When Men Were Men and Sheep Were Nervous

March 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm

“….Flossie felt trapped. The Royal Regiment of Wales were in Afghanistan.   And they were homesick” It’s not much different to the ‘treatment’ that the sheep will be familiar with from the locals though. Who’d want to eat mutton stew out there when the animal’s probably ‘used’ and slightly salty? […]

One Cheer For The French

January 2, 2011 at 10:04 am

Not three cheers, obviously, because they’re French. But one. Muffled. They’re learning slowly. In 2004 reporters Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot were kidnapped in Iraq. France paid $15 million dollars in ransom for their release. In 2005 Florence Aubenas, a reporter for the daily Libération was released after the French […]

Weekend Jukebox: Afghan Edition

November 6, 2010 at 6:08 am

Apparently it’s a protest song by a band called Burkha Blue which bills itself as Afghanistan’s only all-female band; currently artistically “resting” due to likelihood of waking up dead. It’s catchy in a fuckinghellisthisforreal sort of way. Enjoy. Or not.

Playing By The Rules

August 28, 2010 at 6:57 pm

From AP, really shocking news that not everyone is fighting fair in Afghanistan: KABUL, Afghanistan U.S. and Afghan troops repelled attackers wearing American uniforms and suicide vests in a pair of simultaneous assaults before dawn Saturday on NATO bases near the Pakistani border, including one where seven CIA employees died […]

The Message Remains The Same

August 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm

A year ago today I produced and posted a video, to express how I felt about the pointless war in Afghanistan following the 200th death of one of our armed forces. A year on and nothing has changed …. apart from the ever increasing loss of life which, as of […]

Time: What Happens If We Leave Afghanistan?

August 1, 2010 at 2:37 pm

A very dramatic front cover from this month’s Time.  Apparently she fled abusive in-laws. But is this really the reason we went in or the reason we’re still there? Well the grounds for our presence seem to keep shifting week by week, so as a point of reference let’s take […]

Another Step For Afghanistan

May 1, 2010 at 11:43 am

In the words of Earl Warren – “I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people’s accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man’s failures.” And so it is that Afghanistan make their big-screen debut at cricket’s ICC World Twenty20 tournament in about half an hour […]

Bin Laden Bites!

November 20, 2009 at 1:17 am

Oddness from across the Pond. US troops wanting chocolate in Afghanistan could soon be eating dairy-free treats bearing the image of Osama bin Laden. A chocolatier and longtime People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals supporter is making the special vegan chocolates for the troops after reading about how difficult it […]

An End To Drones? (Pt2)

October 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Remember those very useful unmanned drones being used in Afghanistan and Pakistan to target terrorists? AllSeeingEye has blogged on them before, their effectiveness in combat situations and the fact that human rights lawyers therefore don’t like them. Well it seems possible that that expansive monolithic bastion of socialist stupidity the […]

(Mc)Chrystal Clear

October 3, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I was mighty impressed with the good general’s speech on Thursday given at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. To read the full text read here and I strongly urge you to. He really did make some pertinent points, and I truly believe that the top of the US military […]