“The best consolation in misfortune or affliction of any kind will be the thought of other people who are in a still worse plight than yourself; and this is a form of consolation open to every one. But what an awful fate this means for mankind as a whole! We are like lambs in a field, disporting themselves under the eye of the butcher, who chooses out first one and then another for his prey.” … More Schopenhauer: A Pessimist for our times
“There will be no democratic system at all because it does not have any base in our country,” … More Taliban declares formation of Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan
We have expelled the foreigners and I would like to congratulate the whole nation on this. This is pride, not only for a limited number of people. This is a proud moment for the whole nation. This kind of pride is rare when it can be achieved. The whole nation, after the whole history of the nation and therefore, on the base of this I would like to congratulate the whole nation and I would like to welcome you. … More The Taliban in Power
Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the American investment turned out to be the Taliban. They grabbed not only political power but also U.S.-supplied firepower — guns, ammunition, helicopters and more. … More Afghanistan Falls
Wow, I was expecting the country to fall to the Taliban, but nowhere near this quickly.
In the beginning the hysterical Bat Flu panic was spread by the Right, and it was wildly popular as a way for Republican Happy Meals to fantasize that all the Chinese would die. Everyone from Drudge to TRS was smoking that shit. Then the liberal elite grabbed the ball out of Bannon’s hands (or was … More Are they seriously going to do the lockdown again over the DELTA VARIANT?
The Taliban militants (outlawed in Russia) are acting on a thoroughly thought-through strategic plan on the restoration of control over Afghanistan, and the current situation in the field is developing in their favor, Andrey Kortunov, CEO of the Russian International Affairs Council think tank, told TASS Monday. … More Afghanistan
Up to this point Trump season 5 has been mostly boring compared to the chaos and high drama of season 4. … More Trump Season 5 heats up
The whole drama of the last four years was the crossing of the Rubicon into the new civil war. … More Jan 6th and the Aftermath