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A DOGGED TALIBAN CHIEF REBOUNDS, VEXING U.S.

New York times piece on Mullah Omar…but not really. It harbinges the coming debate about negotiating NATO out of Afghanistan. More important is the link to McChrystal’s assessment of the insurgency.

TWO WRONGS MAKE ANOTHER FIASCO

Opinion piece, suggesting that the idiots who got us into this mess [Afghanistan and Iraq] still successfully dominate the debate. Hey, man, over here in Yurrup we noticed! We are still fighting the enemy that doesnt exist rather than the more complex and divided enemy that does in such a way that they have no choice but to work together. My friends, the secret of counterinsurgency is simple. You make it more attractive not to be fighting then to be fighting. That is not the same thing as saying you make it so painful to be fighting that you give in…More carrots, less high-level bombing..ah me. How do we get rid of Doctor Strangelove’s hold on Americas thinking processes?

DRUGS BARON GUILTY OVER £1 MILLION PLOT

Curtis Warren found guilty of planning to flood Jersey with cannabis. Warren hails from Liverpool and even in jail in Amsterdam is still considered to be a major player.

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