Sunday, September 22, 2013
Took this just few mins before she was brutally taken away along with her unborn baby... Our Ruhila's gone. pic.twitter.com/9rjuwVhgFk— ƸӜƷ Kamal Kaur ƸӜƷ (@kamz26) September 22, 2013
Possibly a death in real time over social media? No, another twitterer said that she was safe at home, several hours later.
The spirit of Kenya.
The President of Kenya suffered loss.
A hero died protecting children.
Vimal Shah lost his brother who was shielding kids at #WestGate Another hero without a doubt— Dennis Itumbi (@OleItumbi) September 22, 2013
Kenya's Muslims denounce the attack.
A blow to the world of African arts.
Kofi Awoonor, one of Africa's greatest poets, killed in Nairobi terror attack: http://t.co/g7f0qiCFQ1— sanjeevsanyal (@sanjeevsanyal) September 22, 2013
Terror follows a Somali to Nairobi.
NYT photographer was on the job when attack happened.
Israelis reportedly joining in. Hope they include Falashas, who will deal retributive justice to the jihadists.
And African politics intrude even in this nightmare.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Yes, it's terrible. But I saw this show 20 years ago, with all the heart-rending images of Somalia. They launched a series of events culminating with our dead soldiers being dragged through the streets by the people they came to save. But proggs don't care. Why should the Left's Third World darlings du jour die, when American military can die instead? Proggs only support foreign intervention if there is no material American interest at stake. Their attitude towards the soldiers is "with my brains and your brawn, what a wonderful world we can make!" There are any number of two-syllable retorts to arrogance like that, of which the most printable is "No, thanks".
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Sunday, September 01, 2013
“How is it supposed to work? How are we meant to furnish machine guns and anti-tank weapons to one set of opposition forces, without them ending up in the hands of men like the al Qaida-affiliated thugs who executed a child for telling a joke?"
Despite a 'graph that's too forgiving of Iran, this is a good explication of what's what in Syria.
Remember Kevin Sites, the embed journalist who ten years ago reported a soldier for shooting an enemy that Sites did not feel was a threat? He's a professor in Hong Kong now, and still doing foreign reportage from Afghanistan.
I bleed for this?