soviets — with their American Lend/Lease equipment, 20 million casualties, and reliance on General Winter — were a more serious threat than Americas dropping more atomic bombs? No wonder they thought attacking Pearl Harbour was a good idea.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/24/2019 20:00 Comments || Top||

#22  Early Herb:
Posted by: Frank G || 05/24/2019 20:35 Comments || Top||

#23  I prescribe a few onces of lead to be injected directly into the brainpan....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/24/2019 21:10 Comments || Top||

#24  How about this for a strategy: instead of bombs, send cargo planes to drop $100 bills on them.

Naive.
I remember shipments of bottled water sent to the hill regions to hold them over because someone decided they needed a well.

They dumped out the water and kept the container bottles. Should have sent them Tupperware.

$100 bills would be used to line their slippers or for rectal cleaning.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/24/2019 21:12 Comments || Top||

#25  Sorry Skid. Stones are for rectal cleaning. So says Alan in the Wholey Crayon...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/24/2019 21:14 Comments || Top||

#26  You can't kill your way to victory. We've been doing that for 17 years and it Does. Not. Work.

Hundreds of years of Japanese and German militarism was wiped off the face of the earth by '45 and hasn't come back. Though the Chinese seem to be working in making it otherwise in the Pacific.

As for Japan. Please read the Emperor's 'unthinkable' announcement. He mentions a new terrible weapon not the Russians. The bomb provided the rational and means to remove the militarist from further running the war, even with a last minute failed but attempted coup.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/24/2019 22:18 Comments || Top||



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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Wed 2019-05-22
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Tue 2019-05-21
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Mon 2019-05-20
  Houthi's launch IRBM at Mecca!
Sun 2019-05-19
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Sat 2019-05-18
  Drone strike kills notorious ISIS leader and his fighters in East of Afghanistan
Fri 2019-05-17
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Thu 2019-05-16
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Wed 2019-05-15
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Tue 2019-05-14
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Mon 2019-05-13
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Sun 2019-05-12
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Sat 2019-05-11
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