Leo

Well-known member
"Please hold that pose, Mr. Skeleton Heroin Addict, I need to adjust the lights to more convincingly portray the despair of your situation to my publication's upper middle class readers, who will appreciate the emotional and artistic value of the image while viewing it on their new MacBook Air with enhanced pixel density."
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Monstrous detox program profiled to say the least, funnel the addict into prayer. Reintegration masking recidivism

Tehran and Iran as a whole has an opiate problem that‘s well hidden. Ever passed through @shakahislop ? Hefty purity, punctuates classes

If any org deserves a spare tenner anyone has kicking round this crew are worthy of it, more Afghans than ever hitting migration bottle-necks and none of it goes towards blister-packed pharmacology (masked as treatment) either

 

shakahislop

Well-known member
Monstrous detox program profiled to say the least, funnel the addict into prayer. Reintegration masking recidivism

Tehran and Iran as a whole has an opiate problem that‘s well hidden. Ever passed through @shakahislop ? Hefty purity, punctuates classes

If any org deserves a spare tenner anyone has kicking round this crew are worthy of it, more Afghans than ever hitting migration bottle-necks and none of it goes towards blister-packed pharmacology (masked as treatment) either

never been able to go there - hard to get a visa on a UK passport. a long-term frustration.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
They've now just had a massive earthquake:


How much shitty luck can one country have, really?
 

version

Well-known member
What do you think of this, @shakahislop ?


It's a bit of an intelligence services puff piece with that title and lines like this . . .

"Why did America's policymakers dismiss the astute counsel of the CIA’s wise men?"

😂


. . . but it's reasonably convincing.
 

shakahislop

Well-known member
What do you think of this, @shakahislop ?


It's a bit of an intelligence services puff piece with that title and lines like this . . .

"Why did America's policymakers dismiss the astute counsel of the CIA’s wise men?"

😂


. . . but it's reasonably convincing.
hi from kabul, appropriately. it's absolutely clear that starting a war anywhere puts you in a situation where it's pretty much impossible to predict accurately what the consequences will be. the guys who are in a position to make that decision (Bush, Blair, Putin, whoever) have access to what I'd imagine is very good analysis of the situation, including from intelligence but also from the Foreign Office and so on. but that kind of analysis can only go so far because the consequences of any invasion or foreign intervention are unpredictable. Russia in Ukraine is the obvious example at the moment of a situation which has gone totally contrary to how anyone seemed to expect.

for Afghanistan I don't think it really mattered what the intelligence guys were saying. America wanted revenge and they made it happen quickly with very little resistance from the intelligence world (who were profoundly ashamed and cowed from their failure on 9/11), the US public, or other countries. Once the revenge was done and the collective bloodlust sated the rest of the war was about trying to figure out what to do in the aftermath. I'm pretty confident about that analysis. for Iraq i know a lot less.
 

shakahislop

Well-known member
Hey @shakahislop, slick work in taking out al-Zawahiri. In downtown Kabul, no less.

i drove through there the other day.

as usual in afghanistan, another development in the story that comes out of the blue. there was a report on afghan news at the weekend about a drone strike in kabul but the facts were very vague. that area sherpoor where it was is very dense, they've done well to manage to do it without killing a load of other people, if that is indeed the case, its a part of town that was essentially land-grabbed by the northerers when they came into kabul with the americans in 2001. dostum's house is/was there.
 
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