World update: December 2-3 2017

ASIA AFGHANISTAN A suicide bomber struck a soccer stadium in Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least six people. There has been no claim of responsibility, but given that the attack took place in Nangarhar province ISIS is a strong possibility. On the plus side, Afghan authorities say their forces killed Mullah Shah Wali, the commander of… Continue reading World update: December 2-3 2017

Ah, democracy in action

It’s always nice to see a good man or lady being rewarded for their commitment to public service by being reelected in a free and fair election, and today we’re blessed to have two such occurrences to celebrate. Lucky us! First, in Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir was returned to office for another five year term… Continue reading Ah, democracy in action

Where are they now

Hey, if you’ve been wondering what former British PM Tony Blair has been up to, and I can’t see why you wouldn’t have been, you’ll be pleased to know that he’s found a real niche as an image consultant for repressive dictators (via): Tony Blair gave Kazakhstan’s autocratic president advice on how to manage his… Continue reading Where are they now

You’re every breath that I take, you’re every step I make

BBC’s “Newsnight” did a special last Tuesday on the Iraq War after 10 years that included an interview with Cabana Boy Tony Blair. It’s a remarkable interview for a couple of reasons; give it a watch: The second part of the interview is longer, but also worth watching, and can be found here. First of… Continue reading You’re every breath that I take, you’re every step I make