Archive for August, 2012
Combat Outpost (COP) Mizan , Zabul Province, Southern Afghanistan.
COP Mizan is a base around 80 km away from Qalat City in Zabul Province. There was a point a few years ago, when Mizan and it’s surrounding valley and villages were considered a success for ISAF and relatively safe. The Taliban seemed to have been driven out. However a Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) program to eradicate the poppies farmed there along with a resurgence in Taliban attacks and use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) on the only road route into the valley has effectively nullified any progress made.
If you live in America and believe in free markets and small government, it's easy to get depressed. We suffered through eight years of wasteful spending and misguided intervention under Bush, and now we're enduring four years of additional spending and red tape under Obama.
Moreover, it's not clear things will get any better in the next four years…
THE FLUSH CONTINUES: COULD IT HAPPEN HERE?
In an article earlier this month - Britain Continues To Flush Itself Down The Multiculturalism Toilet - I wrote about the shocking societal changes occurring in Jolly Old England in deference to its ever-growing Muslim population - at the expense of British culture. Now comes word that Ofcom - the regulatory agency which oversees UK broadcasting rules relating to "viewer harm and offense" - may launch an investigation into BBC1's Citizen Khan, a