Soon after the fall of Kabul, I witnessed an online exchange between a conservative and libertarian. The conservative commented that America had been weakened by her liberal stance towards degeneracy, whereas the Taliban were hardy, traditional men whose strength emanated precisely from their traditional approach to social matters. (more…)
If You’re So Trad, Why Don’t You Move to Afghanistan?
Hundreds of thousands of Afghans are fleeing their country for the West. We’re set for another replay of the 2015 Syrian crisis. Yet, this time Europe doesn’t want the refugees. France’s centrist president Emmanuel Macron vowed to block the gates to the Afghan hordes, and Greece expanded and fortified its border wall ahead of the flood. (more…)
Before you read this article, you need to drop everything and contact your elected official encouraging him or her to not allow any Afghan refugees into your country. While Afghans are white Indo-Europeans, their culture has some drawbacks. Those “translators” we are supposedly obligated to help were often involved in insider attacks, theft, and bacha bazi. (more…)
Afghanistan: One Jew Left
As recently as 2005, there were two Jews left in Afghanistan. They both lived in the country’s last remaining synagogue, and they both actively hated one another. (more…)
As the United States and its Western allies beat a hasty and shambolic retreat from Afghanistan, it is clear the wheels of history have turned again. (more…)
This essay is dedicated to the brave mujahideen fighters of Afghanistan.
After almost 20 years, it is finally over. The American-led coalition began to withdraw from Afghanistan in May, (more…)
Philip H. Gordon
Losing the Long Game: The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2020
Philip H. Gordon is a Deputy National Security Advisor to the Dementia Regime’s Vice President. Previously, he’d served on the staff of President Obama. (more…)
I’d like to say that the assassination of Qasem Soleimani isn’t the end of the world, but it’s too soon to say, because World Wars have started with similar provocations.
It is, however, safe to say that Donald Trump has made his dumbest foreign policy decision yet, for the same reason he made all of his other dumb foreign policy decisions: listening to the Israel First lobby (more…)
Good Kill is an OK movie starring Ethan Hawke and directed by New Zealander Andrew Niccol, who also directed Hawke in Gattaca, the dumbest anti-eugenics movie ever made (beautiful but dumb). Hawke plays Major Thomas Egan, an Air Force pilot assigned to pilot drones in the “war on terror.” (Can we have the word “terrorism” back now that George W. Bush is no longer around to mangle it?)
The father looks up to the sky or ceiling
(beyond the grey scale of the photograph)
with his son wrapped inside his cradling arms.
An orderly obscures the boy’s midsection,
with silence says he is beyond all healing.
Outside the frame in colour copter strafe
restokes the ire of Taliban gendarmes
who soothe the mother twisted in dejection.
The big diplomatic scandal at the top of Drudge Report is that a handful of Marines videotaped themselves urinating on the corpses of some dead Afghans — purportedly slain insurgents. (more…)