Friday, February 09, 2007

Failure to learn from history: Saigon, Baghdad and Kabul

What neocons and left-liberals have in common

In addition to being deluded by grand ideals and abstractions, both camps believe a problem can be solved if enough money is thrown at it.
YouTube: money, banking and the US Federal Reserve

A righteous IDF commander

"What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs," said an anonymous IDF commander speaking of last summer's war on Lebanon, quoted in The Vishnu strategy.

The article notes that "[s]ince 1991, according to Handicap International, the United States and Britain have dropped over 13 million cluster munitions on Iraq and strewn the countryside with more than 500 tons of toxic depleted uranium ammunition."
From The Western Confucian, so named because American living in Korea Joshua Snyder says Korea’s is a more thoroughly Confucian culture than China’s, which he says is also why Presbyterianism has fitted in well there. Here is an article on Asia’s second most Christian country (about a third of the population, behind the Roman Catholic majority in the Philippines).

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